Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by Nachojon:
4.58/5 rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A- Very crystal clear, strong presence of bubbles. Almost lager like in appearance lacking the haze of most IPAs. 1/2 head dissipates into thin white layer that hangs on throughout. Minimal lacing.
S- Warm hops, not so piney or citrusy, a little drier more a dry hop smell. Very pleasant. The smell and appearance definitely deceive you on what you are about to taste.
T- Awesome. Just great. People who say it's better than Pliny are delusional but with the pleasure one gets from this it's almost an excusable delusion. Warm hops, chewy citrus peel, and some malt in there.
M- Strong carbonation, crisp as can be, definitely one I would drink all day errrday. Nice bitter finish.
O- A great beer. My second RR and damn they know their stuff. Not disappointed, thanks Dad.
Serving type: bottle
11-27-2011 07:12:12 | More by Nachojon
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4.35/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Acquired from smanrob in a trade. A great trader!
Appearnce - It looks like an IPA should, a light copper color with a white head. Lacing was noted around the glass.
Smell - Pine was noted as the dominant part of the aroma. It was not a dominant aroma, but it left a mark.
Taste - I read in a thread that Blind Pig and Pliny are like licking a pine cone. So I will get that impression to the front and suggest pine is the dominant initial taste. It is not overly bitter. Orange rind and the sourness of grapefruit are also very present. Toward the back, the taste fades quite a bit. That is my greatest disappointed.
Mouthfeel - Lightly carbonated and fairly smooth, this one goes down easy.
Overall - This is not my favorite style but I can certainly appreciate a well crafted beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-16-2014 00:57:45 | More by JohnnyHopps
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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