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Earth Thirst Double IPA | Eel River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.55/5
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122 Ratings
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mcallister on 02-20-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,300
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
122
pDev:
14.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
19
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 40
Photo of Beerdudenumberone
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of EdTheEdge
3.21/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.64/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of mothmanscott
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky pale-medium amber producing 3 fingers of frothy, loose, beige, lasting, settling to a finely bubbled foam head that leaves a sheet-like coating of lace. Aroma malty sweetness, citrus hops especially orange & tangerine, cedar wood, honey & apple juice. Taste is sweet malty caramel a citrusy mix of orange, tangerine & grapefruit, cedar wood, some pine resin, pepper & spice. Finishes acidic & peppery with a hoppy bitterness that builds but is joined by a shortlived sweetness in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium-high carbonation, intense pepper bite becoming slick & wet in the mouth but drying after the swallow.

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Photo of GatorCoop
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of Smurf2055
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of travolta
3.15/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

Photo of EricCioe
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of HippieDave56
4.14/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.24/5  rDev -8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Photo of Harvest06
4.38/5  rDev +23.4%
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 whatthehull
4.18/5  rDev +17.7%
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 pathead
3/5  rDev -15.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

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3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of FightingEntropy
2.74/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I love the idea of Eel River, and keep trying them for the love of the idea. In reality, their beers--like Earth First--are good, but just don't seem to move to the next level. EF looks great in the glass--burnished copper DIPA with a fluffy off white head that hangs in forever and a thick lace. Excited at this point--and then the smell is big citrus and pine, and a funky stale. Maybe light struck, but doesn't seem to be that funk. Stale hop bite on the tongue with a metallic aftertaste. As always, I really want to like this beer, but just can't do it.

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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.55 out of 5 with 122 ratings
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