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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   IBU: 71   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
As America’s first certified organic brewery, Eel River Brewing always celebrates Earth Day (April 22nd) to raise awareness about how easy it is to become sustainable. By taking small steps as individuals, together we can make big changes. To celebrate Earth Day in 2011, Eel River produced a specialty double IPA: Earth Thirst.

Like all of Eel River’s brews, Earth Thirst is organic and brewed sustainably. Brewed with over three pounds of hops per barrel and finishing out at 8.2% ABV, this is a strong, hoppy beer! Cascade and Centennial hops give this double IPA a heavy floral aroma and citrus flavor. What makes this beer unique is that it uses the highest quality, all organic ingredients - all from the Pacific Northwest.

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3.2
DavidWoodruff (629) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 14, 2017
Golden with a white head. Herbal aroma and fairly mild for the style. Flavors are a nice combination of malt and hops. Very light. Seems more like a standard IPA than a DIPA. I am guessing that there is a fair amount of sugar added to the recipe for this to be so light bodied and still have a 8.2 ABV. Overall a very pleasant beer.

3.6
zoucrew102 (1922) - - APR 30, 2017
Bomber, 2017 vintage. Floral hop aroma with notes of grapefruit citrus and pine resiny hops as well as a bit of caramel malt. Pours clear golden colored with a large, soapy white head that has excellent retention but no lacing. Starts with bright grapefruit citrus hop flavors with a little bit of caramel maltiness. Finishes very dry with grapefruit acidity and bitter floral and pine resiny hops. Pretty good, but the the bitter bite is all most too much.

3.3
ALIBALI (2205) - Kiel, GERMANY - SEP 7, 2016
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.

3.7
Skyview (6076) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
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.

3.3
chrisv10 (17795) - DENMARK - AUG 27, 2016
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.

3.7
Ungstrup (37905) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 24, 2016
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.

3.2
Borup (14699) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 23, 2016
From tap at Taphous. Hazy dark golden colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, hops, fruit, spice, caramel and bitterness.

3.2
CObiased (507) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2016
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

3.5
StevieT (2015) - AUSTRALIA - MAY 28, 2016
On tap at The Pumphouse. Not as amazing as I’d expected, just a solid tasting beer, would try again though.

3.3
Ernest (7721) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2016
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.


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