Eel River Brewing Company Reviews




Borup
3.6
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Sample from a bottle. Clear amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, malt, citrus, pine and bitterness.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

tandembrauer
3.8
Eel River Triple Exultation
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Aroma of caramel, dark bread. Tastes sweet with balancing bitterness. Full bodied, bitter finish.
Monday, September 26, 2016

gunnar
3.7
Eel River Triple Exultation
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours clear dark brown with a weak beige head. Aroma is typical for a barley wine, caramel malts, and some weak hoppy elements. Taste is light sweet flowery, with caramel and bitter liquorice. Nice.
Monday, September 26, 2016

gunnar
3.8
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours black with a small creamy tan head. Aroma of red wine, light roasted malts and Liquorice. Taste is light sweet, with roasted and toasted notes, weak bitter Coffee and some Smooth chocolate. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. More than nice,
Monday, September 26, 2016

Sigmund
4.2
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.5%. Black colour, large tan head. Lovely aroma of roast malts, oak, oaked red wine, liquorice, chocolate, prunes, mild coffee. Slightly sweet flavour with the same elements as in the aroma, the roast malts, coffee and chocolate notes come forward stronger now, also hints of vanilla. Moderate hops (28.5 IBU). Warming mouthfeel. Excellent beer
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

andrewje41
3.7
Eel River Emerald Triangle Double IPA
Apparently it’s an emerald square these days. That’s cool though. Nothing look a small dose of confusion to pair with my beer. Like this is the first time that has happened. Draft pour at Hop and Hound. A bright golden color with a swirling head. An inviting piney hop aroma, with an accurate prediction to flavor. Hop heavy but a strong and very noticeable malt bill to complete. Well put together. A nice, refreshing imperial with a heated bitterness that checks in very late. Doesn’t quite major in standing out, but all is well here.
Monday, September 19, 2016

andrewje41
3.3
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
12 oz bottle purchased for pocket change. I always love trying these new IPA’s, that I throw a mixed 6 pack together at a bottle shop and leave spending less than 12 bucks. I feel like these guys disappeared from the shelves in Seattle for a short while, and just recently made a comeback. Maybe they just blended in. I don’t know, it seems like it’s a resurface. Golden copper clean pour with a ton of rocky foam head and lace. Aroma is malt forward, bran like cereal malts. Flavor has a similar cereal malt leading the line, with some orange like flavor hiding. Almost has an orange tea like bitterness to finish it off. Definitely a unique IPA here. Definitely malty, and has little memorable hop impressions. As an overall, this was pretty good.
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holmen1
3.8
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal sep-16: nesten helt svart med beige skum. Saftig aroma og smak i en perfekt balansert kombo med kaffe, sjokolade, røde bær. Rund, fyldig, og med lett delikat bitterhet som gjør det til en fornøyelse å helle den innenfor snippen. Saftig og passe tørr på samme tid. En vennlig avslutning på en super aften. Tnx Sigmund!
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Holmen1
3.9
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal sep-16: lett uklar, lys gylden med ok skum. Citrusaroma de luxe! Mild bitterhet gjør det suverent lett å helle denne over drøvelen. Citrus, tropiske frukter og granskudd. Mye drikkeglede i bare 5%.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Shark_Pants
3
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
From bomber. Clear amber with small white head and moderate carbonation. Citrusy hop aromas, grapefruit, caramel, some floral notes. The taste is quite sweet - big caramel malt, tangerine, grapefruit, melon - a little muddy though. Light bodied, moderate acidity. Not bad but detracted by excessive residual sweetness and some muddy flavours.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Holmen2
3.6
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.09.16. Ebony. Brown head. Aroma of roasted malt, strong coffee and a hint of liquorice. Similar taste, with medium strong bitterness. Bitter pine is lingering on,
Monday, September 12, 2016

tandembrauer
3.8
Eel River Raven’s Eye Imperial Stout
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, coffee, dark bread, some floral notes. Tastes slightly bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied, bitter finish.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Holmen2
3.8
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.09.16. Hazy golden straw colour. White head. Aroma of citrus and CP. Refreshing taste of bitter citrus and pine.
Monday, September 12, 2016

tandembrauer
3.4
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with white head. Aroma of pine needles, caramel, some citrus. Tastes bitter with some sweetness. Medium bodied, bitter finish.
Monday, September 12, 2016

Holmen2
4.2
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.09.16. Almost clear golden. White head. Strong aroma of citrus. Perhaps a slight hint of pine and fresh feline urine. Similarly much citrus in taste, with elements of herbs and succade. Excellently quaffable!
Monday, September 12, 2016

tandembrauer
3.4
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours hazy golden with little white head. Aroma of black tea, pine needles, some citrus, caramel. Tastes slightly sweet with distinct bitterness. Bitter finish.
Monday, September 12, 2016

LorenSommelier
2.6
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
Color ámbar rojizo, cabeza blanca y densa que desaparece rápidamente sin dejar encaje en el vaso. Aroma fresco a resinas y cítricos. Intensidad aromática baja. Cuerpo medio, amargor agradable con permanencia media en boca y retrogusto a malta caramelo y cáscara de toronja.
Saturday, September 10, 2016

tricksta_p
3.4
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle at home. Aroma is dark malt, caramel, coffee, touch of chocolate and dark fruits, slight vanilla, some liquorice in the finish. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Body is medium, hint of creamy coffee. Nice and mild Porter with some good coffee flavours.
Thursday, September 08, 2016

ALIBALI
3.3
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
Styleuntypisch, klar alkoholisch, süss, wenig Hoppyness und unter dem Strich unausgegoren. Ich liebe IIPAs und würde immer ein Auge zudrücken, aber hier wird nicht viel richtig gemacht. Platt, honiglastig und schlapp. 0,4/55DKK in Roskilde, na der Klostermann. Tap.
Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Skyview
3.7
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
Sampled from 22-oz bomber. Pours a semi-hazy golden orange amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit zest, some pine, a hint of caramel malt, and some lemon zest. Taste is full bodied, soft carbonation with grapefruit and some orange zest flavors that over-powers the caramel malt base. Finish is semi-sweet at first followed by a lingering grapefruit and weedy aftertaste. Tongue shock recovery time is about four minutes.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Skyview
3.6
Eel River Emerald Triangle Session IPA
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade as an extra. Pours a semi-clear golden pale yellow colored brew with an average sized off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of tropical fruit, a hint of pine, golden grain malt, and a hint of grapefruit zest. Taste is medium bodied with flavors of a tropical and grapefruit zest. Finish is semi-sweet and tropical at first, followed by a short bitterness that quickly disappears. Tongue shock recovery time, about 1.5 minutes.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Skyview
3.9
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Sampled from 22-oz bomber. Pours a semi-clear copper amber colored brew with a thick beige head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, a hint of pine, some earthy spice and caramel malt. Taste is full bodied, some spicy hop presence that overpowers most of the caramel malt flavors. Finish is semi-dry, sharp bitterness that really lingers after the finish. Tongue shock recovery time is about four minutes. Must drink as fresh as possible to get the best spiciness.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Skyview
4
Eel River Triple Exultation
Sampled from 22-oz bomber. Pours a clear dark cola brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some excellent lacing. Aroma of black strap molasses, caramel malt, a hint of figs, brown sugar, chocolate and a hint of floral hops. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of caramel malt, chocolate, figs, a hint of brown sugar and some floral hops. Finish has a little alcohol burn with brown sugar, chocolate and some lingering hop bitterness.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Skyview
3.4
Eel River Climax Noel
Sampled from 22-oz bomber. Pours a semi-hazy reddish brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that has some good retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, a hint of raisin, candy orange sticks, and a hint of grassy hops. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of caramel malt, some plums, toffee, a hint of molasses and some grassy hops. Finish has a little alcohol burn with brown sugar plum and a mild hop bitterness.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Skyview
3.2
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade as an extra. Pours a semi-clear cola brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that quickly disiiaptes and leaves behind a thin ring and film top. Aroma of chocolate, a hint of coffee and earthy hops. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of roasted chocolate malt, some caramel and earthy hops. Finish is a touch lighter than most other porters I’ve tried, some chocolate and tasted caramel aftertaste.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Skyview
3.2
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade as an extra. Pours a semi-clear golden amber colored brew with a thick sized off-white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of tropical and citrusy hop profile, a hint of pine, and golden grain malt, with a hint of grapefruit zest. Taste is medium bodied with flavors of a tropical and grapefruit IPA. Finish is neutral at first, followed by a short bitterness that quickly disappears. Tongue shock recovery time, about 2 minutes.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Skyview
3.3
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade as an extra. Pours a semi-clear brownish amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, a hint of grassy hops and some earthy spice. Taste is medium bodied, soft carbonation with flavors of multi-grain malt, grassy hops and caramel malt. Finish is semi-sweet a lingering floral and grassy hop aftertaste followed by some caramel malt flavors.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Skyview
3.2
Eel River California Blonde Ale
Received a 12-oz bottle via trade as an extra. Pours a clear pale golden color brew with an average sized white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of golden grain malt, fruity profiles with a touch more golden grain malt than most golden ales. Flavor is light to medium bodied, golden ale taste with some mild herb hop character. Finish has a short and light spiced hop flavor followed by golden grain malt aftertaste. An average golden ale overall.
Monday, September 05, 2016

Lunkie
3.4
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Hop spice herbal aroma. Clear Amber colour poor head and lacing. Spicy fresh hop herbal flavour. Fizzy palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, September 04, 2016

DraftDodger
3.3
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Copenhagen 3/9 2016. 33 cl bottle from Gunnar Madsen Vinhandel. Apparently a porter from the first certified organic brewery in the US. Bridge crossing the Eel River on the label. Pours clear reddish brown with off-white head. Settles as thin layer of foam. Aroma of sweet toffee intermingling with bitter coffee, dark chocolate and dark roasted malts. Medium carbonation and slightly thick palate. Flavor is medium sweet followed by more pronounced bitterness. Aftertaste is coffee bitterness. A bit watery. A nice light porter - and you can drink it with a clear and organic conscience.
Saturday, September 03, 2016

EHSRanders
4.3
Eel River Triple Exultation
Bottle. Hazy brown color With large creamy White mostly lastning head. Malty aroma With notes of chokolade. Sweet chokolade flavor. Creamy palate.
Saturday, September 03, 2016

EHSRanders
3.2
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Bottle. Clear golden color With medium creamy White mostly lastning head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor.
Saturday, September 03, 2016

Sigmund
3.3
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
355 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 5%. Golden colour, moderate to low white head. Hoppy aroma, notes of pine and spruce, hints of citrus. Medium dry and refreshing flavour, piney notes, also some grapefruit.
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

jesperhammer
3.1
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
25-AUG-2016, bottle @Copenhagen Beer & Whisky Festival. Clear golden with a low, off-white head. Sweet and hoppy. Tired hops? Bitter, caramel, sweet. Nothing special.
Monday, August 29, 2016

chrisv10
3.3
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
Tap @ Cockney. Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is malt, fruit, hop, old hop, caramel, spicy and grapefruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, hop, spicy, medium sweet, old hop, warming, grapefruit, harsh, medium bitter and slightly boozy.
Saturday, August 27, 2016

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