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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

81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
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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bcuz7

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

05-19-2013 21:47:56 | More by bcuz7
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emilylee

California

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-14-2013 21:31:18 | More by emilylee
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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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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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dalahodson

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

04-19-2013 23:47:47 | More by dalahodson
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jbird8

California

2.94/5  rDev -16.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2013 02:59:06 | More by jbird8
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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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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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

Oregon

3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
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

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 00:47:29 | More by brodericksloth
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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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apf

Utah

4/5  rDev +13%

12-26-2012 02:56:33 | More by apf
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

12-23-2012 16:55:59 | More by Lukass
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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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JohnK17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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

California

4/5  rDev +13%

09-21-2012 04:52:39 | More by Paige
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shelby415

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

09-07-2012 05:38:47 | More by shelby415
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.18/5  rDev -38.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Decent orange color, almost 1" of larger bubbled head. Not much for retention or lacing, but I'm a sucker for orange colored ipas. Aroma, ugh, where's the hops man? Bleh, some very mild hop aroma I guess if you look for it, not exactly inspiring in a dipa when you have to search and search for some semblance of hop presence. Seriously, I smell more hops in some pilsners.

Taste, same thing, sure there's plenty of bitterness, but hop flavor and mouthfeel? Fuggetaboutit. If you only like the taste of copper and bitterness, this is the beer for you. I guess it didn't really come out strong with the alcohol, but who cares, it lacked what it should display most prominently. When its not in the nose or tongue, jeez, what are we doing here?

$8 down the drain (not really, I used it for corn on the grill).

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2012 02:52:56 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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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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strongaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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


4.15/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bought a 22 oz. bottle from the Earth Origins grocery store yesterday. The fact that this is an organic beer is what caught my eye. I must say that I am a big fan of big beers, especially Double IPA's and IPA's.

While the color, pour, taste, and smoothness of this brew are all above par, the thing that I like most about this beer is I noticed chocolate-like smell that you would get from a stout.

Highly recommended for the IPA lovers out there.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 17:31:34 | More by Birrion
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snaotheus

Washington

3.35/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours slightly cloudy coppery orange color with a medium tan head. Smell is mild but crisp and floral. Taste is over-the-top hoppy, not enough maltiness to back it up. Lots of grapefruit rind bitterness.

Mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant. Overall, not a bad beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 20:40:22 | More by snaotheus
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theempire

California

4/5  rDev +13%

05-19-2012 19:07:59 | More by theempire
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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
Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.