Earth Thirst Double IPA - Eel River Brewing Co.
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3.74/5 rDev +5.4%
sort of underwhelmed by this one, although a good ipa, it lack distinction from the millions of others out there just like it, aside from being organic, which I really cant taste uniquely ya know? it pours a nice red orange color, with some floating yeast bits and a luxurious white head that slowly recedes. the nose on it is big bitter hops and some alcohol. the grains deliver only a touch of honey sweetness to the nose, while the bitterness is entirely dominant. the flavor agrees, although the hops aren't super brutal on the bitter front. they have come light pine and grapefruit notes, but remain primarily a bittering agent. some caramel flavors in the grains, but not enough to offset the hops. the feel is heavy for me, a bomber is plenty of this stuff. it reminds me of something generic from lagunitas. creamy feel though, and happening carbonation. overall a satisfying ipa, refreshing and robust at the same time, but not something I will rush to buy again. it just doesn't have anything to set it apart from the crowd. again though, props for being organic and looking after the earth!
05-27-2013 17:35:03 | More by StonedTrippin
3.68/5 rDev +3.7%
Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Purchased: May 10, 2013
Consumed: May 10, 2013
Poured a honey orange murky color with two fingers of khaki white head. Nice foamy coat of lacing on the sides all the way down. Very good retention on the top as well.
Smelled wet Cascade hops, sweet floral hops and citrus hops (orange, tangerine and orange rind) with a thick malt and honey backbone.
Tasted a strong whiff of alcohol to start. Definitely not hidden. Seemed to then go right into a bitter finish. In between was earthy, grainy, bready malts with some citrus notes (still getting orange rind, tangerine and orange).
Medium body. Creamy-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt bitter finish.
Not too bad, especially for the price. Pretty good value here. That being said, I am a bit sick as a rate this so maybe I’m just out of it.
05-11-2013 07:24:15 | More by BucannonXC5
3.63/5 rDev +2.3%
A - One and a half fingers of off-white foam on top of a clear, copper-amber body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace.
S - Pungent, spicy hops with notes of pine, orange, and a light sweaty note.
T - Sweet, thick toffee malt up front with notes of pine and sweaty hops. Some sweet caramel in the middle with peppery notes. Finishes with more sweet, sugary malt, peppery notes and lingering spicy-citrus hops.
M - Medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a sweet finish.
D - Not bad, it is much more malty than I normally like hoppy beers to be but it works alright here. The dark sugar is overly sweet though and it kind of obscures the hops so that the flavor doesn't quite live up to the pleasant aroma.
08-03-2012 01:28:41 | More by nickfl
3.58/5 rDev +0.8%
On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.
Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with honey and citrus 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 and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but I think it smells better than it tastes.
04-23-2013 03:50:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
I bought this at the Georgetown Deli on 25JAN12 for $8.99 and quaffed it yesterday, 12FEB12...
Poured into an imperial nonic, the bier was a bright honey color with a bit of cloudiness. Carbo was abundant and steady, while the head was quite thin and off-white, with a little lace here and there. Aroma had a touch of caramel and some mild, sweet citrus. Body was about medium, and it felt a little light and airy on the tongue.
Flavor had some mild sweetness, with some caramel and toasty notes present. Ofsetting this was some citrus, which included apricot along with rindy, piney bitterness. Not a whole lot going on here, in this slightly above average DIPA. Prosit!
3.53/5 rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
02-13-2012 15:46:38 | More by Bierman9
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
A: Poured a deep orange color with good carbonation and a nioe white cap
S: Some booze, citrus, caramel
T: A bready and caramel malt, some Earthiness, citrus and mild bitterness
M: Medium body, good feel.
O: Pretty good, above average and drinkable
04-16-2011 00:06:50 | More by barleywinefiend
Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
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