Exit 4 | Flying Fish Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
719 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Exit 4Exit 4
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:
719
Reviews:
274
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
12.86%
 
 
Wants:
31
Gots:
122
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 719 |  Reviews: 274
Photo of dvmin98
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mnteti
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wizzle32
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of siscokid79
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured in a basic tumbler glass. Copper color, and nice aroma of hops and Belgian yeast. Also the style says Trippel, in my opinion it's a Belgian IPA. Hop forward bitterness with a nice Belgian finish. I really enjoyed this beer, and would definitely drink many more of these.

 293 characters

Photo of rdmiller89
4.7/5  rDev +23.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avisong
3.92/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thepenguin
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed 2/20/12

L: Pours a pale, straw-like color with some visible yeast. Fairly large bubbles.

S: Surprisingly crisp, assertive hoppiness. Aroma is fresh, lemony, and grassy, with some Belgian-character tucked in the back somewhere with an indescribable horse blanket funk.

T: Crisp, lemony hoppiness blends with a semi-dry and spicy maltiness. This tasty, interesting beer has a fairly dry finish and leaves a mild bitterness on the tongue; surprisingly subtle given the hop taste upfront. The malt has a bisquity character. Although the alcohol is apparent in the feel, it is nowhere to be found taste-wise.

F: Medium body with medium-high carbonation. Leaves a sort of slickness on the palate, which is surprising given its relatively light body. A good deal of alcoholic warmth.

Overall: It’s not difficult to see why this beer is marketed as an “American Trippel”. The fresh hop aroma and subtle yet crisp hop taste is distinctly American. This beer was quite enjoyable and drinkable in every aspect except for a bit too much heat perhaps.

 1,065 characters

Photo of atlandy
3.37/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vylo
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Slatetank
4.06/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this from the bottle in a tulip chilled.

The color is golden with hazed appearance and apricot shade with thick white head that falls to a ring of beads with wavy lace pattern. The smell has a tropical aroma in the yeast esters with light candied sugar smell and mild spice scent with very light alcohol. The feel is moderately full in body with medium high carbonation and light sweetness with mild alcohol mid palate into a spicy semi-dry finish.

The taste is gently pineapple up front with woody hop flavor and slight malt element in the initial flavor with mild caramel in the malt. The candy-like sweetness in the back with a yeast driven fruity taste and mild alcohol which brings a spice/peppery aspect into the back with light pear-like taste in the semi-dry finish. This is a very good Tripel, I would love to have the chance to try this on draft -nice spice profile from the yeast and candy sugar elements to balance -excellent drinkability +not too boozy which is why I tend to shy away from this style at times.

 1,035 characters

Photo of spycow
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smithj4
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is cloudy golden yellow.

Aroma is spicy Belgian white with a thin head.

Aroma is wheat with Belgian wheat do not taste the 9% alcohol.

Excellent Belgian if it was 4 percent less alcohol but at 9% its a little deadly.

 225 characters

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Taking from a bottle I found this Tripel to be rather good. Classic golden color with good lacing and head in the tulip with very active bubbles from the etching. Has the usual sweet and pleasant aroma of a Belgian (even if this is labelled an American Tripel) that leads into the taste. The traditional banana and clove is there balanced with the slightest of bitterness in the back as the bubbles go down after drinking. Finishes clean and leaves only a slight sweetness on your tongue. Very good tripel IMO

 509 characters

Photo of neenerzig
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Okay, so I've had a bottle of this sitting in my cellar for at least 5 years, maybe even 6 or 7 years by this point, and I finally got the urge to open it and drink it. Poured into a tulip glass out of a 12 oz bottle, this beer pours a fairly hazy, deep medium golden color with lots of little pieces of yeast floating around in the beer and many streams of tiny bubbles continuously rising to the beer's surface. Has a fluffy, creamy looking white head that is about 3/4 of an inch thick when poured with the best retention I've seen in any beer in quite a long time. Aromas of caramel malt sweetness, some clove spice, orange citrus, banana, dates, figs, and Belgian candy sugars that is all rounded out with some nice yeasty esters. The taste is pretty much the same, with caramel malt sweetness upfront along with clove spice and sweet fruit notes of banana, dates, and figs. Also some citrus orange and certainly some Belgian candy sugars. No discernible hop presence at all. Pretty good mix of different flavors overall here. This aged pretty well I must say. I remember liking this fresh when I had it, so much in fact that I took one bottle out of the 6 pack to age. Never intended to age it for so long, and it ended up working out well. Has a mainly smooth, creamy, frothy, slightly crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. Very easy to drink. A pretty sold American take on this style.

Eric

 1,432 characters

Photo of mthomp081
3.81/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malprep
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I'm not yet a fan of Flying Fish, tho I live in NJ and a favorite brewer is local Carton.
This is the best FF beer I've tried.

A: The pour is a amber golden color with an energetic white head that clings to and laces the glass.

S: Mix of hops and sweet tripel. The hops provide citrus and floral notes.Fruit, no quite banana (yay!), more like plums and apricots, yeast and esters.

T: Follows aroma, the hops provide floral flare - flower shop, with apricot jam on toast. Sweetness with apricots, pears, and sugar, balanced by the spice from the yeast. The hops are plentiful, citrusy, and fruity, but are a back ground, and offer plenty of pepper in the finish.

F: 4.0 - body, mouth feel, long peppery finish. check.

M: Medium in body with a fairly crisp carbonation, given how sweet and high alcohol this beer is.

D: This is a very nice beer, and a very interesting take on the style. Certainly not traditional, but very tasty.
In a re-taste vs Allagash, (More true Belgian) this fairs better, with higher score for look, and it gets better as it warms.

 1,064 characters

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Skabiski
3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Exit 4 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.81 out of 5 based on 719 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe