Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,033 | Reviews: 1,302 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BillyB:
4.43/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Russian River is one of the hottest breweries in the country. They are known for pushing the envelope when it comes to beer styles. Especially, IPA's and belgian wild ales.
This beer is a bit different from the typical Russian River beer. It is a hardcore, tradtional, American IPA. No bells or whistles with this one.
Pours a beautiful bright golden, slight copper color. Thick off-white head.
The aromas of hops are just the overwhelmingly strong attribute of this beer. I smell, earthy, grassy, piney, floral, citrus, cedar notes. As well as some some slight, sugar cookie, biscuity malt.
Taste is sharp and crisp. Very bitter. Slight sweet, biscuity maltiness.
Mouthfeel is sharp and crisp. Some oily hoppiness and some slightly cloying sweet malt adds to the complex mouthfeel as opposed to taking away from it.
Overall drinkability is excellent! For a brewery that's been focusing on wild sour ales and over-the-top hop bombs, I belive Vinnie presents his most tradtional and most balanced beer here, while maintaining his envelope pushing tendencies.
Serving type: on-tap
10-21-2007 22:56:50 | More by BillyB
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4.9/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
At the brewpub I had the tasty priveledge of drinking this citrus delight. Smelled and tasted like the storage rooms at tropicana juice company. Great clarity, great carbonation, great taste, less filling, where do I stop? This is what all breweries should strive to brew. Once you have one every other beer in the workd is at least a little disappointing. No joke. I am ruined. Until I can get back to Santa Rosa that is.
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 07:33:11 | More by Spordy
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,033 ratings.