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RATINGS: 291   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 62   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
demannu (417) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2016
Slightly hazy yet transparent golden head with a sizeable foamy white head. Aroma is citrus fruits and mild pine. Palate is very dry (in a good way for me at least), light and crisp. Taste is slightly bitter/piney with nice citrus notes. Im a fan.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
altonbrownd (5898) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle from Bethesda Food & Beverage. Nice copper body with sizeable fluffy head. Nose is hoppy, some spicy and honey. Taste is great, hops, caramel and various flavours. Strong rice and hoppy and fruity finish. Great ABV that is well-hidden. Good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
boisebeerguy (209) - boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 29, 2015
12 oz can. Was not a big fan of this, it was a little malty for my taste but not a bad beer. Would not seek out again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thetmaxx (905) - West Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Bottle from tavour. Very light color and very clear. Aroma is mostly of floral hops, maybe some citrus notes. Flavor is quite bitter without the balance of malta. I think thats what they are going for, Im just not sure it works. Its different and drinkable, so why not. The palate is fairly dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not too "piney". Decent malt proportion. I'd try this again. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (636) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Draft. Pours light orange with a very slight haze. Medium carbonation. Nice citrusy nose and thick white head. Good balance but nothing remarkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2015
This was an all around good IPA but there wasnt anything real memorable about it for me. A worthy beer

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1874) - Portland, Oregon, 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 (922) - 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 (1494) - 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.


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