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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30689) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2011
From tap. Pours hazy orange with a small tan head. Aroma is nice peachy and citrusy hoppy. Smooth hops fruity and with a sweet impression. Ends citrusy and bitter. Smooth fruity and bitter hoppy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus, grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, tangerine, pine, and pineapple. Flavor of hops (grass, resin, grapefruit, apricot, pine) and some grain with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2010
75cl bottle. Hazy apple juice body topped by large off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, mango, pineapple, orange, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, orange, some pine/resin. Resiny medium-full body, light chalky.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11071) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2010
@Kai Goes to China Sendoff-750ml bottle-pours a foamy white head and yellow/gold color. Aroma is dry hops-lemon, yeast. Taste is dry/spice hops-lemon, yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10699) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma seems fruit/resin/floral. Med body. Flavor seems to match aroma and there’s a firm caramel backbone. This is very NW style. Extremely tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10596) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2010
A: The pour is a pale golden color with a light haze and a very fluffy white head on top. S: A very intense citrus aroma which is primarily grapefruit, along with a touch of tropical fruits such as pineapple. A light sweetness and perhaps a bit of pine. T: I was a bit disappointed that the flavors did not quite live up to the nose, but the components were quite similar. The bitterness was more pronounced than I would expect with the pine and grapefruit being the primary hop contributions. M: Fairly light in body, which is likely due to the rice used in the brewing of the beer. A nice crisp and moderate level of carbonation. D: A really nice IPA from the side of the country that I generally shy away from in regards to the style. A really excellent nose and a nice beer to try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10466) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2010
Bottle at DC local tasting, courtesy of Lenny and Dave, thank you gentlemen. Pale yellow color. Aroma of pepper and malt. Taste is bitter throughout, but not overwhelmingly so. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9400) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Bottle @ home. Pours mostly clear dark gold with a medium sized, frothy and foamy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is tangerine, pine, and resin hops, light grainy malt and rice, mango and peach fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light fruity esters, supporting malt and a dry finish. Medium body and heavy carbonation.


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