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

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Certified Organic I.P.A.Certified Organic I.P.A.

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355 Ratings

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Ratings: 355
Reviews: 222
rAvg: 3.29
pDev: 16.41%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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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.

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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.

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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

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, earth, floral, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and slight herbal hop flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is drinkable but has a better hop presence in the aroma in my opinion.

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Certified Organic I.P.A. from Eel River Brewing Co.
76 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.