HopFish IPA | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by NeroFiddled on 01-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
829
Reviews:
256
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
193
For Trade:
1
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1/5  rDev -72.1%

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1.31/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of q33jeff
1.77/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

**
01/02/2012
On Tap at Dubh Linn Square.
bitter bitter, strong bite but no real flavor. I guess that's what to be expected from an IPA, but this one rubs me the wrong way. Not a Fan.
**

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Photo of CFram
1.84/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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2/5  rDev -44.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of hopsaplenty
2.26/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

12oz. brown bottle, no date information.

Cloudy glowing orange gold. Short sand colored head of mixed size bubbles with some staying power that eventually settles leaving a spray of dust. Steady streams of carbonation hit the surface. Light orange blossom and caramel aromas mixed some rind notes are present, but nothing overly IPA-distinct. The flavor starts with a light citrus rind element supported by a bit of malt sweetness. Finishes citrus juice – orange and lemon – tart and sweet with a minimal amount of hop bite. A lemon juice tone overlays it all, and the finish is short, thankfully, as this became less drinkable as it warmed ever so slightly. Medium-light body with a flaccid mouthfeel, the carbonation makes this barely tolerable. Utterly unenjoyable, with a preponderance of lemon rind/juice flavors. A disappointment.

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Photo of WSchooley
2.26/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2

A poor excuse for an IPA. Hops did not stand out.

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Photo of mentor
2.27/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Two finger light tan head over a nearly clear light copper-orange liquid. Smells almost nothing. Woody musky hop grass, lamost like bad rye.

Taste mild hop bitter with model hop flavor, all amid a sea of malt sweetness. Soured caramel and cheesy hop aged. Not the most pleasing experience. Mouthfeel is thick, which would be good to the flavors around if they were pleasant. Incredible lacing on the inside of the glass.

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Photo of jwhancher
2.32/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

I thought this beer was way too malty for an IPA. Am I missing something? I thought it looked great, carbonation was fine, had a nice head, but when I was looking for that kick of hops...nothing was there. Did I get a bad case??? I don't know, but until then, I'll assume that this brew is too malty and short on the hops.

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Photo of linkmon
2.32/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

They forgot the taste in this one!! Opens and pours to almost perfect hue, nice sudsy head. Bring to your nose, smells decent, not great, maybe hope for some substance as it goes down your pallet.

But...

Then...

You...

Actually...

Drink it...

And it dies a quick death on the taste buds. For a split second it tastes like it has potential. Then
NOTHING!! No taste, no citrus, no floral, nothing.

Oh well, it was worth the try. I guess. No wait, no it wasn't. :(

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Photo of pwoods
2.38/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to NJpadreFan for this extra.

12oz. brown bottle poured into a pint. No dating.

A: Pours a golden amber with good visibility. 1 finger of rocky, slightly off white head forms and turns to a fluffy pillow on top. Some patchy lacing.

S: Very subtle. Nice spring flowers after a rain and some citrus peel resins.

T/M: Has a strange tartness to the bitterness. A kind of warped citrus flavor that has a lemon peel taste. Malts are unpleasantly sweet with a raw grain taste and more of that strange bitterness. Body is a bit too light and carbonation is fairly high.

D: This one just didn't do it for me. Thanks anyway, Alan :)

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.47/5  rDev -31%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Amber color, white head, decent lace. All good.
Aroma, belgian yeast, banana, no hops. Label checked, not a belgian ipa. Smells belgian.

Taste, tastes like a belgian east coast ipa. Hops nowhere to be found. Notice here it says English ipa, doesn't say that on the label, in fact, calling itself hopfish makes me think it might have, well, hops in it, but no.

This isn't a bad beer, it just fails to deliver as advertised. If this said "Belgian IPA" I would rate it higher, as it would be actually tasting like it was intended. The yeast was really the biggest flavor component here, bready, grassy.

Hides the alcohol ok.

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Photo of Rickyjcnj
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

It's just ok Kind of watered down

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of fear025
2.51/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to Kwest159 for this beer!

Aroma:Some maltyness in the nose, and just a little citrus hops.

Appearance:Pale amber in color. OK head, but poor retention.

Taste:I didn't like this beer on the first sip, because of the astringent hop flavors, but it grew on my after a few more sips. The hop flavor is medium to high, with assertive hop bitterness. The hop flavors are floral and earthy. The malt provides a slightly sweet backbone to this beer. This beer becomes more dry on the midtaste, almost sour. The beer also plays well with the style with it's minerally aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:This medium-light bodied beer does have some astringency, which detracts from the mouthfeel. The carbonation is good.

Drinkability:While this beer plays true to style, it's a tough one for me to like given it's aggressiveness. There are some flavors in here that taste a little off to my palate.

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HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 829 ratings.
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