Red Fish India Red Ale | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Red Fish India Red AleRed Fish India Red Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rfgetz on 02-06-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
441
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.56%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
129
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 441 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of rderedin
3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anthony-s
3.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.34/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a dark red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated at a nice pace. Messy lace. The aroma starts with some nuts and malts. Then some citrus and piney hops contact the rest of the aromatics nicely. The flavor leans sweet through a blend of the previously mentioned aromas. Rugged malty aftertaste with the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonated fine, it moves pretty well across my tongue. Overall, decent amber ale that I could come back to.

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

Photo of JeffKowalek
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KLHBB
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gcamparone
3.8/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a very red, clear body with a nice frothy white head that leaves plenty of lacing and retention.

Aromas of floral hops, lightly sweet caramel, grassy. On the tongue is grassy wet hops, pine, floral and lightly citrusy, lightly sweet caramel and pale malt. Finishes lightly bitter and resinous. Medium mouthfeel and body.

A standard red ale with a good hop presence.

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Photo of BeerBeast
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Fairly clear orange tinted brown color with an off white head. Nice scent of slightly citric hops and malt background. Good flavor reminding me of an APA with a malt center and slight hop bite with some lingering bitterness. Low to medium carbonation and a coating mouthfeel.

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Photo of wattie83
3.96/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dface
2.83/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ffshore545
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the least red red ales I've ever had; really more of a murky brown, with not much of a head.

Smells nice, though: like an old school imperial pale. Very sharp, American hops and tea-like malt. No syrupiness in the malt, which is good, but the beer's malt fruitiness is unusually bright for a beer as heavily hopped as this. I like it quite a bit after a while, but at first it was a little strange.

Tastes like an old school, strong-ish IPA up front, tea in the middle, and then fruit and hay in the back. It's aged a bit, but the label says it doesn't expire for a couple of weeks. The age, I feel, is a benefit, although some may be turned off by the nontraditional, thick fruitiness of the malt.

The flavor is crisp and body is lively and so this is very drinkable for a beer of its strength. I'm not 100% sure what they were going for, stylistically, but this is nonetheless an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of ccrida
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a snappy IRA where the bright hops really lighten the malt and bring out the brightness of the caramel and toffee without coming off as some heavy, muddy mess. Well integrated and smooth, it's one of the better IRAs I've had (my fav being the Stone Pataskala Red X IPA). Well not quite as "west coast style" in the hops, it's still aggressive, but with an herbal tinge.

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Photo of trdtercel92
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rdc67
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smcolw
3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark amber color and crystal clear. Lasting, foamy head. Great ring lace.

My first impression of the smell is of floral hop. The second impression reminds me of freshly cut weeds but in a positive way. The malt is way in the background.

The hop is stronger and more bittering in the taste. The malt base is also far more present with a strong, dark toast flavor. Fuller body with a decent level of carbonation. Short aftertaste but well balanced.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdhilt
3.41/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a two-fingered white head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Crystal clear amber color - no red. Moderate pine hop nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied and flavor is pine hops, hints of sweetness with malt mostly hidden, slight bitter aftertaste. Gift - 12oz bottle.

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Photo of MJSFS
3.42/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Timtac
3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.07/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of TimberSwanson
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Red Fish India Red Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 441 ratings.
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