Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

HopFish IPA | Flying Fish Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
HopFish IPAHopFish IPA
BA SCORE
3.55/5
Good
837 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:
#39,990
Reviews:
261
Ratings:
837
pDev:
12.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
199
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 837 |  Reviews: 261
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of ejohnson654
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of TLA
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Yeroc
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of mmclaughlin38
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of Mr_Brewski
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of hopflyer
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mobrockman
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of JG-90
3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

HopFish IPA is a clear amber/yellow color. Pours a small/moderate sized light tan head with okay retention and average lacing. Has a sweet, bready smell with floral hops, overall not much aroma.

Taste starts with floral hops and bread, then sweet very ripe fruit with caramel malt. Has average mouthfeel and carbonation with a good deal of creaminess and a bit of slickness.

A little too sweet for my tastes, but not bad at all.

 430 characters

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sell by date of 02/05/14

Appearance - Pours a fairly clear golden orange with an off-white finger width head. Fair retention leads it a broken layer of suds across the surface. Lacing is spotty, with decent stick.

Smell - Earthy and floral hop aroma, along with a bready malt sweetness. Fruity esters. Hints of sourness.

Taste - Follows the nose. Citrus and floral hops upfront, along with some woodiness and a generic bready backbone. Well balanced. Fruity esters lend to a faint sourness near the finish. Hops touch on grassy bitterness in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair to lively carbonation. Near velvety smoothness, and goes down with ease before a dry finish.

Overall - A solid English IPA. The sourness is a bit odd, but not unpleasant. I could stand to drink a few more, but nothing I'd want to drink on a regular basis.

 855 characters

Photo of quang_dam
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of pearljam118
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of kevintaraross
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of kmos27
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Nicole_deB
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of wdarcy77
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of abkayak
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of Omnium
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Mason Pint

A - Pours a nice gold color, thick fluffy two finger head, thick lacing too, looks top notch.
S - Aroma is really bland, a little biscuit malt, some minor tropical fruit, a little pine, nothing outstanding in the way of hop aroma.
T - Taste is a let down too, some nice sweet tropical notes up front, but they fade fast to a biscuity dry malt, a tinge of bitterness. Nothing outstanding for sure.
M - Watery for sure.
O - Eh, a decent english IPA at that, but nothing to go after. Its just drinkable.

 524 characters

Photo of CreekyJarls
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of cdtoffers
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of tfsimpkins
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%

Photo of bcsbeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 837 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.