maxwelldeux (2226) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very clear golden color with a slight white head. Nose is very hoppy with a lot of floral notes in there. Taste is much the same, but with a little bit of malty balance. Not bad.
reberiii (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well balanced for a Double IPA. Hoppy with citrus notes and a crisp finish. Does not taste like rice (duh)
ChiGuy68 (109) - Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a bottle. Pours with a lot of carbonation and a frothy initial head that faded rather quickly. Has a clear, light golden color. This wild rice IPA has a unique taste that I do enjoy.
pablo951 (150) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours well with a light but lasting head and a distinct light hop aroma. Light golden, pilsner like color. Very light taste at first with a strong hop finish. A very delicious beer!
PhillyCraft (1975) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Super fresh growler compliments of Bill, pours a glowing golden color, clearish. Very nice white medium had that didn’t last. Notes of creamy, buttery citra hops. Lots of tropical flavors, pine, malt, and citrus bitterness. So much better then I remember.
ThisWangsChung (448) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed 12/14/2012. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.
A: Pours a lighter straw color with fantastic clarity. This could easily be mistaken for a pilsner. The head is a two finger white color with nice retention. Quite a bit of lace is left on the glass, as well.
S: I notice a lot of pineapple, mango, apricot, pine, and coriander. Hell, I even pick up some of the wild rice used. Quite the impressive aroma in general. However, I can see how someone could pick up ’cat pee’ from the Citra hops - thankfully it all works quite well in this one.
T: THIS is the kind of IPA I like. Light, citrusy, crisp, and refreshing - without any overdone maltiness or hop harshness to spoil things. The citrusy character on this is particularly well done - chock full of mango, passion fruit, apricot, grapefruit, and guava. A slight ’green’ flavor comes through in the midtaste as well, but it’s hardly what I’d call "piny." Neither is it remotely bitter. Maybe it could use a little more complexity...when the few flavors it presents are so incredible, though, who really cares?
M: Completely bone dry and crisp, just as advertised. If the flavors weren’t so joyous to savor, this would go down spectacularly easy. Honestly, though, the ultra-dry finish somehow fits this beer. It’s one of those offerings that I like to keep swishing around in my mouth because I want to savor every last drop. The hop resins linger nicely without providing much bitterness.
O: I hardly ever go this high with my ratings. But this one I feel deserves it. The only other Flying Fish beer I had was the extremely meh Winter Reserve - so who would have ever thought they would come through with such a fantastic DIPA? In retrospect, $16 for a 6-pack is kind of a bargain, really.
sherm1016 (887) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, purchased at Pinocchio’s. Pours a bright yellow color with a white head. Aroma is lightly hoppy, citrus, pineapple. Medium to light on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, Cereal, hoppy, tropical fruit, some onion, with a light bitter finish. Interesting. The body is pretty light for the all the hops.
dogfishho (470) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 A solid DIPA but nothing spectacular. The rice is super obvious but otherwise the malt is nice and balanced against the hops. Both the aroma and flavor profile are dominated by the rice. It’s hard to get around, but the citra hops are nice too. Weird.
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GSH1976 (127) - Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear pale yellow much like a pilsner. In fact it looks just like many of the macros but that is where the similarities end. The aroma is grapefruit and pine as is to be expected considering the usage of chinook and citra hops. The body is medium and the finish is slightly dry. Overall it is crisp and refreshing and the alcohol is hidden extremely well considering the 8.2 ABV. This is not a very complex beer but still enjoyable.
downender (5191) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine Source, Baltimore. Golden with a decent, off-white head. Sweet aromas of mango, pineapple, spice and grains. Flavour began with some sweetness, more tropical fruit, rice, a touch of pine and dryish finish. Excellent.