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Ratings: 691
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 77
Gots: 75 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: donniecuffs on 03-10-2010

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.
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Photo of jlindsey
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Omnium
4.37/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

16Oz pint glass serving
A - Pours a super light golden color, i mean really really light. One finger head with moderate density, mild lacing
S - Nothing strong jumps at you, but a medium hop aroma, light malt, a little sweet/sour floral aroma, a hint of caramel malt, orange peel.
T - For this being a double IPA with the ABV that it has, it has about the best easily masked abv's i think ive ever had. (which could be dangerous to some). Very fresh grassy, hop flavor. I think I get some of that "wild rice" thats in here, but its very faint. And also has an enjoyable aftertaste.
M - Refreshing, and light feeling.
O - This is a paradox of sorts. 8.2% double IPA with probably the lightest color of any double, let alone most IPA's, Incredibly light and fresh feeling. You could session this beer easily. While there's no flavors here that really make you go wow, its the ease of how well this goes down thats the real shining trait of this beer.

Photo of e30todamax
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of CHADMC3
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of spinrsx
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of RollTide7
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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!

Photo of jacewg
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of SadMachine
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.52/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of JoeMc459
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of nimrod979
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of pressedmeat
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of adamcarlson28
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of DaveAnderson
2.42/5  rDev -41%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Exit 16 from Flying Fish Brewing Company
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