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

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Added by NeroFiddled on 01-22-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
833
Reviews:
260
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.85%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
196
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 833 |  Reviews: 260
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

Photo of TedStrosser
3.93/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dsruble3
3.62/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nick_Lucas
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

IPA being only slightly bitter but flavorful hops wins.

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

Photo of Lavonnq
4.16/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into pint glass. It pours a copper color with a one-finger, ecru-colored head and lacing. Its smell is rather subdued with malt and a faint whiff of citrus and pine. I was hoping for a bolder aroma. The taste is likewise bland; mostly malt with the obligatory touch of hops and pine. It's not bad but not memorable. This ale is nicely carbonated and easy to drink at 6.2% ABV. Overall, this IPA is okay but hardly memorable.

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Photo of AD17
3.39/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of q33jeff
1.77/5  rDev -50.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

**
01/02/2012
On Tap at Dubh Linn Square.
bitter bitter, strong bite but no real flavor. I guess that's what to be expected from an IPA, but this one rubs me the wrong way. Not a Fan.
**

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Photo of PaleAleSean
3.59/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wiffler27
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

pours amber with a thick head, looks pretty damn good.

aroma is weird, this is a fresh 6pack but the smell is odd. soapy and grassy. almost

the taste isn't bad. nothing special at all. taste is somewhat soapy and bland. has an almost sour flavor and not tart. for something local it's not too bad but am unimpressed. my homebrewed IPA is 10x better than this.

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Photo of EagleJesus
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.52/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Comes in a darker shade of pale, amber. Solid 1" white head, uniform lace to it. Aroma was belgian clove and spice rack. Meh. Bleh.

Taste was a hybrid of shitty ipa regions. Hops were just not poppin', so much yeast phenols instead of hops. Real bready malts lightly toasted. Almost as if there was wheat too.

If England and Belgium made an ipa baby, it would be an ugly one.

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Photo of Spindelphia
3.52/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

HopFish IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 833 ratings.
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