HopFish IPA | Flying Fish Brewing Company

HopFish IPAHopFish IPA
BA SCORE
37.1%
Liked This Beer
3.55 w/ 833 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:
#38,768
Reviews:
260
Ratings:
833
Liked:
309
Avg:
3.55/5
pDev:
12.96%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
197
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 833 |  Reviews: 260
Photo of kbrown
2.79/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ffshore545
3.89/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
3/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Rdc67
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of smcolw
3.84/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A grand head which settles into a dome of tight, minute bubbles. Several rings of lace are the result. The liquid is a deep amber, nearly brown. Clear.

A combination of aromatic hops and bittering hops to the nose. The immediate following smell is a very earthy nose. The blend actual works well.

The earthiness is stronger in the taste. It creates a dry and bitter finish. The body is solid with an equally high carbonation. The aftertaste doesn't last as long as I expected. Overall, it is reminiscent of the original IPAs I tried from England.

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

Photo of trdtercel92
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Timtac
3.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AGawinski
1.31/5  rDev -63.1%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mnj21655
3.67/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +8.7%
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 -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of hoppyhoppy
3.08/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Space_Flight_Navigator
3.92/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.32/5  rDev +21.7%
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 -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Justinprintz
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of woodychandler
3.71/5  rDev +4.5%
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 +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parkwood
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 37.1% out of 100 with 833 ratings
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