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RATINGS: 415   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 291   ABV: 9.7%
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!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 13, 2009
This as good as it get when it comes to delicious high quality complex beer. There is a lot going on here. It just tastes great. Smells great and looks great. It has a background coconut flavor that is incredible. This should have a 100 rating. Has a tinge of sour that is beautiful. Friggin tasty. This beer has changed my mind about organic beers. Deep cherry amber color. Malt madness. Yeah Baby! Will buy this again and keep for special occasion.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
philtom15 (54) - Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2011
This is an excelent representation of an english old ale. Has a great flavor profile, almost tastes like it has been aged in bourbon barrels. But then our of nowhere you get this great hops profile. A the best part this beer only gets better with age, it has won four gold medals in the aged category at the Great american beer festival. Cheers,

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Teddlet (12) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2007
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 Hot damn! This beer captivated me at the Portland Holiday Ale Fest, and is now one of my favorite all-time winter warmers. Thick, complex flavors portray chocolate, cherries, and a dash of sweet liquorish. Abysmally brown-amber with a hardiness that is masked by thoughtful ingredients. A bustling frothy head above a not-quite syrup-like body. At almost 10% ABW, you’d never know it until its too late. Take your time and share with a friend.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ronaldtheriot (1687) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 2, 2012
Eel River Triple Exultation has a medium, beige head and a somewhat hazy, peach color, with some streaming bubbles and decent lacing. The aroma is of strong, sweet, overripe peaches, stinging malts, and syrup. Taste is of caramel, milk chocolate, peaches, bitterness, sugar, light molasses, and monkey bread. The mouthfeel is thick and syrupy, and Triple Exultation finishes semi-dry and heavy. Overall, this is most excellent. RJT

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
nearbeer (4608) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 10, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 24, 2007 650 ml. Dark brown with copper-red highlights and a small, lasting head. Earthy-spiced caramel, metallic molasses, raisins, dried cereal grain and slight alcohol in the aroma. Initial flavors of molasses and spicy chocolate slowly evolve through many other tastes and finish strong with bitter, grassy, lemon herb hops. Slight alcohol on the finish is nice; not too strong. Palate is smooth, large, sticky, and slightly dry on the finish. Basically seems like a big-hopped American Barleywine (akin to Bigfoot, which I also love) but this one might use some European flavor hops, so it’s an Old Ale?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2008
Shared with the crystal coast crew, DrBayern, and doboy. Poured from 22oz bomber a nice mahogany brown, forming off white foamy head. This beer looks sexy in my chimay goblet, aroma of fruity malts, brown sugar gunk, and roasted malted hops. Flavour is of a smooth, malted goodness. Caramel, hops, toffee, rock candy, along with a slight dark fruitiness, gives this beer a special taste. A really lovely experience of beer, tremendous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FloridaBeerGuy (10) - Florida, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Great example of an Old English style Ale. Complex Aroma with great malts and big alcohol content but doesnt overpower the flavor. You will like this one!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bpreo (2341) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Now that is what you want to taste and feel after having an English Old-Style Ale. Perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cory (372) - , California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
A thick dark brown color with a tan head. It looks thick but is suprisingly smooth. It tastes a little bitter but not overly so.

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