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:
191
For Trade:
1
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Photo of JT99125
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of linkmon
2.32/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

They forgot the taste in this one!! Opens and pours to almost perfect hue, nice sudsy head. Bring to your nose, smells decent, not great, maybe hope for some substance as it goes down your pallet.

But...

Then...

You...

Actually...

Drink it...

And it dies a quick death on the taste buds. For a split second it tastes like it has potential. Then
NOTHING!! No taste, no citrus, no floral, nothing.

Oh well, it was worth the try. I guess. No wait, no it wasn't. :(

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Photo of mikeburd1128
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of twenty5
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Zimm
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dougbassett
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of CMalenda
3.65/5  rDev +2%

Photo of rcbuckman
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of thampel09
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of jjd315
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of teak
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TechonomicMan
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of smakawhat
4.04/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Time for a re-review of this guy. Poured from the bottle into my Dogfish Head Ale glass.

A nice golden and copper light amber body, with some soda carbonation Head is off white with some soapy retention but not much staying power settling down to a simple puck. Fairly decent.

Nose hints of herbal tea and some minor orange like citrus hop angles, with a very large biscuit and graham cracker aroma. Clean but also dense. Hints of a good sweetness, and a simple hop front.

Palate hits mostly in the finish. Light front body with a bit of wet feel but a large biscuit dense graham cracker taste. Some toasty action matches a bit. Dense malt but light bodied. Bitterness is very controlled and level.

Overall pretty solid, but was hoping there would be a bit more body to this. Interesting thing is, I ended up with the same score 2 years later.

--- Original Review July 2011 - Poured on tap ----

A very nice creamy white head, with a golden orange amber, very clear. Gorgeous orange color, with nice thin lacing while drinking.

Mix of soft hop herbal and citrus orange notes. Some hint of bread malt also.

Taste is a grass citrus orange with hop and malty quick bready finish. Lingering hop and toast character upon swallow in style just keeps coming.

Overall these guys just know how to make hops sing in beer. All there IPAs and amped up hopped styles are just great.

--- old score 4.5 -4 -4 -4 -4

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Photo of JayQue
3.4/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Good size white head, nice hazy copper color with good head retention and lacing.

Smell is minimal at best. A little grassy hops.

Taste is a good bit better than the aroma. Toasted malt flavor is rich and pronounced with a grassy hops bitterness at the end. This is English IPA all the way...strong flavor, just not a strong hoppy presence,

Mouthfeel is crisp and rich. The hops bitterness at the end is qelcome.

I prefer American IPAs but this is a good beer...an IPA for those that don't care for hop bombs.

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Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of theAdamsFamily
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of racingkenny14
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Anush
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of sdtardio
2.5/5  rDev -30.2%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Rimming eggshell head over bright bronze.
Big floral and tangerine fresh hop nose.
Mango and bread dough then light lemon zest, Orangina and spruce hops - very Cascadey.
Sunny D finish and waxy rind linger.
Light to medium, clingy, soft.

Nose overpromises. A bit thin, plays more like an APA. Not really English (as labelled) and I miss the Nugget.

A meh intro to Flying Fish.

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Photo of beans923
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of JakeDebus
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Big_J22
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.22/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Hops are added to this beer five different times. Quintuple hops brewed HopFish! On to the beer:

Glowing orange colored with a small head which forms on the pour, dropping to a thin lace on top. Gently swirling the glass around does restart the head and gives off a few streaks of lacing which stick to the glass. This doesn't smell like much of an IPA. There is a light mango aroma, mixed with some diacetyl and earthy malts. For an English-styled one, the nose is okay, but if rated like an American one, the score would certainly be deducted from where it stands.

Tastes English, and from the aroma, I sensed that it would. A little earthy and complimented with diacetyl in its base. Vague minerals makes an appearance, then comes a quick strike of vague tropical fruit. I also get a note which reminds me of the Turkish Delight that I once tried when I would much younger. HopFish is a medium bodied beer with pleasant and smooth carbonation, yet brings a gentle crispness that cleans the palate, which is arguably the best aspect of the beer.

Acceptable beer on its own, on the soft side when pitted against the style. It won't grab headlines, however there is still a number of beers which it beats.

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Photo of ridgeline23
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

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