keanex (1695) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
No bottling date, but this is less than a month old, first batch of the new 12 ounce release.
A: The body of Exit 16 resembles a macro or a pale ale, anything but what Iím used to in seeing an imperial IPA. The body is a clear pale straw color with a small white head, a good amount of carbonation activity is in the body but it does nothing for the head. This looks like a pilsener more than an IIPA.
S: Very tropical aroma of mangoes, pinapple, and tangerines with just a hint of pine in the background. Great aroma here with good strength.
T: This beer is definitely lighter than most East coast IIPAs that Iíve had and the rice is the reason why. A moderately bitter pine from the hops goes through from the start to finish getting a tad spicy by the end and a nice underlying sweetness and fruitiness of tangerines is throughout.
M: Near light bodied, but sits at a medium body with a good amount of carbonation.
O: Iím not exactly sure how I feel about this, on one hand this is exactly what Flying Fish was going for, a lighter IIPA in every way. On the other hand I feel like the beer has lost some soul as itís a bit too thin in many ways. This is still a good beer though and a nice addition to the year round line-up.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ.
Pours a hazy, dark golden yellow color with a half finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. †Spotty lacing left behind.
Earthy yet sweet aroma with resinous, grassy hops along with sweet citrus and pale malts. †Floral pine needle followed by grapefruit, lemon rind, pineapple ,biscuit and grainy graham cracker malt. †Nice hop presence in the nose but itís slightly muted†by the cask.
Medium bodied with delicate carbonation and a dank, resinous hop flavor up front that provides a lot of dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter fruit notes and pale malts into a dry finish. †Piny and floral with earthy grass followed by citrus fruit, mostly lemon, grapefruit and subtle tropical fruit notes. †Pale biscuit malt backbone providing subtle balance without getting in the way of hops. †Boozy heat toward the finish. †Nicely balanced and pretty drinkable.
NikkTwist (2399) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Monks. Golden yellow pour with a big fizzy head. Higher ABV is not hidden. Gently full and dry. Lemon zest. Sake. Stronger hop bite than weak IPAs, but weak compared to better double IPAs.
raphael (1114) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Tap at OBF. Woodsy hops with caramel and black pepper. Amber with off white head. Aromatic in the mouth. Flavors of resin, some spice, caramel--just enough to be assertive and balanced.
bhensonb (13507) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at OBF. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma seems fruit/resin/floral. Med body. Flavor seems to match aroma and thereís a firm caramel backbone. This is very NW style. Extremely tasty.
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wild Rice Double IPA is the fourth beer in the series. I currently have the second beer in the series waiting in the wings but thatís another day. This IPA was brewed with Wild Rice, White Rice, and Organic Brown rice. You donít see that mixture every day. So I was really looking forward to see how the rice would change the beer.
Exit 16 pours a cloudy golden color. In the picture it looks more orangish but itís definitely lighter. Thanks IPhone. Two finger fluffy white head is poured with minimal lacing and retention.
Smell is nice and fruity. Tropical fruits explode up front. Mangos and pineapple with some citrus thrown in. Piney and grassy hops mix in well with the fruit. Thereís a trace of some spice thrown in. Could this be the rice?
Pale malt and fruity goodness is what the taste is all about. Once again the tropical fruits are there and are the star of the show. Small amount of piney hops, not as much as in the aroma. In the end the spice shows up mixed in with a tad bit of alcohol. Nothing to get in the way but itís there.
Mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Dry, sticky, and nice carbonated and a joy to drink.
swoopjones (7021) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared with Rudolf. golden orange pour, orange juice & zest, sweet toffee malts, declining piney notes, mango. Losing its bitterness, its at least a yr old, Balanced with nice flavors. Nice
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at GABF 2011. Hazy yellowish-orange pour. Grapefruit mostly with some piney hops. Surprisingly balanced with light citrus hops. Very good even if it does not seem "imperial".
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of citrus, lemon and grapefruit with a hint of pine. Pours chunky and yellow. Tastes of bitter lemon zest, pune notes and a grainy feel. Sits thick and dry in the mouth like a good IPA. No alcohol taste whatsoever.
superspak (4218) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle into tulip, no bottle date. Pours slightly cloudy and hazy golden amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with nice retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. A decent amount of lacing sticks to the glass as well. Aromas of huge orange, grapefruit, lemon, pine, caramel, tropical fruit, and spices. Some awesome IPA aromas here with good strength and balance. Taste of huge orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, caramel, and a bit of spices. Wow, so much well balanced and hoppy flavor. A bit of lingering bitterness on the finish with caramel, citrus, and pine notes. Fantastically well balanced with perfect contrast between bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied. A nice and fairly creamy mouthfeel as well. Super smooth and easy to drink for being 8.2%. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall, an outstanding DIPA, and my first from Flying Fish. I guess the rice lightened up the body a bit and made this fantastic.