Beer: HopFish IPA
Brewery: Flying Fish Brewing Co.
Serving Style: Draft
Drinking Establishment: Surf City, Jersey City, NJ
Primary Consumer: Ally
Secondary Consumer: Laura, Ally’s sister
Sight: Clear golden/copper/amber color. Not much of a head, just a dusting of bubbles. Nice lacing, though.
Smell: Metallic, fruity hops (like apricot). A very, very mild pine.
Flavor: The apricot fruitiness is at the forefront, and the hop aftertaste lingers in the back of the throat.
Feel: Medium mouthfeel, almost syrupy, but still crisp. Moderate-to-high carbonation.
Concluding Remark: NJ brewery Flying Fish uses three hop varieties (Nugget, Ahtahnum, and Columbus) and a combination of American, English, and German malts to create its HopFish IPA. The result is a refreshing brew with definite drinkability; it’s balanced, not too bitter, and what you’d expect from an IPA. A good summer beer.