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

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

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

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3.96/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of beergoot
2.89/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

No bottling or best-by information on the bottel.

Bright copper and gold body with a thick, white, creamy head. Very faint aroma, mostly grains with a lesser note of pine. Taste mostly offers a stinging hop bitterness; very little malt character. Medium bodied; crisp and dry.

A disappointing offering that really skimps on any malt character. One-dimensional hop bitterness with very little aroma is another bust. Despite decent looks and feel, the heart and soul of any decent beer is taste and aroma. This beer is sadly deficit in those areas.

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +43.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Furlinator
3.37/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours hazy golden orange. The 1/2 inch off-white head fades to a ring and film on top and leaves curtains of lace. There is visible floating sediment.

The smell is of buttered bread, pine and faint citrus fruit.

The taste is of piney hops, bready grains and a hint of citrus.

The texture is medium bodied with high carbonation.

A decent IPA with some pine and orange characteristics.

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Photo of Brolo75
3.16/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

!2 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass

Appearance: This is the beer's best part, nice orange amber color, nice creamy head with some lacing, the head dissipates pretty quickly. Looks great in the glass.

Smell: Not much of an aroma, not hoppy, more of a malt aroma, kind of yeasty smell, a little hops on the front end. Definitely not as aromatic as other IPAs I have tasted. The aroma needs more pine or citrus aroma to liven this beer up.

Taste: Bitterness up front, leading into a lingering bitterness that maintains a presence on the tongue, not getting a lot of hop flavors, no pine or citrus flavors, the bitterness is what stands out the most but it is not overwhelming. Not a lot of alcohol. The taste is not smooth, it doesn't flow well with flavor. It's bitter, then more bitterness that lingers, it needs some pine or citrus hop flavor in between.

Mouthfeel: Creamy mouthfeel, lots of carbonation, the head lends a lot of creaminess at the beginning but then dissipates.

Overall: This is not bad, as in drain pour, it's just not as good as other IPAs I have tasted. I have been looking for a good organic beer I can enjoy everyday, and this failed. There are far too many IPAs with superior flavor that I would much rather drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.2%

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