Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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Reviews by portia99:
4.47/5 rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Growler received in trade from Koopa. Thanks a ton for this one! Poured into a Portsmouth goblet.
A - Pours a crystal clear slightly amber side of gold. Light, white head that doesn't last very long. Leaves behind a skim coat of bubbles and an uneven collar around the glass.
S - Beautiful, citrusy hops, loads of grapefruit, a nice light sugary sweetness in the background balances nicely. Great smelling beer - could just sniff this all day long.
T - Lots of grapefruit, some lemon...very citrusy. Good, crisp bitterness with an unusually smooth character. Some malty sweetness, mostly of the sugary variety - not prominant, but detectable. This seems to be a key to the incredible smoothness in this beer. This really tastes great - a sessionable Pliny.
M - Russian River beers, more than any other brewery I've sampled, consistantly has the most amazing mouthfeel for me. The carbonation is perfect - the bubbles are so fine and tiny - just gives an incredible smoothness and creaminess. Plenty of life to this beer, but the feel is of lighter carbonation.
D - Wow...I thought Pliny went down easy. Still think Pliny is a better beer, but for sitting down for an extended time, this beer is really hard to beat. Aroma, appearance and taste are really close to Pliny, but the lighter alcohol gives this much better longevity in a session. Excellent.
Serving type: growler
08-27-2009 00:40:49 | More by portia99
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4.34/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
on tap at Interurban, Portland
Mad off-white lace over pale amber.
Mint leaf and lemon zest on the nose.
Light caramel and toast, some orchard fruits (yellow plum, peach) then light pine, citrus, and resin in perfect ratio.
Tangerine skin end and children’s aspirin linger.
Light to slightly medium, oily, a bit of chew.
Balanced like a katana. So light, crisp, round and just the right amount of hoppy. Deserves its legendary status.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 22:58:18 | More by StJamesGate
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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