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Ratings: 614
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 CHADMC3
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%

Pours a pale straw colored yellow beneath the pure white head which patiently dissipates to leave a consistent ring of lacing around the glass.

Generous fesh hop aromas leap from the glass including fesh citrus hops such as mangos and pineapple as well as a touch of lemongrass.

The flavor offers more citrus hops including mango, grapefruit, and lemon as well as grass and pine. Just plain fresh hops throughout.

Medium to lighter in body with a crisp, refreshing mouthfeel and a fresh, pungent hop finish.

A real surprising treat, FF did one heck of a job with this brew.

CHADMC3, Feb 22, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%

12oz Bottle from Total Wine Tampa FL for 3$

Appearance - Slightly hazy gold colour with an average size fizzy white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 4-5 minutes.

Smell - Hops, malts, caramel, apricots

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste caramel and hops. There is also some grapefruit, lemons, and apricots. It ends with a hoppy fruity aftertaste.

Overall – My kind of beer.. great hops bitterness and lots of tropical/citrus fruitiness. Reminds me a bit of a Lagunita's Lil Sumpin. I'll buy it again.

spinrsx, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of RollTide7
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%

Extremely light for an ipa, let alone a double. For me the beer was much different than I was expecting as I have been drinking a lot of ipa and iipa recently. If you are looking for a session ipa with high gravity this is it. If you want a hop bomb which to me is more what a iipa should be, this is much lighter. More citrus than hop flavor. Overall a pretty solid local, but I just want more hops!

RollTide7, Feb 18, 2013
Photo of jacewg
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%

Appearance: Pours a legitimate pilsner gold with only the faintest hint of orange. Maybe the lightest DIPA I've ever seen. Nice head, solid retention, good lacing.

Aroma: Outstanding. Pure tropical citrus goodness. Notes of bitter orange, tangerine, and very light pale, sweet malts. Smells outstanding.

Taste: Very good, but not to the level of the aroma. The same notes as the aroma just a little diminished with a very light body. Malt plays a back seat to hop flavor, which I like. Good anchoring bitterness and a touch of alcohol on the finish. This beer tastes good, but honestly drinks like 5% instead of 8.2%, which makes it difficult to put a score on. Very enjoyable overall and very easy to drink, but lacks the punch of the nose.

Mouthfeel: The rice really lightens the body. NIcely carbonated and lifts off the palate easily. If this were 5%, I'd want to drink about 8 at a time. The body is very light and it drinks as light as 8.2% humanly can.

I stumbled upon this beer randomly not knowing anything about it minus what the label told me: a citra and chinook dry hop and fermented with rice. I went back the next day and bought a 6-pack. A really refreshing hoppy treat. Would be perfect for drinking outside on a hot day.

jacewg, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

SadMachine, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

iL0VEbeer, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of ummswimmin
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%

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.

ummswimmin, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

oriolesfan4, Feb 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

JoeMc459, Feb 11, 2013
Photo of nimrod979
4.01/5  rDev -2.7%

12 oz bottle with a best by date of... nothing.Why do breweries do this? pet peeve. Anyhow, this was recommended to me by a guy at Total Wine.

Appearance: Pours a surprisingly pale and hazy traw yellow. Quite thin white head that fades to a film. Not much going on as far as lacing.

Aroma: Lemon and citrus. Tropical, mango, hints of pine. Hops all the way. Very fresh

Taste: Bright lemony citrus. A little too much on the sweet side. Reminds me of lemon meringue pie. Tons of tropical fruity juicy hops underlying hints of pine towards the end. Some grainy flavors also present, I assume, from the rice.

Mouthfeel: 8.2%? You'd never know. Extremely light and easy drinking for a double... hell, it's light for a regular IPA. Juicy hops throughout give a nice juicy and bitter finish. Lot's of wet and fresh flavors here. Carbonation is average.

Decent recommendation indeed. Not sure that I would seek out again. but would definitely drink one if I came across it on draft somewhere.

nimrod979, Feb 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

UltimateLivewire, Feb 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

pressedmeat, Feb 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

adamcarlson28, Feb 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

whatname, Feb 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9%

ahbaggins, Feb 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

SFC21, Feb 03, 2013
Photo of DaveAnderson
2.41/5  rDev -41.5%

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
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

abcdefghijkyle, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

BGsWo22, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

ZRT, Jan 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

smonice, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

hopandbarley28, Jan 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

hoppymcgee, Jan 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

rolltide8425, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

nosavingsaccount, Jan 26, 2013
Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 614 ratings.