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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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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 12.68%
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mcallister on 02-20-2011)
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Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

strongaf, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of Birrion
4.15/5  rDev +16.9%

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.

Birrion, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of snaotheus
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

snaotheus, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of theempire
4/5  rDev +12.7%

theempire, May 19, 2012
Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Nage37, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.48/5  rDev +26.2%

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.

WVbeergeek, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of Bytemesis
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Bytemesis, Apr 20, 2012
Photo of Docer
4.2/5  rDev +18.3%

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.

Docer, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of tizride
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

tizride, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of TasteTester
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

TasteTester, Apr 10, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%

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. :(

ArrogantB, Apr 04, 2012
Photo of KevdoggNasty
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

KevdoggNasty, Mar 30, 2012
Photo of iskeptopotamus
4/5  rDev +12.7%

iskeptopotamus, Mar 26, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

EricCioe, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of Tyrawlings
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Tyrawlings, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of sharpski
3/5  rDev -15.5%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Bierman9
3.53/5  rDev -0.6%

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


Bierman9, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

gafferjohn, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

ineva, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of MarkBlackout
4.63/5  rDev +30.4%

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.

MarkBlackout, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

jenray, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of BSW
4/5  rDev +12.7%

BSW, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of FightingEntropy
2.73/5  rDev -23.1%

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.

FightingEntropy, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of OWSLEY069
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

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.

OWSLEY069, Sep 14, 2011
Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.