Organic IPA
Eel River Brewing Co.

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From:
Eel River Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Style:
American IPA
Ranked #3,908
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
76
Ranked #29,558
Avg:
3.3 | pDev: 16.06%
Reviews:
235
Ratings:
184
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 05:32 AM
Added:
Nov 17, 2008
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Gots:
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SCORE
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Organic IPAOrganic IPA
Notes: Brewed as a traditional IPA, our organic IPA is bright copper in color. Balanced with a crisp hoppy flavor and light malt background, it features floral and citrus aroma of Pacific Northwest organic hops.
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Ratings by TheManiacalOne:
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.65/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Acquired from optimator13 so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light golden brown color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains caramelized malts, a good amount of floral hops and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweeter than most beers in the style with flavors of caramel, honey and citrus. Then a hearty malt character is hearty but not too heavy. The hops presence is decent for the style and brings some balance. The after-taste is sweet.

M: Smooth and a little crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, decent representation of style, it’s a solid beer but there are other EIPA’s that I would pick first.
Jun 13, 2011
More User Ratings:
 
Rated: 3.68 by dbauer from California

Sunday at 05:32 AM
 
Rated: 3.54 by peachy-tay from California

May 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.41 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 15, 2021
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Rated by erickc from Washington

3.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Had out of the bottle in Redding, CA.
Jul 08, 2021
 
Rated: 3.47 by gefinley from California

May 26, 2021
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Reviewed by pjbutler2 from Arizona

3.98/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
12 oz. can. Pours and looks like a Stone IPA. High carbonation.

Heavily malted with sweet notes of caramel as well as a tangy, dank woody flavor.

Earthy aftertaste.

With so many lighter bodied IPA's out there, this one is an overweight treat.
Oct 15, 2020
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

3.31/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
The first review (7/24/20) in almost three years? Bottle was undated, bought in Eureka, not far from the source, so we expect it’s fresh. Nice looking light amber pour, frothy head, tight lacing. A little more malt forward than your usual West Coast IPA. A balanced bitterness without a dominant taste bias. It’s ok, seems a bit dated in its makeup.
Jul 25, 2020
 
Rated: 3.46 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 06, 2020
 
Rated: 3 by noblige from California

Nov 09, 2019
 
Rated: 3.4 by Supergenou from Canada (QC)

Aug 10, 2019
 
Rated: 3.02 by AngEo from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.03 by SargeC from California

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Stengelfoot from California

Apr 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Apr 06, 2018
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Rated by Julienbrim from Washington

4.3/5  rDev +30.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
An easy IPA @ 7.2% alc/vol. Drink cold on a hot day. This Is Not Too Sharp Or Malty, Just Smooth & easy
Feb 15, 2018
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Rated by DoctorRobert1969 from California

3/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A bit too harsh for me. I'm not a huge IPA guy.
Nov 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by paulish from New York

Nov 05, 2017
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Reviewed by the_awesometeer from California

3.43/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
The beer is a darker golden color with a soapy head. There is good carbonation coming up and a thick haze to the beer. The beer did not have a strong smell to it. I do get a aroma of orange juice. The orange juice flavor comes out with a hint of sweetness in the taste and there is a bitterness but nothing really stands out. The beer has a nice feel to it, a long flavor, but one again it is all very slight.
Sep 12, 2017
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Reviewed by Skrumpy from Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
This beer seems to get some bad reviews, but I think there are far worse out there. I will admit, I drank this beer at the end of a long, hot, day, and we were in a remote area with limited beer selection. That's when many beers taste better than they normally do because you are just glad you have a beer at that point. Also in its defense, I think it's difficult to brew a consistent beer using certified organic ingredients, so maybe some batches are better than others? It's a malty, earthy, resinous IPA with some character. Solid enough. Not necessarily a beer I'd recommend, but if your in the middle of nowhere on a hot day, it will be just fine!
Jun 11, 2017
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Rated by CraftBeerRunner from California

3.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Easy, drinkable, nothing memorable but very solid. Santa Cruz, April 2017
Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

3.27/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Tasted in a snifter from a 12 oz bottle on March 29, 2017. Look is orange amber with a thick head and sticky lacing. Smell and taste is citrus and floral with lightly sweet malt. Feel is crisp with medium bitterness.
Apr 03, 2017
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Reviewed by unlikelyspiderperson from California

2.75/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
Look is a clear apple juice amber with a thin, bordering on nonexistent, head.
Smell is fruity and thin. It's a bottle from Costco so I can't say I'm optimistic about the freshness and I do recall pints at the tasting room having a bit more character in the nose but it is definitely sweet malty heavy without much characteristic bitter hoppiness.
Taste is again malt dominated, there is a decent amount of bitterness and a sort of yeasty funk. almost cidery.
Feel is decent, not full but with some body. Living in Humboldt this is definitely a regular resident of my fridge and it hurts me somewhat to expose it to the full light of the critical day. I do love Eel River and they definitely have some good IPA type beers but unfortunately this is a very mediocre IPA, especially in the crowded field up here in the Pacific Northwest. Try their porter, their stout, their emerald triangle and the session version, and any of their one offs if you make it to the tap room. But don't come to this IPA if you're looking for a star in the field, a great Costco buy at a dollar a bottle but nothing to write home about.
Feb 08, 2017
 
Rated: 3.2 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Nov 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.5 by vidisad from California

Nov 06, 2016
 
Rated: 2.56 by Bonsall_Phil from California

Sep 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.25 by Oidmoe from Austria

Aug 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.28 by Griphon from Florida

Jul 29, 2016
 
Rated: 2.88 by AAG from New York

Jul 25, 2016
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

2.99/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Comes in substantially darker than most ipas you come across. Drops of that caramel, crystal and brown malt traces. Aroma has some citrus, grapefruit, milder pine, more malt.

Taste is big time malt driven ipa, English in style halfway I would say. Heavy earth and malt notes. No bottle dating. If you like your ipa lacking hop mouthfeel, but still giving bitterness and lots of caramel malt tones, this is your bag.
Jul 17, 2016
 
Rated: 2 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

May 08, 2016
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Reviewed by gandres from Philippines

3.06/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
12 ounce bottle to wine glass
A: light amber orange liquid, minimal white foam, lacing
A: nose: hint of grains, drrink: no bold aroma
T: medium bitterness
MF: lively carbonation, log nice finish
OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for
Drank: April 24, 2016
Apr 25, 2016
 
Rated: 3.56 by MonkeyBread from Nevada

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 1.84 by CMC73 from Oregon

Feb 19, 2016
 
Rated: 3.85 by MIrvine from California

Feb 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.59 by Steve78 from Florida

Jan 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.18 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

Jan 27, 2016
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Reviewed by crob3888 from California

3.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a golden orange color with a really nice head and excellent lacing. Aroma and taste are of sweet orange peel, some sweet Hawaiian bread, and a hint of herbal hops. Mouthfeel is crisp but sticky. A nice malt-forward English India pale ale.
Jan 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.79 by Masonpp85 from California

Dec 11, 2015
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Reviewed by bsonk from Oregon

4.71/5  rDev +42.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Eel River Brewing Company IPA- 7.2% abv.

A: light red brownish, with soapy white head that sticks around.

S: cracked light roast grain, sugar, pine, orange juice, alcohol.

T: very good. Full malt body, zesty sweet hops with a little pine and a little passion fruit and a little orange peel.

M: chewy, juicy, a bit of bitterness on roof of mouth.

O: A very tasty malt forward easy to drink IPA. Eel river is still one of my all time favorite breweries. 4.75/5. I agree with user StonedTrippin that this beer is brutally underrated here.
Nov 03, 2015
Organic IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
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