Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,679
Ranked #14,779
3.95 | pDev: 9.62%
Jan 15, 2023
Mar 14, 2022
A light golden American Double IPA with aromatics of peach, mango and fresh squeezed orange. Flavors of peach, mild grapefruit and American Northwest hops. Generously hopped with Citra, Strata, Mosaic, and Azacca.
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Rated: 4.17 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jan 01, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by chicagoish from Pennsylvania

Nov 23, 2022
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Reviewed by burnstar from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a nice opaque orangish gold with a small head. Nice big smell of citrus and tropical fruit hops. Juicy NEIPA hop flavor up front. Some sweet malt through the middle and a nice bitter finish. A little spicy alcohol. Medium bodied and pretty drinkable for such an assertive beer. Nice double NEIPA.
Nov 18, 2022
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Reviewed by dbl_delta from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Undated (WTF) can into pint glass. Pours a hazy medium gold with a brief off-white head. Initial impression is grapefruit, orange, pineapple, and mango, with a nice caramel backbone. Mouthfeel is somewhat soft, but clean. Finish fades to a lingering sweetness. Overall, I think this is a pretty decent DIPA.
Sep 14, 2022
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

3.27/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: on first pour i check the label, not noted as a 'neipa or hazy ipa' but definitely hazy, thick/dense looking, head presents 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to a ring on glass sides.

Smell is grapefruit pith, limited/no malt, maybe some mixed tropicals, limited mango as noted on the can; a bit thin.

Taste is also quite pithy, thin in malt offering, limited hop depth and tastes more like a strong session ipa; again expecting a DIPA this is disappointing, especially from Flying Fish.

Mouthfeel is low carbonation, awkward sweetness and bitterness that does not linger well.

Overall a disappointing selection - not advertised as hazy/neipa but presents as such and appears to want to be in that style; flavor is thin, limited malt, overpowering pithiness and awkward biting/sharp hop character but not from bitterness.
Sep 09, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Flying Fish Brewing Co. "Dually"
12 fl. oz. can coded "07/16/22" and sampled on 05/30/22
$1.79 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: I've just sampled their Citra pale ale so I might as well move onto the Dually. What is it? It's a double IPA at 8% but that's all there is on the label except for a line drawing of what looks like an automobile tire. I can't figure out what that means. Let's taste it then... it's poured a very hazy golden body beneath a short head of white foam. Plenty of fine bubbles can be seen rising steadily below. The aroma is a little peach-like, a little-berry-like, and a slight bit citrusy. It has just about as much hop aroma as their Citra pale ale did, and maybe even less. That's disappointing. Hahaha! I just noticed that the label reads "BOLD AROMA"! Now that's hilarious. The flavor follows. Now I know that double IPAs generally have less hop aroma than standard IPAs but this has even less than their own pale ale, and there's not a whole lot of hop flavor going on either. The malt is wheaty, and I'm pretty sure there's some oats in there as well but they're not completely clear and it's not a very malty beer anyway. I think the flavor is hindered overall because the body is fairly thin, at least for a double IPA, and there's not a whole lot of malt for the hop acids to hold on to. It comes across as a kind of session IPA except that there's some real strength to it. I really liked the subtle berry-like note in the aroma but that's nowhere to be found, and the peach is being shouldered out of the way by the now stronger citrus character (lemon, orange). I'm finding some apricot, pine, and a light touch of grapefruit. It doesn't seem bitter but neither is it sweet, and it seems a bit edgy. Is that "hop bite", or is it just a rough bitterness? Is it alcohol, or perhaps a combination? Regardless, it's not smooth. In the mouth it's medium-light in body and gently crisp - there, at least, it's quite smooth. The head held up fairly well and I still have a solid, creamy surface covering and it's left behind some pretty nice lacing. I'm thinking that the appearance is perhaps its best feature. Hmmmm... I'm trying to figure out how to sum it up and perhaps that last line is the best way to do so. I can see what they were going for, a kind of juicy NEIPA thing, but that's not what happened. This is a complete disaster, and I'm guessing that that comes from cutting corners. How do you get 8% out of it and it still comes out thin and lacking in malt flavor? Because you didn't use enough malt. The same goes for the hops. I can tell that there are some Mosaic hops in there, they're my favorite, but they're completely watered down. As a double IPA it's just lacking at every turn except for the appearance, and to be honest, even as a pale ale it wouldn't be that great.
Review #8,029
May 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Antg8989 from New Jersey

4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours gold with a slight haze. Aroma is grapefruit and a slightvtropical blend.Taste is grapefruit, slight pine and some tropical notes. Feel is medium carbonation and medium bodied. Overall it's a pretty decent DIPA, especially at its price point.
Mar 31, 2022
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Reviewed by rudiecantfail from Pennsylvania

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
12 ounce can poured into a pint glass. Best by 7/3/22, so really fresh.

L---Almost clear, bright gold color. Fluffy white head faded slowly and left very nice lacing.

S---Hoppy, some pine and strong citrus notes.

T---Strong hops. Fruity, citrus and light pine.

F---Medium body with ample carbonation.

O---A pretty good one from a well liked local (regional) brewery.
Mar 29, 2022
Rated: 3.97 by Curt3 from Ohio

Mar 22, 2022
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Reviewed by JohnniEMc from Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A duo of twelve ounce cans have been emptied into a clear glass liter mug. A foamy white head looms a little larger than normal, but it doesn't have tight bubbles and it recedes quickly. The scant lacing it leaves inside the glass is irregular. The color of the brew is a semi-opaque and dull golden amber. The hop smell is dank, earthy and a little piney, muted in a New England style IPA. There's not much malt for the nose to pick up. The taste brings a nice combination of hop flavors, but the nose was right about the malt. There's very little of it to taste and that makes this seem incomplete and it hurts the mouthfeel. Initially, the hops do seem muted, but they transition to wonderfully biting at the dry finish. There's an aspect of pine and citrus, but it's not dank and only slightly resinous. For such a thin body, this does a good job of keeping the ABV at a pleasant taste level. This isn't bad and hop heads should like it, much. Those that like Imperial IPAs with some malt body and taste counterbalance will have to drink something else.
Mar 20, 2022
Dually from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 11 ratings