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561 Ratings
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Ratings: 561
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 69
Gots: 38 | 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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DaveAnderson

Minnesota

2.41/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to SammyJaxxxx for the bottle.

This beer should be right up my alley. According to the label, it is brewed with 5 hop varieties and dry-hopped with Citra and Chinook. And it seems fresh, with a bottle date over 5 months into the future (which I presume means it was bottled within the last month). But, despite the brown bottle, this appears to be light-struck. Completely dominated by skunk.

It's a crying shame.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 01:27:13 | More by DaveAnderson
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BeerThursdays

Delaware

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

01-21-2013 02:59:14 | More by BeerThursdays
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Joelski

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

05-19-2013 00:52:31 | More by Joelski
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J_Ross

New Jersey

2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

07-07-2014 03:05:27 | More by J_Ross
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nite3rd

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.4%

12-20-2013 20:38:51 | More by nite3rd
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IAMTEAMPONY

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%

02-13-2014 19:22:40 | More by IAMTEAMPONY
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27.4%

12-24-2011 00:26:57 | More by jophish17
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -27.4%

05-19-2013 06:47:29 | More by Budinetz
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BigTrubble

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-24-2013 22:03:46 | More by BigTrubble
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brheuer

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -27.4%

03-24-2013 21:48:11 | More by brheuer
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n2185

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

01-06-2013 02:37:59 | More by n2185
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user785335

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

09-10-2013 16:46:37 | More by user785335
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

08-25-2013 18:49:01 | More by Fireslayer
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NickBudzyn

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

06-13-2014 22:45:22 | More by NickBudzyn
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beer-me-please

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

02-07-2014 04:03:55 | More by beer-me-please
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

11-04-2012 22:02:24 | More by BradMacMullin
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Vaison

Delaware

3.25/5  rDev -21.3%

09-03-2012 02:05:37 | More by Vaison
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Shade1951

Pennsylvania

3.34/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Brilliant golden sunrise color! Very nice. Head dissipates quickly, but that's not a big deal for me. The smell... hmm. There IS some citrus, but something else too that I am not that fond of. Could this be the rice? Not sure. Very faint hint of nail polish. Or a bit of sourness. Not terrible. Just not that appealing.

The taste is for me primarily piney rather than citrusy. Again, there is a sort of muted flavor of... something I can't quite pin down... that I am not used to in IPA's. It's... OKAY. Is the flavor actually improving somewhat as it warms? Could be, or maybe I've had too much alcohol over the past hour or so.

Carbonation is pretty... active at first. Then settles down.

Well... it's not typical of the style, and there is no crime in that.

Overall, it is a beer that I would not turn down if offered to me. I don't think I would buy it again though.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2014 03:58:05 | More by Shade1951
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Duane_Opfer

Virginia

3.38/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into an IPA glass. "Use by" date of 12/1.

A - Golden orange and clear. Little carbonation. No head. No lacing as beer recedes. Nothing remarkable.

S - Slight tropical fruit. Somewhat muddled. Label specifies several tropical flavors and pine, but I am not picking them clearly, if at all.

T - The dominant flavor is alcohol. I taste some tropical fruit again dominated by the alcohol. The finish is also somewhat muddled.

M - Thin and dry. Nothing remarkable.

O - Hopefully I purchased a bad sample, but I am thoroughly unimpressed with this beer. I am a DIPA and IPA fan, and this beer misses the mark. I will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2013 02:27:23 | More by Duane_Opfer
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DavoleBomb

Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a snifter. Thanks to psudrew for this one.

4.0 A: Hazy peach color. Two fingers of creamy white head with good retention and a decent amount of lacing.

4.0 S: Pungent hops take over. Lots of pineapple, mango, and cat piss. Malts add just enough sweetness to add complexity. Rice is not apparent.

3.0 T: Definitely not what I expected. I expected the rice to lighten the body, but that isn't the case. Noticeable bitterness, but hop flavor is much subdued compared with what I expected from the nose. Pine, grapefruit, and pineapple. Malts are moderately bready. Rice provides (at least I think) an extra earthy flavor.

4.0 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Reasonably creamy. No problems here, but nothing special either.

3.5 D: Not bad, but nothing too great either. I'd drink it on occasion if I could get a sixer or something.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 01:12:33 | More by DavoleBomb
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jmdrpi

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, 'Use by" date of 5-11-14.

appears a crystal clear pale straw color, soapy bone-white head. looks like a light lager. fruity hop nose. citrus, grassy, orange. some corn too. minimal malt flavor in the taste, clean hop taste. crisp. earthy, not as much citrus flavor as in the aroma. thin body, high level of fizzy carbonation.

overall - it's okay, but not how I like by DIPA's.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 03:02:20 | More by jmdrpi
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ummswimmin

New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I poured this beer into a tulip style glass. There was about two fingers of foam that dies down pretty quickly. The coloring is really light. It is a pale yellow.

I really enjoy the nose on this one. I got a lot of citrus, and some flowering hops. There was also some sweetness in the bouquet. The flavor doesn't play as well. The balance is pretty far off. You get a lot of bitterness without any offset.

This is an interesting Imperial IPA. I would like to try it again to see if my opinion changes.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 19:49:17 | More by ummswimmin
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briandaube

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-29-2014 00:47:38 | More by briandaube
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RobertJBeer

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

01-11-2014 19:05:11 | More by RobertJBeer
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DustinSWB

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

04-22-2014 01:00:28 | More by DustinSWB
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Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 561 ratings.