Russell IP'eh! | Russell Brewing Company

Russell IP'eh!Russell IP'eh!
89 Ratings
Russell IP'eh!Russell IP'eh!

Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
53 IBU

Added by BDTyre on 05-16-2009

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Photo of Sathanas
2.51/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Dirty hops, caramel notes, a citrusey bite. It just has a certain malt flavor that makes me cringe. Hopefully Russell's other beers are better.

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Photo of NWer
2.67/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Poured into standard pint glass from bottle.
Poured flat. No head, nice enough bronze color.
Nose sweet. Almonds. Where are the hops?
Taste. Where are the hops? Totally malt forward. Sweet. Flat.
Very disappointing.
Next time I bring back beer from Canada I'll double up on Red Racer and pass on this one.

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3/5  rDev -18%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.32/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of TerryW
3.33/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Clear amber orange under a short head that gives way to a partial film, surrenders some spotty lace.

Nose is toffee malt, a hint of the hop. Undistinguished flavour. Hops there, but not really distinctive, anonymous toffee. Metallic mouthfeel, gentle lingering bitter finish.

A very average brew, drinkable, but undistinguished in any way.

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Photo of ericj551
3.39/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Russell's IP'eh pours a bright ruby red with a fluffy head that lingers nicely. The aroma grapefruity and slightly piney hops, with some rich caramel. The hop aroma seems kind of flat. More mild grapefruit and earthy hops in the flavor, with some nutty, toasted malt with a bit of sweetness. The sweetness is followed by a solid resiny bitterness, which lingers nicely. Overall not a bad IPA, although it doesn't stand up to the Red Racer IPA I'm drinking with it.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a bright Amber orange with beige head that lingers and leaves lacing.

Nose has hints of lemony citrus, malt, and an earthy undertone.

Taste is smooth, not very bitter, and as someone already mentioned a very "tea" like taste and mouthfeel

I've really liked what I've had from Russell so far. However this one is average for me.

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Photo of kjyost
3.45/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

650 mL bottle purchased at the MLCC for $6.5. Fairly fresh, poured at 4C into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

A: Clear, copper, small head with light lacing.
S: Bready malts with a hint of sweetness dominated by hop aromas of grapefruit and other citrus.
T/M: Lacking here as the beer has no distinctive body (which IMO is not a negative in an IPA), with an earthy and citrus hop flavour that is a little too much in the background. The bitterness is low and takes a while to build on the palate. Nice crisp carbonation help save the day a bit on the mouthfeel front.
O: Not an IPA I would reach for over the other local offering, and in hind sight the IBUs are a little low for the ABV (53 : 6.5%)

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Russell IP'eh! from Russell Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 89 ratings
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