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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESPh (63) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
The New Jersey Meadowlands was the inspiration for this delicious IPA. Not the garbage dump or the rumored grave of Jimmy Hoffa, but the little known wildlife refuge in the shadow of the 4 time Super Bowl champion Giants. A golden IPA with a nice head and nice floral aroma. Very crisp and tasty. Moderate bitterness. Very good IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fr5ed (55) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
I went into this with a closed mind of sorts. Rice? That is what I expect from Bud Light. The pale color? I was more put off. Then the aroma, the fuller body, the balanced taste of hops and malt (well rice and malt as fermentables) won me over. Definitely a really good IIPA - give it a try before you misjudge it as well :-)

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 16, 2014
A: clear golden yellow with a white head S: citrus, mango T: tangerines, tropical fruits M: thin, dry O: real great IPA rice adds a nice feel to it

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2741) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
At Valley Forge Beer Fest 2013. Awesome. The aroma is floral hops, perfume, caramel. The appearance is clear yellow/amber, white head. The flavor is hop forward, perfume like, caramel. The finish is floral, hoppy. Medium in body. Nicely done, very unique. Floral hops seem to dominate here.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1226) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Pale golden color. Light head. Nice tropical hop aroma. Medium light bitterness. Average carbonation. Pineapple. Notes. Good. Didn’t notice the rice making much of a difference.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
NeoHippie2 (907) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Golden pour with a white head. Aromas of citrus peel and pine hops. Flavor is very dry all around. I can see what they were going for here with the rice to showcase the hop character but it loses a lot of complexity from the lack of malt. It just comes across as very dry with some hoppy notes. Interesting concept though and I’m glad I got to try it. Shoutout to Mikeq215 for hooking me up with a bottle, thanks man!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle thanks to Blipp. Pours a clear yellowish gold with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain and biscuit with some grass and pine notes. Flavor has notes of rice and sweet grain with just a light hoppiness of grass and a hint of mango.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bricks (579) - Delaware, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Interesting color... two parts urine, one part pickle juice... with a foamy white head. Aroma of piney citrus hops... with an almost briny effervescence. Tastes of fairly intense, clean hops. Typical strong IPA mouthfeel. Good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Received on a trade from mikeq215: Pours a nice bright clear yellow blonde. 3" white pillowy head (with fairly gentle pour). Aroma of orchard fruits: grapes and apples stand out. Tastes pretty much as it smells. A sweet ipa without a lingering finish. I would drink this again if the opportunity presents itself. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3018) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
From a 12 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a pale gold with a thick white head. Fruity hop nose. Flavors of citrus and hibiscus. Medium bodied and carbonated. Mildly bitter finish.


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