Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA | Flying Fish Brewing Company

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Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPAExit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA

Brewed by:
Flying Fish Brewing Company
New Jersey, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

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.

Added by donniecuffs on 03-10-2010

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Exit 16 American Double/Imperial by Flying Fish Brewing Co. is a great and unique American Double/Imperial. The froth is light to very light on a light/medium/thick scale. The smell is subtly fresh and refreshing. The color of the beer is a sort of rich semi-transparent gold.

The taste is one that sort of grows on me personally as I drink it. Perhaps its just my imagination but it seems as though the rice sort of gels all the hop flavors together nicely. There isn't really any cliffs of hop taste leading to other hop tastes etc., though the taste does change as one drinks the beer per se. The hops instead of being the sort of hop peak that some beers sort of have, has a sort of has a hop-mound in this beer if one will. It seems like a lot of the hops taste is apparent on the tip of the tongue from the first sip, in a sort of unique way, which sort of swirls down into a sort of sweeter hop sweet-bitterness as one swallows the beer.

Its really quite tasty, and once the after-taste starts flowing into the taste of one's next sip it really adds a sort of overall hoppynes to the flavor of the beer that is sort of unique and which flows nicely.

I would encourage anyone on a journey through the American Double/Imperial range to try some of this brew for it is sort of unique in the way that the rice perhaps adds to the overall mixing of hop flavors.

Overall a very tasty, unique, and satisfying beer/ale.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Will definitely be looking for this one again!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

What? A "Wild Rice?"Double IPA? From Flying Fish? Forget-ta-bout-it! DO NOT forget-ta-bout this one!

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This was the reason why I fell in love with IPA's.

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look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tried this at the Exit 16 Release Party, at The Coppermine Pub on monday March 8th, in North Arlington, NJ...conveniently located off of Exit 16.

A - Poured a hazy, golden hue, with about a finger of white head. Retention and lacing were ok; nothing stellar.

S - Wow..a veritable potpourri of every citrus fruit you could possibly think of: mango, pineapple, yellow grapefruit, lemon, and orange peel all come to the fore. It's always nice to detect something else as prominently as pink grapefruit in the nose of a double ipa, and this beer certainly fit the bill.

T - The taste was an excellent mix of all of the aforementioned citrus flavors, beginning with the sweeter sensations of mango and pineapple, and then blending into the more bitter grapefruit tones mid-palate. More malt balance was evident mid-palate as well. The finish was a decidedly excellent bitter orange/grapefruit peel. Well done. Oh, and by the way, there was no evidence whatsoever of the alcohol content in the flavor. Very dangerous.

M - The appearance will fool you, as this is not a thin beer. The feel was thick, yet velvet smooth.

D - I had three of these in 30min, and I probably would have had many more, had I not had to meet my family for dinner. A deceptively drinkable strong beer; be very careful when sessioning it. The bar chalkboard said 9.5%abv, but the website says 8.2%abv, so I'll assume the latter is correct.

In summary, a truly outstanding double ipa; another great entry in the Exit Series. I might like this one even better than Exit 4.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to mikey711 for sending me this brew in our trade. Cheers!

A- Pours a bright hazy golden color with a pillowy whit foam head. Nice lacing is left behind.

S- Whoa...this scream west coast DIPA. Huge aromas of citrus and floral hops. Freshly squeezed lemon and pine scents make themselves present as well. I just hope it tastes as good as it smells...

T- Thankfully, it does. Waves of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, and pine come crashing onto the scene carrying along a truckload of bitterness. This baby is a hop lovers dream! A gentle warming effect is created by the alcohol in the finish.

M- I have to keep telling myself that this is a sipper but I can't put my glass down! Medium bodied with nice carbonation.

D- Truly a wonderful brew. Equipped with all of the hoppy bitterness and flavor that a true hophead could ask for.

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Exit 16 Wild Rice Double IPA from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 852 ratings
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