RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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. Its the place usually identified with landfills, pipelines, mob burials (alleged) and sports teams that say theyre 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, weve 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 weve 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogfishho (669) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - DEC 22, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2012 A solid DIPA but nothing spectacular. The rice is super obvious but otherwise the malt is nice and balanced against the hops. Both the aroma and flavor profile are dominated by the rice. Its hard to get around, but the citra hops are nice too. Weird. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Pours a clear pale yellow much like a pilsner. In fact it looks just like many of the macros but that is where the similarities end. The aroma is grapefruit and pine as is to be expected considering the usage of chinook and citra hops. The body is medium and the finish is slightly dry. Overall it is crisp and refreshing and the alcohol is hidden extremely well considering the 8.2 ABV. This is not a very complex beer but still enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
downender (8523) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle from Wine Source, Baltimore. Golden with a decent, off-white head. Sweet aromas of mango, pineapple, spice and grains. Flavour began with some sweetness, more tropical fruit, rice, a touch of pine and dryish finish. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (1076) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2012
The very pale golden look, hazy body, and two finger thick, foamy head, made this pour look more like a Saison than a DIPA. The smell was floral hops and some honeydew melons and lemon. The taste was bready like a biscuit dusted with flour, and the hops were low in bitterness, but high in citric character. There was a touch of lemon in the finish, and a bit of tobacco as well. The mouthfeel was very dry and the beer was very quenching. No this is how one uses rice. Budweiser, are you taking notes?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6195) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
Bottle. Gold pour with a tall, foamy white head. Aroma is sweet malt, grains, rice and soft floral hops. Taste is floral hops, soft fruit notes, grains, rice and sweet malt. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more grains, rice notes, sweet malt, floral hops, light earthy hops and fruit notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (11964) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
Fresh bottle from Joe Canals. Pours medium yellow with lots of retained lace. Citra hop aroma, smelling well contained and slightly fruity. Slightly acidic, despite a cushioning of malt, and sweet rice. Decent drinkability. A little tropical fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - DEC 8, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear golden color with a one finger thick white head. Lightly carbonated. Very light spotty lacing. Aroma is pine and resin hops. Flavor is a slight step down from the big aroma. Flavor is pine and citrus hops with a little malt sweetness in the background. Light to medium body. Finish is a little bitter, but not astringent. The alcohol is what makes this beer a 2IPA. I would say the flavor and aroma meets an IPA requirement. Still, a nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (6141) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12oz bottle. Filtered golden-tan., big steady white head. Some mellow tropical hop aromas, very modern, nice. A pretty solid IIPA, the rice really adds some character to the body. Classic piny grapefruit NW hops tones, but also some nice tropical action as well. Quite an enjoyable, well executed beer. Nails it as far as Im concerned.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2012
12oz bottle poured into glass. Was pretty intrigued by this one. Not super hoppy or malty but still very flavorful. The hops were up front with a slight hint of rice and honey. I really enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours gold, sticky white head. Aroma of tropical fruit hops, nice citrus, tangerine, light grain scent. Crisp flavor. Light grains, floral hops, medicinal notes, herbal flavors. Hops are the dominated character here, still well balanced. (3537) my first day on exit17.

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