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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.98%
Wants: 70
Gots: 55 | 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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Photo of DaveAnderson
2.41/5  rDev -41.5%
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.

DaveAnderson, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of chadwicktorres
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

chadwicktorres, Tuesday at 06:52 PM
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

BeerThursdays, Jan 21, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Joelski, May 19, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

J_Ross, Jul 07, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

nite3rd, Dec 20, 2013
3/5  rDev -27.2%

IAMTEAMPONY, Feb 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

Budinetz, May 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

BigTrubble, Mar 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.2%

brheuer, Mar 24, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -21.4%

mdube0378, Today at 01:19 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

n2185, Jan 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

user785335, Sep 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

mendvicdog, Wednesday at 09:47 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Fireslayer, Aug 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

NickBudzyn, Jun 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

beer-me-please, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

BradMacMullin, Nov 04, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Vaison, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of Shade1951
3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
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.

Shade1951, May 25, 2014
Photo of PorterLambic
3.34/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours more yellow than expected, kind of a golden color. Good head develops and retention is quite good, leaving a light tan, 1/2" thick layer 15 minutes after the pour.
Smell is well balanced with a solid piney hop lead and malt playing back up.
Taste is hoppy up front, malt hides but can be found, a bit of grass is present and some alcohol. Not the normal profile of an Imperial IPA, more of a normal one with a lityle more alcohol.
Drying, medium bodied, medium effervescence. A bit harsh on the swallow.

PorterLambic, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Duane_Opfer
3.38/5  rDev -18%
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.

Duane_Opfer, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
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.

DavoleBomb, Jul 14, 2010
Photo of jmdrpi
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
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.

jmdrpi, Dec 10, 2013
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Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.