Review – Eel River Organic IPA
From Eel River Brewing – Brewed with the finest organic malts and hops, our IPA features a bright-minted copper color and a crisp, yet smooth hop bitterness. Pale and crystal malts come through with a malty caramel sweetness, balanced with aggressively clean burst of fresh hop flavor in the middle palate without lingering bitter astringency. A strong floral and citrus character from generous dryhopping blends with strawberry esters from our house yeast strain for an inviting and satiating aroma. From grain to glass, our beers are fresh, pure, and organically certified to the highest standards.
Eel River Brewing – Certified Organic IPA – 12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. 7.2% abv. Purchased at Whole Foods Arroyo – Pasadena, CA.
Appearance: Pours a yellowish amber gold with a dense fluffy 1/4 inch head. The body is clear with visible active carbonation.
Aroma: Bready European dry malts, bready yeast and a small scent of honey.
Taste: Dry bready flavors (biscuit and bread crust) and mildly bitter hops.
Mouthfeel: Thin and a little creamy.
Overall: Tastes like a Kolsch-style or even a pilsner, definitely not an IPA, and definitely not a California IPA that is marked with 7.2% abv.