Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Bottled on 8/23/11, drank on 8/29/11. Bought cold with no hotel fridge, so best to crack it fresh.
A - Golden, orange hue with a nice frothy white head that quickly disapates after my first sip. Probably the dirty hotel glass.
S - Smells of freshly cut grass, herbs, garlic greens, fruity esters. Intriguing mix of scents that make you wonder, but draw you in.
T - Tropical fruit mixed with that herbal, medicinal, garlic induced kiss again - and you kind of can't decide if you like it, but you keep going back for more. Biscuity malt playing second fiddle.
M - The bitterness is there, but it's smooth, soft on the palate and pleasantly carbonated. Welcomed bitterness glides easily across the tongue.
D - A fantastic, tasty IPA, no doubt about it. I'm noticing a trend of the garlic-kiss in many uber-popular IPAs I've been able to try only recently (e.g. Devil Dancer, Gubna, Pliny The Elder, Ruination...).
Serving type: bottle
08-30-2011 05:17:18 | More by Mess
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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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