Review: Eel River Brewing Company Earth Thirst Double IPA | Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine
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Eel River Brewing Company Earth Thirst Double IPA
96 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
Eel River Brewing Company Earth Thirst Double IPA

Style: American Imperial IPA

ABV: 8.2 IBU: 71

96
Aroma: 12
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 4

Eel River Brewing Company Earth Thirst Double IPA

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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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