Name – Eel River I.P.A.
Country – United States
Type – American IPA
Appearance – Poured a clear amber color that was close to orange. It had a finger wide white head that left some lacing on the glass.
Smell – Hops as you would expect. They are in the citrusy and piney variety.
Taste – Same sort of hops taste as in the nose with a bit of a malt backing to it.
We don’t get a lot of Eel River’s line down here. I had the Porter some months back and really enjoyed it. I’ve also been told their imperial stout is quite good but we do not get that here. The I.P.A. is well balance IPA that has nothing crazy going on. Just a straight forward and honest IPA. Bold hops? Check. Malt backing? Check. Tastes good? Check. It’s great to see breweries that stick to the basics and do a good job at it.
Overall Grade – B