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You are holding the inaugural release in a multi-year brewing experiment-to brew a series of beers as diverse as the great state of New Jersey. Our theme is the state-long artery that connects us. Each beer will focus on the unique aspect of an individual exit, whether an ingredient or event. The journey begins at Exit 4- right up the street from the Flying Fish brewery. As one of the first craft brewers to embrace Belgian-style beers, we’ve chosen to start with a Belgian trippel, finished with plenty of American hops. Note the hazy golden hue and the aroma of citrus with hints of banana and clove. Then taste the Belgian malt flavors and a subdued bitterness in the finish. Bottle conditioned, this beer will develop as it ages. Enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angrypirate06 (1387) - Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye. Hazy gold pour with a foamy white head. Nose is honey, wheat, clove, white pepper. Flavor is wheat, honey, and orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2009
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, yellow pour with white foam, light grassy fruit aromas, flavors of citrus bright fruits and clover, bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - DEC 9, 2009
Poured hazy golden yellow, little citrus, little bannana, little grainy, quick soapy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2227) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours a lighter golden color with a medium sized creamy white head. Notes of plastic, chocolate, various citrus fruits, and lemon pound cake. Foamy thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a large white head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of candi sugar and dry fruit with a tinge of alcohol. Taste is dry with grain and wheat, decently hoppy and some pear. Dry and fizzy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3828) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Lots of spice with first sip. Banana. Gets better as you drink and flavors mellow. Spice lays down and fruit comes out. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2009
Poured from a 750. Murky and dark yellow, nose of gum cloves and bananas. Damn sweet and not very good. Citrus almost saves it, but not quite. Not a fan.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (5603) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2009
GABF 2009. Cloudy hefe looking yellow. Citrus, bumblegum, banana & clove aromas. Taste was bubblegum fruitiness, hefe like banana & cloves. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillWyce (698) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2009
Poured a cloudy blonde color with a big creamy head. Aromas of pepper and citrus, with some banana as it warms. Palate is somewhat fizzy, yet a touch thick at the same time. Tastes of banana and caramel with a little hop note underneath. Banana becomes more apparant as it warms.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dagimp (698) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2011 From a 750ml into a flying fish snifter. Pours a reddish copper color with a finger or two of head and little to no lacing. Aroma is really, really nice; bubblegum with yeast and alcohol. Mouthfeel is also very good; medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation. Taste is of banana, clove, alcohol, yeast and above all, hops. Unfortunately, the hops are bitter instead of flavorful. There really isn’t any pine, citrus or floral taste to the hops... just a biting bitterness. That’s the only negative about this beer. If FF could fix this and turn the hops into floral hops, we’d have an amazing beer. Still worth a sip if you can find it. Update 3-27-11: Got a 12oz bottle of this at Dallesandros steaks. The hop problem I mentioned above was fixed. Nice floral hops with some grapefruit. Overall a good solid beer although it’s more like a Belgian IPA with all those hops!

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