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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. Its the place usually identified with landfills, pipelines, mob burials (alleged) and sports teams that say theyre 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, weve 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 weve 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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2014
My bottle is about 14 months old, but was stored well in a dark indoor location, so I think it did nicely. The label says "WILD RICE" in big letters, but it smells and tastes like a typical quality IPA to me, particularly in the abundance of citrus. Very attractive hazy gold color. Drinks incredibly smoothly for a DIPA. Really like this one. Next time Im in Jersey Im going to need to buy more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Solid brew. Flavor is hoppy and sweet. Pour is a nice yellow color with a thin white head. Aftertaste is light grains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (784) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, golden, nice white head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts and citrus fruits, some pine in there too. Taste of caramel with a very nice hoppiness and citrus notes, dry, clean finish. Great DIPA, enjoying the heck out of this one.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njnut (262) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Poured in pint glass on draft. Aroma was a nice balance of malt and citrus. The taste also was balanced between the two without being a citrus blast. Carmel and some nuttiness with citrus and some pine in the finish. Glasses came with some white head that did not last long. Med body, med co2. Refreshing and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9417) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
Lightly hazed gold pour, soapy white head. Aroma is perfumey and tropical fruit, some earthy hops. Flavor is quite unique and tasty. Loads of tropical fruit, citrus, kumquats, herbal. Badass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (253) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours yellow with a finger o head. Nose is lemon, citrus, grassy, pine. Taste is very citrus, fruity, some hop taste, balanced, grapefruit skin on the finish. Very light and drinkable. Ugly, but all around taste and drink ability are good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UM02 (312) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Very interesting DIPA. The rice gives the body a lightness without being watery and the hop flavour comes a bit later from mid to finish. The strong alcohol is not perceptible. I love the hoppiness but the malt taste while decent is not fantastic. Kudos to flying fish for trying something different and still making a pretty good beer using rice unlike the more famous and barely drinkable example of a rice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Clear golden body, medium to thin white head, sparse lacing. Clean tangerine and pine with a nice dry pale malt base. Medium bodied with moderate to assertive carbonation, lively bitterness and dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (398) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2014
Bottle. Crystal clear pale gold with a soapy white head. Very fragrant aroma - citrus, tropical fruit and caramel malt. Taste is similar - plenty of hops mellowed by caramel malts. Dry, clean, bitter aftertaste. Medium body, nice crisp carbonation. Overall, a nice DIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnbuck100 (241) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle - i forget where from. they say the rice helps to ferment dry, and while i have no idea, i am all in. a very nice, extremely dry, very hoppy. clean clear taste. I am usually not a flying fish fan, but I recommend this to others who may feel the same way. the best flying fish offering I have had. recommended.


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