Russell Peaks and Valleys Locally Hopped Extra Pale Ale

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Brewed by Russell Brewing Company
Style: American Pale Ale
Surrey, Canada

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.58/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 40   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Centennial hops from www.chilliwackhopfarms.com

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3.7
shawnmurphy (585) - Plattsburgh, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2017
Consumed while on vacation on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Was part of a Russell sample pack of 12 12-ounce cans. Pours a clear gold with thick, creamy head and lacing; lots of visible south-to-north carbonation. Aroma: caramel. Flavor: toffee, shortbread, apricots, citrus, pine. Mouthfeel: light-bodied, creamy, very fresh tasting and clean..

3.7
bulldogops (2726) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 15, 2016
Rating #1825 - 2015.07.09 - Russell Tap Takeover @underground_edm - Golden amber pour with a bubbly, lasting white foam. Aroma is citrusy, tangerine notes, mild grassiness, mild floral, piney scent.Taste is a blast of hop character whose bitterness evolves to define this beer, a bold bitterness following a crisp, floral,resinous, citrusy sweetness. Not unbalanced, and extremely drinkable

3.6
tmalaher (306) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2016
Darker than I expected :amber. Not much foam. Nice balance of hops and malt. Very drinkable

3.3
RCx240 (198) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 8, 2016
Pours amber with a thin white head, moderate retention. Leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of resin, floral, faint citrus. Taste is bitter, molasses, caramel, lemon and pine needles. Finishes with a crisp, lingering astringent bitterness. Medium bodied, slick and oily mouthfeel, and average carbonation. Pretty good.

3.8
Kobold (41) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Appearance: deep warm orange aura with a sturdy cap of confident snowy mountain peak. Aroma: sugar frosted grapefruit with a diagonal dash of pine. elemental crispy cookies with thin, ethereal icing waft throughout the bouquet. as the drink steadies, juicy dank hops begin to blossom. Taste: A contradiction has risen against the aroma! Things begin with lemon-leather belt tartness which then unbuckles into unsweetened grapefruit rinds. grainy malts thereafter softly rain before a semi-aggressive rebellion of hops lash out with handfuls of unripe fruit grenades. a bitter-sweet compromise between aroma and taste is negotiated in the end until a swooping judgement from on-high infuses the proceedings with the hitherto purely aromatic soggy fruit -- mourning for an empty can. Palate: medium body with carbonation nibbling the tongue. Overall: most appreciated is the taunting between aroma and taste and how both aspects merge after much time elapses. this is a forthright, righteous beer that loots whole storehouses of sweet, grainy malts before plucking every age of citrus and fruity hops.

3.9
Oldschool_Mike (368) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2015
On tap at Beer Revolution. Pours a clear golden straw colour. Aroma is citrusy hops with a touch of pine. Taste is about same. Great beer.

3.7
Lagerboy (2221) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2015
Bomber. Clear bright orange copper, off-white foam mostly lasts. Aroma is fruity floral citrus hop. Taste is more floral, lots of citrus, some spice, slightly sweet leaner toasted c-malts. Average carbonation, medium bodied, well hopped. Light floral bitter end. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)

3.4
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from Legacy Liquor, Vancouver
A nice blond Ale, dry, with lean malt flavor, and good hopping; citrus character, also lightly grassy.

2.9
Oakes (18552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
Bottle from Legacy. Amber and quite hazy, with a bubbly head. The aroma is older, oxidized hop, even though this beer hasn’t been on the market long. So there’s a brightness issue. The taste is mid-90s APA, with fairly chewy crystal malts, a bit of biscuit, and quite a bit of piney hop with pithy bitterness. A little too old-fashioned for me.

3.5
UXO (1896) - CANADA - FEB 26, 2015
Pours clear pale amber with a fat finger of pillowy white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing. (4/5) Nose is citrus (juicy orange and pithy grapefruit), herbal, some tropical fruit, slight pine resin, some caramel malt. (7/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter. (7/10) Light to medium body, moderate carbonation, with a crisp finish. (3/5) Pleasant APA with lots of juicy citrus flavour, while the crisp finish and lower ABV make it quite sessionable. That said, the Centennial hops are nice, but perhaps a little sharp on their own. Not harsh, per se, but a bit on the sharp side. Good, without being great. (14/20)


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