Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island

Flying Jenny Extra Pale AleFlying Jenny Extra Pale Ale
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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #833
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
86
Ranked #19,550
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 9.38%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
381
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Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
 
Rhode Island, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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SCORE
86
Very Good
Flying Jenny Extra Pale AleFlying Jenny Extra Pale Ale
Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 66 | Ratings: 381
Photo of Lagerhouserules
4.3/5  rDev +12%

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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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%

Can. Pours copper and hazy. Darker than what I was expecting an Extra Pale to be. Smells of floral hops, some pine, some citrus and a good lot of caramel malt. The flavor is no-nonsense and close to the nose. Caramel malts, some bread. Citrus and grass hops with a floral element. Straightforward. I was expecting something else. Body is surprisingly full, in context. Medium bitterness. Not bad, not expected.

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Photo of OatmattStout
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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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Photo of johnnnniee
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Can from MrBarleywine, thanks for the opportunity!
Hazy dark golden color with a fair amount of floaties and a frothy sticky off white head that persists. Light mineral water, earthy spicy bready caramel. Toffee and bitter caramel. Decent enough brew but nothing horribly exciting.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

In a pint glass this beer was a dark amber color. There was a medium-sized off white head that left a bit of lace.

Aroma of citrus and flowers, as well as sweet malt.

Tastier than the aroma implied. Grapefruit and flowers. Strong malt background of caramel and bread.

A hoppy beer, but still very malt forward. Nice balance.

Enjoyed it.

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Photo of tkelley
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz can from beer of the every other month club. Poured into SA Perfect Pint.

A - this was really neat... the bottom started out clear but then after I finished the pour it was overtaken by haze. Body is bronze. Nice white head, really big at first. Good lacing and retention.

N - nicely hopped. Like a pine forest. Some citrus and bread malts too.

T - also good hop flavor. Mostly resiny. Some grass. Would be a great camping or hiking beer.

M - crisp. A bit heavy but not bad. Dry.

O - I really enjoyed this one and will be on the look out for more.

Cheers!

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Photo of Florida9
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Cloudy yellow-orange in color. Forms a large, rocky, and very stable head. There's even some hop resin floating on top of head. Lots of lacing.

S: Aroma starts off with a slight metallic twang. Carbonation. Hops. Herbal-grassy hops. Maybe a little pine.

T: Taste falls off. Not bad. Just not that interesting. Bready malts, some light citrus and more of the grassy hops.

M: Lighter body. Heavier carbonation. Low bitterness.

O: A fairly middle of the road APA.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: highly carbonated. Excellent head. Nice rich amber copper color. Only downside is a murky haze that came out of the can.

S: Bright chlorophyl and green wet grass. Big floral aroma. Great.

T: Big pine resin. Dried straw, leaves. Far more dry than the smell lets on. Almost acidic. Woodiness of cedar lingers. Strong carbonation finishes well standing up to the big hop profile.

M: Extra dry. The high carbonation balances it out well cleaning the palate; truly a smart move with the carbonation. Mouthfeel was fairly thick. Very dry.

O: Not sure i liked this at first since it was so big, but I came around. The carbonation was smart. The extra pale thing isn't really my style, but this is a really good example of the style.

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Photo of Duhast500
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. can into a Sierra Nevada Celebration pint glass.

The color is a hazy yellow/orange with a finger of foamy white and some thick lacing left on the glass.

The smell is malty at first with a nice grassy hop aroma that is really fresh smelling. There is a touch of light fruit aroma here in the nose that is slightly citrus, slightly earthy.

The taste is malty at first with a bready flavor that holds you for a moment before letting in a fresh noble hop flavor. There is a nice earthy flavor here like fresh cut grass that hints at some light fruit.

The feel of this beer is medium to light bodied and is really well balanced. It makes for a really good drinker as it goes down easy and it pretty smooth.

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Photo of BryanCarey
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden/orange in hue, this beer has a nose that combines hops, bread, and pine. The foam is substantial and long- lasting, making its presence known from the get- go and leaving its presence behind in the form of noticeable lacing.

This beer has a taste that follows its nose. The flavors of pine and bread are most obvious, backed by flavors of sweet malt, biscuits, citrus, and crackers. The taste is a little less intense than the nose led me to believe, but the basic flavors are just as expected and the beer is very pleasant.

This beer isn’t quite an IPA, but is leaning in that direction; Hence the name, extra pale ale. It has an intriguing taste combination and seems like the type of beer that seasoned veterans and craft beer newbies will all find acceptable. The bread, pine, fruit, and floral notes are certainly there, but not overpowering and the beer is very non- pretentious.

I have only tried a few Gray Sail beers, but this one is my favorite in the bunch. Give it a try if you can find it- just be careful when you pour, as the foaminess can easily overflow your glass.

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Photo of Karibourgeois
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very cloud deep orange pour with a foamy two finger head. Nice floral and pine hop smell. Initial taste has a really good piney bitterness. Medium body also has grass and citrus flavors and a light malt character at the edge of the tongue. Finish is smooth with a mild lingering bitterness.

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Photo of Givemebeer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a can - drinking from the can - yes I am.

A: Well the can is cool nice artwork making me wish it were summer.

S: Smells piney! A definite east coast ipa/ pale ale type smell. Tiny malt backbone is apparent just enough to keep balance.

T: Follows the smell - straight pine and it's nice. A nice spiciness towards the back end. Good clean finish.

M: Fairly light bodied and pretty dry.

O: I could see myself sessioning this on a hot day. Nice how it doesn't try to follow the ways of other pale ales.

Hops included: Columbus, Tomahawk, and Zeus. Dry hopped with Cascade.

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Photo of GJ40
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled from a can marked "3 05 15 A 2 B E".

Golden with good clarity except for a vast suspension of chunks. It looked like one of those snow globes but with little movement. A big white head. A nice citrusy burst of aroma that fades quickly but remains pleasant. A nice citrusy bite but the yeasty sediment affects the flavor. I would have watch for it on the pour if it were a bottle but it's tough to see coming out of the can until it's too late. A moderate consistency and carbonation.

Nice flavor but the sediment ultimately affected the experience.

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Photo of dippy
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Good Beer but overall a bit too one note. Luckily I like the note, Hops.

Poured a lovely orange with a nice 2-3 fingers of white head on top.
some nice lacing left on the glass.

the smell is very floral. it was life a perfume. a bit off putting but still intriguing.

the taste is straight hops, not the usual hops though, more floral than citrus. but nice and certainly stands out on its own as far as pale ales.

Too many IPAs and Pale ales have been following the same recipe and it was nice to see this brew stand out and something unique.

I like the brew but won't be buying again.

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Photo of jlindros
3.71/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yay craft beer cans.

as much as I love cans, they are harder to pour, and this yields a way to big foamy fluffy 3 finger head that's bigger than the beer and forces me to stop pouring, fades semi slowly with lots of lacing, fairly hazy light sediment laden orange honey colored.

Nose has some nice hops, a light floral hop character, mild grassy and spicy, a touch of a juice fruit hop and very faint citrus, a touch of apricot like fruit too, little spicy like. Hint of a malt base but not much.

Taste starts with more hops, mild to fair bitterness at first, but it ramps to a fairly stronger bitterness. Hops are juicy, a little bit of fruity hop character, mostly grassy and a little spicy, light leafy too, and faint pine. Citrus comes through a bit more as it goes, adn again a little fruity apricot like. Malts are very light, just a touch of malt character but mostly seems a little watery. Finish gets quite bitter, more spicy hop bitterness mostly, little grassy and leafy, hint of fruity hop again, no malt.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, a little watery feeling, and decent carb.

Overall not bad, nicely drinkable and nice hop profile, but the malts are just lacking way too much I think.

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Photo of cbutova
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Heard good things abut Grey Sail. Some nice looking cans arrived in MA recently, I'm down. Had this on-tap once in RI but it seemed a bit out of freshness, time for a redo.

A- Poured from the can for the review. Semi-hazed amber body with some orange hues around the edges. Puffy, creamy white head to two fingers with nice retention. Nice webs of thick lacing coat a good portion of the glass.

S- Citrus, floral and pine hops come in at a respectable APA level. Yeast bread, light caramel, cracker malt sweetness and slight fruits beyond those hops.

T- A pronounced Cascade hop note comes to mind instantly and leaves me thinking of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. The hop profile is citrus zest, pine, floral and slightly grassy and not quite at an IPA level like some APAs today. Rounded out by biscuit, cracker, light caramel and yeast bread hints.

MF- Foamy body for the style but smooth high-end carbonation overall. Body is light to moderate with a bubbly texture but not watery at all, nearly creamy. Medium bitterness in the finish.

Solid APA with the same Cascade hop profile that SNPA made so famous, which is always a great thing considering the amount of breweries that miss on this style.

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Photo of MistahBeah
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy orange with a giant foamy two finger head. Good retention and healthy lacing in big chunks. Moderate carbonation. Looks nice

Smells of biscuity pale malts and grassy and floral hops. Not much else going on

Taste is hoppier than the nose lets on. Hops are piney and grassy and dominate the palate. Grapefruit juice. The finish tastes of crackers. Pine aftertaste

Feels crisp and refreshing. Carbonated. Juicy

I'm impressed with this one. Their flagship cream ale was decent at best so I didn't have high hopes for this but I'm pleasantly surprised. Hoppy and refreshing and relatively inexpensive for a 6pk (around $9 average). Granted this probably isn't gonna win any awards but its worth a shot

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Photo of jegross2
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing Of Rhode Island out of Westerly, Rhode Island. Major thanks to Michael Y. for the hookup!

Score: 89

Unknown vintage can served in a Goose Island Chicago flag snifter and enjoyed on 08/01/13.

Appearance: Body is a nice dull orange color with a golden tint. Quite murky. Pours two fingers of frothy off-white head that settles to a thin layer with a nice lacing on the side of the glass. Excellent lacing, very good retention. 4.25/5

Smell: Cereal grain, dull orange citrus, grapefruit and mild piney hops. The grain aroma is more forward than I would like in a pale ale, but it is not offensive in the least -- just unexpected and not traditional for the style. A little floral-ness too. Very light on the nose. 3.5/5

Taste: The grain character here is substantially more mellow on the palate than the nose led on, and it is mostly contained towards the finish. Starts off with a nice bitter hop bite that is a little piney, a little grassy, but more “non-descriptly hoppy” bitter than either. Then orange rind and grapefruit. A light amount of grainy malt in the finish for balance, with a lingering bitterness. Quite refreshing, yet surprisingly bitter for a pale ale -- I guess that is why this one is an "extra" pale ale... 4/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, maybe a little lighter than that. Feels a little spritzier on the palate than most pale ales, but in a good way here as this helps the bitter hoppiness pop on the palate. Dry finish. 4/5

Overall: Had low expectations for this given the grain-forward nose, but the flavor is where it counts most and this one delivers. Appetizingly bitter and flavorful for the style, even though it is not complex. Give this "something different" brew a whirl if you get the chance.

Cost: $9.49 for a six pack of 12 oz cans.

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Photo of SouljaSaia17
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
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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Photo of Roguer
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Very nice clarity, coppery and clear. Little carbonation. Head was off-white and quickly dissipated, leaving a decent amount of lacing.

S - Bright and hoppy, hints of citrus, certainly grapefruit.

T - The flavor didn't really live up to the reputation or the scent. Grapefruit peel was highlighted, but there was little to no sugar to balance it out. Malt profile provides just enough chewy grains for overall balance.

M - Fairly light and smooth, but I found that it seemed a little too bubbly to savor and swish around in the mouth. Slight sting; slightly dry. Good overall body.

O - Pretty solid EPA/APA, bright, hoppy, with a clear, balanced malt profile. It's a solid local option on tap, especially to go with lunch or dinner.

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Photo of smcolw
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy amber color. Modest head from a vigorous pour. Little lace (a couple of spots).

Predominantly hop pellet aroma. Appealing, yet one dimensional.

Lightly toasted malt flavor up front. Good hop kick in the swallow. Lingering black pepper aftertaste. Full body and above average carbonation. Long lasting bitter aftertaste.

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Notes from on tap

Lots of spotty lace with distinct rings. Small bar pour head. Dark gold light amber color. Cloudy.

Relatively light aroma but it has a good blend of malt and hop.

This is a bitter beer, like a normal IPA. Long aftertaste.

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Photo of musicsherlock
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

From a can with 9/08/14 stickered on six pack holder

Pours a cloudy orange with a 1" creamy off-white head. Great smelling, strong tropical fruits and chewy hop aromas. Hop forward in taste giving way to malty palate. Some sweetness but strong hop bitters. Good balance on the tongue after a few moments. Head hangs in throughout with good lacing on the pint glass. Some chewiness as you would get with a Fresh Hop beer. Well carbonated. One of my favorite Pale Ales.

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Photo of tone77
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is very hoppy, almost IPA like. Taste is hops, pine, a touch of citrus, lots of hoppy goodness, kind of lacking in malts. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
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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Photo of Trilogy31
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Received in a trade and wasnt expecting too much but what a delish beer. Sadly decided to drink it out of a can while walking the streets off SF. Cant talk about the look or smell too much but the taste brings a gorgeous assortment of satsuma, grapefruit and some pine with a strong malty backbone - beautifully done apa/epa and i much prefer this snpa. Eye opening for what this style can be from a producer i never heard of.

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Flying Jenny Extra Pale Ale from Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 381 ratings