Earth Thirst Double IPA - Eel River Brewing Co.
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3.43/5 rDev -3.4%
A - Light golden color. Not as dark as I thought it would be, but good amber glow.
S - Nothing that stands out, but certainly decent in hops.
T - Run of the mill IPA taste. Not too bitter, but a bit lacking in flavor.
M - Not exactly a great after taste. Lingers in the mouth for a bit.
O - Pretty decent overall. Not the greatest, but certainly not the worst.
07-26-2014 05:16:03 | More by avwrite
4.18/5 rDev +17.7%
Poured into a snifter/wine/tulip glass
A - Pours a very beautiful bubbly almost opaque grapefruit/orange California sunset, one finger off white head and a tiny bit of sticky
S - Beautiful citrus, huge sweet, huge malt, very earthy, brown sugar, woodsy, crisp water, yeast funk, biscuit as well, a bit floral, nice hop note under lying everything and smells down right lovely.
T - Huge punch you in the face floral/citrus hops, nice earth and wood, delicious sweet malts and grains, very nice bigger than I thought but amazing booze note, refreshingly crisp water, yummy sugar, a nice pungent yeast note and just all around nice
M - Full bodied, well balanced, perfect complexity, medium plus acidity and a very nice from start to finish hoppy/malty/boozey/sweet finish
D/O - This is a fantastic beer. Never mind the organic symbol, this just is flat out a craft beer at it's finest. Has everything I love about an IPA/DIPA and still overly refreshing. Really a joy this one. If you love IPA, you'll love this, May not be for the hop novice though.
Final thoughts - $8 is a bit high, but I live in an expensive part of CA, so everything is a dollar to five more than anywhere else. Great 8.2% abv, though it does taste a bit higher. Just a warning for those of you that don't like the sugary boozey luxuriousness!
04-25-2014 05:10:43 | More by whatthehull
3.43/5 rDev -3.4%
Serving Type: 22 ounce bomber poured into a pint glass. No code date on it, not that I could find, so I am not sure how fresh the beer is.
Appearance: Pours an orange color with a nice creamy head. Lots of tiny bubbles, some lacing on the glass.
Smell: For a double IPA I was expecting more hop aroma, but again I am not sure when the beer was brewed and bottled, some piney citrusy notes, I think this is faint for a double IPA.
Taste: I was also expecting more from the taste but it is smooth, hop flavors up front, then some bitterness. The bitterness is not up to par for a double IPA. I have other double IPAs with some bitterness that is noticeable up front. Nice malt on the backend of the palate, I am getting more of piney or earthy flavor than citrus notes on the hops. I don't notice a heavy alcohol taste. Good taste.
Mouthfeel: Nice carbonation, creamy head, not a lot of oily or resiny hop feel, it's smooth.
Overall: Falls short of what I think a double IPA is but it's drinkable and I would purchase this in a six pack if it were available. I paid $6.99 for a 22 ounce bomber. It's good. I have had other double IPAs that are superior to this but this is not bad.
04-18-2014 00:02:12 | More by Catracho5
3.11/5 rDev -12.4%
I love double IPAs... especially the ones that have a higher alcohol content, but are able to mask that with an almost whiskey-like smoothness. Unfortunately, the Earth First Double IPA doesn't bring the alcohol content typical of an Double IPA, and falters when compared to top IPAs.
The smell of this beer is amazing... floral, clean, crisp--almost perfect. The taste, though, is exceedingly sharp... almost hard to take. It's typical of what I've found in young breweries, where the focus is on producing a style without concern for producing the best of the style. I wouldn't consider it a Double IPA, and it's really an "ok" IPA--something that I would drink, but not seek out or order.
02-21-2014 23:42:43 | More by Richard-Carla
Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
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