jrodooo5 (1672) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 13, 2017 ThisWangsChung (836) - 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.
Smooth & tasty double ipa! Pretty orangish pour w/ a white head & some lacing. Aroma is robust w/ a variety of hops! The taste is also a mixed bag of hops but is actually refreshing & easy drinkable at 8+%. Well done! ffaoe (793) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2017
strong piney, resinous hop aromas, hints of citrus. golden and clear in color with nice long lasting head. hoppy with notes of pine, citrus, tropical fruit, underlying light caramel malt notes. Voodoo (668) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2017
Pours a clear golden with a pillowy white head which lingers......aroma is citrus and pine and malt.......taste very malty, slight citrus, bread dough, nice even bitter finish yet all very subtle and nothing dominating. Dacrza (981) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2017
DATA: January 22, 2017... OCCASION: finishing a weekend with another strong Flying Fish... GLASSWARE: Duvel tulip...pours a crystal clear golden body that sports a central, vicious swirl... a spongy, fuzzy half-finger head that smears to uneven swirls and billows... mango, tangerine, and pine are fresh and alluring... biscuit and cracker suggest balance... rather straightforward, and that is okay... purses the lips in bitterness, kicks the throat with some spiciness, and warms calmly... the flavor profile is tangerine, mango, pepper, pine and some phenol...light bread doesn’t interfere with the sharp bitterness... a clean, smooth double IPA that finishes with pleasant effervescence and maintains its strength with the feel of a dry chardonnay... nealblind (1867) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2017
very light yellow nice blanket of foam. aroma papaya lime. tastes simcoe pine malt one of the palest due to rice. very dry palate.
beerempire (4) - - DEC 24, 2016 does not count
Faint smell of pine. Clear golden color. Nice hop flavor with a lasting bitterness and warmth. Pretty good and different from most other double ipa’s. hershiser2 (3265) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2016
$3.99 bottle from Gilly’s. Pours a tiny bit hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is peach, grapefruit peel, pine, and some small caramel malts. Flavor is tangy up front: fruits, including grapefruit peel and lemon, followed by hints of floral hops and honey, then gets a bit heavier with pine. Not syrupy, like many DIPAs I’ve had. Not bad at all. Quite good, actually. TattooJack (518) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Poured from 3 bottles of of a mixed six, pours cloudy amber with a hint of orange and a few champagne bubbles at the start. Taste is spicy hops, some fruit, citrus, is the grittiness coming from the rice? great. Good and strong. AirForceHops (7243) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle with a best by date of 12/7/2016. Clear in color gold with slow steady carbonation. Aroma is similar to sake mixed with light pine and mild fruit. Vaiz (4460) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Interesting flavor; mango in the center followed by rice with a lightly piney, lingering bitterness. Bitterness is moderate to strong with a lasting effect. Body is medium with a decent mouthfeel. I definitely appreciate the substitution of the yeast for the rice. Creative.
Bottle in Las Vegas. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, spicy and some sake. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and with citrus. Nice body.