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RATINGS: 274   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leafs93 (1896) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Pours dark gold with a fluffy white head which stuck around with nice lacing. Aroma is tropical citrus, resin and earthy. Taste is sweet with a nice lingering bitter finish. Medium bodied. Very nice and extremely deceiving that it is 8%, I could drink this fresh all the time.


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1335) - California, USA - AUG 21, 2015
A nice IPA overall. Pours a pretty ugly clear yellow. Smells of mango, pineapple, lemon, and maybe a hint of wild rice. Taste is well balanced and light, with more tropical fruit, primarily papaya, with a not bitter smooth finish. Had in the bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggiebob (332) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 6, 2015
Bottle. Orange gold color with a thin white head and a little lacing. The nose was pine and citrus fruit. The flavor is hoppy tangerine and the pine neddles. Very good IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nejhleader (1346) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
has a tiny citrus hop taste mixed with some grain. Taste is a nice blended citrus hop with some grain, i guess the rice. Pretty nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (513) - Jamestown, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with a small white head. Aroma of orange, tropical fruits, pine, sweet malts. Flavor had a sweet apple juice taste to it. Also got pine, orange, and mango. Body was medium and texture was thin. Average carbonation and smooth to finish. Easy drinking, but nothing world class.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OlyIPA (28) - - JUN 12, 2015
Familiar double IPA taste. Not sweet. Smokey to bitter hop profile. Mild ti medium bitter finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11360) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2015
Bottle poured a hazy golden amber with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of biscuit, grapefruit, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, pine and light grapefruit with a crisp dry lingering bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
John25 (1136) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle. Pretty smooth and rich yet, very drinkable. Strawberry aroma. Some orange and pine. Balanced. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (7644) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and pine flavor with light spice. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit and earth lingers with pine.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2539) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2015
Brian brought over a growler. Pretty standard stuff but good. Well balanced, well hidden alcohol, some light tropical notes, and standard big grapefruit. Thanks Brian!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tonkun (1224) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle. Pine, resin, citrus. Medium full body. Bitter sweet grainy finish. Not bad


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