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Earth Thirst Double IPA - Eel River Brewing Co.

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92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 15.01%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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

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Beer added by: mcallister on 02-20-2011

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3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
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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3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
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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.

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Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.