Earth Thirst Double IPA - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

89 Ratings
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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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:
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(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-20-2011)
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4/5  rDev +14%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

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2.5/5  rDev -28.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.5%

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3.68/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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3.58/5  rDev +2%
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.

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2.94/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

22oz Bottle
A- Appearance is a murky golden copper. Finger head on a 16 oz pour.

S- For a double the smell is not as abundant as expected.

T- Taste is what is expected from a standard IPA. No surprises,

M- A bit thick on entry with a subtle punch, again not as expected with an IPA.

O- Expected a bit more from this beer, probably will not purchase again.

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3.06/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

figs, raisins, burnt toffee malty taste

not much head disappears fast; no lacing

lingering aftertaste of figs

reddish coppery color

not my style...like the cleaner approach for DIPA; tastes like it might have got cooked on the loading dock. thought it might have gone bad, almost poured it out

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Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.