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:
830
Reviews:
257
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
193
For Trade:
1
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of ThePaintedGrey
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz. bottle poured into pint glass.

A: Pours a pristine golden color with a slight haziness from tiny speckles of floating sediment. A creamy off-white head is short lived as it eventually dwindles to a silky smooth cap, leaving decent amounts of abstract-looking lacing down the glass. Head retention leaves a bit to be desired, even with the nice lacing.

S: The scent is a bit weak with very light floral hop aromas and a bit of citrus zest. Lots of caramel malts underneath as well, if my sniffer doesn't deceive me. This would have scored higher if I didn't have to nearly dip my nose in to pick up what was going on.

T: Very malty up front with a bit of breadiness. The hop bitterness comes through in a very weak wave that just barely washes over the malt. It seems a bit backwards for the style. Very malty with some understated hop and grassy bitterness in the finish. Some alcohol spice tends to linger in the aftertaste.

M: Medium-full bodied with a fairly average-level carbonation. Lightly creamy and flows silky smooth across the palate. Lots of drinkability here.

O: This one straddles the line of good/okay. It's not unenjoyable by any means, but it's just not what you'd expect from an IPA. It has a strong maltiness and a very restrained hop presence. It drinks extremely well and tastes good, which makes this a prime contender for a session ale at a bar, but it's not something I'd pick up again for the pleasure of home-consumption. Good beer overall, slightly weak by IPA standards.

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Photo of Johnny_Muir
3.99/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into tulip glass. My second beer from Flying Fish, the first being their Pale Ale. I like this one a lot more. This could almost stand up to most American IPA's in balance and taste. Goes down a little too smooth with not enough bite. Having said that, I enjoy this beer a heck of a lot for a Jersey brew.

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another IPA from Flying fish always a treat! Got this for 3 bucks for the single at the house of 1,000 beers.

A - Somewhat hazy bright amber brown with just a 1/4 inch of head at pulls back to a mild lace ring. Somewhat sticky lacing.
S - Huh mostly hoppy for an English IPA. Very sweet malty rather than herbal or tea like. Citrus and mango pine blast.
T - Herbal hop bitterness to the start then gets mildly sweet, then it gets herbal and a piney zest hop finish. Haven't had an English IPA this all over the place but its good.
M - Light to medium not as heavy as others take on this style I dig it.

Overall I am usually impressed with most flying fish offerings and this one is pretty damn good. Not the biggest English IPA fan but this is drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of dbl_delta
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decent IPA. Moderate everything - carbonation, hoppiness, mouthfeel. Citrus and malt are well-balanced. Flying Fish makes some very good beers, and this is one of their better ones.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

HopFish pours a golden color with a small lacing head. There is a sharp but sweet floral aroma. The taste is similar, a sharp hop bite, but with a sweet finish. Nice full flavor, and full body. Overall its a nice IPA, some good flavors, but harsh finish.

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 830 ratings.
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