Eel River Certified Organic Extra Pale Ale

RATINGS: 97   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
Certified Organic Extra Pale Ale is by far one of the most drinkable beers ever produced. This Certified Organic Ale was brewed for the true beer lover - with an exceptionally crisp palate and refreshing hop finish. This delicious beer is a perfect addition to any occasion; a hot summer day, after a long work day or any time you may have a call for an outstanding brew. We spared no expense in the design and brewing of this exceptional beer, all certified organic hops are flown in from New Zealand and the certified organic malt hails from the Pacific Northwest.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Big head out of the bottle. Eggshell white frothy head. Big hop, everything else is a bit faint but drinkable beer. Bitter finish. Very nice apa.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Redcoat (2) - USA - JUN 8, 2005 does not count
A cloudy, golden color. Had a very frothy, persistent head. Smell was sour and grassy, not terribly pleasent. A thin palate, with a sweet initial flavor balanced by "a surprisingly light hop finish," per the commerical description.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
Rusty tasting with bits of watery pickle juice thrown in to make sure the flavor cant recover. Poured nice though. One of those good from far, but far from good beers that are all too common these days.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - MAY 11, 2005
Bottle poured straw yello with a good white head. Aroma is malt and light corn. Body is light with a malt flavor and sweet finish. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 17, 2005
Bottle: This one has an evergreen and lemony nose, maybe a little flowery with some yeast hints; the body has lively carbonation and a mild, somewhat watery and bitterish-perfumey taste and slight oxidation. Move along.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (4394) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 14, 2005
Bottle Pours a hazy pale yellow. Strangely almost identical to the ZON whitbeir I just had. Huge white fulffy head. Faint light grain and cereal aromas. Very easy on the hops. Flavor was similar. Plain and bland. There is some kind of sour twang in there as well. Bitter at the end, but not in a good hoppy way. Dissapointing

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DarkElf (3061) - La Jolla, California, USA - FEB 5, 2005
(12 oz bottle: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, CA) I dont know what it is with organic beers, but so many of them have the most bizarre flavors and smells. The flavor and aroma of this extra pale ale is intense creamed corn, with a side dish of cardboard and perhaps some peppery spice. Theres a mild bitterness toward the finish, but it doesnt have much impact or make much of an impression because the corn flavor and aroma is so dominant. Light to medium body. Like other extra pale ales Ive sampled, this is medium yellow in color, and its ever-so-slightly hazy in appearance. A fairly vigorous pour yielded about half an inch of off-white head, which gradually receded to a thin layer, leaving some spiderweb lacing on the glass. Im not offended by beers with that creamed corn, grainy flavor, but this one is pretty strong.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Hazy straw colored, minimal white head that laces nicely. Not much going on here, a bit of malt sweetness but overall thin with a bland finish. Might be a good transition beer for Bud drinkers though.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpringsLicker (3604) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2005
Thanks to Bck Dich for this one. This enters the glass with a large white head above a clear medium yellow body. Little to no aroma. Lightly sweet flavor. The body is light with a watery palate. Very thin and disappointing. The only reason to drink this one is to rate it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2004
This has to be the holy grail for pale ale lovers, its taste like a pale ale times 3, i know why it says extra, good beer but im not into the pale ales that much.

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