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

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BA SCORE
76
okay

325 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

(view ratings)
Ratings: 325
Reviews: 219
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.72%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 325 | Reviews: 219 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by salvo:
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salvo

Indiana

3.1/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours amber brown with a half inch of off-white head that collapses quickly. Leaves little lacing.

Nose is sweet with malts forward and sweet hops with floral, coriander, and spice notes, but unbalanced. Taste starts all sweet biscuit malt and then begins to turns to hops dryness and never does get it. A secondary sweetness scares away the hops, and while the finish is long, sweetness is fighting the hops the whole way.

Mouthfeel is slightly creamy. Drinkability is middling because it is unbalanced.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2010 00:42:40 | More by salvo
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3.41/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into my FW snifter glass
Notes taken on 03/28/14

A: Caramel amber with an all around blushed orange look. A tight crown of khaki froth forms over top with some nice stay power and a bit of sticky lace noted on the glass.

S: Smells of caramel malts and bready malts with a perfuming of floral hops. Very blossom like with some nectar like sweetness and there is a dash of alcohol coming through in the aromas well. A touch weak as its not incredibly potent in any matter.

T: Taste is a nice step up from the nose delivering a nice hop bitterness that cuts through the caramel and bready malt thickness. Definitely a bit more in balance achieved from the hops which are very floral in character. Some mary jane and ripe apricot notes with a touch of orange juice. And not at all too sweet, it stays dry and peppery from the bitters. Alcohol is well disguised in the flavor. Better than I was expecting from the nose.

M: There is some moderate heft to the body of this beer. Somewhat creamy in texture with a nice peppery bitterness and a good drying sense towards the finish. Lightly resinous

D: Not a great beer but drinkable and was actually expecting worse here. Didn’t really strike me as an English IPA however this might be one of the best Organic brews I have come across yet. Not sure why it is so hard to make a good organic beer but I applaud Eel River’s efforts. Not something that is going to be a regular although worth trying.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 20:17:05 | More by Nugganooch
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Texas

3.21/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - fairly clear golden orange
S - Sweetness, apple juice, no hop aroma to speak of
T - this beer tastes good. I like it, it just doesn't taste like an IPA to me. Kind of reminds me of an ESB. Nice malt sweetness, pretty good balance, not too bitter. No where near the amount of hop aroma or bitterness that you find in most IPS's. that said, i do like it.
M - light body
O - a really good beer. Not an award winning IPA, but a really tasty beer. Couldn't taste the organic.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 03:11:04 | More by Mtn
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3.35/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Kind of a strange brew. Not like Bob and Doug though. It doesn't smell like much of anything. Kinda yeasty I guess. No hop that I can detect. Taste is just muted. A little hop taste. Bread. Tobacco maybe. Just not a good choice when there are so many great IPA's out there. I really hate to not recommend a beer, especially when brewers put their heart and soul into their craft but I just cannot say I like this beer.

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A - A medium, hazy orange color with a bubbly, white head that quickly dissipates.

S - The smell is fairly malt-forward, but with a slight, citrus profile. Not overwhelming at all with hops on the nose.

T - A nice taste, but for the style, not good. There is a little hop taste up front but very little bitterness and almost a bright, orange flavor. Almost a cross between a Belgian wit and a regular IPA.

M - Light, crisp.

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Certified Organic I.P.A. from Eel River Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 325 ratings.