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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 62   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. Itís the place usually identified with landfills, pipelines, mob burials (alleged) and sports teams that say theyíre 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, weíve 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 weíve 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


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
QCBWarlock (44) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Huge tropical fruit nose with a touch of pine. The flavor is inverted: Huge pine with tropical fruit coming through in the end. Vet interesting. This is the lightest-colored, most drinkable DIPA on the planet. I loved this beer back when it was originally released (when I was a huge Hop-Head), and I love it just as much now if not more (even though I am FAR from being a Hop-head these days). I find most American IPAís to be unbalanced one way or the other, usually on the hoppy side. DIPAís are even worse. They are typically too sweet and cloying, or too bitter and resinous, with a lingering bitter finish that refuses to end. Not this beer! Great aroma and flavor up front and then about 20 seconds later you are ready for another sip. At 8.2% ABV it is dangerously drinkable, so be careful, especially you newbies.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (309) - - MAY 9, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. The aroma was floral hops, citrus, and tropical fruit. The taste was hops, grapefruit, other citrus, mango, and rice. It was dry and bitter on the palate. Considering the alcohol content, it was very refreshing and drinkable. It doesnít drink like a beer with over eight percent alcohol at all. This is very good.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (272) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
The aroma is enticing and the initial taste excites the tastebuds. Hops and malts explode in the mouth, but as the hops build, everything almost just disappears. The alcohols burn is left and a slight bitterness. Easy to drink, but I expected more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9216) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Citrus and pine/resin forward in nose and flavor, though also maltier than I like in the style. Perhaps starting to be past itís prime. Chewy feel is nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (330) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Slightly hazy yet transparent golden head with a sizeable foamy white head. Aroma is citrus fruits and mild pine. Palate is very dry (in a good way for me at least), light and crisp. Taste is slightly bitter/piney with nice citrus notes. Iím a fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5166) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from Bethesda Food & Beverage. Nice copper body with sizeable fluffy head. Nose is hoppy, some spicy and honey. Taste is great, hops, caramel and various flavours. Strong rice and hoppy and fruity finish. Great ABV that is well-hidden. Good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boisebeerguy (168) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
12 oz can. Was not a big fan of this, it was a little malty for my taste but not a bad beer. Would not seek out again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle from tavour. Very light color and very clear. Aroma is mostly of floral hops, maybe some citrus notes. Flavor is quite bitter without the balance of malta. I think thatís what they are going for, Iím just not sure it works. Itís different and drinkable, so why not. The palate is fairly dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not too "piney". Decent malt proportion. I'd try this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (570) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Draft. Pours light orange with a very slight haze. Medium carbonation. Nice citrusy nose and thick white head. Good balance but nothing remarkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5292) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2015
This was an all around good IPA but there wasnít anything real memorable about it for me. A worthy beer


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