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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2010
bottle thanks to swalden28. poured yellow with a white head. aroma was pine and fruity. flavor had the same profile as the nose. light body with high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Damico (2585) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 28, 2010
The aroma is sweet and fruity with muskiness. The bright citrus yellow color has a big creamy head, very light for a DIPA. The flavor hits you hard with hops and citrus, a very dry ending with big notes of grapefruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oOJUXEOo (290) - Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 27, 2010
Bottle. To be honest, reading the bottle label, I wasn’t sure about this one. Rice in a craft brew is usually a no-no. The beer poured a brilliant golden orange. Head was about 1 finger. The smell is all citrus hops, Great first impression on the nose. The taste really reminds me of Pliny! A very up front hop explosion, but not bitter. Malt is in there, but subdued. This is a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2010
bottle pours dark gold with a medium white head. Strong pine aroma. Very well balanced double ipa with just enough biscuit and rice flavors to balance the pine and herbal hop notes that dry out the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11976) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle at DC local tasting, courtesy of Lenny and Dave, thank you gentlemen. Pale yellow color. Aroma of pepper and malt. Taste is bitter throughout, but not overwhelmingly so. Nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1240) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2010
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vin. Pours a clear hay-gold with a thick, fizzy, frothy white head. Aroma of apples, grapes, bubblegum, orange, resin, pine, and floral hops. The rice comes through in the finish, Body is firm and tight with a fizzy, sticky, tart, bitter palate. Crisp, bold finish. Hides the alcohol well. Excellently executed IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5850) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - APR 22, 2010
Courtesy of swalden28. hazy yellow color/ white head. Big grassy, dry hay, hoppy aromas. medium bodied. Nice bitter hoppy, floral and pine sap flavors with grainy caramel malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5549) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2010
(750ml bottle thanks to Swalden28) clear yellow, film of bubbles. Nose of grapefruit. Taste of florals, oily body and a bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2010
750ml from nyrangersfan on BA - thanks, Steve! Pours a cloudy straw color, with fairly intense carbonation and some nice dank looking sediment. Very fulsome nose, with tons of dry, bitter hop character with an earthiness to it that over time lets loose some fruity characteristics. Fairly creamy mouthfeel, with slightly dry finish, just a hint of prickly carb. Flavors are very nice, citrus rind, a hint of pineapple, and spice. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2791) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
Poured a golden yellow with no head and an aroma of pineapple, vanilla, and pine. Powerful aroma, but not especially pleasing. Flavor of pineapple, hops, vanilla, and papaya. Nice beer!

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