Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.2 IBU: 71

Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Eel River Brewing Company Earth Thirst Double IPA

What the brewers say

“A seasonal double IPA brewed in the celebration of our planet and in support of Organic Farming. Light, warm malt flavors are purposely dominated by a massive dose of the pungent, piney, floral, and citrus-like characteristics of Pacific Northwest organic hops, including X17, an experimental hop developed and grown by The Oregon Hophouse.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Bright and juicy citrus, with nice grapefruit, tangerine, and navel orange. A touch of malt sweetness.”

Flavor: “Where the aroma was more focused on juicy, the flavor highlights more rind-like citrus flavors, heightened by a nice amount of bitterness. The malt sweetness expertly balances out the bitterness and brings out a nice ruby red grapefruit juice flavor on the back end.”

Overall: “An expertly crafted West Coast IPA that showcases all aspects of a citrus hops profile, from the juice to the rind all the while delivering a solid base beer. Would pair great with some seafood, perhaps mussels or shrimp.”



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