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


on tap


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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.16/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adamnowek (2381) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2016
Amber colour. Aroma is toffee. Taste is a somewhat sweet malty taste with some cloves and a lightly bitter finish. IPA seems a bit of a stretch here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobBestwick (891) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2016
650ml bottle. Sweet caramel aroma. Pours copper in colour with a small head and decent lacing. Grapefuit and lime citrus flavour with some caramel notes. Medium body. Long bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RhetoricalAns (918) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2016
Shared bomber. Clear deep gold to amber pour, finger of whit head, poor retention. Aroma was mostly malt, toffee and caramel, semi-sweet. The hops don’t come through in the taste as much as would be expected of an IPA either, would not have pegged it as an IPA. Still it’s a decent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
UXO (1803) - CANADA - JUN 29, 2015
Russell Brewing _IP’eh_ English IPA at 6.5% ABV _(C$4.99 atQuarry Park Calgary Co-Op, 650 ml, no bottle date or best before)_ Appearance: clear pale to medium amber (some initial chill haze) with one finger of light tan head, good retention and lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel and toffee malts, mild grapefruit and pine. (6/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter. (5/10) Palate: medium body, moderate carbonation, moderate duration bitter finish. (3/5) I was initially going to say “More like IP M’eh”, but that would probably be a little unfair. It’s malt forward but not overly so - certainly consistent with the intended English style. Not getting a lot of the Cascade hops, which makes it nowhere near as good as their IP G’Day in my opinion, but not necessarily any less well-made. The flavour started out being quite a bit less emphatic than the aromas promised, but that might be because I started off drinking it a bit too cold. As the beer warmed, and the chill haze diminished, the flavours woke up as well. If you get the opportunity to try this one, be sure not to drink it too cold. (And, Russell, if you’re really “fanatical about beer”, DATE YOUR DAMN BOTTLES.) (12/20)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1658) - Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2015
Aroma is clove, yeast, citrus, lemon grass and caramel. Taste is sweet malts balanced quite well with the hop profile. Leaves slight tanin and puckering flavors. Again clove and honey here. Appearance is a clear amber with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RD400F (226) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2015
341ml bottle to tulip glass, the beer pours a reddy amber with an off white head which leaves a little top. The aroma is hop forward with pine, grapefruit, lemon, orange peel and a slight biscuit note. Taste is quite good and very well balanced with a nice malt profile to back the hopping up and instead of going for sheer bitterness this beer opts for more a good hop flavour. Palate is great, very drinkable, co2 medium, body thin, nice balance .Overall...I don’t know why these guys brew beers that are so split down the middle but whatever. Their good beers are great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Poured from a 341ml bottle, pours amber, medium head. Aroma of fruit and hops, strong taste of hops and citrus, not bad.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ipaluvr082 (71) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Bomber. Dark amber copper pour with medium opacity. Thin caramel colored head. The aroma is relatively weak, citrus fruit and resinous with a soapy quality. The taste is mild at first and grows on the palate over time with a dry bitterness on the finish. Piney and resinous with little in the way of the pac NW citrus hoppiness. It’s OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
simonblaine (576) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Pours copper with a frothy head. Aroma of pineapple, malt and sweet caramel. Taste is tropical fruity lightly malty caramel.. Not too bad.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 11, 2014
Hazed orange amber with a decent light beige covering that retains well. Nose is juicy hops, straw, bitter orange, tangerine. Taste comprises earthy hops, orange pith, chalky mineral notes, light grapefruit, orange squash.

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