Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Ratings: 4,083 | Reviews: 1,304 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Dukeofearl:
4.18/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is my first review in some months, time to try again.
Pours a pretty light copper golden, slightly hazy with a thin white head that goes to a nice cover that sticks around a good long while. Very nice.
Aroma is gentle for an IPA, floral, light bready malts, only a hint of citrus. Flavor is a much stronger punch of bittering hops, lots of piney and grassy notes, sharp and bitter. But also some citrus- sour (grapefruit) rather than sweet (orange). I used to not like this, and it is still now a "once in a while" flavor for me, but very enjoyable.
A nice change up IPA, not my favorite, but good and worth having again (and again).
My original review on tap (before bottling):
Tasted a couple of pints at Hollingshead Deli in Orange, CA at the Blind Pig Roll-Out party starring Vinnie C. $4.50 pint or $8.00 with the proper Mason Jar Blind Pig glassware (keep the glass).
Relatively pale golden color with a nice creamy head.
The aroma was actually less pronounced than I expected- what was there was very nice floral hops, bright and clean. But not very strong.
The flavor was very good, floral hops and more hops, but not overpowering. Malt was there, but that's not what this beer is about. A lot of flavor, much more pronounced than the aroma.
The best part of this beer is its drinkability. Very well constructed and it is great to just sit there and watch the glass empty all by itself. The ABV is low enough to allow more than one.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2008 00:43:41 | More by Dukeofearl
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This brew pours a transparent deep straw color with a one-finger head that dissipates quickly and little lacing. The smell is of subtle grapefruit, pine and peaches. The flavor is juicy grapefruit, peaches and bitter citrus rind, supported by a malty, bready backbone. The mouthfeel is sticky and resiny with a slick finish. Overall, this is addictively good stuff that you dream about, much like other Russian River offerings.
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2014 06:53:16 | More by Antnego
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,083 ratings.