Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by SnowFlowMfg:
3.95/5 rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Had this really fresh and poured into a tulip; an early September batch.
A: Pours a slightly hazy straw-amber with a decent one finger head that remained to the finish. Nice and sticky on the sides with an oily looking legs. Hard to have a beer look bad in my opinion.
S: Smells like a lighter version of Pliny but a little bit harsher, maybe. Otherwise it has the nice piney smell initially followed by a light sweetness mixed with some tropical fruits. A little bit of booze smell on the end. Smells great but not as heavenly as the Pliny.
T: I feel like this tastes like a slightly less refined and lighter Pliny. I know I keep comparing this to Pliny but I had these side by side and the two were somewhat similar. This has the strong piney hop flavor initially hitting you with bitterness holding to the end. Very slight sweetness and a little harshness from the hops in the middle but finishes smooth and clean.
M: I did not like the mouthfeel too much. It honestly felt very much like water to me. Too light both in body and carbonation. Considering the oily appearance I was a little disappointed that it didn't feel more substantial.
O: Feels like a less refined Pliny with a mouthfeel like water. Easy drinking, but not as refreshing or extraordinary as I would expect.
Serving type: bottle
09-21-2012 23:48:17 | More by SnowFlowMfg
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4.9/5 rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
At the brewpub I had the tasty priveledge of drinking this citrus delight. Smelled and tasted like the storage rooms at tropicana juice company. Great clarity, great carbonation, great taste, less filling, where do I stop? This is what all breweries should strive to brew. Once you have one every other beer in the workd is at least a little disappointing. No joke. I am ruined. Until I can get back to Santa Rosa that is.
Serving type: on-tap
07-19-2014 07:33:11 | More by Spordy
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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