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Earth Thirst Double IPA - Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
81
good

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev +13%

07-03-2014 22:14:22 | More by GClarkage
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sillyhed8

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

06-24-2014 06:30:22 | More by sillyhed8
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heatherzbeer

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

05-29-2014 06:21:51 | More by heatherzbeer
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pathead

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-28-2014 22:20:43 | More by pathead
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whatthehull

California

4.18/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-25-2014 05:10:43 | More by whatthehull
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.3%

04-18-2014 01:51:59 | More by mpenning13
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Catracho5

California

3.43/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 00:02:12 | More by Catracho5
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Bushwood

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

04-16-2014 16:51:55 | More by Bushwood
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Bazyx

California

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

04-06-2014 17:51:26 | More by Bazyx
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j1mva1avani5

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

03-31-2014 03:45:57 | More by j1mva1avani5
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freshflesh

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

03-28-2014 05:29:00 | More by freshflesh
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Richard-Carla

Florida

3.11/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2014 23:42:43 | More by Richard-Carla
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Quindar

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-02-2013 01:09:15 | More by Quindar
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HiWire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-14-2013 02:44:54 | More by HiWire
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111213forlife

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-12-2013 03:16:24 | More by 111213forlife
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jxb345

California

4/5  rDev +13%

09-17-2013 02:17:39 | More by jxb345
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Smurf2055

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

08-08-2013 19:49:57 | More by Smurf2055
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +13%

07-30-2013 02:15:33 | More by MarkyMOD
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casapy

Idaho

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

07-22-2013 21:06:18 | More by casapy
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Liana

California

4/5  rDev +13%

07-13-2013 06:27:16 | More by Liana
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ChalupaBatman

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

06-12-2013 02:50:55 | More by ChalupaBatman
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.74/5  rDev +5.6%
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!

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 17:35:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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OMsweetOM

California

4.5/5  rDev +27.1%

05-22-2013 04:08:44 | More by OMsweetOM
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

05-22-2013 02:52:41 | More by Hopmodium
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TallGuyCM

California

2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

05-21-2013 02:39:51 | More by TallGuyCM
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Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.