Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Game Day Beer Review: Flying Fish Extra Pale Ale
(4.7% ABV) Poured on draft into a pint glass, and sampled at a beer bar. Flying Fish XPA arrived an orange-tinged gold color, with just the slightest of white heads. Active carbonation was evident from visual inspection of the glass, well before the beer ever touched my lips.
XPA had a mild smell, although a bit of citrus did come shining through.
The beer was a bit sour tasting right off the bat. There was the strong taste of citrus in the middle, followed by bready flavors at the very end.
It was refreshing, to be sure, but I'm not certain it's on point for the style. For a beer that's supposed to be a pale ale, I'm getting much more of a mild Belgian White type of vibe.... B