Leafs93 (1585) - Dunmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
conway (1071) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear dark copper with a thin white head. Aroma is mainly caramel and toffee. Taste adds some slightly spicy hoppiness and a touch of tropical fruit. Medium sticky mouthfeel. Pretty good.
jsquire (3313) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straw gold color out of the bottle with a fluffy while head. Nice tropical fruit and citrus nose. This is an easy drinking IIPA with ripe tropical fruit, mango and tangerine flavors. Nice caramel sweetness under all the hops. Tasty beer.
Yonny (14) - - FEB 15, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap pour @ 12 West in Montclair. Very good IPA. Of the Exit series from Flying Fish, this is probably their best ... so far. Concept of rice IPA for Meadowlands is inspired. Execution was good. Less bitter aftertaste than most IPAs. Taste mostly citus. Worth a try!
scotchzombie (266) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear yellow-gold with a soapy-bubbled white head that leaves wet lacing. Very pale for an IIPA. Aroma is overripe tropical citrus -orange or tangerine - and a bit of bread/grain. Taste is a bit more thin than I expected. Some grain and more tropical citrus notes - sweeter floral into a more dominant bitter grapefruit. The citrus folds into a piney hop bitter finish. Some floral hop notes linger in the aftertaste. It all sits on a noticable bed 'o booze. Quite dry. Decent enough and not redundant.
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SombreroKitty (8) - Union, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottled. Nice floral and citrus notes upfront, seems to peter out into strong rice taste after. An interesting idea, but a little disappointing.
tectactoe (1065) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Cloudy, opaque golden color with some orange-ish outlining shades, capped with a huge, bright white, nimbus head; chunky, sticky, leaving damn good lacing behind. Aroma has notes of peppery hops, mild phenol, slight mint, & faint menthol? Underneath lies softer notes of citrus, grapefruit, mango, pineapple, & sticky pine tree. The front end mint & spiciness blunts the citric & tropical aspects a little too much. Taste is just a touch watery up front... white pepper, vibrant citrus, grapefruit peel, mild mango. Not as peppery spiced as the nose would suggest, but the fruit characteristics are toned down as well. Crisp, dry, mild pine finish. Actually kind of "light" for an 8.2% ABV DIPA. Tasty overall, but I’d like a little more from it... including refinement of the nose.
AWISLguy (1014) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine in Stuart. Pours a very pale golden orange with a lot of fine carbonation and a white head leaving a bit of lace. Aroma has fresh fruit, citrus, pine and caramel. Nice but slightly understated. Taste is of pine, sweet caramel malts, some fruit and some resin. Not unpleasant, but understated. Medium bodied and a bit sticky. Finishes more to the sweet side of bittersweet, with the caramel and the sweet fruits overwhelming the citrus. Little alcohol noticed. Not bad, just muted in everything - likely the rice presence. Would rather have the pieces unmuted.
firemarshal (104) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into shaker. Pours a cloudy pale orange color with almost no head. Nose of citrus and floral hops, honey malt, and light cheese. Flavor of cereal malt upfront, pine hop flavor and a nice medium bitter bite for the finish. A little unbalanced, but well crafted and is as advertised. 100th rating.
ESPh (41) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The New Jersey Meadowlands was the inspiration for this delicious IPA. Not the garbage dump or the rumored grave of Jimmy Hoffa, but the little known wildlife refuge in the shadow of the 4 time Super Bowl champion Giants. A golden IPA with a nice head and nice floral aroma. Very crisp and tasty. Moderate bitterness. Very good IPA.
fr5ed (52) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I went into this with a closed mind of sorts. Rice? That is what I expect from Bud Light. The pale color? I was more put off. Then the aroma, the fuller body, the balanced taste of hops and malt (well rice and malt as fermentables) won me over. Definitely a really good IIPA - give it a try before you misjudge it as well :-)