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RATINGS: 288   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
badwhale (419) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
60minuteman (1333) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
skmikeg (1740) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reggiedunlop (3657) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bkurtz (1060) - MOROCCO - 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%.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1101) - , 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (1980) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (1248) - CROATIA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle, pours gold, with a white head, citrus hop aroma, taste is a light sweet malt and then follows with the citrusy hops with hints of pine, does not finish as bitter as I expected, very good Imperial IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2014
12oz Bottle. The pour was a lightly cloudy golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that diminished slowly, down to a large puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was pleasantly sweet with light grain malts, citrus and floral hops and a mild earthy yeast with notes of caramel, citrus (grapefruit and tangerine), tropical fruit (mango, pineapple and papaya) and a very light hint of alcohol.

The taste started out lightly sweet with notes of caramel and citrus, but quickly became moderately bitter with a bold fruitiness and a strong alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted for a nice long time following the swallow, with a hoppy alcohol taste left lingering on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a bit beyond light in body with a creamy, dry texture and a carbonation that was a subdued medium in intensity.

Overall this is a really tasty and well balanced IPA. I don’t know if it is the rice that made the difference, but it is put together exceptionally well making it a very enjoyable drinking experience... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

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