Eel River Brewing Company Reviews




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 Ravenís 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 AÁai Berry Wheat
Aroma, mild acai and citrus not much aroma but itís 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 AÁai 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 Ravenís 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 thatís 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

drpimento
3.7
Eel River Ravenís Eye Imperial Stout
Iíve had this a couple of times now and the second time I didnít like it as much. Its almost good but thereíre a couple of offl flavors that just clash.
Monday, March 20, 2017

Fatehunter
4.1
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Pours two fingers of head on a clear straw body. Aroma is pine and grapefruit with some mango in the background. Really nice. Taste has a great grapefruit bitterness with pineapple sweetness. Texture is crisp. A really great IPA that hits the right spots.
Monday, March 20, 2017

back
3.7
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
Gylden klar skum hvid Citrus korn græs Bitter modrate sød lidt Tør blød @hop SF ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, March 13, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
2.4
Eel River AÁai Berry Wheat
Bottle. Frothy White fair mostly deminishing head. Yellow colour. Light malty and hoppy aroma. berries just presnet. Light sweet and bitter flavor. Short finish. Berries present but unharmonic. Watery palate.
Monday, March 13, 2017

HenrikSoegaard
3.4
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Amber colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Monday, March 13, 2017

Capa
3.7
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Black beer with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, earthy hops, light coffee, some lightly sweet malt. Comes across as a very well-crafted, straight forward Porter. Quite enjoyable.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

yngwie
3.6
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
Bottle, 22oz, shared by bergstaden. Itís an unclear dark reddish colored beer with a dense, minimal sized off-white head. Hop-dusty, piney and resiny aroma with toffee and roasted malts. Some dried fruits, prunes and raisins. Itís full-bodied, warming and smooth on the palate, with a decent bitterness. Roasted malts, booze, toffee and dried fruits in the flavor, then even more bitterness chiming in. Lasting finish with lots of booze and bitterness. Sweetness too, but not too much. Delicious indeed, but Iíd prefer it at a lower ABV. 170311
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Geokkjer
3.7
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
Bottle, courtesy of bergstaden. Pours deep brown with an off-white head. Aroma of dried fruits, malt, slightly boozy, caramel and fruitiness. Flavor is sweet and malty with some warming alcohol, vanilla, bourbon, caramel and dried fruits. Medium body, average carbonation.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Meilby
3.7
Eel River 20th Anniversary Bourbon Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
Bottle 650ml @ geokkjer
[Courtesy of bergstaden] Pours hazy brown with a beige to tan head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, oak, bourbon, alcohol and vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, oak, dried fruity, bourbon, vanilla and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

fletchfighters
4.2
Eel River Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
640ML bottle As Twenty One Dark mahogany brown color, some hints of ruby. Light tan head. Excellent staying power to head before settling to a thin collar. nose is superb. Burnt caramel, leather, big bourbon character, and oak. Nice warming nose. Taste is bourbon and oak notes, treacle, leather, noticeable hop character to this even in a barrel. Has carried the barrel ageing well and the base beer very well. Low carbonation, chewy, slightly sweet and leathery. Very good BA treatment.
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

EHSRanders
3.1
Eel River California Blonde Ale
Bottle. Clear golden color with Large creamy White mostly lasting head. Malty and yeasty aroma. Sweet and bitter flavor.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

jbruner
2.8
Eel River Certified Organic Amber Ale
Pours a hazy golden brown from the bottle with bubbly off-white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of mild toasted makes and clean fruity yeast. Taste follows, a standard amber, easy to drink. Just unexciting.
Monday, February 27, 2017

sebastokrator
3.3
Eel River Ravenís Eye Imperial Stout
Pours a nice black with a good amount of brown head. Nose is chocolate and just a hint of chocolate. Typical weak malt. Taste is chocolate, coffee, raisin, molasses and just a bit of bitterness. Medium bodied and surprisingly bubbly. There isnít anything wrong with this but there isnít anything special either.
Sunday, February 26, 2017

anders37
3.6
Eel River Barrel Aged Triple Exultation
Bottle. As Twenty One Anniversary Ale. Pours an amber ruby color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody bourbon caramel aroma. Sweetish malty spicy woody caramel flavor. Has a sweetish malty bourbon woody caramel finish.
Sunday, February 19, 2017

bigericsports
3.5
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass. Pours a reddish-brown cola, small tan head that quickly dissipates and leaves behind thin lacing .Taste is medium sweet, with caramel, chocolate, dark fruit and malt. A nice porter would recommend to friends.
Thursday, February 16, 2017

RobertDale
3.4
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
On tap. Comes a slightly hazy pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, caramel, and malt. Pretty good.
Saturday, February 11, 2017

rouhlas
3.8
Eel River Emerald Triangle Pale Ale
From tap at Hopwater, San Francisco. Clear golden color with off white head. Hoppy and light malty aroma, floral, grassy, pine. Light sweet and moderate to heavy bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft carbonation.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

john44
3.4
Eel River Certified Organic Porter
Bottle. Dark Brown in colour. with Ruby Highlights. Very malty; roasty malts, dark chocolate, coffee, caramel, hint of vanilla. Fruity; dark fruits. Hoppy; some balancing hop bitterness. Sweet malty leading to a roasty dry and slightly bitter finish. Very drinkable. (2010-09)
Thursday, February 2, 2017

BeerViking
3.3
Eel River Emerald Triangle IPA
Bottle, pours golden and clear, albeit with trub in the bottle, and with a lasting fine white head. Aromas of bitter orange-caramel and a little resin. Initially slightly sweet and fruity with pleasing hoppy flavours, but then an overpowering acrid and faintly medicinal bitterness sweeps in and wipes the flavour out.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Defreni
3.1
Eel River Certified Organic India Pale Ale
Flaske. Old School ipa, orange uklar Ýl med et fint skumhoved. Duften er citrus bitter med en del malt. Smagen er gammeldags ipa med masser af bitterhumle. Ok men ikke mere.
Sunday, January 15, 2017

ChrisRR
4
Eel River Ravenís Eye Imperial Stout
From tap @ Taphouse. Pours black with a slightly tan white head. Aroma is spot on how I like imperial stouts, roasted malts and some sweet coffee aroma. Taste is a tad disappointing, in that it dissappears white quickly. But sweet black malts, some licorice and vanilla. Still a nice beer though.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

GlasgowTAD
3.9
Eel River Ravenís Eye Imperial Stout
Tap at Taphouse. Pours deep brown with a burgundy tinge and no head. Aroma is cocoa, vanilla and fudge. Taste is cocoa bitter, fruity coffee, vanilla sweet, raisins. the
Monday, December 19, 2016

Desverger
3.7
Eel River Ravenís Eye Imperial Stout
[email protected], Copenhagen - black pour with beige head. Sweet and medium roasted malty with cocoa, caramel, hoppy backing, sweet toasty finish.
Monday, December 19, 2016

George999
3.7
Eel River Ravenís Eye Imperial Stout
Bottle- pour is a rich chocolate brown with no light penetration and milk chocolate head the quickly dissipates to a thin head rimming the beer. The aroma is alcohol, caramel, and heavy roasted grains. The taste is initially sweet, raisins, chocolate, prunes, and toasted grains. The finish is slightly sweet, and strong malts. Overall a great sipping beer for a cold winter night.
Saturday, December 17, 2016

Sarlacc83
3.8
Eel River Gargantua I - 2013
Tap at the 2016 HAF A: Cloudy copper with a thin cappuccino head. N: Toffee, whiskey, vanilla, caramel, and burnt brown sugar, pine, and maltiness. T: Sweet and lightly bitter. M: Medium body, no alcohol, lively carbonation. O: Quite nice. Easy to drink but complex.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

StevieT
3.7
Eel River Columbus IPA
On tap at Eel River Brewing. The Columbus hops give it a slight spicy pine flavour with a hint of citrus, worth a look.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

StevieT
4.1
Eel River Emerald Triangle Double IPA
On tap at Eel River Brewing. Great example of the style, tons of citrus and pine with a thick resin finish, dangerously drinkable.
Sunday, December 4, 2016

jesperhammer
3.9
Eel River Triple Exultation
26-NOV-2016, bottle @home, brought by Erik. Hazy Brown with a lasting, tan head. Aroma is caramel, hops, dried fruit, Wood. Taste the same. Sweet and quite bitter.
Monday, November 28, 2016

krumbum
4.4
Eel River Emerald Triangle Double IPA
Nice rust sap aromas. Hazy Amber wit lasting white head. Nice citrus is met with a bitter malt the sweetness of the hops and malt meet in a pony mid ground. Medium body
Saturday, November 19, 2016