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Certified Organic I.P.A. - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
76
okay

344 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 344
Reviews: 221
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
According to the brewer, "This beer is an English Style IPA, which lacks the intense hop bitterness characterized by the American Style."

(Beer added by: nekronos on 11-17-2008)
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Reviews by jizdepski:
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jizdepski

Louisiana

3.15/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

poured from bottle into pint...golden with copper hues under a finger thick white head. fairly lighter in color than i expected. has noticeable sticky lacing that should be hallmarks of any ipa. on the nose is a some floral notes and quite a bit of malt. nothing overwhelming. taste up front is hoppy at first but then gets quite tame. some mild citrusy flavors make an appearance then the malts take over and only a faint bit of hoppiness remain for finish. i feel that this is more in line with an apa, but then it is a west coaster, so i probably expected more aggressive dry hopping and more hops overall. does have an excellent mouthfeel. good medium body and carbonation lever is where it should be. i'd say overall a very mediocre and restrained ipa, won't become a staple of mine or anything i would look forward to trying again. not to say its a bad beer, its just far less hoppy than i was hoping for and expecting.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2010 19:28:55 | More by jizdepski
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Pours hazy golden orange. The 1/2 inch off-white head fades to a ring and film on top and leaves curtains of lace. There is visible floating sediment.

The smell is of buttered bread, pine and faint citrus fruit.

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Appearance: This is the beer's best part, nice orange amber color, nice creamy head with some lacing, the head dissipates pretty quickly. Looks great in the glass.

Smell: Not much of an aroma, not hoppy, more of a malt aroma, kind of yeasty smell, a little hops on the front end. Definitely not as aromatic as other IPAs I have tasted. The aroma needs more pine or citrus aroma to liven this beer up.

Taste: Bitterness up front, leading into a lingering bitterness that maintains a presence on the tongue, not getting a lot of hop flavors, no pine or citrus flavors, the bitterness is what stands out the most but it is not overwhelming. Not a lot of alcohol. The taste is not smooth, it doesn't flow well with flavor. It's bitter, then more bitterness that lingers, it needs some pine or citrus hop flavor in between.

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Overall: This is not bad, as in drain pour, it's just not as good as other IPAs I have tasted. I have been looking for a good organic beer I can enjoy everyday, and this failed. There are far too many IPAs with superior flavor that I would much rather drink.

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Certified Organic I.P.A. from Eel River Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.