1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Earth Thirst Double IPA - Eel River Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Earth Thirst Double IPAEarth Thirst Double IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-20-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 89 | Reviews: 32 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Quindar
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of 111213forlife
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ChalupaBatman
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of thkrb99
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of tizride
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of Bytemesis
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of KevdoggNasty
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of srandycarter
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pretty amber, somewhat murky, lots of head that stays for a spell. Plenty of cling lace as well.

S - Not much to the smell. Kind of musty, with a faint malt underneath.

T - Not over the top blow you up hops, but pretty solid malt happening. Tasty although not to style in my mind.

M - Medium to light body, good carb, easy enough balance.

D - On the plus, super easy to drink!

Photo of KevinBrewer
3.78/5  rDev +7.7%
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 Rutager
3.9/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

Photo of BSW
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of apf
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Liana
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +14%

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