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Triple Exultation - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%


Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  9.70% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mattmaples on 05-27-2006)
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Reviews by RickS95:
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RickS95

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Looks like a rich man's beer with it's dark brown, hazy appearance. Zero clarity, looks full of richness. Head is thin and white, and doesn't last long but it's got a nice look to it.

VERY malty with some ripe, rich, dark fruits to it. Has a slight leathery smell to it. Some alcohol is the last scent out of the glass.

Tastes like a barleywine, minus the extreme bitterness. Very malty with dark fruits like in the nose. The alcohol is more pronounced.

Sweetness up front before the heat takes over, but the sweetness never goes away, it just lessens a bit. It's never cloying, just malty during the whole trip. Full bodied, it almost feels heavy in the glass and in your mouth. Dry, almost dirty feel in the finish.

It's a strong manly beer, there's just not getting away from it. For the most part, it's an easy sipper (definitely something you sip), it's just very strong and aggressive. It never crosses the line, but it stands defiantly on the line. I've got about 19 more ounces to go from the bomber I bought and I'll surely be sleeping well tonight.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 03:21:53 | More by RickS95
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Catracho5

California

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Serving Type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a tulip stem glass.

Appearance: Looks nice in the glass, dark brown with a creamy head with lots of tiny bubbles. The head dissipated fairly quickly, some lacing on the glass. Looks great in the glass.

Smell: Getting some toffee, vanilla aromas upfront, then the malts on the backend. The is the strongest aroma that I have smelled in an organic beer. I am getting some bourbon or rum smell up front as well, sweet smell that fades into a malt character. This is the first Old Ale that I have tried and I am not quite sure how to describe the sweetness, toffee, vanilla, rum, bourbon, it all smells there.

Taste: Sweet taste upfront similar to the smell, then some bitterness blending into a malt flavor, nice flavor. This is a nice sweet maltiness flavor in the beer, great taste, getting some bitterness but not overwhelming bitterness. I am surprised, this sat in my refrigerator for about 3 months before I tried it.

Mouthfeel: Nice creamy mouthfeel, light carbonation.

Overall: Admittedly, I am surprised, I have had several Eel River brews, Raven's Eye is my favorite, this is second. I am going to pick up at least another bottle to age. This is a beer that is well balanced, the sweetness though prevalent does not overwhelm the malt and bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 03:34:01 | More by Catracho5
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Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Oregon

3/5  rDev -20%

03-29-2014 03:34:44 | More by lighthabit
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California

4/5  rDev +6.7%

03-27-2014 03:17:53 | More by Beersnake1
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Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

03-09-2014 09:48:08 | More by Yeti1979
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DrunkenMonk

California

3/5  rDev -20%

03-06-2014 00:59:34 | More by DrunkenMonk
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California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

02-03-2014 20:34:25 | More by GraduatedCashew
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jkermitj

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +6.7%

02-03-2014 00:39:33 | More by jkermitj
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California

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

01-25-2014 05:57:03 | More by OMsweetOM
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RandyBoBandy

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

01-22-2014 03:43:50 | More by RandyBoBandy
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travolta

California

2.79/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Appearance: No lacing, a clear cranberry juice in color. Head retention is good with a cloudy formed khaki head.

Nose: Burnt carmel, minimal dark candied fruit, some faint hops at the end.

Taste: Hot sake and carmel. Cheap vodka on the tongue, with a malt foundation.

Serving type: bottle

01-21-2014 03:49:18 | More by travolta
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utfiero

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Color- cloudy red caramel. Full, think head tinted almond.

Aroma- caramel, grapefruit hops, and ocean air.

Taste- a rich hoppy complex brew. Starts like a rich, strong, and dry Belgian ale, moving into a cake and hops middle (imagine eating coffee cake and drinking an imperial IPA) finishing with a tame dry hoppiness leaving a clean hoppy aftertaste.

Poured from bomber (650 ml bottle) into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass).



Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 01:42:23 | More by utfiero
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Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev 0%

01-14-2014 01:02:45 | More by JamesStreet
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MrLacinak

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20%

12-30-2013 19:17:17 | More by MrLacinak
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tbryan5

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +6.7%

12-25-2013 03:42:54 | More by tbryan5
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mhaugo

California

3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle decanted into a snifter. 9.7% ABV. Served at 55F and allowed to elevate to room temperature. Certified organic.

Appearance: Deep chestnut, moderately bubbly with a decent beige head, and brilliantly clear (4/5).

Aroma: Mmmm… nice. Dried stone fruit and jammy grapes. Brown sugar and caramel. A touch of oxidation, but an acceptable level. In fact, it adds an additional layer to an already beautiful and complex aroma (4.25/5).

Taste: Surprisingly hoppy with a bitterness that lasts. There is a little woodiness from what I am assuming is some degree of barrel aging, with a little vanilla, bourbon, and a touch of tobacco. There is also some staling, but again not inappropriate. It would be interesting to know if that was intentional or just a “benefit” on sitting on a big box liquor store shelf for several months. The bitterness steps back a touch toward the latter end of the pint as the beer nears room temperature (3.5/5).

Mouthfeel: Full body with medium carbonation. There is a light warmth from the alcohol and a puckering quality from the hops. There is also an interesting “thickness” that develops when the beer warms that feels almost chalky. Not a negative note; more of an interesting observation (3.75/5)

Overall: This is a very nice beer, but the flavor comes across a little dramatic. I would love to have this same beer dialed back about twenty five percent in both the bitterness and the alcohol. 80 IBUs seems to be a bit much here. The aroma is incredibly inviting, but once it hit my mouth it became a little obnoxious. But in the end I am impressed (3.75/5).

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 02:11:53 | More by mhaugo
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

12-19-2013 23:58:12 | More by Chi-fly
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11-28-2013 22:06:40 | More by PrimScrewhead
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

11-24-2013 06:27:07 | More by Sir_Goatman
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katybee

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear dark amber, with minimal, quickly dissipating head, looking a bit like a whiskey in the glass. A bit more like a whiskey or brandywine, especially when the minimal carbonation stilled, it is really only the malty bready richness, smooth on the tongue, which reminds the drinker that this is still a beer. A fine sipping beer for me, but hard hitting and not very subtle in character...perhaps some dried fruit notes, molasses sweetness, but not true 'esthers' as in a barleywine, and a slightly metallic alcohol edge although the creaminess covers this... Not bad, but a little too direct for me, LOL.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 21:39:36 | More by katybee
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

11-16-2013 03:08:06 | More by jaydoc
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JordonHoltzman

New York

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ruby red body and an aggressive pour gives me a frothy cherry tinted white head. I guess its bottle conditioned? Because my second pour of the bomber into the glass leaves the body murky while it was originally a clear red.
Rich dark fruit aroma. Barely wine characteristics.
The flavor has some dried fruit leather taste, quite bitter though simultaneously. The high ABV is obvious as this is quite a sipper as time goes by out of the fridge.
Mouthfeel is fine, but high alcohol makes the back of the tongue know it.
Overall solid beer. It's a big old ale.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 02:42:44 | More by JordonHoltzman
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Trish_NG5

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

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Triple Exultation from Eel River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.