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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2013
Bottle at Sander’s in NYC. Pours clear gold with a foamy white head. Nose has lots of pine, heavy pale malts, light anise, ripe grapefruit. Medium to big sweet flavor, some alcohol punch, floral and piney hops, mild bitter grass. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Quite sweet to finish, some sugary pale malts, more flowers, pine, white bread, grapefruit. Not bad.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MattMal88 (8) - - SEP 24, 2013 does not count
This is one of my favorite ipas. It pours a golden color with a thick white head. Aroma is citrus and hops. This beer is made with wild rice and you can actually taste it. It has a nice balance of citrus and hop flavors as neither are over powering. This beer is pretty carbonated maybe because of the rice?? But it is light for an ipa and even refreshing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1443) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
excellent IPA. Big alcohol, big flavor. Had this on tap and I savored every drop. A must try for any IPA lover

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jrwhitney6 (239) - - SEP 20, 2013
Pours much lighter than I expected...light straw color, with thin white head. Amazing nose - grapefruit very strong. Pretty light bodies for a double IPA, but tastes of citrus, pine, and bitter finish. Can drink this all day! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 14, 2013
12 ounce thanks to Ed5388. Nice light pour. Slight malt taste and aroma. Nice citra hop taste - some citrus and pineapple. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
catface5326 (140) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Poured from a tap. Light golden color. Sweet but not overpowering. Very smooth. Excellent beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daretobeblake (3) - USA - AUG 20, 2013 does not count
Great taste and after taste. My new local staple for crafts. Highly recommend the after burp for added enjoyment!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jflopsu (437) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 Pours a cloudy gold. Has a nice citrus hop and line aroma. A nice committed flavor with citrus hops, orange and some malt. Starts sweet and has a lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcos (1442) - Maryland, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Location/Date:Bottle on August 13th, 2013.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange with light white head.
Aroma: Aroma of tangerine, faint pine.
Taste: Medium light bitterness, grassy hops, fruity on front but not overly sweet, malt balance is there but lets the front breath.
Palate:Light medium body, quick finish, slightly creamy, covers alcohol well.

Summary: This is a really interesting and accessible DIPA. Aroma and taste have a lot of tropical fruit, the bitterness present but not overwhelming. Could even be a bit stronger to me.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
haddon90 (1383) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a thin, white head. Crisp, hoppy flavor. Light dry finish. Very light for a double IPA and the alcohol is very much masked. Not a bad beer, but for what it is it could be more.

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