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RATINGS: 284   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirdeye11 (5958) - 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 (3390) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5904) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2010
Hazy golden color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, pineapple, tropical fruits, pine, vanilla, light starch, with some honeyed malts as well. Taste of pine, pineapple, tangerine, lots of tropical fruits, citrus, some toast, and a dry, bitter hoppy finish. Great hop, inspired me to go home and brew a citra wild.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6425) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2010
bottle, thanks to swalden, golden pour with white foam, creamy balanced grapefruit and grahamcracker aroma, flavors of pineapple and girl scout cookies,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
pilgrimoutlaw (884) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
On tap at Iron Abbey. Quite hoppy with a strong citrus flavor. Dry with bitter aftertaste. Last drop of pint tasted as good as the first. A solid performance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (978) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
Poured a yellow/golden color with a creamy white head. Aroma is quite hoppy, as you might expect. Citrus and piney scents shine through. The rice does dry this out a little and really lets you taste the hops. I like it, but it’s average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2010
From a bottle poured a hazy dark amber color with a small amount of head. Citrusy piney hoppy flavor with a lingering finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 11, 2010
Pours copper/gold with a generous white head. Smells of resin, wildflowers, grassy, some metallic elements. Tastes citrussy and bitter with a big peppery finish.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pressboxjoe (385) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle. Cloudy goldish amber. What a delicious aroma - spicy, citrusy, the beach. Lively. Flavor intensely citrus, lime and orange, bitterness almost perfectly balanced although I don’t mind it slightly off center. I just love the smell - woodsy more than piney, and maybe it’s just sentimental, but it smells like ... New Jersey, and not the part you’re thinking. The pine barrens, the shore. This should have been a Parkway Exit 0 release or something. Nice lacing. It’s a little thinner than I’d like. Flying Fish is really setting new standards with the Exit series. Exit 4 is excellent, Exit 1 was quite good and now Exit 16 - these are all better than anything they’ve done before IMO.

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