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Earth Thirst Double IPA - Eel River Brewing Co.

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Earth Thirst Double IPAEarth Thirst Double IPA

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BA SCORE
81
good

83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 12.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | 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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Nage37

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-29-2012 01:29:03 | More by Nage37
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful deep caramel amber bodied with a light tan head formin thick and billowing above the rim of my chalice, very nice look to it. Aroma has citrus layers of malts imbedded in it, with pine and caramelized malt sugars noted. Almost more of a barleywine when I smell it but after first taste I realize it is a barleywine light with less alcohol but much similar flavors. Caramelized malt sugars run across the palate with big citric and pine notes that bring out an earthy quality about this beer that is definitely enjoyable and admirable at the same time. Mouthfeel is resinous with hops and earthy (marijuana) like character a fine even keeled malt presence super sweet but balanced with hop bitterness. Enjoyable from beginning to end, the type of beer that I really enjoy especially when harvested from the West Coast.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2012 17:53:06 | More by WVbeergeek
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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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Docer

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: (3.5)

- This is a rather dark amber brew. Light hue to a mostly clear brew from the bomber. Foamy thick inch of head settles to a very even thin blanket of ultra-light tan head, large spotty ring in the glass..

Smell: (4.0)

- This has a really nice smell to it. Caramel malt, husky grain, bready cinnamon dessert quality to it, while balanced with a pine, grassy, and floral hop arrangement. This smells super solid and balanced, and both the malt, and hop aromas are unique to their own.

Taste: (4.5)

- Great bready caramel malt and fine malt. This isn't as sweet as I was expecting. That is a good trait. The bitter grassy hop is just right to balance the malt forward kick. This double IPA has balance written all over it as far as flavor. Light alcohol, and still an oat-like cinnamon dessert flare which is so subtle.. but perfect. I must have got a good bottle.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- This is a well rounded, full bodied double IPA. Its bitterness lends a dry feel, with a cloying, and chewy finish. This is a bit of a meal in a glass. Great.

Overall: (4.0)

- This is another one of those brewers that I rarely visit a beer from. I see their bottles on the shelves often, and am afraid that when I return to those outlets, they are the same bottles. I got this one fresh and new, and really dig it. It is dangerously drinkable, and I bet is a killer treat on tap. Certainly worth the purchase.

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2012 05:59:48 | More by Docer
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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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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Colorado

3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this up for $7.99, big mistake. Orange color, good head. Smells slightly like hops, a bit of malt, so boring. The flavor was clearly a DIPA but was so lacking in hop presence that I was really disappointed. Overall this was very boring and I'd like my $8 back. :(

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2012 02:08:35 | More by ArrogantB
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KevdoggNasty


3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev +13%

03-26-2012 22:48:33 | More by iskeptopotamus
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EricCioe

Montana

3/5  rDev -15.3%

03-17-2012 05:31:35 | More by EricCioe
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Tyrawlings

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-16-2012 16:10:29 | More by Tyrawlings
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sharpski

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15.3%

02-15-2012 22:27:14 | More by sharpski
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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

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Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -15.3%

01-17-2012 02:50:23 | More by gafferjohn
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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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MarkBlackout

Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +30.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I get this for $4.99 on 52nd street and Evanston here in Indianapolis. I love Earth Thirst 2IPA! Smell is soft malt, taste is a total hop bomb. dry, citrusy, herbal. A winner! I can't understand the mediocre reviews for this beer. It's not to be missed, as far as I'm concerned.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2011 16:31:30 | More by MarkBlackout
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Exiled

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-25-2011 01:35:02 | More by Exiled
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.3%

11-23-2011 23:36:57 | More by jenray
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BSW

California

4/5  rDev +13%

11-19-2011 08:08:23 | More by BSW
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FightingEntropy

Minnesota

2.73/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love the idea of Eel River, and keep trying them for the love of the idea. In reality, their beers--like Earth First--are good, but just don't seem to move to the next level. EF looks great in the glass--burnished copper DIPA with a fluffy off white head that hangs in forever and a thick lace. Excited at this point--and then the smell is big citrus and pine, and a funky stale. Maybe light struck, but doesn't seem to be that funk. Stale hop bite on the tongue with a metallic aftertaste. As always, I really want to like this beer, but just can't do it.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 01:29:26 | More by FightingEntropy
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Pours a hazy orange-ish color with a light tan head. In the aroma, cereal grains and a small hop. In the taste, cereal grains, a bit earthy, and small boozyness. A small hop bite and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry alcohol and boozy aftertaste. OK, really boozy and no big hops at all.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 13:41:12 | More by OWSLEY069
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KevinBrewer

California

3.78/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Vibrant orange-amber with a fluffy off-white head that dissipates to a mossy covering, leaving patchy lacing down the glass.

N- Soft, pleasant vanilla oakiness to the nose. Muted caramel maltiness underneath with a slight metallic twang to it. Really a subtle aroma, but the vanilla is nice.

T- Definitely tastes like an oak-aged beer. Dry and crisp toasted malt backbone with tons of oak and pine providing a strong bitterness. Subtle vanilla accents and a touch of citrus keep the dry bitterness from becoming overwhelming. The hops turn chalky into the long, bone-dry finish of bitter pine and oak. Some dry toasty malt and peppery alcohol in the finish as well.

M- Medium bodied with a slickness from the alcohol. Moderate to high carbonation with a bone-dry finish.

D- Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. Very dry, bitter, and oaky, which is refreshing for a double IPA. I would love to try a dry-hopped version of this, as the aroma was really the weakest aspect of the beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 04:56:46 | More by KevinBrewer
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a pretty clear, amber gold with a finger of sticky pale yellow head that leaves some decent lacing.

Smell. Caramel, a little toasted grains and pink grapefruit.

Taste. Nice toasty caramel grains and decent piney, grapefruity hops. Nice bitter citrus rind finish. Lighter in taste than some dipas, but not a negative. Really nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall. Really nice DIPA. Another random grab from a Seattle Whole Foods that turns out to be a winner.

Serving type: bottle

07-08-2011 02:27:03 | More by Rutager
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Mora2000

Texas

3.3/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the cotton candy, citrus and bread notes. I get a lot of sweetness in the aroma. The flavor is a mix of bitter pine and grass from the hops as well as some bready malt. I also get some floral notes and a tad bit of butter. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2011 01:54:15 | More by Mora2000
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iadler

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Thanks for this extra Brian!

A- Pours a clear amber with a one finger head that dissipates fairly quickly. No sign of lacing.

S- Caramel and toffee malt. Some pine follow as well as faint citrus notes.

T- Lot's of pine followed by some grapefruit and lemon zest and a good amount of sweet malt. Finishes with a pretty boozy finish.

M- High carbonation, actually too high for a DIPA. It's slightly oily and not really a smooth and creamy mouthfeel you can find in some other DIPA's.

O- While certainly not a bad DIPA, it lacks the complexity and mouthfeel that I look for in the style.

Thanks again Brian!

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2011 01:14:08 | More by iadler
Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.