HopFish IPA | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
flyingfish.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by NeroFiddled on 01-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,530
Reviews:
263
Ratings:
848
pDev:
12.68%
 
 
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15
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Ratings: 848 |  Reviews: 263
Photo of Houlio_99
3.57/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of benjaminsa
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of arrowsmith_
3.79/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bk411
4.07/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DS31
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.18/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of mthomp081
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brendanjames
3.52/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nephilium
3.73/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear light amber wit a thin white head. The aroma is earthy and floral, with a touch of biscuit malts. The flavor is definitely on the English side of the IPA column instead of an American one. With a touch of malt sweetness that fades over to a lingering earthy bitter finish. Light bodied, and easy drinking. If you want a big punch of C hops, this isn't the beer to grab, but it works well as a restrained bitter IPA.

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Photo of VoxRationis
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; best by 2/25/18.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, amber color with a quarter inch, foamy white head, modest retention and lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel malt and bread.
T: Semisweet. Taste understated, largely caramel malt offset by light bitterness.
M: Light to medium bodied with modest carbonation.
O: A nicely designed IPA that definitely would definitely fit into the English IPA category.

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Photo of alexsergio
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.33/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DavetotheB
2.92/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hyptochrons
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

didnt drink this as fresh as id have liked to. quite malty and some grassy pine notes to balance. a bit flat and uninteresting.

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Photo of ChrisG523
3.07/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.88/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$ 10.00 (Including tax)/six pack ($ 0.139/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA.
Best by 12/7/17. Stored at room temperature in store, 42 degrees in my reefer. Served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Some malt with a little citrus, fades away by the end of the glass.
Head – Small (Maximum two cm, aggressive pour), off white, dense, average retention, diminishing to five to six mm ring fed by effervescence and a thin complete layer with a couple of rocky islands.
Lacing – Excellent. Narrow bands of tiny bubbles. The bands are vertically connected by narrow columns of tiny bubbles.
Body – Medium orange, slight chill haze, effervescent.
Flavor – Starts malty and slightly bitter. There is a floral/citrus aftertaste with a long hang-time bitterness. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – Medium, watery, lively carbonation.

Impression: This is a good take on an English-style IPA, reminiscent of those I’ve consumed in the UK. The hop flavor is lower than desired, probably because of being stored too warm. Otherwise, delightful!

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 4.

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Photo of Gaddabble
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dodo2step
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- clear amber color with half finger head. minimal lacing and bubbly head.

S- caramel malt with piney hops.

F- piney and light caramel.

M- hoppy and strong toffee flavor. goes down with ease though.

O- not bad EIPA but have had better.

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Photo of rderedin
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CHickman
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap in Philly, pours clear amber color with a nice 1-2 finger foamy tan head that faded slowly and left decent lacing.

Smells and tastes like an average IPA with a solid malt base, caramel, light piney hops, lemon zest, grapefruit, orange peel and floral notes like tea leaf and peppery spices. Easy to drink, it has equal parts malt and hops which makes for a solid English IPA.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.19/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance had a slight amber to orange color with a half finger white foamy head. There was a moderately light lacing sticking all around after the head died after a minute. The smell had some earthy hops with a gentle light malt underneath. The taste was semi-sweet with a decent light bitterness from the earthy and now coming across as somewhat English malty-like. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was fairly subdued. Overall, somewhat of a decent English styled IPA that I could come back to if handed.

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Photo of Billolick
3.78/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, Best by dating of 9-5-17

Pours near clear, almond Amber, khaki cap, leaving moderate thicker and low in the glass bits of lacing.

Mild citric hop nose.

Soft and pretty tame citric hops, bready malt under carriage .....middle of the road, but solid at the same time IPA...nothing amazing, but decent and worth a try

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Photo of rjd722
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pubscout
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

As a fan of the more malt-forward British style IPA's from time to time, this is a good one. Truth be told, though, I can't remember ever having a FF beer that I didn't like. Some biscuit in the nose and palate, along with floral hops, and at 6.2% ABV, it's pretty much sessionable. If you're a fan of the big, juicy, creamy and dank IPA's, this won't satisfy you. But that just means you need to broaden your beer horizons...

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Photo of Curt3
3.45/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 848 ratings