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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 troutmask96:
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troutmask96

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2.65/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

This is an IPA? Wow - I've never tasted a thinner entry to the genre. I don't detect any hop presence at all, and resultingly, no hop bitterness either. The price is right, but this may be the Miller High Life of craft brews. I'm amazed at the 7.0 ABV, but this is a beer with almost no redeeming qualities. Avoid...

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2010 03:09:38 | More by troutmask96
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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.