Exit 11 | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Exit 11 Hoppy American Wheat Ale is the second in their wildly popular Exit Series of Big Bottle Beers. Exit 11 is a confluence of styles and ingredients, just as Exit 11 is the point in New Jersey where the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike and several other highways come together.

“Exit 11 is the point on the Turnpike where the Garden State Parkway branches off and takes hundreds of thousands of travelers to the renowned Jersey Shore,” says Flying Fish Founder Gene Muller. “Our Exit 11 Wheat Ale is a fresh, citrus-y summer beer perfect for beachgoers and those who only wish they were headed ‘downa shore’.”

Exit 11 is an American-style wheat beer brewed with English ale yeast and three Pacific Northwest hops, Columbus, Palisade and Amarillo. It is brewed with 50% Belgian pale malt and 50% white wheat, and is an ideal summer thirst quencher, with its bouquet of tangerines and apricots. Exit 11 is available only during this one-time release, and only until it sells out across New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

Added by Deuane on 07-15-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.85/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Flying Fish- Exit 11

A- Bright hazy yellowish orange with a huge 1/3 the glass head. Very foamy and messy lacing.
S- Big smack of Amarillo hops! Huge citrus hops with a light yeasty wheat and caramel malt.
T- Big sweet grapefruit/ tangerine hops blend nicely with caramel malt and wheat. Well balanced with the hops slightly dominating throughout.
M- Big sweet juicy hops everywhere with a thick malty body and a juicy sweet hop finish.

Overall- Was hoping for something decent here and was blown away! This is 1 of the best beers I've had this year!
To all the Gumballhead fans give this 1 a try!

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Photo of donniecuffs
4.84/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a nice hazy yellow/orange, with a surprisingly decent head, but spotty laciness into a weizen glass. Being from NJ, in the past I have been frequently annoyed by the fact that FF is usually the only home state brewery to get invited to beer festivals, as their year-round offerings, for the most part, are decidedly only slightly above average. I've usually chalked it up to the Sam Adams effect...e.g. Sam Adams is associated with Mass, as FF is associated with NJ. However, this beer has me slapping myself in the face. What an amazing bouquet. The question is not what is in the nose; it is what ISN'T in the nose. Grapefruit, banana, lime, apricot, honey, bubble gum, pixie stix, etc, along with some herbal/clove scents. It had the same effect on me like an enticing perfume on a beautiful woman...I couldn't wait to court it. After my first taste, I think the glass was empty exactly 2min later. This even shocked myself, as wheat beers aren't exactly my style of choice. The taste flirted with my palate from start to finish, unleashing all of the aforementioned flavors at various points, with a nice medium, relatively uncarbonated body. I think I drank four glasses in the blink of an eye. Very sessionable. With two good 'Exit' series beers in a row, I am now salivating over the prospect of more on the way. Thank you, FF.

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Photo of treehugger02010
4.81/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I bought a bottle of this at the Foodery in Philadelphia, PA. I poured it into a kind of flared pint glass, I guess.
A: The body is a cloudy dark yellow color. The head is huge, a bright white color, great retention, thin but sticky pretty lacing and small size bubbles. This is very carbonated.
S: The aromas are wheaty, piney, citrusy.
T: The flavors are earthy, pine and citrus.
M: The mouthfeel is crisp.
D: This is an excellent beer. Freakin great.
Don't drink and review.

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Photo of turnstile
4.8/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased from the Foodery in Philadelphia:

Appearance: Poured a cloudy, bright golden color with a one-inch foamy head which quickly disappeared for the most part. Stuck around the edges with little lacing.

Smell: Fresh fruit and spices. Strong apricot and orange peel - almost as if it were a fruit beer. Moderate clove aroma. The wheat is also strong, and there is a noticeable citrus hop scent.

Taste: Slightly sour on the tongue with some lemon notes. The bitterness is there from the added hops, but not nearly as bitter as I would have expected.

Mouthfeel: Very carbonated. A light-medium body.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. This is my favorite variety for the summer time, and this is surely one of the best I've ever tasted. There are some overly sweet American wheat beers, but this one delicately and successfully balances sweeter notes.

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Photo of drtth
4.72/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served in a standard nonic glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: The beer as served is a hazy yellow/light amber color with a ½" white head that slowly recedes to a small ring and light cover over the liquid, Sipping at first leaves rings and speckles of lacing which settle down into some nice but light patterns of lacing later on.

Smell: The aroma here is full of wheat and some malt, but it is the hops with their citrus and tangerine or orange zest that provide the first and dominant impression.

Taste: The flavor starts off with citrus hops (mild grapefruit and orange zest) and then the wheat with some modest sweetness comes into play. But throughout it is the hops taking the lead with wheat the supporting cast member, But throughout they are near equal partners.

Mouthfeel: The mouth feel is medium-bodied with moderate prickly carbonation. The finish is long and bitter but soft.

Drinkability: This is a really nice beer for drinking more than one on a summer evening. It is refreshing, very tasty, and I could easily drink more than one. I'll be going out looking for some bottles of this to drink soon. In some ways I think this is a more subtle beer than the Lagunitas Little Sumpin Sumpin that is the most similar beer I can think of. I'm going to be looking for a way to do a side by side on these two. At the moment (and based on fallible memory), I think I'd give this one a slight edge because the sweetness is in better balance.

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Photo of Seanibus
4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Lovely, fruity and complex. This is a beer that invites slow contemplation. Let it open in the glass and experience the way it changes with time and temperature.

Pours a hazy light golden, like apple juice (not the first time that this beer will show a lovely apple-like character). The head is robust, dense and bright white, with a torrent of carbonation from the pour. The aroma is fruity, with apricot, pineapple, and apple all over it. The flavor is sprightly and champagne-like, with apple, and pineapple overlying the slightly sour wheat malt, a delicious, acidic balance. The mouthfeel is bubbly and light, much like a champagne or light sparkling cider.

This is a very nice beer. I wish Flying Fish would make it a regular, or at least a summer seasonal. It would cut through the sticky, humid summers of South Jersey and Pennsylvania perfectly.

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Photo of jmalex
4.52/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice to see some special release stuff from a local brewery. After showing up to bars a day late for this multiple times, I finally get to try my bottle tonight.

APPEARANCE: Pours into my Ayinger weizen glass a somewhat hazy golden yellow. The head is bright white and starts at 3-fingers high before dropping gradually to a full, loose-bubbled cap.

SMELL: Immediately you're hit by a deep aroma of citrus and piny hops. But it's not too hard to go past them and find a sweet, clean base of fluffy wheat. No yeast esters to speak of; just a great blend of malt and hops.

TASTE: Wow, balance! Finally a beer that brings legitimacy to the American Wheat style. The malt really reminds me of the sweetness and fluffy qualities of German hefeweizens but obviously without the banana and clove esters. The hops are most prominent toward the front but lend their flavor throughout the entire taste. Really impressive.

MOUTHFEEL: Medium bodied and smooth. Well-above average for style with zero harshness. Carbonation is on the higher end which seems about right.

DRINKABILITY: It's the best American Wheat I've ever had. Shame on anyone for not finishing a whole bottle.

I'd heard good things but didn't expect this. Now I'm bemoaning the fact that this batch is the last of this beer forever. I guess I need to stock up.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #33 (Oct 2009):

Oh yeah, brothers and sisters, this is a style, sub-style or whichever it may be, that we wish would get much more attention ... the Hoppy American Wheat.

Unrefined raw appearance, small floaties swirl and dance as the carbonation pushes them around the cloudy golden liquid. The head retention is nothing less than spectacular. Big orangey burst in the nose, smells of freshly broken up clementines with a sprig or two of spearmint. From first sip, the lush, bottle-conditioned, smooth body wraps itself around the tongue. Light bready and doughy biscuit flavors from start to finish; wheat comes off with a hint of spice and the yeast tone is a bit nutty but stays neutral for the most part. While the hop bitterness is not massive, the flavor does get a bit vicious on the taste buds with a pummeling of orange skin, mint leaves, green pepper and black tea. In the midst of the hop chaos is an injection of spicy pepper and tropical fruit from the alcohol. All of this, and it wields a relatively clean finish.

Yet again, we run into one of these "limited release" beers and wish it would have gone straight to the year-round lineup.

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Photo of thecarster1
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a- 750ml capped bottle poured into a small pint glass, one finger head that faded to a swirl of lace with a ring around the glass, hazy honey gold coloring.

s- tangerine, citrus, slight wheat, very clean, sweet figs/apricots, not sure i've smelled a beer like this before.

t- fruity off the bat - tart peach, tangerine, green apple, finish is wonderfully dry, slightly tart, some lingering bitterness, this beer is top notch.

m- light, bubbly, effervescent.

d- wonderful, i've never had a beer like this before, and i would and will definately buy this again, i paired this with the appetizer course of thanksgiving. it went so well with all the offerings, ranging from sharp cheeses to brie to dried figs, the lightness of this beer was the perfect starter to this meal, a delicious flying fish beer for sure!

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Photo of MikeRa
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Here is what I can say of this limited edition beer:

A: It's a mix of a Golden Pale and a Blonde beer, with a 1" head when poured.

S: It has a sweet lemon and citrus smell.

T: It has a unique tast of freshly squeezed lemons and citrus, with not bitter taste at all.

M: It has a nice crisp mouthfeel.

D: This is beer, that if it was availible all the time, that I will drink again.

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Photo of dacrza1
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Situation: recovering my senses after Jerilyn and Rob's wedding weekend--cheers!
Glassware: Koenig wheat...
Appearance: Hazy golden body supports an equally hazy, bubbly off-white head-handosme...
Aroma: Tremendously aromatic bouquet of alchemized hops, as the bottle proclaims; the clever merge of Northwest and English hops provides a delightfuly softened citrus fruit aroma when wedded with the wheat...
Palate: confident, strong yet smooth body in a wheat ale...the wheat softens the approaching crunch that never hits, like a wave that breaks well before shore...
Taste: genuine citric crispness that holds its alcohol well within its body--the hops are balanced nicely within a wheat pillow case, but flavor is definitely available on the teeth and tongue...
Overall: A birthday gift handpicked by mother-in-law--and what a gift! I applaud Flying Fish for their (somewhat politically maligned) attempt to pay homage to NJ's distinguishing features...the big bottle affords a big yet respectable taste...if only Jersey traffic were this smooth and enjoyable...

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Photo of yourefragile
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle

Hazy golden orange color with a small white head that fades to at thin cap with little lacing. Amazing aroma, reminds me of two hearted at first, lots of citrus, grapefruit in particular, hops and a faint yeasty wheat beer background. Flavor is exceptional grapefruit and other citrus sweetness blended with clove and banana wheat flavors. Medium body with very high carbonation makes the beer very sharp and clean on the tongue. Overall very nice balance of sweet and hops, not quite gumballhead but first "great" beer I've had from Flying Fish lately. Definitely seek out.

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Photo of koopa
4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Copper Mine Pub which is a great establishment.

Appearance: Lemony blond. Cloudy with a 2 finger white crown that rapidly dissapates and leaves some lacing.

Smell: Loads of citrus and floral hops. Grass, hay, lemon, and wheat.

Taste: Wow this is really tasty. Loads of hops and wheat here. I'm getting pungent citrus notes but really powerful wheat.

Mouthfeel: Really nice med-light body with perfect carbonation.

Drinkability: Nice and high!

Once I tried this one, it became my drink of choice for the remainder of the evening. Get it if you can! It's a very hoppy wheat beer. Along the lines of Gumballhead from FFF's, but a touch less sweet and utilizing a different hop profile.

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Photo of magnj
4.42/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - Pale yellow with a frothy 1 finger white head. Quite a few bubbles rising from the bottom, a bit of sediment visible in the glass, I assume it's bottle conditioned.

s - Nice bouquet of American hops give off a mix of floral, pine, and citrus aromas. The malts smell sweat and the yeast bready.

t - Great hop flavors up front back up the smells of pine and grassy flowers. Not real citric which isn't surprising when you look at the group of hops involved. Malty sweetness and bready yeast come through toward the middle and it just rounds off at the end leaving a very pleasing fresh hop taste on the tongue as it ends towards dry.

m/d - Well carbed, light body that is only a touch sweet. Easily drinkable and not over the top in ABV. This is really nice and refreshing, highly drinkable.

Great beer, one that should find it's way into the lineup permanently for the summer season.

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Photo of Deuane
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I attended the Royal Stumble at Nodding Head and low and behold Flying Fish decided to bring this along as their featured beer!

A true hybrid brew with an American-style wheat beer base fermented with English ale yeast and hopped with Columbus, Palisade and Amarillo!

A-Hazy orange tinged golden yellow with a foamy white head that reduced to a thin cap and left nice coating lace.

S-Sharp citrus hops overlying a nice dose of biscuit malt.

T-Nice hop forward citrus pop with a lot of tangy aspects. Strong notes of tangerine and apricot. A mildly sweet biscuit malt backbone supporting. Even though I know this uses English yeast it had a hint of Belgian yeast spiciness.

M-Medium-light body, sharp and crisp with long lasting hop bitterness.

D-Would have been the Royal Stumble winner if things had gone my way! C and I drank as much of this as we could. A really nice, refreshing, hoppy, light summer drinker. Who cares if it doesn't fit neatly into any one style....it is damn tasty and to me that is all that matters!

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Photo of RedBrewer83
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass...

A: Gorgeous golden yellow slightly opaque body with a massive four finger stark white head that falls slowly in pockets leaving excellent lacing in its path. Second pour offers up another massive head that again lingers through the duration. Gorgeous appearance.

S: Faint citrus hops, very grassy and floral, slight sweetness on the front along with a little wheat.

T: Lemony wheat, crisp citrus grassy hops, ever so slightly sweet malt yet still dry on the finish and just a hint of clove. Very nice.

M: Light body, crisp and refreshingly dry on the finish. Very smooth on the palate.

D: In the summertime this bottle goes down without a thought. Crisp, refreshing, dry finish that keeps you coming back for more, faint lemon that keeps the mouth watering. Very nice overall. Really enjoyed this!

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.37/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Hefeweizen glass.
Pours a cloudy golden color (pale yellow without the bottom mixing in) Fluffy white heading Decent retention. Lots of chunky sediment in my glass.

Smell is surprisingly hoppy with a fresh lemony zest backing that up. A touch of spice also detected.

Taste is good a bit hoppier than I expected.More of the same from the aroma. Lemony zest smacks you in the mouth with a nice spicey backing that lingerie's on the tongue.

Mouth has excellent carbonation that foams up very nicely in the mouth after you swoosh it around a bit.Light bodied but heavy with flavor.

Drink is very good. Easy drinking beer that can be enjoyed any time of year. A must have around or at least try.

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Photo of ColForbinBC
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

750mL champagne bottle, poured into a 0.5L weizen glass

Pours a cloudy, golden color with a fluffy, bone white cap. A good amount of sticky lacing is left behind and a bevvy of bubbles push their way skyward.

The aroma is very bright and clean. Enticing. Spicy wheat, floral hops, and a light lemon and tangerine citrus.

The citrus comes through first, tangerines, grapefruit and lemons with the spicy wheat in tow. The finish is a tart bitterness, a combo of the yeast strain and the hops. Once again, very bright and clean. Not very complex, just a straightforward hoppy interpretation of the style.

The carbonation is probably a little high, it is a bit prickly, but its really close to being soft and supple. The finish is light, dry, and crisp with a slightly bitter flavor lingering.

I could easily session this on a hot summer day/night. I was drinking this while doing some grilling in 90+ degree heat and it was perfect. An excellent choice for this time of year.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first in the turnpike series and glad to be able to get a hold of it to say the least. Served chilled, this one was consumed on 09/21/2009.
The pour was nicely done. Rich golden amber in color with a huge head of white on top. Light cloudiness to it as well really capped it off quite nicely. Nice lacing down the sides fits the style perfectly. Aroma is hoppy, lights of lemon and light grassy notes abound here. Floral would be the optimal word though it did tend to stray off the path a touch and land itself in the lemon category a bit too much. Crisp, and very clean on the palate, much more refreshing and light then I thought it would be and that was a wonderful thing to behold. Rich notes of lemon and light grass, hints of wheat on the tongue and a nice hit of peach and pear on the finish,. Very dry finish as well with a light spicy note gracing the tongue.
Overall this was very nicely done. I was not totally sure what to expect out of this series but if this is any indication it is going to be great. I look forward to getting some more of this very soon.

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Photo of beerthulhu
4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy American Wheat.

A: Poured a lemon-blonde with a good clarity and a bright white spongey head upon the first pour that turned soapy for the remaining servings. The head fizzled out with a less then fair retention lasting less then a minute and failed to leave hardly a trace of lacing. Visible effervesce was strong and composed of large macro bubbles that feverishly rose doing its job in delivering a bright and strong aroma. Thankfull this was the only weak spot of the drink I thought and this beer only got stronger as it went along.

S: freshly squeezed wet lemons that delivered a sour old country time lemonade aroma. The hopping was citrusy with fresh wet pine notes as well a light dry lemon fragrance. A good dry wheat scent and pale grains was detected ever so slight beneath the bright and wet hopping but did give a nice dry backing that highlighted the hops.

T: The flavor was sharp vibrant fresh lemons dripping of wet citrus with a fresh whole wheat taste. The hopping was moderately strong but well rounded and never harsh, rather blending beautifully with the pale and wheat grains with a perfect balance. Sweet tart tangerines and a slight fruitiness of green apples could also be detected. The pale grains and wheat perfectly compliments just the right amount of hops to give this a incredible balance. While other beers try to OD you on the hops, this was designed to be the perfect balance in regards to the contribution of the grains and hops delivering a smooth and very quaffable character.

M: bright and sharp from the carbonation with a good crispness. A medium consistency with a nice edgy feel from the wheat and carbonation brings some texture. This sits incredibly well on the tongue leaving a faint tartness of lemons on the finishing swallow. If I hadn't been in such a hurry for the next sip I would of held this longer to enjoy.

D: Drinkability as well the flavor and mouthful was very good. The perfect blend and balance of grains and hops delivers a incredibly smooth experience that was crisp and will wow you on the way down. A very easily sessionable beer that I found gone before I got a chance to know. At 6.2% abv you hardly notice the alcohol and drinks like a fine crisp American wheat that goes down perfectly on a end of summer day. This is perhaps the first beer from NJ that should get recognition outside the region and finally puts NJ on the map along with their exit 4. Limited to only 1000 cases im guessing this wont last long. Worth an hour trip out of your way.

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Photo of BeerImmediately
4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pretty pour, just 1f of white head - strong carbonation was both visible and audible. Actually had some lacing, too, which I did not expect.

Light, fresh-squeezed lemon smell with touch of other fruit - maybe peach/apricot? Slight yeasty quality, too. Smell is inviting for summer.

Taste is righteous, too - huge scores for a pale wheat ale. The lemon citrus comes through well along with clementine orange, and just enough Pac-NW hop quality to keep it interesting. Fantasticly (sp?) pleasant aftertaste, which goes a long way in my book.

Zesty carbonation, but not too much to keep it from getting smooth points. Dry bite to accompany the fresh, lemon zest aftertaste.

The carbonation brings this down a notch, but not by much. Still quite drinkable, and had I not had strong IPA earlier, I'm sure I could have another bomber of this lovely APWA later.

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Photo of Proteus93
4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pale blonde, a little more so than straight up straw-coloured, Head formed about a perfect 2-fingers, with patchy lacing here and there.

S: Lemony! It has a big citrus hoppiness, most like lemon zest. In some ways, it kind of reminds me of the scent of something like Mr. Clean or other household detergent / cleaner that have that "citrus fresh" scent. It's a pleasant scent, but I can't help but make the connection.

T: Assertive lemon citrus and pine flavours, though not as pungent or bitter as they would be in an IPA or the like. They are still big, but generally smoother. The flavour added by the wheat sits on the sidelines... rather, it offers a base flavour for others to shine. It all works out quite well, I think, and offers a good example of the flavour profiles working in a pleasant harmony.

M + D: Crisp and refreshing, yet full of flavour. Body is nice and clean, and makes it very accessible and a joy to drink. They haven't felt the need to make it boozy or so large that it is a challenge to enjoy, which makes it even rather quaffable.

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Photo of jgasparine
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

A- This pale yellow beer poured cloudy, as expected, with about 1/2" of white foam on top. The head quickly receded, leaving no significant lacing behind. Lots of apparent carbonation here... occasionally you can see some yeast clusters bouncing around on the bubbles...onto the nose.

S- Lots of citrus on the nose- particularly orange and grapefruit. Lots of alpha-acids amongst these floral hops... beneath which lies a hint of bubblegum.

T- The tart and crisp wheat is right up front with those citrus hops... surprisingly, I'm finding that the hops are more restrained on the palate than I anticipated. Finishes clean and dry with some lingering hop bitterness.

M- Very light body... I expected more here... perhaps a bit of grittiness or creaminess that I get with other weisse beers. The carbonation is quite high as well- almost distracting.

D- Super drinkable. Very refreshing... and reasonably balanced (the nose seemed to indicate a hop bomb). Would drink this stuff on any nice summer day!

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Photo of NoLiberty
4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up at the Foodery in Philadelphia, fresh indeed.

App: Pours a smooth cloudy, pale yellow straw color. A small one finger head settles into a light cap with moderate lacing. A very refreshing and inviting looking beer even before tasting it. I dig the label too, and no shame in promoting the theme that drives the special series - I 95.

Aroma: Incredibly fresh and fruity, not too thick or strong as I was expecting. A strong fresh grape aroma followed by peach, slight pear and an undercurrent of fruity hops, reminiscent of a New Zealand strain. The wheat characteristics are light and not dominated by the standard wheat beer profile (banana, clove). Very nice.

Taste: The overwhelming upfront flavor is Concord grape, especially the grape skin. The flavor is hard to describe, but it has an almost artificial grape flavor that's super fresh, light, slightly biting and delicious. That flavor is followed by a light bitterness then a moderate wheat flavor, fruity hop follow through and a super clean finish with little lingering aftertaste. A nice full flavor that's not sweet or cloying, just fresh and complex.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with present but soft carbonation. Clean and crisp with slight lingering stickiness in the mouth.

Drinkability: The only thing not keeping me from drinking a lot of this beer is the limited release cost.

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Photo of Knapp85
4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a hazy looking golden brownish color with a fluffy white head on top that leaves a light scattered lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer is a grainy and hoppy, some refreshing citrus notes on the nose here. The taste is grainy upfront with some wheat flavors that quickly get kicked aside by the piney hops. This is a really interesting brew for sure. The mouthfeel of the beer was on the lighter side but had a nice tingly sensation to it. Overall I think this beer was really nice and fits right in with the rest in the series.

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Exit 11 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
4.16 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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