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RATINGS: 285   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Dank hoppy nose, lots of citrus. Taste is light to moderate sweetness, pale doughy malts and honey, lots of citrus, decent clean bitterness. Really nice actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dorwart (2509) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2010
Thin head of very fine bubbles. Recedes quickly but with good carbonation. Lots of fruity aromas with some orange, lemon, pine and some herbal notes. Also a bit of cat urine. Color is a clear golden orange. Flavor is more fruit and a hint of tartness. Some sweet tarts, pine sap, sawdust, dry flowers. Grainy and dry palate with a noticable alcohol presence. Finishes dry and pasty. An interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WISEGUY572 (1377) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2010
Hazy apple juice yellow, small white head, very little lacing. Nose of sweet malts and north American hops. Moderate mouthfeel, I suspect that the rice contributes a significant loss of head, but sweet, sake-like grass and fruit notes. American hops predominate. Long, long, bitter finish. Like, half hour bitter finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1477) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2010
Aroma is tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple. Pale malts. Nothing but sweet citrus with not a touch of bitterness. Dynamite. Appearance is radiant golden yellow. Sediment and huge white head. Brilliant. Flavor is more citrus fruits. Blood orange and pineapple first. Grapefruit bitterness on the palate. All the flavors are bright and sweet, just a little bitter bite at the end. As it warms up, it’s more bitter. The palate is a tad watery, but fine. Not so thick as to make it challenging. A superior, sweet IPA. Tremendous and chock full of sweet citrus flavors. Like a fruit cocktail.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle from the wooden keg. Tribute to my good friend in the garden state and in response to the insane heat and humidity today. A crispy hop pop. As stated to me at the pos ’no malt flavors to get in the way of the hoppiness’ . Couldn’t agree more. Golden in color - a little darker than I had expected - was looking for a coors pale color from the rice but no complaints. enjoyed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2010
sample at SAVOR on 6/5/10. pale yellow pour with a white head. spicy hop nose with some citrus notes. lighter body than most IIPAs... spice, lemon and light malt body. nice bitter finish. overall a bit light, but very drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Shared with Gabe and D-Wayne. Poured a nice golden yellow with white head. Aroma was lemon citrus, and hops. Taste was similar with some hay, grass and lemon. Very drinkable and enjoyable. Not a bad beer at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NJDevilz69 (28) - Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2010
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with a decent head. Aroma is very pine, grassy with citrus notes. Nice dry taste with a nice body, very astringent mouth feel. Might be the best beer from Flying Fish I have had thus far.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nickd717 (4089) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 8, 2010
750ml bottle via trade thanks to mikey711 on BA, shared at a tasting. Clear golden in color with a large lasting white head and great lacing. Looks excellent. Great hop aroma - citrusy and a little floral - with sweet malt in the background to back it up. Flavor is also very nice, especially for an east coast DIPA. Sweet malt and wild rice (I swear I can taste it!) with loads of hops - citrusy (orange mainly), floral, tropical (pineapple), and resinous. Medium-bodied and crisp and well-carbonated. Some hop resins attack your palate. Overall, very impressive for an east coast DIPA. The California beer snobs I drank this with almost all approved, and that’s saying something. Nice job, Flying Fish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle… Murky yellow ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. The aromatics are of spicy, musky hops. Medium to full-bodied with dancing carbonation. The flavor offers bitter, earthy, flavorful hops, but not much else. Finishes bitter and is somewhat drying.

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