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:
435
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.83%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
126
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 435 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ssimpson89
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of harryhops
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tillmac62
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BBD 7/11/15. Pours a clear amber with a solid garnet cast. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention.

Somewhat light nose of toasted malt and hops (pine and grapefruit).

Heavy light body with a smooth texture. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent burst in the middle and a solid finely bubbled prickly finished.

Outstanding flavor profile. It is intense, fairly complex, and very well balanced. It's base is a solid biscuit with heavy caramel notes that are somewhat toasted. Over this is a mild bitterness which has hop flavor elements of pine, grapefruit and an herbal spicy character. The finish is a slow fade of hop flavor that becomes more spicy as it lingers.

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Photo of muchos
3.64/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rcatalano
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lobina
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

incredible beer in my IPA Spiegalau glass

pours a dark amber, burnt orange to the point of it being brown/red with a thick white head.

smells like an IPA, citrus hops galore. maybe a little bit of smoke/coffee as well.

taste is more malty and finishes bitter. some smoky pine to it.

goes down smooth and leaves a bitter aftertaste.

there is something about this beer i don't particularly like but i can't put my finger on it. it looks good, smells good and tastes good but leaves something to be desired. it isn't a bad beer by any means. not what i was

expecting when i read "hoppy red ale" because the taste is not very hoppy. maybe this beer is closer to a red/brown ale. reminds me of a hoppy red bitter ale.

edited: about 4 hours after my initial review on my 4th. the taste is pretty damn good and it goes down smooth. i would totally buy another 6er of this. it's no Nugget Nectar but it's good.

edited a few days later, again: im just finishing up my 6 pack and can't believe how good this is. the head doesn't subside and the taste is very good. goes down smooth and tastes great. the fact that is brewed within 40 miles of me makes it even better. i don't often buy the same beer twice (because i like trying out new beers) but this is worthy of another purchase.

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Photo of BIN29
4.35/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark Amber. Very small head, no lacing

S: Carmel, mild bread, malty and little citrus hops.

T: Light pine, orange, carmel.

F: Medium body, noticeable bitterness, lightly carbonated.

O: I hate Amber ales, especially the hoppy ones. I always dislike whatever ambers I try. This one was an extra from a trade. This is surprisingly balanced and flavorful.

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Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
2.64/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of WhitmansNiece
4.31/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Braz
3.83/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kevo19
4.14/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jw4free
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rkf1976
3.46/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Furley80
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Slatetank
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I tried this from the bottle poured chilled in a tulip.

The color is dark crimson with a thickly hazed appearance and thin off white head iwth fine bead and lace that sticks in spots. The smell has biscuit scented malt with toasted quality and hints of yeast with mild hop odor and light caramel smell. The feel is toasty with lightly hoppy and subtle yeast texture with mild alcohol and dry semi-bitter finish with medium body in general.

The taste is malt forward with slight toasted grain and mild yeast flavor which leads to an herbal and pine-like hop taste with a hint of citrus rind and very dry finish with subtle alcohol in the flavor warming toward the lingering bitter flavor. This is a decent ale with semi-dry and bitter quality with low hop flavor and moderately high alcohol for the style.

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Photo of George2744
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not quite an Exit 9..but glad to see its baby brother back

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

Photo of gratefulbeerhead
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jack_Frost79
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RobDB
3.69/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of PhillyNole
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Red Fish India Red Ale from Flying Fish Brewing Company
3.72 out of 5 based on 435 ratings.
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