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RATINGS: 275   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 3, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy, glowing, yellowish-orange golden hue. A small, patchy, off-white head leaves behind minimal lacing spots and skinny flares. The aroma is based in dry pale malt and distinct rice grain, hopped generously with notes of clean citrus, bright grasses, and hints of tropical fruit. It’s quite resinous and perfumy, and the rice really does a nice job of drying things out. Flavors are crisp, bright, and lemony, hinting at grapefruit rind, bitter green grass, and zesty white pepper. There’s a little toffee sweetness in the background, but the rice comes across distinctly and changes the profile considerably. Medium-light bodied and nearly bone dry, the palate sports a moderate carbonation and crispness that suits this brew well. Good stuff. Totally unique.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5120) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2010
750ml Bomber – Trade - Hbmason
Big Flavor and aroma, this golden goddess was terrific. Loved the citrus notes along with the bitterness this was a big IPA great drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (5087) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Draft @ Copper Mine. Orange pour with some white head. Aroma is full of citrus, pineapple, and light earthy pine notes. Flavor start with plenty of those hop notes and mellows in the aftertaste. Best exit beer yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (1083) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - MAY 30, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2010 Poured from big bottle. Exit 16 - right by my house. Big hit of hops in aroma. Lighter color and clearer than most IPAs. Lots of hops, as expected - grapefruit and pine. Only notice the alcohol after swallowing. Rice adds to the balance very well. Finished well. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
750ml into sam adams perfect pint. Pours a dark straw yellow with medium white head. Beautiful aroma of fruits, mangos in particular. rich body with excellent carbonation. Flavor of sweet malts and fruity hops. Very impressed with this IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Hazy golden w thin white head... big citrus, not much malt... moderately lively, dry... citrusy... very excellent....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11248) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose is citrus, tangerine, golden wheats and floral hops. Taste is citrus and dry hopped rice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2663) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Made the mistake of drinking this after a real DIPA this afternoon, Moylans. The difference was AMAZING! Even my Glissade swillin buddys were in shock. Cute little light colored brew with some floral hop flavors and aromas and a genteel spicey bite in the finish. Not sure how FF can call this a DIPA? The Moylans made it look like a rookie play. Nice but a tad tame?? Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Thes best yeat of the Exit series from Flying Fish. Deep amber color with thick lasting head. Malty and fruity aroma. Hoppy and slightly sweet fruity flavor. very well balanced and tasty. Definitely no Meadowlands swamp water in this stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6055) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting. The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is resiny hops and not too much else. The flavor is more of the same. This is definitely a DIPA with an emphasis on resiny hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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