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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,033 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,033
Reviews: 1,302
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,379
Gots: 366 | FT: 18
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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BillyB

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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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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,033 ratings.