Bilk (16) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the bottle, poured a tea color with a large head. The brewer calls it assertively hopped, I would have to agree, but assertiveness is not necessarily a good thing in this case. Not a bad beer but way too hoppy for this old man. I look forward to the next release.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Some lacing left on the glass. Aromas of floral hops, citrus, and some fruitiness. Tastes of citrus, floral hops, pine, the same lighter fruitiness, and a lighter toastiness.
closey22 (573) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small aroma(served too cold); flavor is mainly hoppy with some hints of something,Thick chewy palate; Finishes long and strong but all hops. Don’t get me wrong, I love hops, but, was hoping for something more in the flavor from the exit series.
TheEpeeist (3049) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear amber with tiny bits in suspension and a pillowy bone head. Nose is cat, dough and onion grass. Slick and resiny medium body with a tingle. Taste is orange, pineapple, toffee and spruce. Not a fan of the aroma hops here but still a very good hoppy strong ale.
drtth (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice russet color with great head. Aroma filled with malt, pine and citrus. Flavors include malt, pine citrus zest and some tropical fruits. Creates a creamy smooth feeling in the mouth and the after taste is piny, long, dry and bitter.
A vier good beer, bordering on great.
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a good amount of head. Strong sweet hoppy malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Jesterdeal (1468) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2011
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma is hop-strong with grapefruit and cloves. Beautiful shade of iced-tea with a medium head. Taste is well balanced with yeast up front and aroma hops towards the end. Feels soft in the mouth. This is the best flying fish has put out yet.
Steeeve (326) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a muddy medium amber with a thin white head. Am I the only one who thought this would be red? But I digress. Huge hop aroma. Really in-your-face pine and citrus stuff, with a sweet, subtle fruitiness. Taste is a hop head’s wet dream. I felt a little twitch downstairs when I sipped this. The Centennial and Citra hops really stand out in the flavor, while the Amarillo and Chinook give it a clean but stiff bitterness. Long bitter finish. Palate is crisp and lighter than the ABV would indicate. Another fantastic brew from the Exit series. Kinda makes you wonder why they dont just get rid of their regular lineup and make these babies year round instead. Between this and Exits 4 and 13, I would definitely buy a lot more Flying Fish.
pineypower (2306) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out an attractive reddish color with a foamy off white bubbly head. Aroma is of citrus hops and light fruit. Taste is up front resiny citrus and pine hops. Burnt sugar, toaste malts, caramel round things out while an ever so slight amount of alcohol creeps in there also. Finish is hoppy with some of the lingering caramel in there also. Another winner from the exit series. FF needs to remember these recipes and do away with stuff like Xtra Pale or Hopfish.
DocLock (7198) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750 red wax bottle from Capone’s. Paired with tacos, unfortunately not the tuna variety. Pours hazy deep coppery with ruby hints and a 1-f white off-white head. Nose is huge resiny floral hops, caramelk malt, tropical fruit. Tastes rich, very resiny hoppy, with a huge caramel malt bill, floral and peppery notes, some grapefruit and tangerine, and a smooth, intense IBU-laden finish. Reminds me of Otto’s Double D, only this one may be even a bit hoppier and maltier. Bravo.