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BA SCORE
92
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570 Ratings
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Ratings: 570
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.74%
Wants: 69
Gots: 40 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company visit their website
New Jersey, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Although usually identified with landfills and pipelines, the Hackensack Meadowlands is an amazingly diverse ecosystem providing vital animal and plant habitat. In a nod to a once common food plant here, we’ve brewed this beer with wild rice. We also added organic brown and white rice, as well as pils and pale malts.

Rice helps the beer ferment dry to better showcase the five different hops we 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. This beer pairs extremely well with spicy foods and all kinds of seafood. And of course, it’s quite enjoyable all by itself.

(Beer added by: donniecuffs on 03-10-2010)
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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Visiting family in New Jersey, and this brewery was near the top of my list to try. Sadly, little idea on how fresh this is, but it was refrigerated, so that gives me hope.

Pours a very pale straw yellow, looking more like a light lager than a DIPA. I'm sure that's intentional, but it's not doing it for me so much. One finger of white head, decent retention, good lacing. I'm attributing the color to the rice, and giving them a pass on it.

I can tell this wants to be big on the hops, but it's just not. What's there is delightful, but there ain't enough of it! Some pine, some tropical fruits. Just give me more of it. Find myself having to stretch, digging my nose deeper into the glass to pull out those faint aromas.

Mouthfeel is top-notch. Medium-light body, lighter than normal thanks to that rice, and dryer as well. A really crisp, quick dry finish, that sucks the moisture out, but leaves just enough for the flavor to stick. Medium-low carbonation, flaring up in the middle and then relaxing. Very nice.

Taste is good. Comes across very balanced, despite substantial hop flavors. There's bitterness, but there's some resinous pine too (or maybe that's the Christmas tree downstairs getting in my head?). Has a really soft touch, with the grains supporting it completely, but without really making themselves felt.

This is a darn good beer. I like it, and I'll happily finish the six-pack. I really like the lightness, crispness, and dryness that the rice adds, and that makes it a pretty unique beer. If I weren't from the land of Abrasive, which I consider the top DIPA bar none, I might be a little more impressed.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2012 06:32:09 | More by zeledonia
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[Suggested Glassware: Tulip Glass]

The pour was a lightly cloudy golden yellow with an average (1-2 finger) white creamy head that diminished slowly, down to a large puddled film and medium collar with excellent sheets of lacing.

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Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 570 ratings.