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:
825
Reviews:
254
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
192
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 825 |  Reviews: 254
Photo of Timtac
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mnj21655
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a crystal clear vibrant reddish copper in color with a finger of just off white head with great retention. Aroma is light caramel malt and some grassy hops. The hop flavors are grassy and seem a bit raw. I get bready, lightly toasty, and caramel malt flavors as well. The beer finishes with a malt sweetness that overrides a moderate bitterness. Mouthfeel seems a bit aqueous to me, light+ in body and lightly carbonated despite the solid headstand. Overall a solid beer that seems a good representation of an English IPA.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Based on my slight knowledge of English IPA's this smells very much like one, if a bit less sweet and less hops underneath the malty scent (a bit muddled, less depth) than I'm looking for, and now I feel like some kinda beer snob. Not a bad taste but something less sweet on the start and more astringent maybe metallic and bitter on the finish. This is pretty decent just not my favorite in this area.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.08/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Space_Flight_Navigator
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.32/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle

Pours clear amber orange with a thick, dense creamy off-white foam head. Smells like clean bright citrus, fresh oranges, grapefruits, some peach, apricot, papaya, cantaloupe, melons, biscuity crackery caramelized toffee malt, with floral earthy grass and herbal pine. Tastes like bitter herbal pine, floral earthy grass, with melons, cantaloupe, papaya, some peach, apricot, grapefruits, orange citrus, and biscuity crackery caramelized toffee malt. Feels light bodied, creamy and slick with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice English IPA.

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Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HermitDan
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justinprintz
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Back to The CANQuest (tm), as promised! I got sidetracked for a little while with bottles, but now all is again in readiness.

From the CAN: "HopFish is an English-style IPA: deep golden color, plenty of hop bitterness balanced by malt sweetness and floral and citrus hop notes. HopFish features Magnum, Ahthanum and Nugget hops added five different times in the process."

As always, nothing happens until the Crack! Neither the glass nor the 16-fl. oz. CAN were CANducive to having me CANduct an inverted Glug, so I had to settle for a gentle deCANting. Color was a hazy Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17). Nose had a very earthy quality, like someone had been digging in the garden. There was a pleasant mintiness along with an earthy sweetness on the nose. Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was kind of an odd mélange of flavors, ranging from earthiness to mintiness to a light caramel sweetness to a subtle citrusiness. It was clearly both an IPA and not an AmeriCAN one, either. It actually causes me to wonder just how close this actually is to an EIPA. It seemed to have a more pronounced bitterness than I usually get in EIPAs, but at the same time, it was sweet enough to certainly qualify for the style. Finish was semi-dry to dry with a woody, oaky quality that seemed to linger well past the swallow. It was an intriguing drink, but I prefer my hoppy beers to be more bitter. I was left wanting more of something, but it may be your cuppa tea.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A good example of a hoppy IPA. Not spectacular, not bad, but I'd say better than average.

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Photo of Ctb6582
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Riff
3.31/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a bottle into a shaker glass. Pours a darker amber color with a finger or so of off white head that dissipated quickly. Smells of malt with a little bit of citrus in the background. Flavor is subdued for an IPA, malty sweetness up front and only a faint bit of bitterness. No real citrus flavor to speak of. Overall it's drinkable but I don't think I'll be buying this one again, it's just too bland in a world full of outstanding IPAs.

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Photo of emount91
3.49/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hockeypuck
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rocketbird
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Light brown color. Great nose, minimal head. Nose smells like bitter hops with a hint of sweetness. Medium bodied. Some floral hops linger in the aftertaste. That's about it, just some hops and carbonation. Probably the most average IPA I've ever had.

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Photo of Gtwreck45
3.72/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
3.77/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 825 ratings.
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