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Exit 4 American Trippel | 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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Ratings: 728 |  Reviews: 279
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of sulldaddy
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -28%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ckollias
4.67/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours a slightly cloudy golden hue with a very thin white head that quickly dissipates leaving no trail down the glass and ends in a trace of a lace.

S: Great hoppy aroma with a Belgian malt background and hints of bananas.

T: Alcoholic hoppy flavor with a smooth Beligan Tripel malt backbone.

M: Very strong and boozy. Thick chewy body and minimal carbonation.

O: Wow – a Belgian Tripel with a hop twist – yes please. I love these American brews.

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass

A) Slow pour leads to big foamy head, slowly recedes but leaves a cap of foam with some lacing. Beer is the cloudy golden amber you'd expect.

S) Needs to warm a bit to get full effect, but you get sweet scents, almost banana, first, followed by the piney citrus you might expect.

T) Sweeter than you might expect, some fruity flavors, some malt. Definite alcohol heat on finish. Moderate carbonation. Finish only a tiny bit bitter, low IBU.

M) Pretty full, moderate carbonation, dry on finish from high ABV.

O) Still giddy The Garden State is producing decent beer; sad I missed some of their earlier Exit offerings. This is a solid Tripel - drink while it's still available.

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Photo of Bierman9
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

While in northern NJ for the Greenwood Lake Airshow (18-19Aug12) I snagged a sixer of this at a local beer shop (~$13 ?).

Poured one into a small tulip... Was a bit of a flattish golden hue, with a little haze. Carbo was of the fine, minuscule variety, and lots of it was ascending within. Topside was a stark white layer of foam, sitting at a steady 1/4", with A-1 lacing left behind. Nose was restrained but I did pick up some crockery malt and light fruitiness. Body was medium, and some bubbly, prickliness did not lessen the enjoyment.

Upon tasting I got some doughy, bready malt action to start, with a touch of sweetness. Had some green fruitiness present, akin to pear, apple and honeydew. A little candy-sugar character was there, and it had a Belgian IPA type of rindyness. The dryish finish also offered up a bit of yeasty spiciness.

Pretty good, for an American version. Prosit!!

3.93/5 rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


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3/5  rDev -21.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.97/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another review I guess I wasn't fast enough with. Gone....

This 'American Trippel' I pour into a Belgian globe glass. Pours a clear golden with a minimal cap of foam and light retention.

Aroma of pils malt and candi sugar. Warms to offer some nice yeast components but the lack of carbonation keeps things at bay.

Taste follows with some neutral pils malt and some piney hops. With warming this beer offers some hope as for the American Trippel but it is still lacking. Feel starts off quite light and warms up to moderate.

Overall a decent stab but let it warm up to 50 or more before you open the bottle. Quite undercarbonated below that temp.

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2/5  rDev -47.6%

Exit 4 American Trippel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 728 ratings
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