Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by kaseydad:
4.64/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Another "How the heck have I not reviewed this beer yet" review.
Six day old sample. Poured into a pint glass.
Crystal clear copper/orange pour with a massive scoop of off-white foam. Tons of lacing throughout the glass.
Aroma is a wonderful blend of citrus and light malt. Orange, apricot, peach, pineapple and mango. Pretty much insert any citrus fruit and you can whiff it. Some pine and malt as well.
The taste is, in essence, what an IPA should be. Hoppy up front with a big malt back bone. Big citrus and the right amount of bud-tingling hops. This has that. Mouthwatering buds well after the swallow. Makes me want more and more to quench that everlasting thirst. The swallow is almost like the licking of the inside of a grapefruit rind...not the outside.
Smoooth body to this.
Overall this lives up to the hype. Everything a West Coast IPA should be and more. Smooth yet bitter but not overly to take it to the DIPA level (that's Pliny's job). I noticed the price has gone up on this bad boy but still worth it to experience the show. Too bad the Blind Pig can't. Whaaa.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 19:29:40 | More by kaseydad
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3.93/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Poured a clear yellow. The head had great retention and left a decent lacing.
Aroma was very floral and a slight note of orange peel and grains of paradise.
Mouth feel was a little thin but the flavor is very bold. The flavor was piney, grassy with hints of black pepper and straw or hay.
This beer finishes very long and leaves a resin feel on the tongue, with notes of orange pith and kiwi rind.
Serving type: on-tap
07-23-2014 17:03:56 | More by Kbennett113
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,040 ratings.