HighlanderOne (1062) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 Poured from big bottle. Exit 16 - right by my house. Big hit of hops in aroma. Lighter color and clearer than most IPAs. Lots of hops, as expected - grapefruit and pine. Only notice the alcohol after swallowing. Rice adds to the balance very well. Finished well. Excellent.
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml into sam adams perfect pint. Pours a dark straw yellow with medium white head. Beautiful aroma of fruits, mangos in particular. rich body with excellent carbonation. Flavor of sweet malts and fruity hops. Very impressed with this IPA.
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden w thin white head... big citrus, not much malt... moderately lively, dry... citrusy... very excellent....
jtclockwork (10627) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose is citrus, tangerine, golden wheats and floral hops. Taste is citrus and dry hopped rice.
sloth (2624) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Made the mistake of drinking this after a real DIPA this afternoon, Moylans. The difference was AMAZING! Even my Glissade swillin buddys were in shock. Cute little light colored brew with some floral hop flavors and aromas and a genteel spicey bite in the finish. Not sure how FF can call this a DIPA? The Moylans made it look like a rookie play. Nice but a tad tame?? Oh well.
stef92 (127) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thes best yeat of the Exit series from Flying Fish. Deep amber color with thick lasting head. Malty and fruity aroma. Hoppy and slightly sweet fruity flavor. very well balanced and tasty. Definitely no Meadowlands swamp water in this stuff!
Mora2000 (5930) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting.
The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is resiny hops and not too much else. The flavor is more of the same. This is definitely a DIPA with an emphasis on resiny hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle Pours a clear light yellow with a good froathy white head. The head lasts well and produces excellent lacing. Has a good aroma of hops, I get grapefruit, pine and sweet fruits like pineapple. Has a good acrbonation. The mouthfeel is perfect. Has a good soft biiter flavor. Not too much but just right. The texture is a touch on the dry side. Has a great finsh with a smooth aftertaste. This is just plain one great beer.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Oak Tree in S. Plainfield NJ: A thick, fluffy white head sits atop a hazy golden brown beer. Citric hop aromas blend with notes of apricot and lemon. Grassy bitterness, notes of grapefruit pith and some lemon-lime qualities. Fairly dry. A solid beer, but lacks the fresh, juicy, resinous hop character I like in an IIPA.
dagimp (817) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Note: this rating is for the original release, not for the new beer brewed in the new brewery which isn’t nearly as good.
From a 750 into a snifter. Aroma is just outstanding... the best part of this beer and the best aroma Iâ€™ve smelled in an IPA .... probably ever. Itâ€™s of mango and papaya and flowers and pineapple... just awesome. Pours with an inch or so of fizzy head with disappears quickly leaving no lacing. Mouthfeel is very good, dry, tart but a tiny bit overcarbonated. It doesnâ€™t really detract from the beer but it is the one soft spot of this beer. Taste is just about as good as the smell. Includes all of those flavors and with some resin, pine and bitter hops. Very dry beer and not a bit sticky... different for this type of IIPA, but I like it a lot. If you can get you paws on a bottle of this, by all means do it. Youâ€™ll like it a lot!