1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,088 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,088
Reviews: 1,304
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,403
Gots: 375 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 4,088 | Reviews: 1,304 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by StoneTSR:
Photo of StoneTSR
StoneTSR

Colorado

4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at the Falling Rock Tap Room in Denver

APPEARANCE: The first thing that struck me about the appearance of this beer was how much it looked like Pliny the Elder. It was golden, crisp and completely clear with a thin white head that receded rather quickly and without much lacing. As the glass went down, it did lace a bit, but just a few wisps here and there.

SMELL: A very strong and pleasant aroma, not quite as intense as Pliny, but close. It was floral and sweet with a hint of pine. Overall, very nice aroma.

TASTE: This is an absolutely delicious beer. In fact, taste-wise, I think I like this better than Pliny. Flowers hit the palate up front and then faded into a nice, what I perceived as almost a cola-like flavor (not sure what that is, prune?) before a fantastic bitterness takes over to wipe the palate clean except for a faint apple and mild citrusy pucker.

MOUTHFEEL: Very nicely carbonated with a tickling sparkle that compliments the bitter finish and aftertaste very nicely. The beer sits very light as well, and given that there is a distinct lack of alcohol in the taste, it would be very easy to get deep into a few Blind Pigs before realizing you've had a few too many.

OVERALL: My notes say "Good lord, this is an excellent beer." I had tried it once before, but I was distracted and not paying attention to the excellent aroma and mouthfeel and certainly not appreciating the complexity of flavor. Of course, I'm not completely sure until I do a side-by-side, but I may like this a touch better than Pliny. Either way, it's a buck cheaper a pint and a little easier to track down.

Serving type: on-tap

08-09-2011 17:57:14 | More by StoneTSR
More User Reviews:
Photo of Biff_Tannen
Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-01-2014 13:00:31 | More by Biff_Tannen
Photo of PhilDaBrewer
PhilDaBrewer

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-01-2014 02:05:51 | More by PhilDaBrewer
Photo of Labeorphile
Labeorphile

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-01-2014 01:40:54 | More by Labeorphile
Photo of hopnotch760
hopnotch760

California

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-31-2014 23:57:29 | More by hopnotch760
Photo of bsm80x
bsm80x

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-31-2014 15:25:16 | More by bsm80x
Photo of malfunxion
malfunxion

New York

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-31-2014 05:19:52 | More by malfunxion
Photo of Reason
Reason

California

3/5  rDev -31.2%

07-31-2014 03:30:28 | More by Reason
Photo of abelapophis
abelapophis

California

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-31-2014 03:27:43 | More by abelapophis
Photo of MightyMickleton
MightyMickleton


5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-31-2014 00:49:10 | More by MightyMickleton
Photo of BookBen
BookBen

California

3.75/5  rDev -14%

07-30-2014 21:14:51 | More by BookBen
Photo of Joshgranucci
Joshgranucci


5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-30-2014 20:30:34 | More by Joshgranucci
Photo of Stillyman11
Stillyman11

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-30-2014 20:11:42 | More by Stillyman11
Photo of Burntknuckles
Burntknuckles

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

07-30-2014 19:38:23 | More by Burntknuckles
Photo of BradleySig
BradleySig

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2014 18:54:04 | More by BradleySig
Photo of tweezer159
tweezer159

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-30-2014 16:10:19 | More by tweezer159
Photo of Antnego
Antnego

California

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
Photo of comrade_tony
comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2014 06:06:49 | More by comrade_tony
Photo of JDienno
JDienno


4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-30-2014 01:32:34 | More by JDienno
Photo of AmericaGWShark
AmericaGWShark

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-29-2014 15:13:34 | More by AmericaGWShark
Photo of illy0sis
illy0sis

Texas

5/5  rDev +14.7%

07-29-2014 13:25:39 | More by illy0sis
Photo of meperson
meperson

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-29-2014 10:39:32 | More by meperson
Photo of DrMindbender
DrMindbender

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-28-2014 20:20:28 | More by DrMindbender
Photo of TomTown
TomTown

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-28-2014 18:51:33 | More by TomTown
Photo of Vivified
Vivified

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-28-2014 17:42:56 | More by Vivified
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,088 ratings.