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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,050 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,050
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,387
Gots: 367 | FT: 18
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)
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Reviews by ectomorph:
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ectomorph

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to McCafferty for the trade, I now have a lot of the Russian River brews marked off of my wants list.

16 oz bottle with warnings all over it to consume fresh and this bottle is less than 5 weeks old. Poured into a tulip.

A - Medium gold to light copper body, bright white head of tightly formed bubbles. Good retention and patchy lacing down the glass.

S - Loads of citrus, pine, oranges, and lemony hops with more than just a hint of sweet maltiness in the background. Very inviting and pleasant.

T - Assertive up front bitterness, but it is not at all 'biting'. Smooth into the hops bursting flavor. Again, as the nose leads the mouth follows with pineapple, orange juice, lemon, and grassy hops notes. There is a pronounced bread / biscuit malt backbone holding all this up that you just notice at the very end of the finish.

M - Medium-light bodied, moderate to high carbonation, and no sour or astringency in the aftertaste. Crisp and dry - clears well.

O - I am amazed at the level of hoppiness in the flavor with a moderate ABV and all of this with no astringency. An amazing example of a West Coast American IPA with a DIPA flavor punch.

Looking forward to the rest of these beers....

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 14:19:58 | More by ectomorph
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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,050 ratings.