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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
redtechnj (200) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2013
Appearance- Pours a clear medium golden with a thin head.Little lacing Aroma- Citrus, hops, somewhat sweet, grassy. Flavor- Starts smooth with a slightly sweet tinge, finishes with a nice balanced bitter hoppy bite.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5932) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
12oz bottle, thanks to Homer321. Best before 7-16-14. Clear golden color. Thin white head. Leaves decent splotches of lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Good citrus, pine notes to the flavor. Not too bitter or resiny. Bready, lightly peppery malt. Moderate bitter taste. More dry finish. Solid, balanced stronger IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RRistow12 (221) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Tasted from draft. Pours a clear gold with white head. Good lacing. Strong citrus hop aroma with some pine notes. Orange and grapefruit notes. Taste is more pine. Less citrus taste than the aroma but still present. Good malt backbone. Nice even bitterness throughout. Great Imperial IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VALIS (222) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 2, 2014
My bottle is about 14 months old, but was stored well in a dark indoor location, so I think it did nicely. The label says "WILD RICE" in big letters, but it smells and tastes like a typical quality IPA to me, particularly in the abundance of citrus. Very attractive hazy gold color. Drinks incredibly smoothly for a DIPA. Really like this one. Next time I’m in Jersey I’m going to need to buy more.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
coyforce (572) - Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Solid brew. Flavor is hoppy and sweet. Pour is a nice yellow color with a thin white head. Aftertaste is light grains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (661) - Dover, Delaware, USA - MAY 18, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured clear, golden, nice white head and some lacing on the glass. Aroma of malts and citrus fruits, some pine in there too. Taste of caramel with a very nice hoppiness and citrus notes, dry, clean finish. Great DIPA, enjoying the heck out of this one.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
njnut (200) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 3, 2014
Poured in pint glass on draft. Aroma was a nice balance of malt and citrus. The taste also was balanced between the two without being a citrus blast. Carmel and some nuttiness with citrus and some pine in the finish. Glasses came with some white head that did not last long. Med body, med co2. Refreshing and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8863) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
Lightly hazed gold pour, soapy white head. Aroma is perfumey and tropical fruit, some earthy hops. Flavor is quite unique and tasty. Loads of tropical fruit, citrus, kumquats, herbal. Badass.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
revolution2718 (203) - New Jersey, USA - APR 5, 2014
Pours yellow with a finger o head. Nose is lemon, citrus, grassy, pine. Taste is very citrus, fruity, some hop taste, balanced, grapefruit skin on the finish. Very light and drinkable. Ugly, but all around taste and drink ability are good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UM02 (302) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2014
Very interesting DIPA. The rice gives the body a lightness without being watery and the hop flavour comes a bit later from mid to finish. The strong alcohol is not perceptible. I love the hoppiness but the malt taste while decent is not fantastic. Kudos to flying fish for trying something different and still making a pretty good beer using rice unlike the more famous and barely drinkable example of a rice beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (2485) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Clear golden body, medium to thin white head, sparse lacing. Clean tangerine and pine with a nice dry pale malt base. Medium bodied with moderate to assertive carbonation, lively bitterness and dry finish.


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