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RATINGS: 418   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Brewed with the finest organic malts and hops, our IPA features a bright-minted copper color and a crisp, yet smooth hop bitterness. Pale and crystal malts come through with a malty caramel sweetness, balanced with aggressively clean burst of fresh hop flavor in the middle palate without lingering bitter astringency. A strong floral and citrus character from generous dryhopping blends with strawberry esters from our house yeast strain for an inviting and satiating aroma.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2006
12 oz. bottle, from six-pack split with DarkElf, purchased at BevMo LaJolla. Pours dark amber with a light haze and a small white head that left little lace. Aroma seems well balanced with caramel maltes and a nice counterpoint of floral and citrus hops and just a hint of grass. Rich malty backbone, mostly caramelly malts and fruity notes, orange juice along with citrus hops of featuring lemon and grapefruit rind. Medium body with gentle carbonation. Overall a very enjoyable IPA and without the ashy aroma and taste that iíve come to associate with most organic brews. Kudos to Eel River.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2006
12oz bottle via trade with cbkschubert! - Thanks Craig! - Pours amber slightly cloudy with a nice creamy tan head that stays quite well and laces in layers. Aromas of grapefruit hops over toasted and caramel malts with some grassy hops there as well. Flavor is lots of peach and apricot with a touch of grapefruit. Some caramel malts in the background. Quite a bit of carbonation in this one.. How come all organic beers lack what it takes to be great?

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2006
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a very light head. Very light lacing. Light carbonation. Has a light grassy, bready aroma. Flavor is much of the same. Very light esters. Medium body. I donít think this "Certified Organic" BS makes much of a difference in taste or aroma. Unless you are a tree hugginí and/or tofu eatiní sucker. Worth a try.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5346) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
12 oz bottle, via beerguy101. Pours a dark copper, mostly clear, under a small off-white head. Light sediment in bottle. Aroma is of light toasted and caramel malts with a small dose of piney hops. Flavor is fairly light as well with a thin malt base and moderate bitterness. Finish is short with a citric and iced tea hoppy foinish. Mouthfeel is fairly thin with alot of fizzy carbonation. Slightly creamy in texture. A middle of the road IPA, not worth seeking out unless youíre into the organic thing.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2006
Deep amber with moderate carbonation. More malt than Iíd expect for an IPA, but still quite nice. Coffee and licorice with some berry on the nose. Starts with a dark flavor, moving sweeter and milder malt; a bit of hop bitterness. Ends with strong malt character and leaves a nice hop bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
12oz bottle from Bev Mo La Mesa. Pours a medium golden orange color. Head was white and bailed somewhat quikly. Nose of hops and some citrus. The initial bite was nice, but the finish was a litttle weak.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
12oz. bottle. Medium orange-amber color with a small creamy white head. Grassy fresh hop aromatics with deep tones of citric sweetness. Fresh hop flavor, some floral soapiness as well. Some muted caramel malt flavors in the finish with some residual grassy herbal hoppiness. Mouthfeel is light medium, fairly dry.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
This was the first certified organic beer which I really enjoyed. Far better than any of the Wolaverís beers Iíve had. The body was a semi-cloudy orange-brown with a fluffy off-white head. The aroma was sweet, of apricots, and maybe a little peach. Mouthfeel was medium full, with some syrupyness about the malts and hops which gave way to a really pleasant smooth, mildly sweet finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 4, 2006
12 oz Bottle: Pours a nice amber color with a thick fluffy hazelnut head and some serious carbonation. GRass heavy on the nose, also some serious lemon, citrus, and malts. Underneath the main aromas are some glue, almost some coffee and alcohol as well. The flavors are sharp and quick. I donít think much lingers on my tounge. Starts out sweet, but only for a brief moment then lemony, bitter and a strange aftertaste I donít care for. I want to say the finish is hops, but not a type I care for. Might not be hops at all though, tastes dusty to me. Sweetens a little as it warms and is quite nice dispite the lacking of hops most expect with an IPA.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
redave (165) - squaw valley, California, USA - APR 1, 2006
First of all I like this beer. Itís being seen around my area more, and is a good IPA. but... The color is a little more orange than i think a IPA should be. I feel an american IPA should be rather pale [my version] golden to even straw colored. The nose is surprisingly malty very malty. However, this is no west coast hop-head IPA. Nice creamy head that lingers for awhile. It has a good full mouth-feel, and has adaquate hop bitterness. Great aftertaste. I think one of itís big claim/goal is itís certified organic wholeness. [and iím ALL for that] A great session beer, and one to have on hand in the refrigerator.


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