Eetah! IPA | Anderson Valley Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anderson Valley Brewing Company
California, United States
avbc.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Eeeee Tah!

Added by 80x2HopHead on 11-12-2016

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
7.79%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
16
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldeGolde
2.55/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Drank this in a can on a roof in Baltimore. I'm not sure if the smell is what is influencing everyone else, but I tasted quite a bit of syrupy medicine candy ("cherry" said my friend) with the hoppy ale. It was alright, for a hoppy saison, but not what would be expected for a straight IPA by the trustworthy Anderson Valley.

Roommate Mike's Quick Sip: "I can't do this right now... yeah, that's the review."

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Photo of VeganUndead
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Well balanced and tasty. Only complaint is a personal preference one, a bit more pine on the nose and palate than I prefer, but good for an AV IPA, recommended

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Photo of Tampalocal5577
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Everything I look for in a great IPA. Good hop & malt balance with a tasteful blend of tropical fruits.

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Photo of willcull78
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice IPA with a very nice aroma when opened. It was like a pineapple-hops like aroma; and it smelled fresh though it had been in the can for some time; and I liked that. It had a very nice foamy head when poured, a nice look. It certainly was flavorful, a very nice hops taste that lingered on the palate. I would certainly like to have a few more of these. Having drank this beer makes me want to go and visit the brewer I believe it is that good.

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Photo of BdM
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jpbrooklyn
4.16/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of superspak
4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy medium golden/amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper/pine, honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon zest, orange peel, light pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Light-moderate pine, citrus peel, grassy, spicy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, peach, pineapple, apricot, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, lemon/orange peel, pepper, pine, honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and no astringent hop flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly resinous balance mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is a great IPA. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical hops and moderate bready malt flavors; very smooth and drinkable with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Great juicy/vibrant hops and balanced malts, without being overly sweet. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Act25
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A) Hazed like a bathroom window, on a golden, bronze body, obscured by sheets of lace, that erupted from a 3 finger head that lasts a bit also. LIvely looking haze bomb.
S) Smells of caramel and pale malt, citrus rind, minerals, and leafy, floral, and piney hop.
T) The taste juicy citrus, bright and on top of bready pale malt, with a bit of marmalade and caramel sweetness, sand, minerals, and finalizing in floral, grassy, and wet pine hops.
F) The carbonation is medium, with a juicy, creamy body, and balanced finish of citrusy and piney bitterness.
O) Juicy, best from Anderson? Nice see-saw, big IPA. Try 6.

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Photo of kell50
3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This big IPA is a great one.

It pours out of the can all partly cloudy with a pancake head that turns into a steady fizz and some nice lacing. The aroma is very piney and just makes you want to drink up.

The taste is big. Bitter, piney, malty and slightly boozy all at the same time. It finishes nice and bitter. You know you are drinking a great AIPA.

This is a pretty unique AIPA that only might remind you of other Anderson Valleys, but otherwise a one of a kind. Highly recommended - do yourself a favor and get some of these.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.05/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Brolo75
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce can poured into a pint glass

A: Pours a semi-cloudy orange color with a white head, very little retention, tons of lacing.

A: Lots of floral hop notes, lemon zest, slight note of guava and pine, nice aroma of bready malts on the finish, no alcohol at all on the nose, smells promising.

T: More floral notes on the taste, tropical notes like guava and peach skin, touch of pine and orange sweetness, moderate amount of bitterness, finish has more floral and tropical notes, lots of malt in the finish that adds a nice balance, finish is dry and alcohol is not noticeable on the taste.

M: Light/medium bodied with a dry finish.

O: I really enjoyed this beer, floral hop notes, slight tropical notes,and I really enjoyed the malt balance in this beer, very drinkable, definitely going to drink this while it's around.

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Photo of IronLover
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy, orange-yellow in color. Poured with a thick, billowy, rocky, bright white foam with excellent retention. Aromas of orange and lemon zest, melon, and light floral notes. Medium malt aromas. Medium bodied with medium carbonation and a thin, yet lightly creamy feel with light warmth near the finish. Medium high malt and melon fruit flavors up front. Medium bitterness through the middle followed by light spicy notes and over-ripe orange and mango flavors. Finished with sweet malt and fruit flavors followed by light bitterness. Overall, flavors and feel are subtle and mellow with the higher abv hidden very nicely making this very easy drinking East Cost IPA.

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Photo of sjrider
3.81/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyrushire
3.74/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a can to a pint glass. Had an amber-yellow color and a hazy consistency. There was a 3/4 inch, foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Excellent lacing.

S: A nice aroma of pine, hops, malt, and light fruit.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of hops (no more than your average IPA), lots of pine, a hint of malt, some citrus notes (grapefruit), and a bready quality. A very solid, very focused flavor. While it doesn't break away from your typical West Coast IPA, but it's still pretty tasty.

F: A well carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, easy to drink beer. Nothing overly complicated here, but worth a try.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Anderson Valley Brewing Co. "Eetah! IPA"
12 fl. oz. can without packaging code or freshness dating
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Look: A thick head of frothy off-white slowly settles into a creamy, almost frozen custard looking cap over a mostly clear deep golden body. Excellent head retention and very good lacing.

Smell: Bright, fresh tropical fruit via hops. Tangerine and melon seem to come forward, although there's some citrus in there as well. Sweetish malt bolsters it from below.

Taste: As the aroma suggests with a doughy, somewhat wheaty malt base. Additional notes of peach, apricot, papaya, and soft pineapple and sweetened grapefruit. Solidly bitter but only firm enough to balance the full maltiness... still, dry in the finish with a little bit of chalky citrus pith and lots of lingering fruit.

Feel: Medium bodied with a dextrinous edge, and initially crisp but then smooth as it warms in the mouth.

Overall: The overall trademark component of Anderson Valley Brewing's beers, in my mind, is their rich and solid maltiness. That's consistent throughout all of their beers (except for the gose), and it remains here, but in this case I don't feel it works as well as it does within their other beers. I feel it needs to be just a little bit sharper to propel those tropical notes forward. And that's a small complaint, I know, but it's the main thing that comes forward for me. Beyond that it's a very simple, nicely done IPA that jumps on the tropical bandwagon.

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Photo of Samputnam14
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.29/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Schmaltz33
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlueSpader
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can. Pours slightly hazy golden orange with a big pillowy white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet bready malt with some fruit and spicy hops.

The flavor is sweet fruity malt with a big resiny piney hop finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent IPA.

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Photo of Griphon
3.85/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Eetah! IPA from Anderson Valley Brewing Company
3.85 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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