Saturday, September 10, 2011

Exit 11 Hoppy American Wheat

Today I'm drinking Exit 11 Hoppy American Wheat brewed by Flying Fish Brewing Company in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. I had to do some research and reminding as this beer came back from the brewery with Ed Roberts in an unmarked bottle. (Ed gave me the glass too; what a great guy!) Don't get me wrong, the bottle had a label, but it was just blank white. After confirming the beer inside, I took the liberty of labeling it myself. Take a look. Yes, those are seagulls. Thanks for asking. It is Jersey after all!

Hoppy and wheaty aroma with some subtle fruity apple. Sweet fruity flavors come through first in the beginning, plenty of apples and pears. Doughy bread and grain components come next and really provide a theme for most of the beer. Now, it did take a while, but some spicy peppery jabs and citrus lemon zest sort of sneak in from the back door. A light hoppy finish rounds things out, not exactly enough considering "Hoppy" is in the beer name, but enough to add interest.

Big body and thick texturally. Nice flavors and very enjoyable. This was a really nice spicy hoppy twist on a normal wheat beer. Well balanced. I enjoyed this beer a lot, and it was by far the best from this brewery that I've had by a million miles. The others I've had have been mostly disappointing. Check it out if you can.

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dale said...

I'll have to try this one. Total Wine in Orlando carries a few Flying Fish brews, I'm not sure if I've seen this one.


Beer Drinker Rob said...

If they have it, check it out. I think it's usually packaged in a wine bottle, not a 12 like this one.

Patrick said...

Exit 4 American Triple is a pretty good brew. I'll have to look for this one, it sounds interesting.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Exit 4 is a brewery favorite of the guy who gave me this one. For me I was on the fence about it. This one was pretty good though.