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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - MAY 27, 2010
750ml into sam adams perfect pint. Pours a dark straw yellow with medium white head. Beautiful aroma of fruits, mangos in particular. rich body with excellent carbonation. Flavor of sweet malts and fruity hops. Very impressed with this IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2010
Hazy golden w thin white head... big citrus, not much malt... moderately lively, dry... citrusy... very excellent....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15426) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2010
Pours a cloudy yellow. Nose is citrus, tangerine, golden wheats and floral hops. Taste is citrus and dry hopped rice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2010
Made the mistake of drinking this after a real DIPA this afternoon, Moylans. The difference was AMAZING! Even my Glissade swillin buddys were in shock. Cute little light colored brew with some floral hop flavors and aromas and a genteel spicey bite in the finish. Not sure how FF can call this a DIPA? The Moylans made it look like a rookie play. Nice but a tad tame?? Oh well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stef92 (128) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 19, 2010
Thes best yeat of the Exit series from Flying Fish. Deep amber color with thick lasting head. Malty and fruity aroma. Hoppy and slightly sweet fruity flavor. very well balanced and tasty. Definitely no Meadowlands swamp water in this stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Thanks to swalden28 for sharing this bottle at a recent tasting. The beer pours a clear yellow color with a white head. The aroma is resiny hops and not too much else. The flavor is more of the same. This is definitely a DIPA with an emphasis on resiny hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle Pours a clear light yellow with a good froathy white head. The head lasts well and produces excellent lacing. Has a good aroma of hops, I get grapefruit, pine and sweet fruits like pineapple. Has a good acrbonation. The mouthfeel is perfect. Has a good soft biiter flavor. Not too much but just right. The texture is a touch on the dry side. Has a great finsh with a smooth aftertaste. This is just plain one great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Bottle from Oak Tree in S. Plainfield NJ: A thick, fluffy white head sits atop a hazy golden brown beer. Citric hop aromas blend with notes of apricot and lemon. Grassy bitterness, notes of grapefruit pith and some lemon-lime qualities. Fairly dry. A solid beer, but lacks the fresh, juicy, resinous hop character I like in an IIPA.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dagimp (970) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2013 Note: this rating is for the original release, not for the new beer brewed in the new brewery which isnt nearly as good. From a 750 into a snifter. Aroma is just outstanding... the best part of this beer and the best aroma I’ve smelled in an IPA .... probably ever. It’s of mango and papaya and flowers and pineapple... just awesome. Pours with an inch or so of fizzy head with disappears quickly leaving no lacing. Mouthfeel is very good, dry, tart but a tiny bit overcarbonated. It doesn’t really detract from the beer but it is the one soft spot of this beer. Taste is just about as good as the smell. Includes all of those flavors and with some resin, pine and bitter hops. Very dry beer and not a bit sticky... different for this type of IIPA, but I like it a lot. If you can get you paws on a bottle of this, by all means do it. You’ll like it a lot!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12885) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2010
(750ml bottle, courtesy of Swalden28) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, herbs, tangerine, pine, and pineapple. Flavor of hops (grass, resin, grapefruit, apricot, pine) and some grain with a bitter finish.

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