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Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: India Pale Ale (IPA)
Surrey, Canada
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.12   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Russell IP’eh!. Quirky name - serious taste!
World Beer Cup Bronze Medal 2010.
This classic English-style India Pale Ale is well-balanced with exceptional drinkability. Generously hopped with Pacific Northwest Cascade and Willamette hops and finished with dry hopping of cascade flowers. Caramel and toffee notes, from speciality English malts, anchor the bitterness and deliver a well-balanced finish. Russell IP’eh! is part of the Russell Brewmaster Series which is a succession of small batch beers crafted for an unconventional beer drinker. Russell Brewing has been brewing premium craft beer since 1995. Our beer is 100% natural and has no preservatives. We don’t pasteurize which means we don’t kill the taste - you drink it the way it is brewed. Fanatical about beer, we believe that the passion and quality that goes into creating Russell beer comes through in the taste. Enjoy!


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
thorongil2 (1078) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
(bottle) hazy amber colour with a small tan head; aroma of cider; weird flavour - almost like it was not fermented properly; could be a bad bottle, I dont think it was sealed properly

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (816) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2013
This IPA poured a medium amber colour with a quickly dissipating, bright white head. Scents include pineapple, spruce and grassy hops, sweet malts and little cereal. First sip was smooth with a medium bitterness and lots of hop flavours. Light to medium body with quite a lingering hop flavor on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Borresteijn (4402) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 28, 2013
66cl Bottle, thanks H&T! Clear copper/amber colour, white head. Aroma of malts, some caramel, light hops. Flavour is medium-sweet, malty, some caramel, light bitter fruity hoppy finish, a bit floral. Light-bodied. ’Eh..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (1727) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2013
341 mL bottle. Hazy brown with not much head, despite some foaming upon opening. Smells likea homebrew with the fermentation not quite complete. A little hop flavour and bitterness, but not enough, and too sweet. Maybe the fermentation wasn’t finished. Disappointing.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bunget (439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
341ml bottle. Slightly hazy copper body, small white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma: sweet caramel, floral hops, citrus candy, peaches. Taste: moderate herbal hops, sweet caramel malts, fruity and citrusy.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bdettweiler (57) - KITCHENER, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a clear, dark amber, almost copper colour with thin off-white head. Sweet caramel and toffee malts with floral and citrus hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation, the taste is too heavy on the malts at first, but with a sudden transition to a dry, hoppy bitterness for the finish with a brief balance in the middle. Meh.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pootzboy (1572) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 1, 2013
Bottle - puts an amber hazed ale in the glass with a smallish 1 finger cap which laces modestly. Aroma is mild with some sweet graininess and light grapefruit tones. Flavour has mild WC IPA flavour on a watery body - clean, lightly hoppy but really not what I look for in an IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spab (2128) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2013
341 ml bottle from LCBO (part of BC Craft Brewers Sampler). Pours a clear amber colour with moderate-sized, sticky off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, caramel and hints of sweet fruit. Flavour is lightly toasty caramel malt, some fruity notes and floral/earthy hoppiness. Average body. Carbonation on the gentler side. Pleasant.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - SEP 17, 2013
Bottle 341 ml LCBO
Aroma: sap like with floral side, nice sweet malty backing. Hinted with peach. Aromatic with balanced approach.
Look: poured fine hazed amber with lighter off white top. Some rings on glass. Rather flat.
Body/Palate: medium bodied, medium lighter carbonation. Long finish.
Flavour: quiet bitter. Hop profile similar to aromas. Very clean, straight feel. Not overly complex but well brewed.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (2744) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 6, 2013
341 mL bottle from LCBO served cold in a tulip glass. Part of the BC craft beer mixer. Clear deep amber with a decent tan head. Decent bready malts with some light caramel notes, reasonable British hopping...floral, faintly fruit, lightly earthy, definitely British. Medium body, moderate effervescence. Caramel, floral, leafy hops, light bread crust, a bit earthy, a touch nutty, British; dry with pretty good bitterness and a pleasant dark bread crust and toffee finish. Not bad for a British style IPA.


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