jercraigs (8670) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Orange body with a creamy beige head. Interesting aroma, light hops and sweet malt, but not quite the standard mix for an IPA - a touch different somehow. Sweet orange citrus, heavy underlying caramel malt, light astringent resiny grain in the finish. Very slight hint of treacle. Suprisingly sweet, but with light orange and lemon zest lingering in the aftertaste. Smooth average palate (3+). Decent and quaffable but strikes me as more of a hoppy pale ale than an IPA. Courtesy ot Larry Pitonka.
marvinpontiac (117) - Huntington Beach, California, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an orangish brown with an off-white head which quickly dissipates. Not quite as hoppy or bitter as I would expect from an IPA. By taste and aroma Iíd be more apt to call this a pale ale but the appearance doesnít lend itself to that.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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?
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
kramer (5395) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.