Sunday, May 5, 2013

Review: Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA

Flying Fish Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA
8.2% ABV
Flying Fish Brewing Co., Somerdale, NJ
12 oz btl
Served in Duvel tulip glass
Date on bottle:Best by 7/6/13
Reviewed on 4/7/13

This IPA pours a pale, slightly hazy golden color with a thin bubbly white head.  Mild lacing.  Nice carbonation evident.

Smell consists of hops, grapefruit, slight orange, slight lemon, pine, mild malt, some mango.  Quite fruity.

Taste consists of dry, slightly bitter hops, abundant citrus with notes of grapefruit, mango, orange, lemon, perhaps, a hint of grape, hint of pine, touch of malt, wheat.

Mouthfeel is fairly smooth and dry with good fruity crispness on the palate.

Overall, this is a good, fruity IPA that is a decent mixture of sorts of a hoppy IPA and a fruity summer beer such as a DFH Festina Peche.   Not sure if I'd like this on a regular basis, but it presents a nice crisp alternative to a standard IPA (if you need one--do you?  I usually don't.) on bright, sunny spring and summer days.  A wide range of citrus flavors, with some nice wine/champagne like dryness.

My score: 91

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