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RATINGS: 280   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tillmac62 (565) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2015
BBD 3/6/15. Pours a clear golden with an excellent head volume and retention. Lacing is World Class. Excellent nose of citrus hops over a light biscuit sweetness. Grapefruit and tropicals (tangerine, mango) over a subtle spruce element yield a World Class aroma similar to Sculpin, but not as intense. Light medium body with a smooth texture that also has a nice oily aspect. Normal carbonation with effervescence in the finish. Like the nose, the flavor profile is similar to Sculpin, but is not quite as intense. It is complex and expertly balanced. It begins with a blend of hop flavors that separate into a slightly bitter grapefruit that flows into the sweeter tropicals, with a mild balancing biscuit sweetness. The middle is slightly bitter and has an orange rind note. The finish is a slow fade of mild bitterness inducing a subtle puckering effect that is slightly dry. The 8.2% alcohol is totally hidden and represents a brewing masterpiece.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
StefanSD (2246) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2015
12 oz bottle courtesy of mikeq215. Thanks. Pours a hazy yellow gold color with a medium white head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild and indistinct with straw and pine. The taste is a bit better with mangos, melons, pine and a somewhat spicy biscuit malt base. The plate is full and smooth with soft carbonation. Finished dry. Overall: Tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badwhale (408) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours a clear crisp yellow with a sparse head that dissipates quickly. Great dank, litterbox smell on the nose. Great diverse hop flavors, awesome palate, and great mouthfeel. Excellent beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1145) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2014
Draft from Rams Head. Light copper color tons of white lace on the glass. Wheat, hop, rice, malt and barley smell. Pretty nice flavor of hops, rice, bread. Not that earth, more notes of things grown in the ground. Pale and lightly bitter. Inoffensive but quite good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1548) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2014 Pours orange with a nice white head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma Is very fruity with tangerine, mango, and melon, with some pine, and dankness in the background. Taste is about the same as the aroma with the addition of some sweet malts. Has a medium-full body with a creamy mouthfel and pretty dry, semi bitter, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty nice DIPA that is very fruity and dry.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mora (15) - West Milford, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2014
About an inch head. Nice hoppy aroma. Nice bitter hoppy taste in your mouth. Nice amount of bitterness and more hoppy taste. Great beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3583) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Pours clear yellow/gold with a medium white head. Aroma is very melony and has light citrus and grass. Flavor follows suit...not all that bitter but very fruity and floral with melon taking center stage...earthy almost perfumey bitterness creeps in. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is dry and fruity/grassy/bitter.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle - Pours a cloudy golden with a smallish head. Aromas of orange and pine. Nice balance of hops and malts with citrus notes and nice, slightly bitter finish. Hides the 8.2%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1009) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours hazy orange, with short lived white head and lively carbonation. Aroma is of citrusy hops and ripe fruit. Body is full, creamy and crisp. Citrusy hops dominate the palate while sweet malt and ripe fruit provide support. Finish is long dry. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1699) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to jtclockwork. Pours clear gold with frothy white head; good retention and lacing. Aroma: orange creamcicle. Somewhat floral with an underlying ripe fruit sweetness. Taste: moderately sweet, with a bitter finish. Pretty well-balanced, if on the sweet side. Doesn’t showcase any specific hop qualities I can name (except bitterness). If I strain really hard I can pretend to pick up on rice, but not really. Body is medium+ with creamy texture. Overall: a perfectly acceptable sweetish double ipa.


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