Russian Doll (6%)

Russian Doll (6%)Russian Doll (6%)
Write a Review
Beer Geek Stats: | Print Shelf Talker
American IPA
3.73 | pDev: 8.04%
Scotland, United Kingdom
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Russian Doll (6%)Russian Doll (6%)
Notes: Russian Doll is our latest fantastic voyage into the essence of beer. This time we've used the same malts, hops and yeast - the difference is down to the ABV.

There’s a great complexity when trying the beers side by side - the aromas & flavours from the malts differ widely as you might expect, but the hops also present differently from style to style as well.

The labels feature exclusive artwork by Esther McManus.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 16 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of bark
3.07/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The colour is gold-amber, the liquid is clear. The two finger head is yellowish and compact; it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is hoppy with caramel sweetness, resin and clean bitterness.

The taste is hop focused: Clean bitterness, harsh exotic fruits, resin and fruit flavoured candy. Medium body. The long lasting aftertaste got smooth sweet notes, dried apples and apricots. Blood oranges. Grapefruits and hay. The semi-sweet finish got very mixed fruit flavours, mostly bananas.

The carbonation is sharp, the small bubbles are fresh. The liquid is medium smooth.

More English than US, I think. It is notable that the bottle is more than six months old.

 690 characters

Photo of flyingpig
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

330ml bottle from Brewdog online shop:
Finally a solid effort from Brewdog as part of their regular one-off four packs, a really nice IPA that goes down a treat without truly blowing me away. The beer is nice and hoppy to begin with plenty of tropical fruits coming through early on but the malts and caramel sweetness are excellent and play a big part in balancing out the hops and fruits, this is actually a limited release that I’d be willing to pick up on a fairly regular basis.

 485 characters

Russian Doll (6%) from BrewDog
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 16 ratings