Exit 4 American Trippel | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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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 Etan
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a fresh 6 pack of this "American trippel" (6 pack???) in New Jersey. Poured from a 12oz into a brandy snifter.

A: Hazy glowing orange gold. Nice white head dies down quickly, leaving some decent lacing.

S: Sweet, sweet citrus hops with some pale malt behind it. I would think it was a malty IPA if I didn't know better.

T: Blast of sweet citrus hops, followed by sugary pale malt and smooth yeast. Squeezed orange, hint of coriander and pepper, saison-esque brightness from the yeast. Subtle bitterness in the finish, with more malty fruitiness and a breath of fresh grain. No alcohol to be found at first. As the beer warms, the farmhouse-esque yeast comes out, as well as a tiny breath of alcohol in the finish.

M: Light carbonation. Fine for a tripel.

O: Incredibly well-hidden alcohol for 9.5%. Great balance of sweet pale malts and hops. Hopped very strongly, but the hops are sweet and compliment the malt profile, gives it an additional citrus fruitiness that most tripels don't have; I guess that's why they call it an "American" tripel. Drink it fresh for the hops. Great.

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

The appearance of this beer is classic for a trippel; it is cloudy and colored lightly, just as it should be.

The smell is fantastic; HINTS of clove, a weak banana smell and a STRONG spicy smell. I can smell pumpkin spice and nutmeg, almost like a gingerbread cookie.

Exit 4 tastes just like it smells. It is well balanced as far as the clove:banana:spice ratio, yet the aftertaste says to me pumpkin and ginger as opposed to banana and cloves. Not to say the latter mentioned flavors aren't apparent, they just aren't in the forefront of the flavor.

The mouthfeel of this brew is okay. With every sip the back of the throat can feel the strong aftertaste.

Overall I enjoyed this beer. For an American version of a Belgian monster, it does hold its own.

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

Photo of match1112
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a: cloudy apricot colored body. 1.5" of off white head that appears thick and creamy. great retention with some clumpy lacing left behind.

s: banannas and clove, some citrus and spice from yeast and hops.

t: alochol underlies all the other flavors in this beer. there is a small dose of funk from the yeast, some bready malts and more of the citrus and clove.

m: rich and creamy, lively carbonation and an ever present warming from the alochol start to finish.

o: i feel that the alochol dominates this beer a little too much. some time in the cellar might help this blend better, but right now i feel it's too hot and it distracts from the other flavors too much. still not a bad beer though.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of inlimbo77
4.12/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6oz pour (from a 12oz bottle) into goblet glass. Enjoyed at Beer and Grilled Cheese Dinner pairing in Wilmington, DE. No bottle date information present or described.

A: Hop hazed yellow orange. Quarter finger of bright white head. The swirl gives more and it's fluffy and bottle conditioned. Small lacing trails and some alcohol feet.

S: Smells of really nice fruity esters. Pineapple and banana. But also some spicy Belgian yeast notes. Still smells hoppy, and delicious. I really enjoy the nose on this one.

T: You get the faintest amount of hop bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Then the Belgian notes of fruit and spice kick in. Linger on the tongue a while. Clove for sure. The close is long and you gets lots of banana citrus notes. There is a little booze on the back end. Or at least some warming. But for the most part the alcohol is nicely hidden.

M: Medium to full bodied beer. Bottle conditioning helps to clear the palate.

O: This is a solid beer in a style that I really enjoy lately. I would put this up there in the A- to A range for me. Plus the pairing with the cheese might have made it even better!

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev +5%

Photo of JJBlock
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am a BIG fan of tripel - this competes against the best! Smooth, mild fragrance, tremendous intial taste which is extremely satisfying and quenching. Only downside is that it is very difficult to find. Why? Could and should be their lead beer. The alcohol content is disguised in a very mellow flavor that has left me with "wanting more"...OK, OK, that is usually the case with a good beer, I agree! This may be my next "go to" beer if I can find it! Just love it!

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Photo of ummswimmin
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I picked up a six pack of this brew about nine or ten months ago. I aged the bottle in order to pull more flavors out of the Tripel.

My aging yielded some really good results. You get more of the belgian yeastiness, the sour, and some vineous quality.

This is a very good beer. By aging it I think it ranks very highly among tripels.

The mouthfeel is very good. I really like how the flavor eased off.

New Jersey is not known for the quality of beer making. Flying Fish does a very good job in their "Exit" series. I also recommend their Farmhouse Ale. This is a very good offering by the Fish.

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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3/5  rDev -21.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of Ryanm1
4.2/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I love Begian Triples and this one is no exception.

Poured from a bottle to a glass. It was bubbly, moderate head. Golden and slight cloudy. Hazy as the bottle describes it. Slight floral undertone, but can taste/smell clove like its an Easter ham. Slightly bitter at the finish. Not too overpowering for the 9.7% abv.

Like and recommend it!

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