Earth Thirst Double IPA | Eel River Brewing Co.

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3.56/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#35,971
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
128
pDev:
14.61%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 42
Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.52/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of anon
3.17/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22oz bomber. First go from Eel River.

Smell is rather subdued, the hops come through light, with some pine and grapefruit notes. Nothing too flashy here.

Taste is also subdued, the hops in this dipa are very toned down, and the earthy maltiness comes through the stronger. Bitter pine and grapefruit are most present, very slight citrus but the malt backbone in this mellows the hop bitterness and makes for an unbalanced feel in the mouth.

Wouldn't go out of my way for this dipa, but I'll be trying more from this brewery.

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Photo of sillyhed8
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of Docer
4.17/5  rDev +17.1%
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 erjaq
3.54/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mothmanscott
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
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 EdTheEdge
3.21/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of freshflesh
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of casapy
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of GatorCoop
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of travolta
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Smurf2055
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

Photo of GreyGhost4
3.91/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HiWire
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of EricCioe
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of bcuz7
4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of HippieDave56
4.14/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iemailjack
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.24/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Harvest06
4.38/5  rDev +23%
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 +17.4%
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 -15.7%

Earth Thirst Double IPA from Eel River Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 128 ratings