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RATINGS: 288   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

Malts: MFB pilsner malt
Hops: City, Columbus, Centennial, Simcoe and Chinook
Wild Rice, Brown rice
Yeast: Chico
Original Gravity: 6.6 Plato

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5293) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 20, 2012
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of pale malts (or rice) plus a good amount of citrusy hops. Flavor sort of bland, with the rice not adding a lot. Average texture. Not the best beer of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Exit 16 dipa very clear straw pour frothy white head citrus pine fresh hop clean smooth refreshing. Served at GABF 2012.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Billicus (291) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours a pleasing clear gold color, with little head, some lacing Aromas of Grape, orange,taste is smooth clean bitter hops with a touch of sweetness, rice malty sugars What is the rice you speak of AWESOME BREW!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MacBoost (1774) - Penfield, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Pours an inoffensive clear gold color with little head. Aromas of grape, crisp orange, straw. Taste is smooth clean hops with a touch of hazel and witchcraft. Stringy glue from the sweat of shamanic lodges convoluted the entire concoction together. Rice? What is this rice you speak of? Demonic, I say. WHO RUN BOARDERTOWN???

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Claymeister (74) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a golden orange with a medium size white head. A good amount of lacing. Citrus aroma with mango, tangerine and pineapple and a hint of pine. Well balanced and a solid DIPA. Another winner from Flying Fish and their NJ Exit Series.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keanex (1789) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - SEP 30, 2012
No bottling date, but this is less than a month old, first batch of the new 12 ounce release.

A: The body of Exit 16 resembles a macro or a pale ale, anything but what I’m used to in seeing an imperial IPA. The body is a clear pale straw color with a small white head, a good amount of carbonation activity is in the body but it does nothing for the head. This looks like a pilsener more than an IIPA.

S: Very tropical aroma of mangoes, pinapple, and tangerines with just a hint of pine in the background. Great aroma here with good strength.

T: This beer is definitely lighter than most East coast IIPAs that I’ve had and the rice is the reason why. A moderately bitter pine from the hops goes through from the start to finish getting a tad spicy by the end and a nice underlying sweetness and fruitiness of tangerines is throughout.

M: Near light bodied, but sits at a medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

O: I’m not exactly sure how I feel about this, on one hand this is exactly what Flying Fish was going for, a lighter IIPA in every way. On the other hand I feel like the beer has lost some soul as it’s a bit too thin in many ways. This is still a good beer though and a nice addition to the year round line-up.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Cask at The Pour House in Westmont, NJ. Pours a hazy, dark golden yellow color with a half finger white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring.  Spotty lacing left behind. Earthy yet sweet aroma with resinous, grassy hops along with sweet citrus and pale malts.  Floral pine needle followed by grapefruit, lemon rind, pineapple ,biscuit and grainy graham cracker malt.  Nice hop presence in the nose but it’s slightly muted by the cask. Medium bodied with delicate carbonation and a dank, resinous hop flavor up front that provides a lot of dry bitterness that lingers over the sweeter fruit notes and pale malts into a dry finish.  Piny and floral with earthy grass followed by citrus fruit, mostly lemon, grapefruit and subtle tropical fruit notes.  Pale biscuit malt backbone providing subtle balance without getting in the way of hops.  Boozy heat toward the finish.  Nicely balanced and pretty drinkable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2770) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft at Monks. Golden yellow pour with a big fizzy head. Higher ABV is not hidden. Gently full and dry. Lemon zest. Sake. Stronger hop bite than weak IPAs, but weak compared to better double IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1173) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Tap at OBF. Woodsy hops with caramel and black pepper. Amber with off white head. Aromatic in the mouth. Flavors of resin, some spice, caramel--just enough to be assertive and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14165) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma seems fruit/resin/floral. Med body. Flavor seems to match aroma and there’s a firm caramel backbone. This is very NW style. Extremely tasty.

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