Eel River Brewing Company Reviews




Borup
3.5
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Sample from a bottle. A black beer with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee and a bitter finish.
Friday, August 26, 2016

AWISLguy
3.4
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
650ml bottle from Bruisin Ales in Asheville. Shared with E. Almost black pour. Big molasses, roast in the nose. Some cocoa for more sweet smells. A bit thickly muddled in the taste. Sweet. Molasses. Cocoa. Some coffee presence. But muddled. Too much alcohol presence than would add value. Finishes more sweet than anything else. Shrug? Ok. Maybe the worst of what was brought home from the Asheville trip. 13.3
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ungstrup
3.7
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
Draft. A hazy golden beer with a lazing yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops, citrus fruits, peaches, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of caramel, alcohol, hops, lemons, and straw, leading to a very bitter finish.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Borup
3.2
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
From tap at Taphous. Hazy dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice, caramel and bitterness.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

SirLimpsalot
3.2
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
@ Scandic, Malmö 16-8-13: Fin humlighet, lite rå i smaken med toner av gräs. Trevlig fruktig eftersmak med toner av ananas och grape.
Monday, August 22, 2016

Borup
3.6
Eel River Triple Exultation
Sample from at bottle at DØE 2016. Hazy dark brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, alcohol and dried fruit.
Friday, August 19, 2016

Borup
3.4
Eel River Emerald Triangle Session IPA
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Clear yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of pine, hops, grapefruit and peach.
Friday, August 19, 2016

gyllenbock
3.5
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Bottle from Kihoshk. A bit hazy golden with a white head. Fresh with hops, grass, some citrus and malt. The body was medium as was the bitterness.
Thursday, August 18, 2016

brnandersen
3.6
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Draught at Søernes Ølbar. Hazy, amber-golden colour with a thin, white head. Fruity aroma with citrus fruits, grasses, exotic impressions and a toasted note. Taste is bitter. Medium body with a creamy texture and a soft carbonation. Finishes dry and bitter with citrus fruits exotic notes. Nice IPA.
Saturday, August 13, 2016

CObiased
3.2
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
Bomber - pours a semi cloudy golden yellow with a hint of orange and a med off white fluffy head. Mostly piney aroma with a whiff of citrus, mild herbaceousness and grass. Descent one dimensional hop flavor but not mind blowing by any means. Good malt content with caramel notes. Lackluster
Monday, August 08, 2016

varanid99
2.6
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
Cloudy orange with thin white head. Malt with a tiny bit of tropical fruit, nothing outstanding. Taste is similar, malty, and peach/passionfruit with a slightly nasty note to it, bit of resin comes through then bitter at the end. Not a fan
Sunday, August 07, 2016

Tide
3.7
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Draught at Radish. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, resin, pine, grass and mango. Bitter finish with citrus, resin, hops, mango and a bit of pine. Excellent IPA.
Saturday, August 06, 2016

Alengrin
3.8
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
My first Eel River beer, a brewery I frankly never heard of before I stumbled upon this bottle. Very thick and frothy, heavily cobweb-lacing, rocky, beaten egg-like, spongy head over a warm orange blonde beer with a feather light haze throughout, as a result of a diffuse suspension of yeast bits, becoming cloudy orange with sediment. Aroma breathes a West Coast IPA character but in a somewhat restrained way, with impressions of orange peel, softly pine-scented air freshener (Chinook!), biscuit, lemon zest, toasted onion (Simcoe!), dried mango, spruce resin, raspberry, some lychee, old cake, hints of hemp, sweet-clover, vanilla sugar, green banana and guave. Crisp, sweetish onset of apricot, dried mango and mandarin with redcurrant sourishness underneath, minerally accents but medium in carbonation, supple mouthfeel with lightly caramelly malt sweetness, biscuity accents and a bittering toasted edge in the end, matching well with a hoppy finish providing a grapefruity, mildly resinous, spicy bitterness along with retronasal floral, citrus peel- and very softly pine-like aromas but at the same time allowing most of the juicy, caramelly malt sweetness to creep through, all going down in a pleasantly aromatic, bittersweet, citrusy way; I also get a hint of warming alcohol, which I think shouldn’t be the case in a beer of less than 7% ABV. Decent IPA, but quite stereotypical and not adding much to an already vast array of West Coast IPAs, bit cliché and unnoticeable, but technically correct and pleasant enough, with an agreeable balance of biscuity malt sweetness and resinous hop bitterness. I guess this is more ’luscious’ when young (and / or from tap), but in this form, I sure enjoyed it and would revisit if given the chance.
Sunday, July 31, 2016

mirvine8309
3.6
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Excellent refreshing beer. Lots of floral notes in the nose but a well balanced beer.
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Andrus86
3.5
Eel River Triple Exultation
BOTTLE. Ruby/amber pour with some floaty particles, minimal off white head.. Sweet malty nose, toffee, candy & some dark berries.. Rich dark malt backbone, dried fruits & dark chocolate in middle finishing with sweet fruit hops.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Borup
3.7
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Sample from a bottle at DØE 2016. Black colour with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, nuts, alcohol and bitterness.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

thomat
3.6
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle. Dark brown with a thick tan head. Malty and fruity tones. Malt, chocolate, fruit and hops. Medium body with a nice malty / roasted finish.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

broflex
4.3
Eel River Triple Exultation
Excellent brew with a nice balanced palate. Burnt caramel notes with a sharp start and a light smooth finish.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

Sunday, July 03, 2016

Benzai
4
Eel River Emerald Triangle Session IPA
Bottle @ home. Slightly unclear yellow golden color, medium sized white head. Both aroma and flavor are lovely hoppy, citrussy fruit hops, nice firm bitterness. Decent body and carbonation. Very nice.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Awktoberfest
2.6
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
Looks just gorgeous. Nice orange pour with a big ol head. This would be a find in certain parts of the world but where I'm at it offer nothing. Stale. Bitter. Old. I don't see a date which why would I Brewer make the date it was bottled obvious!!!! No idea. Drinking old nasty beer will just drive people away from your brand. This I would drive away from. It's cold and looks nice. Needs live. Aroma. Flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, June 10, 2016

wrlangin
3.8
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Bottle from Hawthorne Cellars. Pours pitch black with medium tan head. Nice aroma of toasted malt and burnt sugar. I was expecting big flavours but overall taste was balanced, maybe even subtle. Flavours of roasted malt, chocolate, and espresso were present but not as bold as expected based in aroma. A good, second tier RIS. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, June 10, 2016

Block
3.1
Eel River California Blonde Ale
This is a pretty basic blonde ale. Light on the malts and hops. Pale malts, wheat.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

tightslice
3.7
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle from Whole Foods in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is chocolate cereal, caramel. Taste is hints of chocolate and caramel with grainy cereals.
Friday, June 03, 2016

larsga
3.2
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Huge offwhite head. Clear yellow body with visible particles. Resiny mealy toffee aroma with raisiny citric notes. Dry-sweet resiny mealy toffee taste with sugary spicy notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, soft mouthfeel. Dryish wooden spicy toffee aftertaste with sugary mealy notes. Nice. Would probably be fantastic if fresh, which it’s definitely not. (0.355l bottle, from Fish & Beer, Copenhagen.)
Friday, June 03, 2016

kerenmk
3.1
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle shared with Ran & Dale at their house in Escondido, CA, 21.4.16. Dark brown with a frothy beige head. Malty aroma with the slightest caramel notes, very malty bitterness with some simple chocolate. Too light of a body, quite carbonated, a little roasty aftertaste.
Friday, June 03, 2016

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