Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by StoneTSR:
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:
4.39/5 rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Pours a beautiful golden sunrise orange with a fluffy white head. The head dissipates leaving a generous amount of lacing on the glass. Smells of pine, floral and citrus flavors. The taste is very much the same with some malt flavors in the back end. This goes down very easy and it is very smooth. Not overly bitter, but some bitterness lingers. Overall, a very solid IPA.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2014 00:10:25 | More by ChrisL24481
4.73/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Blind pig is the IPA of IPAs. It is amazing the work Russian river does. I live in SoCal and it is actually harder to find this than Pliny. Every time I get my hands on this beer it never sits in my refrigerator more than two days, and I doubt that it sits anywhere longer than that.
Serving type: bottle
04-17-2014 04:39:16 | More by Kramerwtmf
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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