Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale | Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Rhode Island, United States
greysailbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
An unfiltered extra pale ale crafted with five different malts and complimented by northwestern hops make this brew one to enjoy year-round. Generous amounts of hops in the kettle and fermenter give our EPA a citrusy and floral flavor and aroma.

Added by TheManiacalOne on 05-23-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
340
Reviews:
54
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
9.49%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
105
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of Lovecraftian_IPA
5/5  rDev +28.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Solid summer beer!

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

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4.76/5  rDev +22.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of bverdi41680
4.61/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brickalleypub
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OatmattStout
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

this is one all around solid APA.

hazy and unfiltered. nice fresh hop aroma with solid head with good retention.

it has a solid oily fresh hop character but is balanced quite nicely with some slightly sweet grainy malts.

this would be a great house tap beer all year round that has session stamped all over it.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of gcamparone
4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Purchased 20 miles from the brewery.

A- Pours a slightly hazy honey color with a thick white head that reduces to some chunky pieces of foam and leaves nice lacing. Good so far.

S- tropical and juicy , grapefruit, piney.

T- Citrus and grapefruit with some hoppy bitterness on the finish. Nice malt backbone. Quite impressive

M- Low carbonation, Medium body. Drinkable.

Overall quite an impressive brew from a lesser known brewery. Definitely better than most pale ales/ipas I've had in the past. Fresh and balanced. I could see this taking off
if gray sail expanded their distribution. I can confidently compare to the big apas , particularly zombie dust.

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4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mannettabrew
4.45/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Been a while since I reviewed a brew. This is actually my first Can review and the first beer I have had from this particular brewery. It was highly recommended, so I gave it a shot in my mix-a-six!

A: I put a bit of an aggressive pour on it so the head is about 2 inches, but the color is a mix between a light and dark brown. This is an unfiltered beer, so there is a little bit of syrupy swirl from the adjuncts.

S: Wheat, lemon peel, and grapefruit lead the aroma in this one. Not too strong on the nose, rather subtle but refreshing. The hops are also present throughout.

T: Theres a lot of sweetness from the lemon and dryness from the wheat up front, with a slight tartness from the grapefruit at the tip of the tongue. Not really any hop bite, but you know the hops are there.

M: A good mixture of tartness and sweetness, very easy to drink Pale Ale.

O: I always heard that craft beer in a can is better in some cases, this one did not disappoint. I loved the flavors from the lemon and wheat and appreciated the balance from the hops. If you ever come across this, give it a try. Definitely would get a 6er if I can find some!

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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into tulip glass.

App: thick, intial 1.5 finger foam; color is typical - bronze like gold, hazy; light lacing retention

smell: citrusy to pine hop aroma; hint of dicetyl notes, buttery

Taste: a well balanced hop profile, starts tart lemon, also grassy, then that dicetyl butterscotch hits the back end

feel: somewhat low carbonation level but not too puckering, sour, acidic or malty

overall: given the abv - 5.3 - the classification of pale ale applies but you could have fooled me, the hop aroma and taste along with the color speak IPA. this makes a great seesion beer and has a wonderful hop balance. Sierra Nevada has nothing on this beer. Wish i had another - only got one in a mix a six

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4.33/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep orange/amber with a big, frothy, two-finger off-white/cream head. Very good lacing. Hoppy aroma. Mostly citrus, a bit of earthy spice and malt as well. This is what I'm looking for in my Pale Ales. Definitely feel the hops, but stays true to the style and drinkability. Good grapefruit and milder citrus notes to start before more complex hop flavors kick in. I get floral notes as well as more earthy, spicy hop tones. All balanced by a slightly sweet malt... in the background. Finishes with slightly bitter pine, but with everything in this beer, it's true to the style and not overly bitter to IPA levels. This is an excellent offering from Grey Sail. Do not be afraid of the "pale ale" label, this is a beer with great flavor and excellently crafted.

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4.3/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lagerhouserules
4.3/5  rDev +10.3%

For the abv and style it doesn't get much better than this. Drinks thicker and sweeter than a 4.9 pale ale and the hop profile satisfies a hop fix. I'll seek this out especially in the summer.

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4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The CANQuest (TM) CANtinues its salute to New England in the aftermath of Winter Storm Nemo! I scored a sixer of this last weekend while in West Warwick to visit my buddy.

From the CAN: "Raise high the Flying Jenny!"; "Our Extra Pale Ale is brewed with a generous mix of Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus hops for their complex citrusy and spicy flavors and aromas. Then, as an extra finishing touch, we dry hop with select Cascade and leave unfiltered to fully unfurl the taste. Hope you enjoy our EPA."; "[undersigned Jen and Alan]".

The Crack revealed another brimful craft CAN. I always feel like I am getting a Baker's Dozen when that happens. The inverted Glug threatened to be too much for my glass so I backed off and allowed it to settle somewhat. Easily two fingers of dense, tawny head sat above the beer with about two fingers of liquid still in the CAN. Color was a very hazy deep-amber, which was to be expected, given that it was left unfiltered. The nose reminded me of the cartoon with the frog, the kangaroo and the rabbit - lots of hops! Just as advertised, it had both a peppery spiciness and a grapefruit citrusiness to it. Mouthfeel was medium and the hops were actually jolting on the tongue and I mean that in a good way. Perhaps "riotous" might have been a better term, but either way, nothing was being held back. Where is the demarcation line between APA and IPA? This could have been either and as a self-avowed hophead, I was in love. The hops scrubbed away the weak, dead and dying taste buds from my tongue, leaving me with a fresh palate. Finish was gaspingly dry, not for the faint of heart. The reviewer who drank it straight from the CAN must have been panting for water afterwards. The lacing that remained as the head fell was sticky and will require a jackhammer to remove.

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4.27/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
3.9 out of 5 based on 340 ratings.
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