Russell IP'eh! | Russell Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
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89 Ratings
Russell IP'eh!Russell IP'eh!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russell Brewing Company
British Columbia, Canada
russellbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
89
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
10.03%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 89 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of mistahmojoryan
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bunman3
3.73/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of juicebox
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chriswillms9
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hunteraw
3.87/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kmat10
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beerhunter13
3.52/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MAB
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one tasted better than it looked or smelled.
Nice color-- mid amber range-- with lots of frothy white head.
Not much in the way of hop aroma, but big hop flavor and bitterness, with a smooth and sweeter finish. Definitely worth having another some day.

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Photo of Damacdon
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of souvenirs
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Copper, clear, beige head.
S: Mildly fruity.
T: Pine.
F: Fairly heavy body.

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Photo of ZachT
4.66/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sathanas
2.51/5  rDev -32%
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 Mack
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roby923
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Solid IPA from the craft haven on the west coast of Canada. Clean and refreshing taste, lots of citrus and pine notes. Lower on the perceived IBU scale so it doesn't leave you reaching for water. Very drinkable.

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Photo of Jimbob-Aloobob
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tivlavrie
3.77/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mlkluther
3.41/5  rDev -7.6%
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 ziggig
4.19/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of WQuirk
3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Too malty, for my tastes, especially for an IPA.

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Photo of Aleforme
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of boatoar
3.32/5  rDev -10%

Photo of cambrown10
5/5  rDev +35.5%

Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.84/5  rDev +4.1%

Single bottle poured into an English pub glass. A nice ruddy amber color with a finger of light beige head. Aroma is rich malts, nuts and caramels or brittle toffee, tree sap, clover, a little honey, lemon rind and orange marmalade. A well-executed English IPA with Cascade hops emergent in the flavor profile. Hybrid model I suppose. The citrus preserve flavor (with a lemon rind sourness) adds an extra layer to the malts, as on the nose but with a developing light molasses note as well. Orange/bergamot note note recalls Earl Gray tea. More bitterness in the finish than is typical for an English IPA but there are no prominent tropical or pine flavors to skew this too far away from expectations. Low carbonation. Tea-like tannins become more salient over time. Nice mouthfeel as well, quite thick but not cloyingly sweet. Apparently there is another pretty good brewery in Surrey.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of rogerdandy
3/5  rDev -18.7%

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Russell IP'eh! from Russell Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 89 ratings.
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