Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by TheSixthRing:
3.8/5 rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bottled on date of 03/21/13
Appearance - Pours clear and golden with a white, 2 finger head. Fair retention. Leaves a somewhat smooth surface, with bubbles clinging at the edge of the glass. Lacing is streaky and spotty, with good stick.
Smell - Orange zest, stone fruit, hints of pine and black pepper. Lesser notes of sweetened bread.
Taste - Starts with orange and a touch of stone fruit character, backed by a strong, sweet, bready malt background. Black pepper spiciness. Good balance. Finishes with slight pine, a touch of grass and orange pith bitterness.
Mouthfeel - Medium body with soft carbonation. Very drying finish.
Overall - Good, but I'm not big on super dry IPA's like this. Lagunitas IPA is the same way; in fact, these two beers are quite similar in many ways. For the price, I'd just as soon drink the Lagunitas than buy this again.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2013 04:24:30 | More by TheSixthRing
More User Reviews:
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 3,984 ratings.