Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by ThePorterSorter:
3.99/5 rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Thanks Reja, bottled 5/2/13 (about 3 wks old)
The beer pours a rich looking golden yellow with great effervescence fueling a dense white head that laces and remains as a thin blanketing throughout drinking. The nose presents potent notes of caramelized sugars, malt, fresh citrusy hops and subtle grapefruit. It's definitely more reserved than I'd expected; more aromatic hops would have elevated it to my expectations, without significantly altering its status as an AIPA. I think it drinks very well, distinctly malty with fresh hops lingering on the palate. It's drinkability and mouthfeel are really where this beer excels (in my opinion) presenting a rich, clean malty sweetness, layered citrus hops, and a mild, lingering bitterness that coats the palate. No grapefruit rind aftertaste, good effervescence, and a touch of caramel. Great beer that I'd soon consume again if bottles were available my way.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2013 01:46:16 | More by ThePorterSorter
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4.21/5 rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Poured a darker shade of gold, almost amber. Had a very small head that was gone within minutes.
Aroma: Had a very hoppy aroma which was very pleasant. The hops gave off nice aromas of both citrus and pine.
Taste: The flavor was what you would expect from a west coast style IPA, full of citrus notes and some good hop bitterness that lingered a bit on the tongue. A nice subtle malt backbone added to flavor of this delicious IPA.
Mouthfeel: Nice full-bodied beer that had a nice amount to of hop bitterness lingering on the tongue. Had a nice dry and bitter finish.
Overall: A great example of a west coast style IPA. Loved the citrus and pine aromas as well as the citrus and malt backbone in the taste. Easy drinking IPA as it does not have an overwhelming amount of hop bitterness but enough to taste and appreciate the hops. Very good brew.
Serving type: on-tap
07-13-2014 00:50:51 | More by BobbySue22
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,977 ratings.