Exit 4 American Trippel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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725 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
725
Reviews:
277
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
30
Gots:
123
For Trade:
2
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Photo of andrewborstein
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Number3red
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of katan
3.66/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz into a pint

A - A light golden color, and a light amount of bright white head formation. not overly carbonated.

S - Spicy notes, cinnamon and clove, very estery. Follows up with a little bit of alcohol notes.

T - Starts off smooth and sweet, light amounts of pilsner malts. Mid-stream gets alot of spiciness, corriander and cloves, with a little bit of esters. Finishes with a bright sugary note and a little bit of alcohol burn.

M - Moderate body, light carbonation. Lots of alcohol warmth. Finishes sticky and clingy.

O/D - A good tripel, but a little bit on the sweet side. Alcohol is pretty noticeable. Good tripel overall - probably a little too sweet.

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Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Mudawg
3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of brutalist
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of Maseitz
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of tln13
4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of pirmannt1
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of yergermeister
4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of ronniebruner
2.62/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer pours a heavy caramel color and has the aroma of burnt oak. The aroma of the burnt wood is curious, but the taste is purely burnt. The beer pours with a bit more head than I would have liked and the aftertaste detracts from the overall experience. It tastes as if it were kept in a bag of charcoal as it was being brewed. Not by any means the worst beer in the world, but my first bottle will be my only bottle.

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Photo of Holland
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A: slightly hazy golden color with a thin head that stays throughout. Sticky head on the edges.

S: lemon, orange, maybe coriander and bitter hops.

T: kicks you with citrus, bitterness, and some alcohol on the front, then helps you out with some malt to finish it off. A little on the sweet side, but the flavors do a decent job of balancing.

M: this is where I am let down. It's just too thick for me and not dry enough, creating a coating feeling rather than a crisp, refreshing feeling. Still heavily carbonated.

O: still a very good beer, but the drinkability is hurt by the mouthfeel. Overall, I would have this again, just maybe not a full 6 pack at $14.

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Photo of danielp215
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Photo of George2744
4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of jawneyt
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tradiotnal Trippel at first taste on the palate. However the taste will transition into a creamy, almost IPA/pale ale hybrid. I recommend this beer for those trying to forget into the diverse/unique world of Trippel's. Though most purists will not consider this a great Trippel, I feel it's a great segue into the category.

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of Tucquan
3.52/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Had this on 2012-03-23 in Columbia, PA

A - Hazy gold with a short white head and a fair amount of suspended particles. Light lacing.

S - Booze, banana, clove, vanilla.

T - Banana, candied-orange, booze, straw, chalk, some hop bitterness. Finishes like a stale creamsicle.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O - This brew didn't excite me. Too sweet and bland for my tastes.

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Photo of RobertJBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Nay
2.73/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I've had good American Tripels, but this bottle isn't one of them. Smells vaguely like stinky feet. Tastes like it's Pale Ale malt bill, transitions into odd and mild phenol, then sweet finish with some lingering hop flavor and bitterness. It's not Belgian phenolic enough to be interesting, but lacks clean IPA yeast/malt flavor too. Sweet (for a tripel) finish is just heartbreaking.

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Photo of saxclar123
4/5  rDev +5%

Exit 4 American Trippel from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 725 ratings.
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