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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryanscourt (1381) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Very solid double, how I like them smooth, good citrus aroma and flavor. Smooth, good body. Dont really appreciate how the rice changes the recipe but well done.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nealblind (1755) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 14, 2017
very light yellow nice blanket of foam. aroma papaya lime. tastes simcoe pine malt one of the palest due to rice. very dry palate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerempire (4) - - DEC 24, 2016 does not count
Faint smell of pine. Clear golden color. Nice hop flavor with a lasting bitterness and warmth. Pretty good and different from most other double ipas.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hershiser2 (2517) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 30, 2016
$3.99 bottle from Gillys. Pours a tiny bit hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma is peach, grapefruit peel, pine, and some small caramel malts. Flavor is tangy up front: fruits, including grapefruit peel and lemon, followed by hints of floral hops and honey, then gets a bit heavier with pine. Not syrupy, like many DIPAs Ive had. Not bad at all. Quite good, actually.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TattooJack (514) - Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2016
Poured from 3 bottles of of a mixed six, pours cloudy amber with a hint of orange and a few champagne bubbles at the start. Taste is spicy hops, some fruit, citrus, is the grittiness coming from the rice? great. Good and strong.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6574) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 27, 2016
12 oz. bottle with a best by date of 12/7/2016. Clear in color gold with slow steady carbonation. Aroma is similar to sake mixed with light pine and mild fruit.

Interesting flavor; mango in the center followed by rice with a lightly piney, lingering bitterness. Bitterness is moderate to strong with a lasting effect. Body is medium with a decent mouthfeel. I definitely appreciate the substitution of the yeast for the rice. Creative.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (4451) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 5, 2016
Bottle in Las Vegas. Clear golden pour, thin white head. Aroma of fruity hops, citrus, spicy and some sake. Flavor is quite bitter, fruity and with citrus. Nice body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (7614) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Daytona Beach, Fl - Total Wine & More - 12 oz bottle. Slight haze to the medium golden pour, bubbly white head that sticks around a while. Aroma has some light saffron spiciness, a hint of spruce. Full bodied flavor, solid citrus bitterness, some rice-like sweetness, a brief hint of caramel sweetness. Thickish mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Larry_Duffman (450) - - MAY 9, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. The aroma was floral hops, citrus, and tropical fruit. The taste was hops, grapefruit, other citrus, mango, and rice. It was dry and bitter on the palate. Considering the alcohol content, it was very refreshing and drinkable. It doesnt drink like a beer with over eight percent alcohol at all. This is very good.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HoppyScallywag (321) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
The aroma is enticing and the initial taste excites the tastebuds. Hops and malts explode in the mouth, but as the hops build, everything almost just disappears. The alcohols burn is left and a slight bitterness. Easy to drink, but I expected more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10757) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAR 10, 2016
Citrus and pine/resin forward in nose and flavor, though also maltier than I like in the style. Perhaps starting to be past its prime. Chewy feel is nice.


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