ORGANIC IPA

 

Style: English-Style India Pale Ale

Original Gravity: 15.5 P

Alcohol: 7.2% by volume

IBUs: 49

Color: Deep Copper

 
Brewed with the finest organic malts and hops, this IPA features a bright-minted copper color with a crisp, yet smooth hop bitterness taste. A malty caramel sweetness is balanced with an agressively clean burst of fresh hop flavor in the middle palate without lingering bitter astringency. A strong floral and citrus character from generous dry hopping blends with strawberry esters from our house yeast strain for an invitine and satiating aroma.
 
This English-style IPA differs from its West Coast IPA brethren in that it lacks the intense hop bitterness characterized by the American IPA.
 
 
Food Pairing:

This organic IPA goes great with strong, spicy food; it's a classic with curry! For cheeses, try Eel River Brewing Company's IPA with milder blue such as gorgonzola or cambozola. To finish your meal off, pair the IPA with a caramel apple tart, ginger spice cake or persimmon rice pudding.

Try this beer with something spicy from Eel River Brewing Company’s Taproom and Grill in Fortuna, CA like the Ragin' Cajun or Hot Damn burgers! Or you can mix it up and pair the IPA with oyster or calamari; the boldness of the hops contrast well seafood. For dessert, pair it with our beer pound cake.

Awards:

2010 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Compeition
Gold Medal

2009 California State Fair Commercial Craft Brewers Competition
Silver Medal

2008 & 2009 Los Angeles International Beer Competition
Gold Medal
 
2005 World Beer Championships
Gold Medal