HopFish IPA | Flying Fish Brewing Company

HopFish IPAHopFish IPA
BA SCORE
3.55/5
834 Ratings
HopFish IPAHopFish IPA
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by NeroFiddled on 01-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,250
Reviews:
261
Ratings:
834
pDev:
12.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
198
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 834 |  Reviews: 261
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

Photo of Corburk
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mpc175
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PWestLA
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

something is not quite optimized here - ok, but better options (mine has a green label - do I have the same beer?)

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

P- Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into a large Funky Buddha snifter.Best by 08/01/17.

L- Soapy white colored head that stands just under 1 finger tall,with low retention and sticky lacing.Amber colored body with good clarity,and low amount of carbonation.

S- On the nose I get lots of bready malt notes,with trace elements of floral hops.This definitely smells like a malt forward IPA.Even more so than most English style IPA's.I'm detecting a little bit of caramel malts in there as well.Maybe even some dark fruits.

T- On the palate I get some hints of floral hops dominated by caramel malt and dark fruit up front.On the back end I get a small dose of pine hops,and bready / biscuit malts.Pretty malty but they balanced it pretty well.A little bit of nuttiness,and smokiness on the finish as well.

F- The mouth feel is thin and chalky,with minimal oxidation on the tongue.Dry on the finish.

O- As far as English IPA's go,this is probably one of the best I have tried,although I'm not a huge fan of the style.I probably wouldn't buy this one again,but I would definitely drink it if offered to me.

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

Photo of BeerBeast
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of haines710
3.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint served on tap at Harvest Restaurant in Glen Mills, PA. Nice Amber coloring but kind of flat tasting and lacked flavor. No hop presence at all. Doesn't taste like an IPA to me at all. I will pass next time and try something else.

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

3-31-17 - On tap at the brewpub. Served in a basic glass. Tasty, but didn't really stand out. No lacing or head. Taste was so good, but there are so many more here to try. Next for me is the same, but a Coconut Chai Hopfish. Tips up!

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Photo of DJTOBY
2.87/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From a 12oz bottle with best by date of 7-06-17. Pours a clear amber color with a a nice heads that slowly fades. More malt and a little dank in the nose, than citrus or tropical fruit. Strongly bitter, resiny hoppy finish. I agree with the "English-style IPA" description on the label. Solid, if old-school, IPA.

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Photo of anthony-s
4.1/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mds1101
3.77/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdhilt
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a one-finger bubbly white head that fades slowly a good lace. Crystal clear amber color. Medium bodied & medium carbonation. Light grapefruit hop nose. Flavor starts with sweet caramel malt and late grapefruit hops, slight bitter aftertaste. Gift 12oz bottle.

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HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 834 ratings
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