PW's Year of Beer: Flying Fish Red Fish

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note.

The Garden State’s best-known craft brewery adds another brew to their year-round roster with Red Fish, an East Coast beer with a West Coast attitude. It’s a red ale, but a Killian’s this is not. The sweet, caramel-like malts would make for a nice English ale if it weren’t for the boatload of pine- and citrus-laden hops that kick the sweetness to the side, replacing it with a resiny bitterness that lasts and lasts. At 7 percent ABV, this beer is no pushover, but that’s OK because your palate is going to get a workout after a few of these, anyway. When fresh, this copper-colored ale is aggressive in a way that almost (but only almost) approaches the legendary Nugget Nectar. When not so fresh, it remains a fine drinking beer worth having. We hope this one sticks around. Red Fish may be on draft at the Pour House.

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