Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.95/5 rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
The beer that started it all....for San Diego County. Originally brewed by Temecula Brewing this beer inspired Stone, Ballast, Alpine and all the others to start brewing. Thank you Vinnie!
A - Slightly hazy, golden to amber colour. Nice creamy head and lacing from both the tap and bottle.
S - More subtle hop tones smelling of ample dry hopping. Reminds me of a casked IPA even though its straight from the tap.
T - Wonderful citrus flavours with a well rounded malty base. Hops aren't quite as bitter as in Pliny, but well established.
M - Slightly thin vs. more "modern" IPA's from San Diego. Still retains an almost creamy, full feel with a little swishing.
D - Spectacular brew! Easy to drink IPA with plenty of hops for hopheads and a more moderate alcohol content then IIPAs. While hop flavours are more pronounced with warmth, mouthfeel does suffer a little. My only complaint on this, perhaps the archetypal CLASSIC West Coast IPA.
Serving type: on-tap
12-02-2009 20:01:23 | More by Dijeriduster
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