Blind tasting review
Eel River Organic IPA
Eel River Organic IPA

Family India Pale Ale
Country USA (CA) ABV 7.0%
Price $$$ Packaging 12oz/355ml, 22oz/650ml bottle
Characteristics Bitter, unusual

Overview Eel River, in coastal northern California, was the first all-organic brewery in the United States, and their beers can be found across the western part of the country, as well as at their taproom and grill in Fortuna.

Flavors and aromas What seemed at first to be a promising, light-bodied IPA turned out to be a problematic beer, as our tasters observed a metallic off-flavor that reminded them of some of the less-stellar homebrews they’d experienced over the years. Re-tasting confirmed this impression. Light citrus-peel aroma and flavor hops mingle with a pleasantly spicy bitterness before the briny metal shows up and things turn south.
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