Eel River Brewing Company Reviews




alexsdad06
3.5
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle picked up locally at home. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, dark chocolate, some coffee, earthy notes, perhaps a hint of tobacco, lighter bodied, seems fresh but just a tad thin, ok.
Monday, May 30, 2016

Holmen1
3.1
Eel River Emerald Triangle Session IPA
Fra flaske på DØE Lokomotivhallen mai-16 (dag 2) med Steven: lys korngul med kort skum. Frugtig og humlepræget. Let og god med fin smag og bitterhed for sølle 4,8. De obligatoriske tropiske frugte er naturligvis til stede.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

Holmen1
3
Eel River Triple Exultation
Fra flaske på DØE Lokomotivhallen mai-16 (dag 2) med Steven: brunrød rav med kort skum. Aroma og smag af malt, urter og sure bær. Molassesødme. Lang eftersmag med god bitterhed.
Sunday, May 29, 2016

StevieT
3.5
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
On tap at The Pumphouse. Not as amazing as I’d expected, just a solid tasting beer, would try again though.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

StevieT
3.7
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
From a bottle. Big biscuit aroma and lots of malt flavours, heaps of hops to balance it out but still maltier than expected, very nice.
Saturday, May 28, 2016

HenrikSoegaard
3.7
Eel River Triple Exultation
Bottle. Creamy white good mostly lasting head. Dark amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy nice aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Holmen1
3.9
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Fra flaske på DØE dag 1, mai-16: lys gylden med fint skum som varer. Herlig humlearoma og -smak med alle de rette ingrediensene, slik skal en apa smake! Tropiske frukter, litt krydder og pepper. Flott kropp.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

humlelala
3
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
(sampler from 65 cl bottle at CBF) Poured into festival taster glass at fridge temperature reveals a pitch black body with one finger of tan head that fades, leaving film and nice lace. Aroma has a sweet, roasted slightly boozy and oxydised quality. Creamy texture, full body, soft carbonation and a warming finish. Flavour is very sweet. Gartifying but ultimately too sweet for my taste.
Monday, May 23, 2016

larsga
2.9
Eel River Emerald Triangle Session IPA
Big offwhite head. Clear yellow body with light carbonation. Fruity wet hay aroma with herbal notes. Dry resiny tropical fruit taste with funky notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mouthfeel. Dry funky tropical fruit aftertaste with cat’s pee notes. Might be better fresh. As it is, it’s OK, but I wouldn’t buy it again. (0.355l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
Sunday, May 22, 2016

MiP
3.1
Eel River Triple Exultation
Bottle, 9.7% at KØ16. Mild malty aroma. Cloudy dark brown colour. Small frothy tan head. The flavour is quite malty and has a distinct bitterness. Spicy maltiness, and actually a rough bitterness. Quite bitter and boozy alcohol in the finish.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

slowrunner77
3.1
Eel River Emerald Triangle Session IPA
Light malt, citrus and pine hop profile. Love got to medium body and dry. Nothing bad, nothing special.
Monday, May 16, 2016

Rasmus40
2.7
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale
Bottle from Prima Beer. Hazy dark amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel and dark fruit. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. Watery. 080516
Sunday, May 08, 2016

donandres
3.2
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: light amber orange liquid, minimal white foam, lacing A: nose: hint of grains, drrink: no bold aroma T: medium bitterness MF: lively carbonation, log nice finish OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for Drank: April 24, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016

donandres
3.3
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: black(dark brown if against the light) liquid brown foam that disappears quickly A: no aroma on the nose, drink:licorice grains T: lightly bitter MF: creamy, lively carbonation, long nice finish OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for Drank: April 23, 2016
Sunday, April 24, 2016

donandres
3.1
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: dark amber, minimal tan head lacing A: very good aroma, grains, sweet aroma Taste: lightly bitter, Palate:creamy, lively carbonation, abrupt finish Overall: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for Drank: April 23, 2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016

donandres
2.5
Eel River California Blonde Ale
12 ounce bottle to wine glass A: light amber, copper, golden color, minimal tan lacing, that quickly disappears A: no aroma on the nose, drink:no bold aroma grains T: not a lot of taste, lightly bitter, MF: creamy, lively carbonation, abrupt finish OA: good beer, ok to repeat, not to look for Drank: April 22, 2016 Happy Earth Day
Saturday, April 23, 2016

tightslice
2.8
Eel River California Blonde Ale
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, Ca. Light and sweet flower sparkling water.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rasmus40
3.8
Eel River Triple Exultation
Bottle from Boxbeers. Hazy brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, dark sugar and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily. 050416
Tuesday, April 05, 2016

Rasmus40
2.9
Eel River California Blonde Ale
Bottle from Prima Beer. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and light hoppy - flowers. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and moderate bitter finish. 040416
Monday, April 04, 2016

Percy0103
3.5
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Bottle, 650ml. A dark beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of coffee, chocolate, alcohol and almonds. Taste is bitter with a strong finish of chocolate and black coffee. Medium bodied and somewhat oily with some carbonation and astringency. Rich and quite good.
Friday, April 01, 2016

Sdaniel90
3.8
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Bottle, 65cl. Opaque with a deep reddish hue and a frothy brown head. Fresh fruity aromas with hints of roasted caramel, ginger, nutmeg and other spices, eggnog. Medium to robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Moderate sweet malty character into a bitter spicy and roasted finish. Very pleasant.
Friday, April 01, 2016

RSRIZZO
4
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
12oz bottle (Courtesy of Headbanger) poured into an English Pint at 41°. Color is a dark brown with a bit of maroon. Carbonation is good with a small tight tan head. Aroma is toffee and roasted malt. Body is medium with a crisp light mouth feel. Flavor is deep roasted malt that gives a note of toffee sweetness, then coffee and a touch of dark fruit. After taste is more roasted malt and a dry feel. Overall it’s a great Porter, complex with a nice balance of sweet and roasted flavors.
Friday, April 01, 2016

RSRIZZO
2.9
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
12oz bottle (Courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 42°. Color is a deep copper with a slight haze and good carbonation giving it a small white head. Aroma is a malty scent with caramel and fruit. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is light, some grain and sweetness with just a hint of fruit, then a little hop spice and mild bitterness. After taste is dry as the bitterness comes out a little more. Overall it’s a nice pale just nothing special.
Friday, April 01, 2016

Yased
3.3
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
De la Cervecería Eel River(EUA) esta English IPA de 7.2% de ABV, un contenido alcohólico fuerte para un estilo inglés, esta cerveceria con sede en Fortuna California esta certificada por el USDA(Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos) como una cerveceria orgánica al considerar sus procesos de producción amigables con su entorno y en general con el medio ambiente y al parecer están muy orgullosos de ello pues plasman sus siglas en todas las corcholatas de sus productos de linea, lo mas curioso es que una cervecera californiana quiera reproducir el estilo clásico de las IPA’s, el cual aunque luce el lúpulo la malta no solo queda de base sino que tambien aporta sabor y aroma, los lúpulos usados recrean aroma floral mayormente y no se usa el Dry Hopping, en la etiqueta tambien pregonan sembrar su propio lúpulo y fabricar su propia levadura. En apariencia esta cerveza nos ofrece una blanca y abundante corona de espuma de burbujas medianas y buena retención que dura en todo el trago, el color es sumamente llamativo de tono cobrizo claro con destellos naranja y turbiedad por la fermentación de tipo Ale, de cuerpo ligeramente mediano. En el aroma se distingue un balance hacia el lúpulo, con esteres que generan aromas a naranja y algo de pasto recién cortado, acompañados de grano y dulzor bastante limpio por las maltas, al final tambien se aprecia pan. Al ser consumida expone un limpio amargor moderado y sabores a naranja, caramelo, especias, pan y una casi imperceptible marca tostada. Buena interpretación de una English pero nada sobresaliente.
Thursday, March 31, 2016

Ernest
3.3
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
Bottle (2016 batch). Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is dark yellow. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers), with a hint of diacetyl. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. I wanted to like this more, as it’s nicely balanced and quaffable for a DIPA, but the aroma just doesn’t do much. I like that the hops are more herbal-spicy-flowery than typical American west coast beers, but it’s just too restrained to be exciting and there seems to be a touch of diacetyl lurking in there as well. Drinkable but it just doesn’t rise to the next level.
Monday, March 28, 2016

Percy0103
3.8
Eel River Triple Exultation
Bottle, 650ml. A dark reddish beer with a medium size brown head. Aroma is of firewood, alcohol, nuts and malt. Taste is bitter with a sweet caramel finish. Medium bodied with some carbonation. Rich, well-balanced and with a strong malt character.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Sdaniel90
3.8
Eel River Triple Exultation
Bottle, 65cl. Deep reddish with a frothy brown head. Complex aromas of dried fruits, roasted caramel, berries, nuts, alcohol. Robust bodied with moderate carbonation. Thick and oily. Sweet roasted and fruity character into an exquiste bitter fruity finish. Very nice.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016

piscator34
3.3
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
Bottle. Bronze in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of grapefruit, melon, and lager yeast. Flavors are of sharp bready malts, white grapefruit pith, and a bit of earth. Medium bodied with a lingering but pleasant bitterness. More pale ale than IPA in terms of hop level and balance. Decent.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

crossovert
3.2
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
355ml bottle. Super light and clear good pour. Aroma is concentrated berry and wheat. Flavor is berry cereal. Derivative but OK.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rasmus40
2.4
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
Bottle from Prima Beer. Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and weird berries. Flavor is medium sweet. Sweet finish. 220316
Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Enteogenisk
4.3
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Highly underrated brew. The aroma is dense dark chocolate with dried plums and it is poured dark as hell with a fine half finger head. Taste comes on strong with licorice and roasted malts that goes into a chocolate gradient, still with licorice tingling. Well enough hops to freshen it up and I am sure it would be even better after 3 years in the cellar. Having my eyes out for another bottle.
Saturday, March 19, 2016

RSRIZZO
2.7
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Flute at 42°. Color is a bright gold with very active carbonation and a rocky white head. Aroma is fruity, a little like fruit punch. It has a light body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor is mild fruit on a faint sweetness. After taste is clean and dry with the fruit leaving a cranberry tartness. Overall its a tasty little brew just nothing special.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016

gam
3.5
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Yellow pour strong carbonation aromas pine citrus biscuit the flavours citrus medium bitter pine resin lemon grapefruit stone fruit the finish average IPA best tastes crispness pine and bitter finish okay
Sunday, March 06, 2016

Rasmus40
3.6
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle from Prima Beer. Clear dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and licorice. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. 010316
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Meilby
3.7
Eel River Triple Exultation
Bottle 650ml @ home
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, oxidization, dried fruits, citrus and orange. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium to heavy bitter with a long caramel, dried fruits, orange, citrus, oxidized with a weak hint of licorice in the finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Friday, February 26, 2016

PartyFowle
3.3
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
Super berry in the nose. The chocolate/berry blend of Acai with a shock of acidity. Sharp. A hint of fruity wheat, and maybe crackers. Almost blackberry level tartness, a tiny bit of bite to it. Needs more wheat to it, more body, more malt character. Refreshing, sure, but a little too insubstantial.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

slowrunner77
3.7
Eel River Triple Exultation
More American Barleywine than old ale to me, due to the citrus and bitterness from the hops. Lots of malt too...bread earth, molasses. A little heat. Nice beer overall, and one of the better ones I’ve had from them.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Helibrewer
4.3
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
I really like this beer, it is my favorite barrel aged beer. Every I find it I buy it.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

CloakedDagger
3.1
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Bottle 35,5 cl. Pours a hazy golden with a white head - tons of tiny, floating impurities. Lemon and lime aroma. Medium body, soft on the palate, extremely bitter bordering astringent. Hops don’t really shine. 220216
Monday, February 22, 2016

BeerFunGuy
4.1
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
This beer has an amazing vanilla aroma and lasting flavor of caramel. It is really much better than the un-aged beer.
Monday, February 15, 2016

monk191
3.7
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
A very nice bourbon barreled beer. Pours a deep red with a tan head. Smells of plum, bourbon, Apple and vanilla. Taste is similar, lots of dark fruit, Apple, vanilla and a malty, bourbon finish. Had in the bottle.
Sunday, February 14, 2016

theswiftsa
3.9
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Pours deep golden with a thin head that disappears very quickly. Nose is subtle hints of pine and passion fruit. Taste is full of stone fruit, bitterness very well balanced and mild to medium carbonation. Great balanced drop
Friday, February 05, 2016

thewolf
3.5
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Bottle, bought @ Havnens Vin og Tobak, Vejle. Pours light murky yellow with a small, staying, creamy, white head. Aroma has grass, light grapefruit, soft cheese. Medium to low carbonation, fine creamy and dry mouthfeel. Flavour has fairly crisp malts, light doughy, some grass, firm grapefruity bitterness. Rather old-school IPA, but quite drinkable nonetheless.
Wednesday, February 03, 2016

jesperhammer
4.3
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
30-JAN-2016, bottle @home, from Fish & Beer. Black with a lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet molases, roast, coffee. Taste is molasses, espresso, hard roasted malt. Quite alcoholic. Burns. Long bitter finish. Very sweet and very good:-)
Monday, February 01, 2016

imdownthepub
3.6
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Keg at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels. Black with cream head. There is a chocolate character from the start, lightly lactic with a fruity, sultana note alongside. There are fruity, oily hop notes thrown into the mix. Quite easy drinking and smooth. A pretty decent beer.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

N3lson1
1.9
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
Drank from a pint glass poured from a twelve ounce bottle, thank you Björn.
Saturday, January 30, 2016

Marheb
4.7
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
(En fût à Stout Burger L.A): Le liquide est magnifique avec sa couleur sang/acajou et sa mousse onctueuse et tenace. En bouche une tarte aux pommes et cerises, des houblons épicés et une pâte d’amandes sortie de nulle part atténue la chaleur mordante. La vanilline de barrique enrobe tellement adéquatement. World class.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

KingCecil
4.1
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Bottle @ home ... This is good! It pours clear very dark brown with a medium long lasting beige head....coffee, roasted malts, coffee, cocoa nibs, dark fruit, dark chocolate, very nice balanced hoppy....
Friday, January 22, 2016

Jado
3.1
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
From 385 ml bottle. Honey-Amber body topped off by a creamy lasting white head. Light aromas of sweet malt, orange and pepper. Taste is tropical fruits up front before a firm piney bitterness. Quite a clean finish with a light fruity aftertaste. All the elements seem fine but they don’t really mesh together.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

marcus
4
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours dark brown with a thick tan head snd a treacle and bourbon aroma. There is a full-bodied dark molasses flavor with a lot of bourbon. A nice sipper.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016