I’m a sucker for fruit beer and anything that reminds me of my favorite time, summer. Living in Vancouver, I usually don’t get a very good summer. It’s called Raincouver for a reason. But I crave summer all year round. From the second I saw this label I knew I had to try it.
Russell Brewery – Surrey, BC
Punch Bowl IPA
Punch bowl smells like fruit punch which is no surprise. It has lots of different citrus notes with a hint of melon.
The first thing you notice about this beer is that it’s bitter. Under the bitterness is a layer of fruit. It’s really cool because you can actually feel the layers if that makes sense – like that gum.
For me it has the perfect level of bitterness for an IPA. I don’t like a bitterness that attacks me so if you like that than this one might not be bitter enough for you. The fruit balances the bitterness really well, that’s how I like my IPA’s – Bitter and fruity.
Here we have the perfect patio beer, now all we need is some perfect patio weather.