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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
844
Reviews:
241
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.76%
 
 
Wants:
80
Gots:
150
For Trade:
3
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Photo of breadwinner
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

What a wonderful brew. I'll assume it's the rice that gives this a great lightness of feel, to go along with a really wonderful mix of light tropical fruit and grassiness. It's incredibly unique and incredibly delicious. Love that, somehow, this one makes it so far out West, and it also makes me wish that rice would lose its bogeyman adjunct status. Works here; works, apparently, for Kuhnhenn DRIPA; would love to see it employed elsewhere.

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Photo of tigg924
3.68/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Taste is a combination of pine, pineapple, tangerine, and oranges. Very citrusy IPA The Chinook hops really stick out. I have other IPAs that I prefer, but this one is a treat.

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Photo of AMarkle6524
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Justdoit1234
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

I stumbled upon this beer completely randomly (and thank GOD I did). I was scouring my local beer and wine establishment, constructing my own unique six-pack. Last night I was particularly in the mood for an IPA...nay...a DOUBLE IPA. I encountered this beer in a stroke of fate. I let it get cold in my freezer and downed it as my second pint of the evening. Strong, sweet, powerful flavor that leaves you desperately desiring more. Smooth finish with a pleasant aftertaste. Definitely one of the better beers I've tried in recent memory and glad to see it's getting positive reviews on here as well. Definitely check this one out if you love double IPAs.

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Photo of Premo88
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

NBS BIF beer from @TongoRad
12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(use by: 3/28/15 on label)

L: yellow ... misty throughout, so light passes through but otherwise opaque; sticky 1/2-inch head of white foam; keeps a thin skin and a tight little white collar of foam, slight lacing

S: ONIONS!!! oh, man, is this nice ... it's like steak and onions or grilled onions, salty and very tasty smelling; yeah, it's meaty ... ribeye steak

T: bitter onions, maybe some grass; wow -- some very nice grain, almost sweet grain; what a mix ... there's some definite sweetness in there, and it's hard to tell if it's bread-malt sweetness or something coming off the hops; the bitterness is mostly grassy with slight citrus notes; much sweeter to the aroma's saltiness; maybe some tangerine ... definitely a bit of orange sweetness; salty onion aftertaste mixed in with a slight lingering sweetness

F: very solid, good carbonation, lightweight but full

O: boy is this nice ... not overly bitter but also avoiding the cloying caramel/mangoey sweetness of many American DIPAs; the onions in the nose belie the label's suggestion that the dry-hopped Chinook and Citra hops give it smells of "tangerine, mango, papaya and pine" -- I smell very little of that, maybe some tangerine and pine, but for me, I LOVE the onions. the mix of salty nose/sweeter taste is different and very cool.

all in all a well-made brew.

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Photo of Dilbert65
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattDbach
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pav5069
3.4/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bkwhoppa66
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GregStoner
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kingslotty
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvghost
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SLOTHLIFE
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulSlazinger
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkSansone
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A pleasant surprise. Really liked it. Different finish than most but no in a bad way..'..

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Photo of rlovitt
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lobina
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_Leon
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.95/5  rDev +20.7%
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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Photo of tappangordo
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cook82
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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