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Earth Thirst Double IPA - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 31
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 13.28%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-20-2011)
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111213forlife

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-12-2013 03:16:24 | More by 111213forlife
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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-13-2012 20:17:47 | More by JohnK17
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ChalupaBatman

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-12-2013 02:50:55 | More by ChalupaBatman
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KevMo84

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-17-2014 05:44:43 | More by KevMo84
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-21-2012 23:50:05 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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HiWire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-14-2013 02:44:54 | More by HiWire
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-13-2013 00:49:55 | More by kjkinsey
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tizride

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-12-2012 03:14:14 | More by tizride
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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

07-06-2012 06:28:28 | More by strongaf
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adkieffer

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

02-16-2013 18:48:31 | More by adkieffer
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Bytemesis

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-20-2012 19:06:59 | More by Bytemesis
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KevdoggNasty


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-30-2012 07:09:20 | More by KevdoggNasty
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 17:35:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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BucannonXC5

California

3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Costco in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.39
Purchased: May 10, 2013
Consumed: May 10, 2013
Misc.: N/A

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 07:24:15 | More by BucannonXC5
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nickfl

Florida

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 01:28:41 | More by nickfl
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 03:50:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Bierman9

New Hampshire

3.53/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

1442

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2012 15:46:38 | More by Bierman9
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-11-2013 06:38:56 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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iemailjack

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-08-2013 03:04:11 | More by iemailjack
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Bazyx

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-06-2014 17:51:26 | More by Bazyx
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-10-2012 16:15:38 | More by TasteTester
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barleywinefiend

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: on-tap

04-16-2011 00:06:50 | More by barleywinefiend
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ineva

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

01-03-2012 19:59:25 | More by ineva
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DearthVader

California

3.48/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into Duvel tulip

Picked this up on whim at Whole Foods yesterday. It's my first experience with an organic brew.

Great color to this beer. A deep amber glow that is slightly see through. The head is almost non existent with just an off white crown that sticks around until the end.

Smell is very floral with hints of hops with a good swirl.

Taste is very piney with a very bitter, hoppy finish. Comes off a little tart. I wish there were more complexities to this beer. Not much to it. Pine and hops.

Extremely high carbonation level. Definitely the most carbonation in any DIPA that I've had. Very light feel to it and it goes down smooth. Highly drinkable.

My overall impression is a little underwhelmed. I'm all for simple beers but I feel this needs a little more added to it. I'm not sure if I'll search this one out again. Possibly a good beer to drink during a cookout. The 8.2% ABV is practically unnoticed.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 06:43:22 | More by DearthVader
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Catracho5

California

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Serving Type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a pint glass. No code date on it, not that I could find, so I am not sure how fresh the beer is.

Appearance: Pours an orange color with a nice creamy head. Lots of tiny bubbles, some lacing on the glass.

Smell: For a double IPA I was expecting more hop aroma, but again I am not sure when the beer was brewed and bottled, some piney citrusy notes, I think this is faint for a double IPA.

Taste: I was also expecting more from the taste but it is smooth, hop flavors up front, then some bitterness. The bitterness is not up to par for a double IPA. I have other double IPAs with some bitterness that is noticeable up front. Nice malt on the backend of the palate, I am getting more of piney or earthy flavor than citrus notes on the hops. I don't notice a heavy alcohol taste. Good taste.

Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, creamy head, not a lot of oily or resiny hop feel, it's smooth.

Overall: Falls short of what I think a double IPA is but it's drinkable and I would purchase this in a six pack if it were available. I paid $6.99 for a 22 ounce bomber. It's good. I have had other double IPAs that are superior to this but this is not bad.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:02:12 | More by Catracho5
Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.