I.P.A. | Eel River Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
77
okay
401 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Eel River Brewing Co.
California, United States
eelriverbrewing.com

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
According to the brewer, "This beer is an English Style IPA, which lacks the intense hop bitterness characterized by the American Style." Certified Organic.

Added by nekronos on 11-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
401
Reviews:
232
Avg:
3.32
pDev:
16.27%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
32
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of bcsbeer
3.04/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Guitars_and_beer
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.75/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rbeechan
3.71/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Muggins25
3.27/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drewone
3.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JustShutUpStupid
2.67/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I was at that so called Whole Pay Check store and didn't want to make an extra stop to get Racer 5 so I picked this up on sale. My mistake. First off, never, ever, put IPA on your label in California, if you ain't got the hops/IBU to prove it. Sort of misleading or just dumb. Somebody didn't market it right. Should be a cheap British pale ale with buzz boost. Old English 800? Organic is probably good but I just didn't know that other beers are full of pesticides. OK, it is drinkable and a lot better than Bass, and Old English 800.

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gmcsierra91
3.09/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tomb_ride
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yergermeister
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lard_City
3.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Coppery Amber color. Mild flowery nose. Nice sweet malt taste with the hop bitterness in the background. Not a typical west coast IPA but still quite interesting. Not sure what the point of the organic certification means to most beer drinkers but it means nothing but a marketing ploy to me. Still, good and reasonably priced ($7.50 for a 6-pack).

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Photo of Alpha309
3.83/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hophazzard
3.44/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I was hoping for so much more from this one. Only bright spot was the cost, I only paid $4.50 for the bomber

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.49/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
3.6/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crewfan1952
3/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SamuelR
3.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jooler
1.41/5  rDev -57.5%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Not an ipa, taste more like a lager

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Photo of FLima
3.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Amber copper color with a thick head with short retention.
Malty aroma with lots of caramels and pine. Strawberry jam arises once it warms up.
Flavor with notes of caramels, pine, floral and herbal hops, overripe oranges, toasted malts and mild soap. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Light body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 7.2% abv is well disguised.
Piney, caramely and herbaceous IPA. Although the brewer says, and I agree, it is an English style IPA, it is not that bland showing off its 49 IBUs. It does not have the IPA profile I generally like.
Ps. would you really be that worried about organic after ingesting alcohol?! For hipsters...

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Photo of BGCoon
3.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of anthony-martinez
3.28/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of mountainzen
4.25/5  rDev +28%

I.P.A. from Eel River Brewing Co.
3.32 out of 5 based on 401 ratings.
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