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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,507 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,507
Reviews: 1,319
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,488
Gots: 461 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005)
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Photo of BobbySue22
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured a darker shade of gold, almost amber. Had a very small head that was gone within minutes.

Aroma: Had a very hoppy aroma which was very pleasant. The hops gave off nice aromas of both citrus and pine.

Taste: The flavor was what you would expect from a west coast style IPA, full of citrus notes and some good hop bitterness that lingered a bit on the tongue. A nice subtle malt backbone added to flavor of this delicious IPA.

Mouthfeel: Nice full-bodied beer that had a nice amount to of hop bitterness lingering on the tongue. Had a nice dry and bitter finish.

Overall: A great example of a west coast style IPA. Loved the citrus and pine aromas as well as the citrus and malt backbone in the taste. Easy drinking IPA as it does not have an overwhelming amount of hop bitterness but enough to taste and appreciate the hops. Very good brew.

BobbySue22, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of MarioM
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

510 ml bottle poured into a SN tulip

A: Pours a beautiful crisp clear yellow almost light orange with a soapy looking white head. Medium carbonation and some good lacing. Great looking beer.

S: Nice citrus and pine character with great balance and smoothness. A little dank but mainly citrus and also a little fruity sweetness. An amazing smelling beer for sure. Really juicy.

T: Nice smooth bitterness and a lot of hop flavor. Nice and dry with a lot of hop character without being too over the top or bitter ass hell. Balance is definitely there and you can tell Vinnie knows wtf he's doing.

M: Medium carbonation and dry, which lends to a nice refreshing finishing bitterness. Great beer for sure.

O: An amazing beer I would not mind having everyday. Of course I'd prefer their other more well known and more popular beers but this is also along those lines. Well worth the try and a must have RR beers in my book.

MarioM, May 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

sheenisgod, Yesterday at 08:54 PM
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4.92/5  rDev +12.8%

iamtimanderson, Thursday at 07:17 AM
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4.68/5  rDev +7.3%

RyanCrawford, Thursday at 05:21 AM
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Russkiy, Thursday at 04:07 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

LowbrowMedic, Thursday at 03:32 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

eddie5721, Thursday at 02:54 AM
4/5  rDev -8.3%

EBARTANE, Thursday at 01:28 AM
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Bottle from Lothore, thank you very much Tyler.

Pours a white, froth head, with a honey-golden color.

Fresh aromas of tropical, fruity hops, peach, orange and mango, along with honeyed pine and smooth caramel - finely nuanced with hints of citrus peel. Fresh, fruity hops are hovering above a sweet, honeyed malt backbone, while hints of lime acidity becomes detectable underneath. Hops sting the palate in a refreshing, dry fashion, without ever getting too aggressive. Honeyed, piny, malts wrap up the hops in a well balanced way, along with wisps of whitebread and grass, still, this beer is huge on the bitterness. The taste results in a smooth, dry ending, which is very bitter and hop driven, as malts tend to vanish. Finishes with hops lingering on the palate for a long time, developing a fascinating pleasant depth, as they turn from being fruity to a more bitter, dry impression. A classic IPA, focused on the bitterness, fantastic balanced.

aleigator, Wednesday at 11:10 AM
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3/5  rDev -31.2%

drlockemd, Tuesday at 09:34 PM
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4.95/5  rDev +13.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

grze, Tuesday at 05:18 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

RobAnneDay, Tuesday at 03:50 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jaken0ss, Tuesday at 03:23 PM
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4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

Jufu07, Tuesday at 02:45 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ItsMe, Tuesday at 02:44 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

briiguy, Monday at 09:34 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Rothobinide, Monday at 03:41 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Grant35, Monday at 03:31 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

velcrogrip, Monday at 03:27 PM
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

rgirl, Monday at 12:49 PM
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4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

glass_house, Monday at 12:19 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

gregcordle, Monday at 10:06 AM
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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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