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RATINGS: 251   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deyholla (6639) - 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 (594) - 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 (3260) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (1973) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Bottle thanks to WillRunForBeer. Pours an ultra clear light orange color with a small foamy head that lingers nicely. Aromas are pineapple, mango, citrus and pine with some nice sweet malt too. Taste starts off malty sweet and finishes with lots of fresh hops. Light bitterness, especially for a DIPA, which gives this beer more of a pilsener feel but with some nice juicy hops. Very unique and very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6175) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Pour on tap, clear orange pour with white head, aroma brought big orange peel, orange, grapefruit and other citrus, hints of nice floral and grassy notes as well, touch of caramel come through as well. Taste is a mix of grapefruit, orange, lemon into some grass, floral and herbal notes, hints of caramel, spice and yeast, finishing bitter. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2145) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Draft. Pours perfectly clear gold with a thin white head. Taste like smooth grapefruit and pine. Very light and smooth. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like citrus and pine hops, slightly creamy and nutty.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
brettcassel (5) - Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2013 does not count
Double IPA that gives Pliny the Elder a serious run for its money. Super smooth. Light. Extraordinarily drinkable. One of my favorites.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lukaduke (2185) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Pours a crystal clear medium golden color with a fizzy finger of white foam. The nose is lightly floral grassy notes, a touch of citrus and a clean subtle sweetness. The palate follows with more prominent flavor than the subtle nose hinted at. Notes of pine, grapefruit, straw and a grassy citrus peel bitterness rolls the flavors into the finish. there is a different mouthfeel and a lingering grain flavor similar to toasted puffed rice... which makes sense with the grain bill but Im not sure it adds to the beers overall appeal for myself. Interesting with a well hidden alcohol.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ROGUE (2099) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 6, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours a pale straw color with a soapy one finger dense white head. Aroma starts out slightly tropical with some notes of grapefruit pineapple & orange, sweet malts become more prominent as it warms. Taste is super fruity up front. Lots of mango and lemon immediately. Blends into some soft, dry pine and finishes with a nice crisp bitter hop. Lighter body, with soft moderate carbonation.


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