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RATINGS: 273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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Wild Rice Double IPA. The fourth stop on our multi-year trip to explore New Jersey takes us to one of the most maligned places in the state- the Hackensack Meadowlands. It’s the place usually identified with landfills, pipelines, mob burials (alleged) and sports teams that say they’re from New York. Although no longer home to forests of giant cedars and salt hay marshes teeming with aquatic life, the Meadowlands is still an amazingly diverse ecosystem providing vital animal and plant habitat. In a nod to a once common food plant here, we’ve brewed this beer with wild rice. We also used brown and white rice, as well as two malts. Rice helps the beer ferment dry to better showcase the five different hops we’ve added. Lots and lots of them. We then dry-hopped this Double IPA with even more-generous additions of Chinook and Citra hops to create a nose that hints at tangerine, mango, papaya and pine.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Reviewed 12/14/2012. 12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass. A: Pours a lighter straw color with fantastic clarity. This could easily be mistaken for a pilsner. The head is a two finger white color with nice retention. Quite a bit of lace is left on the glass, as well. S: I notice a lot of pineapple, mango, apricot, pine, and coriander. Hell, I even pick up some of the wild rice used. Quite the impressive aroma in general. However, I can see how someone could pick up ’cat pee’ from the Citra hops - thankfully it all works quite well in this one. T: THIS is the kind of IPA I like. Light, citrusy, crisp, and refreshing - without any overdone maltiness or hop harshness to spoil things. The citrusy character on this is particularly well done - chock full of mango, passion fruit, apricot, grapefruit, and guava. A slight ’green’ flavor comes through in the midtaste as well, but it’s hardly what I’d call "piny." Neither is it remotely bitter. Maybe it could use a little more complexity...when the few flavors it presents are so incredible, though, who really cares? M: Completely bone dry and crisp, just as advertised. If the flavors weren’t so joyous to savor, this would go down spectacularly easy. Honestly, though, the ultra-dry finish somehow fits this beer. It’s one of those offerings that I like to keep swishing around in my mouth because I want to savor every last drop. The hop resins linger nicely without providing much bitterness. O: I hardly ever go this high with my ratings. But this one I feel deserves it. The only other Flying Fish beer I had was the extremely meh Winter Reserve - so who would have ever thought they would come through with such a fantastic DIPA? In retrospect, $16 for a 6-pack is kind of a bargain, really.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (279) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle. Orange gold color with a thin white head and a little lacing. The nose was pine and citrus fruit. The flavor is hoppy tangerine and the pine neddles. Very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1330) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
has a tiny citrus hop taste mixed with some grain. Taste is a nice blended citrus hop with some grain, i guess the rice. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (487) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma of orange, tropical fruits, pine, sweet malts. Flavor had a sweet apple juice taste to it. Also got pine, orange, and mango. Body was medium and texture was thin. Average carbonation and smooth to finish. Easy drinking, but nothing world class.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlyIPA (27) - - JUN 12, 2015
Familiar double IPA taste. Not sweet. Smokey to bitter hop profile. Mild ti medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1067) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Pretty smooth and rich yet, very drinkable. Strawberry aroma. Some orange and pine. Balanced. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7488) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and earth lingers with pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2508) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Brian brought over a growler. Pretty standard stuff but good. Well balanced, well hidden alcohol, some light tropical notes, and standard big grapefruit. Thanks Brian!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1157) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Pine, resin, citrus. Medium full body. Bitter sweet grainy finish. Not bad

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlovell2 (1214) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2015
Pours a hazy, light golden color with a white head. Aroma is fruity citrus, mango, papya, and pine. Flavor is oranges, mango, pineapple, and candied papya. Finishes with a resiny pine. Light bodied. Interesting concept of using rice to accentuate the hops. With using the rice in place of malt there is no sweet caramel malt base usually used in this style.


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