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Triple Exultation - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

275 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 275
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.79%
Wants: 11
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
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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3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-30-2013 19:17:17 | More by MrLacinak
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -7.2%

12-19-2013 23:58:12 | More by Chi-fly
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PrimScrewhead

Rhode Island

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +26%

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

Oregon

3.58/5  rDev -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 +6.1%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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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Texas

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New York

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Minnesota

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champ103

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at many places around Houston. Most recently at Witchcraft Tavern.

A: Pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights. A two finger beige head forms with good retention and lace.
S: Toasted malts, baked bread, caramel malts. Chocolate and toffee aromas. A bit of solvent like alcohol in the very back.
T: Like the nose, a big malt bomb. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee and chocolate. Light baked bread. Solvent alcohol at the end lets you know this is +9% ABV.
M/D: A medium to full body. Moderate carbonation that is smooth and creamy. There is some solvent like alcohol here. Which is expected and warming. Like a camp fire. Very welcoming, and a nice sipper.

A well made and almost classic example of the style. Something I always enjoy when I have it, and always wonder why I don't order it more often.

Serving type: on-tap

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3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
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Serving type: bottle

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Triple Exultation from Eel River Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 275 ratings.