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RATINGS: 395   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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Traditionally, Old Ales are an English style of dark, rich and sweet ale, typically with flavors of soft currant fruit and blackstrap molasses. While Old Ales typically have IBUs (bitterness) of 30-65, Eel River Brewing put their own spin on the style by adding extra hops to ramp up the IBUs to 80!


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4096) - Indiana, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Rated on 8-10-2010. This bottled beer pours a medium sized very fizzy ivory head that mostly diminishes, orange, golden body, fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aromas consist of caramel malt, citrus, earthy hops, sweet, and fruity. This beer tastes sweet, spicy, malty. citrus hops, and fruity. The palate is oily and sticky. This beer is light-medium bodied. The hops are upfront in the flavor, but not over done. This is a sipping beer at 9.7%ABV, worth trying and a beer I would drink again.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Landmonger (156) - USA - MAR 5, 2014
Poured from a bomber dark in color with a nice white head, the aroma is malt sweetness, the taste is malt again with a candied fruit, the carbonation is nice and smooth, the back is the weak point with a residual taste I can’t place but not one I like. otherwise excellent

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teddlet (10) - Magalia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
First impression was of sulfur and molasses. But there was something in the nose that I couldn’t put my finger on. Orange blossom. Went back with that in mind and the beer opened up! Nose of Rose Hips, generally floral, orange blossom. Honey sweetness that slowly melts on the tongue and morphs in to a biscuity white bread. One of the most complex beers I’ve ever tasted!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
penstemon (127) - - FEB 6, 2014
Pours a deep rust color with a light yellowish tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, plums, candied citrus peel, raisin, and some berry. Taste is toffee, roast (almost smoky), hint of vanilla and nuts, some dried fruit but not as much as in the aroma. Medium bitterness, med-full palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3277) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Boozy caramel nose. Flavors of dark fruits with some sweet floral/herbal notes. Sweet and bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (792) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bomber. Pours a murky, deep caramel brown with a big and fluffy off-white head, nice retention and lacing. Nose is malty, orange candy (like Dum Dum suckers), brown sugar, dates. Mouth is big and sticky, malt forward, toffee, vanilla, dried fruit, orange candy again, some slight citrus hoppiness kinda underpinning it all, some booziness on the back end. Tasty stuff, and the first beer I’ve had from these guys.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (392) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle. Hazy, medium-brown pour with a light, frothy head. Sweet taste, with citrus notes and a light hop character. A nice mouthfeel and very well balanced.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7410) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Thought this would be a trippel. It has a dark pour, tons of caramel and dark fruits. Not terrible.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
halfwayhouse (14) - - NOV 26, 2013
Nice flavors and aroma for a big ale. Tastes a little thin for a 9.7% beer though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (526) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
From a bomber poured in a snifter. Strong malty aroma. Pours ruddy slightly cloudy dark copper. Flavor is rich malty and sweet. Noticeable alcohol burn, probably a little too pronounced. Very malty and boozy. Good triple, but not a standout.


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