Exit 4 | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
This inspired Belgian-style Trippel has a hazy golden hue and the aroma of citrus with hints of banana and clove. Predominant Belgian malt flavors give way to a subdued bitterness in the finish.

Added by Foxman on 03-10-2009

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Willie McBride's in Hoboken, NJ

A: Pours a slightly hazy medium golden yellow in color with some light to moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off white head that slowly reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer with a thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of bananas and pale malts upfront but the smell is really dominated by the citrus hops - both grapefruit and orange.

T: The overall taste of this beer is slightly sweet with pale malts and banana, bubble gum, and honey upfront. Again, like the smell, the taste is dominated by the citrus hops - orange and grapefruit. Very light hints of bitterness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with moderate amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: A very enjoyable beer, I like the combination of the IPA hoppiness with a traditional Belgian tripel and the citrus hops really pop for me. The beer is pretty easy to drink considering the strength but there are some light hints of the alcohol. I think I need to limit myself with this beer as it can really sneak up on you.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of mikeg67
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours golden with a short lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops, lemongrass, pale malt, pears, apples and yeast. Body is full and crisp. Taste is citrusy hops, lemon zest, spices, biscuit malt, ripe fruit and alcohol. Finish is long, bitter and spicy. Nice take on tripel.

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Photo of SolipsismalCat
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Clear pale yellow with two-finger, white, foamy head that lasted several minutes. Pretty good lacing.

S: Hops, spice, and fruit.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Sweet malt and pine hops.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Slightly warm going down.

O: Not my favorite Tripel, but definitely a good one.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an hazy amber color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with light peppery yeast and sweet malt is quite nice. Taste is a nice balanced mix between some sweet malt with notes of peppery yeast and fruity ester and a dry finish. Body is full with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very good interpretation of the style and nice level of complexity.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.65/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Im sampling a 12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature. The beer pours a bright clear golden hue with minimal bleached white head foaming up and quickly fading to a minimal edge layer.
Aroma is white grapes and some grain, with a decent hit of booze mixed in to boot. Not a very complex or robust nose, and the more sniffs I take the more the booze is evident.
First sip reveals a light body with almost no carbonation. Texture is smooth with just a little stickiness on my lips after each sip.
Flavor is similar to nose advertising and is typical tripel notes.
Light grainy malt, some white grape notes and other light fruitiness, followed by some peppery booze that is slightly bitter at the end of each sip.
The booze is a little warm on each swallow which makes this a sipping beer,
I find the beer enjoyable and tasty, not overly complex but good. It isnt an outstanding tripel, but it certainly isnt flawed either. Worth a purchase if you like the style.

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Exit 4 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 724 ratings.
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