Eel River Brewing Company Reviews




Idiosynkrasie
3.5
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
355ml bottle. Clear, orangey golden colour with average, fluffy, moderately lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Piney and citrusy, hoppy aroma, notes of orange, lemon, grapefruit, pale malty background. Taste is moderately bitter, citrusy and piney hoppy, notes of lemon, orange, mandarine, some grapefruit and lime, pale malty background; oily texture, smooth and soft palate. Very clean IPA.
Sunday, October 15, 2017

bergstaden
4.1
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
Amber with off white head - DArk malt and some wood barrel in the aroma - Malt body with dark fruity flavours with wood and bourbon with some alcohol notes - The dark amlt and wood with vanilla goes into the finish - This was real good
Saturday, October 14, 2017

algoriddim
2
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale

Friday, September 29, 2017

Dogbrick
3.4
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
Sample during the "Biennial Space Tasting!" on 08/20/2017. Slightly hazy golden color with a medium white head that burns away steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Medium body with flavors of herbal hops, citrus and malt. The finish is mildly bitter with a short fruity hop aftertaste. Decent overall.
Monday, September 25, 2017

ganache
3.3
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Can from VE. Strongly hoppy nose, tropical but leaning more toward mint and lotion in feel; resin, low spice, musky floral Pour hazy golden with a sudsy beige head. Taste Half-dry with medium-strong resin and spice, a little kick, possibly from alcohol; medium bitterness mostly smooth but with some rawer raw lupulin aspects, strong citrus and low paper, bit scratchy, tropical Citra, medium earth and low dark caramel. Fullish body and crisply carbonated, clean but a little hop muddle and faint dough. Intensity more an IPA (which is good). Really cleans the palate off and quite hoppy, but wins more in secondary characteristics and loses the war of fresh brightness. It's an objectively good beer but doesn't really grab me. [2017.09.22: 3.3]
Friday, September 22, 2017

higgsbison
3
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
An OK brew. Not very robust, somewhat thin. Strong chocolate notes subtle coffee notes. Not much bitterness. Not bad but basically a boring, forgettable beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, September 22, 2017

bhensonb
3.7
Eel River Emerald Triangle Double IPA
Bomber from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours slightly coppery gold with a foamy white head. Mixed citrus/stone/tropical fruits with a detectable caramel background. Med body or so. Flavor doesn't really stand up to the aroma. Hoppy enough for a burn but they seem muddled to me. Still, it's beer, it's pretty hoppy, fairly dry and pretty bitter. Good enough.
Monday, September 18, 2017

Camons
3.1
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale
Bottle @ DØE Øllets dag, brdr. Schmidt, Viby. Pours dark amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma of malt, light caramel, wood, light grassy hops. Flavor is sweet, abit thin, malt, caramel, little berries, grass. Thin to medium body, average carbonation, sweet finish. 020917
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Camons
3.1
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Bottle @ DØE Øllets dag, brdr. Schmidt, Viby. Pours yellow with an offwhite head. Aroma of malt, caramel, light bread, grass, light citrus, old hops. Flavor is light bitter, malt, caramel, bread, old hops, grass, citrus. Medium body, average carbonation, light bitter finish. 020917
Sunday, September 3, 2017

EHSRanders
3.5
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle. Black color With large creamy light brown mostly lastning head. Aroma is roasted malt. Sweet flavor. Oily palate.
Saturday, August 19, 2017

Idiosynkrasie
2.7
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
355ml bottle. Clear, yellow-ish, pale golden colour with small, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, white head. Weak, sweet-ish, fruity aroma, hints of cherry sherbet, cherry flavoured vitamin C fizzy tabs, açaí, pomegranate. Taste is sweet, fruity, again the açaí berry and pomegranate additive reminds of artificial cherry sherbet. Taste is quite OK, but rather monotonous and not overly intense; light body comes along. So-so.
Friday, August 18, 2017

bhensonb
3.7
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Can from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours gold with a wite head. Aroma of melon/citrus. Med body. Flavor is mildly roasty malt, and melon and citrus. Maybe a low bit of earthiness. Rather fresh and fruity - tho not juicy. Lake beer!
Friday, August 11, 2017

stevoj
3
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
Bottle from Total Wine. Medium amber with small foamy head. Malty aroma and taste, low key hops provide a small bitter bite, but nice caramel malts are what this brew us all about.
Friday, August 11, 2017

ThomF
2.1
Eel River California Blonde Ale
Disappointing bland. I want something cool and crisp and light on hope for hot summer nights. What I got was fizzy water. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sledutah
3.1
Eel River Emerald Triangle Double IPA
RBSG Boise Grand Tasting
Pours clear light golden with a small white head, light lacing. Grapefruit, citrus, grassy and zesty
Good

Saturday, July 29, 2017

bhensonb
3.7
Eel River Organic Tropical Blonde Ale
Tap at OBF 2017. Pours translucent gold with a white head. Aroma is fairly tropical. Med body, almost. Flavor is mixed tropical fruits - almost including non-acidic pineapple, but that might be passionfruit. Light, but tasty, fruity and refreshing.
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Bule
4
Eel River Anniversary Ale Twenty-One Triple Exultation 2016
23oz bottle pours a copper color with a bit of head. Malty aroma. Loads of malt, overpowered a little by the bourbon. Alcohol harshness. Oaky tannins.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

3fourths
2.1
Eel River California Blonde Ale
From can it’s clear orange-gold with a short and unsustained head. Smells of grain ethanol, gunpowder, cake frosting, fabric, chemicals, not much in here that resembles hop or malt. In the mouth it’s light bodied, sweet and filmy, tangy and hooch-like in the finish with a poor malt liquor-like representation of pale malt (tasting of corn, saccharine, alcohol). All sorts of technical problems with this one.
Friday, July 21, 2017

3fourths
1.8
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Confusing, terrible nose that reeks of a chicken coop: dirty, dirty animals, sweat / butter (surely diacetyl), burnt hair. Doesn’t resemble hops or malt or anything beer-like in the nose. Shows some acetone-like hot fusels as it warms. It’s more malty than hoppy in the mouth, coming across as stale grains, caramel syrup, cookie batter, finishing bitter and lightly sour, resembling some kind of amber/brown ale more than pale ale. Something really went wrong here.
Friday, July 21, 2017

bergstaden
3.2
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
Golden with a white head - Malt and berries in the aroma - Wheat malt and berry flavour - The berries goes into the finish and lasts for a long time - This was refreshing and interesting
Thursday, July 20, 2017

nybol
3.8
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
En noget tynd porter. Smag af chokolade og karamel. Mangler noget mere fylde.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

gunnfryd
4.1
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
KRS 110317.THX to Bergstaden. Red dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is bourbon, alcohol, malt. Flavor is bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, raisins, dried fruits, caramel. Boozy but also very nice beer.
Monday, July 17, 2017

EHSRanders
3.1
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
Bottle. Clear amber color With medium creamy White mostly lastning head. Malty and hoppy aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor.
Saturday, July 15, 2017

corkyrory66
2.7
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Ipa de 6,7 % abv, et 60 ebu. Houblonnage en magnum, cascade, centennial, chinook, simcoe et dry hopping avec les deux derniers. Je n’ai pu trouver la date de mon exemplaire, comme souvent aux States. Couleur doré moyen, joli, à la clarté pure, brillante. Bulles moyennes, partout, vives. Mousse blanc cassé, très épaisse, à flocons moyens, structure un peu plus ferme en haut, stable à 3 mm. Arômes de fruits confits, abricots, malt pâle, pâtes fraîches. 1ère bouche souple, avec fruit, ananas, pointe de sel. Arrière-bouche douce, fruitée, plutôt courte. 2ème avec fruit et résine, dans un ensemble assez équilibré. Arrière-bouche agréable, mais avec peu de caractère. 3ème où la résine semble prendre le dessus. Arrière-bouche courte, mince. Longueur linéaire, sans vraie ampleur. Jambes fines, longues, collantes en haut. Levure légèrement poivrée, belle ligne. Alcool correct, mais il peine sur la longueur. Finale plutôt timide. CONCLUSION : une ipa qui ne fera certainement pas date, même dans le triangle d’émeraude … (6/3/5/3/10)
Saturday, July 8, 2017

drjay44
3.5
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
12 oz. can. Pours a medium, well retained white head, with moderate lacing, over a slightly hazy, effervescent, dark yellow (SRM 4) body.....nose is heavy hops with citrus, pine, melon, mild malt with bread, balance to the hops......taste is light malts, with cracker tones, dry throughout, light citrus, melon, hints of pine, grass from the hops, finishing with moderate hop bitterness.......mouth feel, medium light body, no alcohol, high carbonation. This is a light refreshing APA, with just slightly low bitterness for the style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

TBone
3.6
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Bottled 355ml (Beer Republic, no date mark)
Mostly clear golden color, small white head. Hop oily piney, resiny aroma. Medium-bodied. Front has fruity sweetish hoppyness, then pine and resin leading to citrusy finish. Bottle is in a good shape, must be outstanding from fresh tap. Tasty and balanced.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

tricksta_p
4.1
Eel River Anniversary Ale Twenty-One Triple Exultation 2016
From tap at Hopwater Distribution, San Francisco. Aroma is big Bourbon with lots of vanilla, oak, caramel toffee, marzipan, dried fruits, and raisins. Sweet and heavy with a full body. Warming, drinks like a Bourbon. Very nice, rich stuff.
Monday, June 19, 2017

BillKismet
3.3
Eel River Raven's Eye Imperial Stout
Black-bodied, chocolate head. Sweet, salted chocolate and anise nose that seems a bit saccharine. Body is chocolate, caramel, buttery, salty, with some venous notes. High amounts of residual sugars make this one too sweet on the palate, but it could benefit from 1.5 years or more of aging as the parts all seem to be there.
Saturday, June 17, 2017

corkyrory66
3.3
Eel River Emerald Triangle Session IPA
Session ipa de 4,8 % abv. Couleur doré brillant, à la clarté cristalline, pure. Bulles fines, en colonnes droites, pas très nombreuses mais vives. Mousse blanche, épaisse, à flocons moyens, stable à 6 mm. Arômes de melon, cake aux fruits, fraise, fruit de la passion. 1ère bouche très mince, à l’ensemble sympathique fruité/résiné. Arrière-bouche plus citrique, mais belle et longue. 2ème avec un joli fruité, mais la texture est trop mince. Arrière-bouche fine. 3ème bouche un peu plus complète. Arrière-bouche agréable. La longueur est plus faible de corps et d’attaque. Jambes fines, collantes en haut. Levure fruitée, ligne correcte. Alcool beaucoup trop faible, il accuse ses limites sur la longueur. Finale moins intéressante encore. CONCLUSION : si on vit à 40°C à l’ombre, on peut se contenter de ce genre de session, mais c’est quand même bien léger ...
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

j.hi
4.4
Eel River Anniversary Ale Twenty-One Triple Exultation 2016
Nice soft bouquet. Beautiful color. Soft attractive head. The bourbon barrel comes through. Smooth, easy, fun and puts a smile on your face. Long finish. Little goes a long way! Very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Friday, May 26, 2017

RedSox2004
3.9
Eel River Raven's Eye Imperial Stout
Deep mahogany red, almost black, with a frothy tan head, solid retention and modest lace. Coffee/espresso aromas with hints of dark fruit and anise. Flavor is similar, only more pronounced, as the chocolate makes a much more significant appearance. Roasted malts, hints of oatmeal, and a mild ripe dark fruitiness round it out. Full body, silky smooth mouthfeel, moderate carbonation, warming alcohol, and a lingering bittersweet dark chocolate.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

bb
3.6
Eel River Ruby Rhod
Draft. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit rind and light pine flavor. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Grapefruit rind and pine linger.
Wednesday, May 17, 2017

fischersfriend
3.7
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
Aroma, mild acai and citrus not much aroma but it’s not really expected to have much. Appearance, crisp, golden and bubbly Taste, light acai background in crisp wheat beer. Very good and refreshing. Palate, smooth and drinkable. Overall, serves its purpose for me as a summer breakfast beer. Definitely would buy again.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

DavidWoodruff
3.2
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
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.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

Trolle
3.7
Eel River Triple Exultation
Super flot mørkebrun øl med pænt skum. Humleduft og kraftig humlesmag men stadig lækker balance mellem bitterhed og sødme. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Saturday, May 13, 2017

tightslice
3
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Bottle from Whole Foods Market in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is pine, vegetal hops. Taste is dry, bitter, pithy orange peels, pine needles. An earthy, piney, evergreen-type IPA.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Niller
3.2
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle from Brdr. Schmidt Vinhandel. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, light to medium body. Soft carbonation. A bit watery. Light bitter roasted finish.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

CacheManyHose
3.2
Eel River Açai Berry Wheat
From Leslie (who got the can at Golden Gate Wine). Fluffy lively carbonation, moderate wheat and fluffy cereal grains, quite sweet, berries and aloe (?), some tartness, not really any hop character at all. Flavour is a bit thin/watery, could use heavier wheat (with more grassy, yeasty or funky notes) to balance the sweetness. Body is a bit light.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

zoucrew102
3.6
Eel River Earth Thirst Double IPA
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.
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Strykzone
3.6
Eel River Emerald Triangle Double IPA
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. A deep golden colored beer that has some haze. A big off white layer of foam. Citrus and tropical fruit aroma is classic west coast hops. Some pine in there, too. Bitterness is a little above average and there is some harshness and heat from alcohol. There is some bigger sweetness that is fruity. Ron mentions a lot of pine in this but that is a flavor that I can rarely taste. The beer smoothed out as it warmed.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

hayduke
3.3
Eel River Emerald Triangle Double IPA
Shared with Strykzone of Facebook Chat. Pours hazy gold-orange with a white head. Nose of citrus and pine. Medium body and a resinous mouthfeel. Flavor is a bit harsh though the flavors are fine. Maybe a little too much pine. There is a pine bitter finish and the alcohol is not well hidden as this is a bit hot. Overall a decent beer and maybe a little bit unbalanced.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

thewolf
4.2
Eel River Triple Exultation
Bottle, [email protected] Pours amber with a small, staying creamy off-white head. Aroma has sweet malts, caramel, toasted, soft astringency. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has hard toasted caramel, vinious, a mild oaky touch. Serious malty bitterness. Very chewy. Lovely.
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Fatehunter
3.5
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale
A finger of head on hazy dark straw body. Aroma has spicy notes, caramel and lemon. Taste has caramel, mild lemon bitterness, and honey. Texture has a grainy sense to it and a little more body.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

hawthorne00
3.4
Eel River Raven's Eye Imperial Stout
2015 bottle. Almost back with a tan head that fades to a fat coat. Aroma of mocha (maybe a hint of roasted malt, but really mocha), licorice, prunes, vanilla. Sweet and rich with a surprising earthy touch. Some nice dried fruit before a finish that’s at first just bitter enough to tidy up the sweetness. Alcohol is fairly well hidden. Bitterness creeps up a fair bit. Pleasant enough, if a little jumbled.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tide
3.8
Eel River Triple Exultation
Draught at Hopwater Distribution. Brown color, beige head. Bitter taste with citrus, caramel, hops, resin, toffee, nuts, bread and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with caramel, resin, hops, nuts, pine, toffee and bread. Excellent old ale.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Tide
3.3
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Draught at Hopwater Distribution. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, toast, hops, a bit of fruits and malts. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, caramel, toast and grass. Good pale ale.
Sunday, April 9, 2017

Strykzone
4.1
Eel River Anniversary Ale Twenty-One Triple Exultation 2016
Bomber from hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Very dark brown with a tan head. Plenty of amber hues. A sweet aroma has raisins and dark fruit. Brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, and alcohol. Flavors are well described in the commercial description. So much going on here. Huge sweetness, huge alcohol, big bourbon warming. It is also complex and delicious. It is a meal in a beer. Who needs dinner later?
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

hayduke
4.2
Eel River Anniversary Ale Twenty-One Triple Exultation 2016
This was shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pours dark brown with a big long lasting tan head and thick lacing rings. Nose of dark ripe fruit. and some citrus followed by bourbon. Full body. Rich creamy mouth feel. Flavor is complex with toffee, dark rich roasted malts, vanilla, wood, and molasses and the rasins. Finishes with a lot of dark fruit and the bourbon. Alcohol was well hidden. Exceptional stuff.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

EHSRanders
3.3
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Bottle. Clear golden color With medium creamy White mostly lastning head. Hoppy aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor.
Friday, March 31, 2017

EHSRanders
3.3
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale
Bottle. Clear amber color With medium creamy White mostly lastning head. Malty aroma. Sweet and spicy flavor. Oily palate.
Saturday, March 25, 2017