Earth Thirst Double IPA | Eel River Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by mcallister on 02-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,791
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
127
pDev:
14.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
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4/5  rDev +12.4%
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 +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.95/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours gold with a large white head.
Nose shows sweet malt, piny and resinous hops, peach and apricot.
Similar flavours with a big clean malt presence, massive piny and spicy hops along with softer fruit hops.

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3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
3.88/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a pretty clear, amber gold with a finger of sticky pale yellow head that leaves some decent lacing.

Smell. Caramel, a little toasted grains and pink grapefruit.

Taste. Nice toasty caramel grains and decent piney, grapefruity hops. Nice bitter citrus rind finish. Lighter in taste than some dipas, but not a negative. Really nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium carbonation.

Overall. Really nice DIPA. Another random grab from a Seattle Whole Foods that turns out to be a winner.

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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jeu de mots.....Pours like the rain falling in an old growth forest with subtle fragrant notes of dumpstered bagel and carhart with a hint of patchouli. At first taste one is reminded of scabies and dirt with an intricate lacing pattern left on the glass reminiscent of Edward Abbey's beard. An interesting beer, one that has been well received by the oi polloi.

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3.81/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 127 ratings