Flying Fish Exit 4

Flying Fish Exit 4

Rated 3.355 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Flying Fish Brewing Company

Cherry Hill, NJ, United States

Style:  Abbey Tripel

9.5% Alcohol by Volume

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The Exit Series is a multi-year collection of extremely limited release beers celebrating the great state of New Jersey. Each beer will focus on the unique aspect of an individual exit, whether it's an ingredient, attitude or weird event. The releases won't follow a pattern, instead, they'll bounce around the state as the whim strikes us. For the first release, we chose Exit 4--right up the street from the Flying Fish brewery. Because we were one of the first craft brewers to embrace Belgian-style beers, we've chosen as our representative beer, a Belgian Tripel finished with plenty of American hops. This inspired Belgian-style Tripel has a hazy golden hue and the aroma of citrus with hints of banana and clove. Predominant Belgian malt flavors give way to a subdued bitterness in the finish. Bottle conditioned, this beer will develop as it ages. To find out more, head over to exitseries.com. http://www.flyingfish.com/whatsnew/

ID: 36564 Last updated 11 years ago Added to database 13 years ago

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Overall Rank7190
Overall Percentile86.1
Style Rank145 of 571
Style Percentile74.6
Lowest Score3.0
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.533
Weighted Score3.355
Standard Deviation0.280

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  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.5 9 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    12oz bottle -

    Aroma - perfumey hop character, spicy, light alcohol present with a slight tropical fruit angle

    Appearance - pale golden color, hazy, small dissipating white head, little to no retention.

    Mouthfeel - medium bodied, light carbonation...almost wish for a spritzier beverage

    Flavor - pine needles and caramel up front. Old juicy oranges, spices, some staw notes too. Surprisingly sweet thought the alcohol helps zap the malts somewhat. Tasty.

    Overall - Complex and tasty, a nice example of an above average tripel. Very flavorful and a single bottle won't break the bank.

  • CHOPZ 6500 reviews
    rated 3.7 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Purchased in a single at Total Wine on my trip to Vegas. Pours a slightly dirty (tiny particles) golden colour with a small amber hue. Nice creamy off-white head that stays long and gives chunky lacing. The aroma is busting with hop, fresh cascade maybe, making this one very American and not Belgium. Decent mouthfeel that is smooth, kind of creamy. Alcohol is very well-hidden as no burning is felt. The hop is much milder in the taste, well blended with the sweet malt. Notes of peaches and honey in the aftertaste. Reminds me more of a Imperial IPA than a Tripel (because of the amount of hop and not being cloudy).

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Another beer sent from NJ. Exit 4 was my old exit off the NJ TPKE, and it is one of my favorite styles, so this one has some personal relevance for me. Bright golden orange color. Like all trippels made on this side of the Atlantic, there is too much bubblegum flavor. Nice balance of hops, though. Even keeled, but pulling in two different directions. Makes for a bit of a mess.

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.6 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Sampled on 6/25/2011. This Abbey Tripel pours a slightly hazy medium orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized thin foamy white head. The aroma is fruity ,sweet, citrusy and yeasty. A medium bodied Tripel. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are citrusy and grapefruity. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Yeasty, estery and sweet. It’s also fairly hoppy. I guess that what makes it an American Tripel and not a Belgian Tripel. The hops balance the sweetness fairly well. A different interpretation of the style, but the hoppiness and sweetness work well for me. Touch of banana and clove, and citrusy hops. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.

  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Aroma is strong, hoppy and woody, with an undertone of sweet apple rather than grapefruit like an IPA. It pours a clear straw yellow with a typical white head - not inspiring, but as the old saw goes, never judge a book by its cover. Flavor, fortunately more than makes up for the so-so appearance: strong, hoppy, malty, with sweet apple and floral undertones, just a little bitterness, and a whisper of honey. Texture is fairly smooth and tingly, leaving a nice fizzy and slightly fruity-sweet finish.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    My thanks to a friend who’d traveled to the Mid Atlantic area. This is my first Flying Fish. A rich golden colored ale. The nose is of citrus, dominating pine and yeast. The body is moderately full, excellantly carbonated and crisp. Big in your face hops makes you wonder why this is classed as an Abbey. But it was a great tasting beer nonetheless.

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