Punch Bowl India Pale Ale – Russell Brewing

From Surrey’s Russell Brewing comes their “Punch Bowl India Pale Ale”.  The beer pours an amber colour with an off white head.  The aroma consists of tropical fruit punch, sweetness and floral hops.  The flavour is of tropical fruit punch, mild bitterness, resin and pine.  The alcohol content comes in at 6.5% with and IBU of 65.  I have inadvertently missed out on many of the recent Russell Brewing releases but I am glad that I did not miss this IPA.  It would be an amazing summer patio IPA!

Commercial Description:  Subtle NW malt characters are combined with Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo hops to create tropical, fruity flavours such as stone fruit, berries and melon. India Pale Ale was a beer created to make the trip from England to India; Punch was a fruit drink introduced to England from India. So as tribute to full flavoured beer and to party drinks that can be spiked, may we present the Punch Bowl!

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