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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
Sampled at GABF 2010. Golden pour. Different, spicy nose. Lots of fruit and flowers too. Flavor is Grapefruit and resiny hops, some grass, mild sweetness. Pretty bitter, nice crisp carbonation. Lighter mouthfeel than most DIPAs. Definitely and Interesting take on the style. Cool to try, though not that special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thehinge (292) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - OCT 11, 2010
Pours a murky golden color. Decent head with a healthy amount of lacing. Has a grassy, earthy hop aroma. Sweet malty front with a good hop kick on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 3, 2010
Bottle, rated in April 2010: Pours a clear deep golden bronze with a clingy-lacing froth of off-white head. Has a fresh grapefruity piny hop nose with nice sweet light caramel maltiness. Starts with good fullness and sweet pale maltiness with an enjoyable resiny hop flavor and bitterness before a crisp bittersweet finish, Has a touch of mild rye character throughout. An enjoyable hoppy IIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2010
pours a really nice gold producing an off white finger thick head that was a little frothy and fell at a slow rate. the body is a beautiful hazy yellow that just glows. the aromas are a little spicy and has some orange hints in it as well, pale mlats, lemonade, some pine and a slight touch of bitter hops. it is light to medium bodied and has a really nice balanced amount of hops and malts. i taste the noted aromas and it finishes really clean and crisp. the aftertaste is bitter but slightly bitter sweet and only lasts for a short while. pretty good beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2010
Sampled @ GABF! Light 10 karat pour that produced a nice ivory head. Pretty juicy aroma with a solid amount of resin...fairly sweet and sticky. Flavor is lemon grass, caramel, grapefruit, and pine. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9/18/2010. This Imperial India Pale Ale pours a slightly hazy light gold color from the tap. The aroma is fruity and sweet, floral hops. A medium bodied Imperial IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and floral. Nice carbonation. Crisp and clean with a nice hoppy finish. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2010
750 ml bottle from buy rite in JC. Still mostly fresh - picked out of the fridge just yesterday from the store. Pours a hazed medium golden yellow with a nice wispy bright white head- mostly lasting with solid sticky lace. Aroma is pretty intense with resinous juicy sticky sappy hops- grapefruit, lots of resin, pine, citrus, Ha- I guessed Citra and Chinook resins without looking at the bottle or description! Reminds me of taking my fresh chinook cones off the vines, and crushing them in my fingers then smelling- the resinous pine oils are exactly like the aroma of this beer! Flavor is a very light crackery malt and I like the dryness of the malt and body due to the rice, gets lemon zest, light grass, some slight mineral and toast on the mid palate, more citrus zest, oils, pine sap, and a good bitterness in the end. I really liked this one, but I wish I had it when it first came out. Still awesome. We needed a solid west coast IPA in NJ!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2707) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Excellent citrus-pine aroma. Glows a golden color with a soft white head; smooth, thick appearence. Flovor is citrus-piney with a great hoppy finish. Smooth yet light with an excellent body. Perhaps I have been starved for hops here in Belgium, but this is an incredible IPA to me.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Near clear yellow pour with bright white head. Nice grapefruit citrusy hop nose. Sweet citrus hops flavor is mildly bitter but very delicious. Awesome.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Pours a dark hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is floral, a bit pine/citrus hoppy, caught a whiff of patchouli oil that wouldn’t go away and kind of killed the smell for me. Flavor was a bit more floral than hoppy but there were some citrus notes. Something almost jasmine? Crisp and clean on the finish. Not heavy on the sweet or the hops. Interesting beer.

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