JFGrind (1842) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flying Fish beers run the spectrum from light to dark. A good ’lawn-mower’ beer.
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, with very tiny suspended particles, super light gold. Thin foamy white head. Light carbonation. Zesty wheat aroma laced with spicy/floral hops. Crisp and refreshing. A bit husky in the base malt flavor, with traces of Belgian malt flavor, but more than tolerable and it dissipates quickly. Clean and relatively dry. Wheaty with a nice snappy bite to it. Spicy hop flavor and lingering aftertaste. Light to medium body. Nicely balanced with evident Goldings notes. Finishes a bit sweeter and slightly more floral in the hop aroma and flavor. A Belgian style brew, hardly. More like a very tasty hopheads American Wheat. Thanks to jca_lbi for the sample.
jcalbi (378) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2002 Edition: It seems a little darker and a tad sweeter than last year’s version. This years edition has a little more body (which is welcomed IMHO).
2001 Edition: Nice mid summer beer. Thirst quenching, moderately hoppy. Golden yellow with a slight hazy appearance. Just a nice summertime, on the backporch, sunset kind of beer.
coldandhot99 (18) - Abingdon, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great golden color with rich head. Had a little more bitterness than I like. Overall, not a bad beer.
Drinkingdan (371) - East Norriton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2002
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light but great served extra cold on tap.
Aubrey (3431) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 9, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly hazy; creamy golden yellow. Crisp, clean and fresh. Light, yet flavorful and interesting. A good ’summer’ or ’lawnmower’ beer... but it’s a little bit more. Finishes somewhat dry, and has a nice aftertaste: delicately hoppy and sweet, some bitterness. Interesting yeast aroma. Pretty quaffable.
obxdude10 (2031) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2001
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2003 An average beer but pretty decent to enjoy the hot months of the year, some thin & bland flavors though
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2001
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I actually thought this beer had too much going on for it to be an enjoyable summer beer. Had it down on the boardwalk, and kinda wished I had ordered something else. This is probably very good with food, but as a summer beer, this is not my cup of tea (or pint of beer).
ancherrera (162) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very light, good tasting beer, but not worth the price in my opinion.
booyaatribe (453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2001
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a big fan of summer ales,
but this one seems quite solid.