RATINGS: 291   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (2895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Draft at Monks. Golden yellow pour with a big fizzy head. Higher ABV is not hidden. Gently full and dry. Lemon zest. Sake. Stronger hop bite than weak IPAs, but weak compared to better double IPAs.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
raphael (1193) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2013 Tap at OBF. Woodsy hops with caramel and black pepper. Amber with off white head. Aromatic in the mouth. Flavors of resin, some spice, caramel--just enough to be assertive and balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14486) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Tap at OBF. Pours hazy orange gold with a slight white head. Aroma seems fruit/resin/floral. Med body. Flavor seems to match aroma and theres a firm caramel backbone. This is very NW style. Extremely tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2012
Wild Rice Double IPA is the fourth beer in the series. I currently have the second beer in the series waiting in the wings but thats another day. This IPA was brewed with Wild Rice, White Rice, and Organic Brown rice. You dont see that mixture every day. So I was really looking forward to see how the rice would change the beer. Exit 16 pours a cloudy golden color. In the picture it looks more orangish but its definitely lighter. Thanks IPhone. Two finger fluffy white head is poured with minimal lacing and retention. Smell is nice and fruity. Tropical fruits explode up front. Mangos and pineapple with some citrus thrown in. Piney and grassy hops mix in well with the fruit. Theres a trace of some spice thrown in. Could this be the rice? Pale malt and fruity goodness is what the taste is all about. Once again the tropical fruits are there and are the star of the show. Small amount of piney hops, not as much as in the aroma. In the end the spice shows up mixed in with a tad bit of alcohol. Nothing to get in the way but its there. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side. Dry, sticky, and nice carbonated and a joy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 22, 2011
bottle shared with Rudolf. golden orange pour, orange juice & zest, sweet toffee malts, declining piney notes, mango. Losing its bitterness, its at least a yr old, Balanced with nice flavors. Nice

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zizzybalubba (1844) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 1, 2011
Sampled at GABF 2011. Hazy yellowish-orange pour. Grapefruit mostly with some piney hops. Surprisingly balanced with light citrus hops. Very good even if it does not seem "imperial".

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2011
Aroma of citrus, lemon and grapefruit with a hint of pine. Pours chunky and yellow. Tastes of bitter lemon zest, pune notes and a grainy feel. Sits thick and dry in the mouth like a good IPA. No alcohol taste whatsoever.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (5000) - Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2011
750 ml bottle into tulip, no bottle date. Pours slightly cloudy and hazy golden amber color with a fairly dense 2 finger white head with nice retention that reduces to a thin lacing cap. A decent amount of lacing sticks to the glass as well. Aromas of huge orange, grapefruit, lemon, pine, caramel, tropical fruit, and spices. Some awesome IPA aromas here with good strength and balance. Taste of huge orange, grapefruit, pineapple, pine, caramel, and a bit of spices. Wow, so much well balanced and hoppy flavor. A bit of lingering bitterness on the finish with caramel, citrus, and pine notes. Fantastically well balanced with perfect contrast between bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied. A nice and fairly creamy mouthfeel as well. Super smooth and easy to drink for being 8.2%. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall, an outstanding DIPA, and my first from Flying Fish. I guess the rice lightened up the body a bit and made this fantastic.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jar72404 (426) - USA - AUG 20, 2011
On tap at khyber pass. Little aroma (possibly due to me getting over a cold). Flavor is mango and some bitter peach with a little mustiness. Solid but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (24431) - Malm, SWEDEN - AUG 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus, grapefruit aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter grapefruit flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.

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