VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
My bottle is about 14 months old, but was stored well in a dark indoor location, so I think it did nicely. The label says "WILD RICE" in big letters, but it smells and tastes like a typical quality IPA to me, particularly in the abundance of citrus. Very attractive hazy gold color. Drinks incredibly smoothly for a DIPA. Really like this one. Next time I’m in Jersey I’m going to need to buy more.
coyforce (621) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid brew. Flavor is hoppy and sweet. Pour is a nice yellow color with a thin white head. Aftertaste is light grains.
hfmejias (930) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, golden, nice white head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts and citrus fruits, some pine in there too. Taste of caramel with a very nice hoppiness and citrus notes, dry, clean finish. Great DIPA, enjoying the heck out of this one.
njnut (334) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured in pint glass on draft. Aroma was a nice balance of malt and citrus. The taste also was balanced between the two without being a citrus blast. Carmel and some nuttiness with citrus and some pine in the finish. Glasses came with some white head that did not last long. Med body, med co2. Refreshing and enjoyable.
daknole (10103) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazed gold pour, soapy white head. Aroma is perfumey and tropical fruit, some earthy hops. Flavor is quite unique and tasty. Loads of tropical fruit, citrus, kumquats, herbal. Badass.
revolution2718 (322) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours yellow with a finger o head. Nose is lemon, citrus, grassy, pine. Taste is very citrus, fruity, some hop taste, balanced, grapefruit skin on the finish. Very light and drinkable. Ugly, but all around taste and drink ability are good.
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UM02 (328) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting DIPA. The rice gives the body a lightness without being watery and the hop flavour comes a bit later from mid to finish. The strong alcohol is not perceptible. I love the hoppiness but the malt taste while decent is not fantastic. Kudos to flying fish for trying something different and still making a pretty good beer using rice unlike the more famous and barely drinkable example of a rice beer.
callmemickey (3422) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden body, medium to thin white head, sparse lacing. Clean tangerine and pine with a nice dry pale malt base. Medium bodied with moderate to assertive carbonation, lively bitterness and dry finish.
deaconmike (417) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Crystal clear pale gold with a soapy white head. Very fragrant aroma - citrus, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Taste is similar - plenty of hops mellowed by caramel malts. Dry, clean, bitter aftertaste. Medium body, nice crisp carbonation. Overall, a nice DIPA.
johnbuck100 (247) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle - i forget where from. they say the rice helps to ferment dry, and while i have no idea, i am all in. a very nice, extremely dry, very hoppy. clean clear taste. I am usually not a flying fish fan, but I recommend this to others who may feel the same way. the best flying fish offering I have had. recommended.