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RATINGS: 316   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.83   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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An original American pale ale, our XPA highlights the subtle, sophisticated flavors and aromas of our Midwestern two-row malt and imported aromatic and Munich malts. Washington-grown Mt. Hood and Fuggles hops create an extremely balanced beer with a beautiful straw color.

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2010
The aroma is a bit biscuity with hints of soap, fruit, and funk. The appearance is pale gold with a foamy head. The taste is like the aroma with both good malts and not so good ones. The hops are there but the bitterness is odd. The palate is thin. I like only the biscuit taste not much else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
slowrunner77 (6084) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
"another average offering - nothing bad. nothing stands out. a little cereal malt, a little sweet, and a bit of floral and bittering hops, but not very aromatic."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (3077) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 1, 2014
I’m not sure why this has such poor ratings. I thought it was a better than average pale ale with a good floral aroma, some spicy sweet hops bite and a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dacrza (542) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2014
DATE TASTED: May 4, 2014... GLASSWARE: Howard’s Pub pint... OCCASION: toilet--replaced; lawn--cut; bathroom--painted = beer time!... APPEARANCE: creamy white head that attractively flairs; dark golden straw-colored, evenly effervescent body; drains evenly... AROMA: vibrant citric (mostly orange with some melon and pear as well) and floral notes with some light caramel malts--accessible and intriguing... PALATE: soft, lagerish body,, equally creamy and thinly taut--sessionable and perfectly at home...TASTE: Flying Fish continues to leave me a happy consumer, as this pale ale a strong profile fits within the genre well and yet is memorable enough to e sought again--maybe not at the bottle shop, but in a restaurant or bar...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzzler67 (1526) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Clear yellow appearance with a small white head and light lacing. Subtle biscuit-like aroma with some herbal hops in the background. Flavor of toasted malts with a modest amount of spicy, herbal hops. Medium to light bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel and an average length finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nejhleader (1264) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Faint caramel malt aroma. Taste is a plain mild hops with a bit if a grass malt taste. Nothing special.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MtnMan3155 (13) - - OCT 10, 2014
A pretty mild-mannered pale ale. Goes down easy, not overly hoppy or piney. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trapped (891) - New York City, TURKEY - JUN 9, 2014
Drought. Rich yellow with whitish small foamy head, doughy aroma, low carbonation, slightly bitter taste with hoppy flavor, abrupt finish. Not very remarkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
retinadoc (123) - - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle. Muted nose. Average carbonation. Straw yellow color - not my favorite. All beer flavors are mild and muted. No off-odors or flavors. Pleasant, but definitely not one I’d buy in the future.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Godofthecellar (677) - NYC, New York, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Draft at zin burger Poured hazy yellow with thin layer of head. Wel . Balanced hop profile, easy drinker

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bkurtz (866) - PERU - AUG 30, 2014
Pours an almost clear golden yellow with a fluffy head. Some peach aroma. Taste has some bitterness with a dry finish. A bit too bitter to be a refreshing summer ale.

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