Earth Thirst Double IPA | Eel River Brewing Co.

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Earth Thirst Double IPAEarth Thirst Double IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by mcallister on 02-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
120
Reviews:
40
Avg:
3.51
pDev:
15.1%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MarkBlackout
4.58/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.47/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.4/5  rDev +25.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Wholefoods Oakland ca 2016

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Photo of Harvest06
4.38/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Smells of citrus, pleasant aroma, great taste with nice clean dry finish.

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Photo of bcuz7
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of dalahodson
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of Lukass
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

Photo of WeedWolf
4.23/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

From a bomber to a tulip cause I get fancy with nice IPAs. Light, clear,gold color with generous white head that doesnt linger to long. Smells like tropical fruit grown in a pine forest. Taste is the same with floral hop notes and a dank, piney finish with slight lingering floral bitterness without any cloying sweetness. Mouthfeel is very smooth with a pop of hop tangy-ness. Overall a well rounded/balanced DIPA, by my standards, that stands up well to others on the market.
The lack of a date on the bottle is a bit irksome and it did taste better fresh released off the tap bu t then again what IPA isnt?
Very solid nonetheless!

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Photo of Birrion
4.2/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of whatthehull
4.18/5  rDev +19.1%
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!

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Photo of Docer
4.17/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of HippieDave56
4.14/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hererfan
4.1/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
4.09/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brilliant copper tinted amber under a 2” pure white foam cap that leaves intricate lace patterns on the glass.
S: Floral and citrus, malt, fruit
T: Fruit, peaches, citrus, malt, caramel, orange with a citrus rind bitter finish.
M: medium full body, medium carbonation.
O: Good balance between the malt and the hops making for a drinkable DIPA.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of R_i_P
4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up a bomber of Eel River Brewing's 2017 Earth Thirst DIPA from Hi Times in Newport Beach, CA on 05/15/2017. This DIPA is brewed with certified organic X17 and other Northwestern hops. No "bottled on" or "brewed by" date. 8.2% ABV. Eel River Brewery hails from Scotia/Fortuna, California, just south of Eureka.

Earth Thirst pours a clear amber with excellent carbonation. 3 fingers of ecru foam with nice lacing. The pour becomes increasingly cloudy towards the bottom of the bomber. The smell is citrus, pine, stone fruits and floral. The taste is essentially the same -- citrus, pine, stone fruits and floral supported by a moderate malt backbone. The alcohol is well-hidden.

Earth Thirst lacks the hop forwardness and bitterness that one expects from a DIPA. Earth Thirst is smooth but far too boring and mediocre for my taste. I honestly expected much more here from Eel River Brewing. Earth Thirst definitely isn't remotely on par with the celebrated DIPAs from the Russian River Brewery, located just 3 hours drive south in Santa Rosa, CA.

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4/5  rDev +14%

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4/5  rDev +14%

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Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
3.51 out of 5 based on 120 ratings.
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