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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

4,195 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,195
Reviews: 1,307
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,418
Gots: 402 | FT: 19
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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quaybr

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Pretty beer. Big foam head that leaves modest lacing. Body is amber with an orange hue. Carbonation remains active, and the relatively transparent body allow you to watch bubbles rising throughout.

Smells of grapefruit hops, with little hints of sweet malts sneaking out every now and then.

Hops taste sweet on the front of the tongue - quite refreshing - before transitioning to bitter on the back. Sweet caramel malts provide structure to the flavor, but the hops are unmistakably the stars of this.

This medium body carries well. Carbonation is great.

This is a delicious beer. Nothing out of the ordinary, but a lot of simple makes a little great.

02-18-2012 19:21:13 | More by quaybr
More User Reviews:
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

03-17-2012 12:30:24 | More by aszatk01
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%

On tap at Toronado. Tasted side-by-side a pint of the Elder. My first impression is shock that this IPA has considerably more about juniper/pine than the 2xIPA from the same brewer. This beer’s aroma is intense, painful even. My tongue is freaking out as if I were about to dip it into a vat of citric acid. The juniper in this aroma is just plain ferocious. Inhaling Blind Pig is like having a bully grind your face into a juniper bush on the playground. My eyes are starting to water. Taste is more about sensation then flavor. It stings, it burns, it pricks, it bites, it kicks, and it growls. Beyond that and the thick pine oils I can taste pineapple and apricot but that’s about it (I don’t mind one but. This rocks). Finish is light, dry, and citric. Body is on the lighter side of medium. Appearance is similar to Plinny the Elder, just a tad lighter shade of golden amber leaning toward yellow with a thinner, shorter lived white head. Outstanding IPA, not for the faint of heart or hops. Just damned adventurous.

05-22-2006 19:47:45 | More by DaPeculierDane
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DanGeo

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-14-2013 21:44:26 | More by DanGeo
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ricke

Sweden

4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

Hazy orange amber, quite a lot of sediments. Medium-sized off-white head.

The aroma is of exotic fruits, mostly pineapple and mango, grass and mild tobacco notes. Very hoppy, not a whole lot of malts manage to get through.

The flavor is tightly held and centered around exotic fruit aromas, crisp citric hops and grass. Do I also pick up some elder flowers? Medium sweetness and notes of caramel in the background. The finish is slightly perfumy and very bitter with resiny hop notes.

Moderate body and quite a lot of carbonation.

Lovely IPA. Actually comes out as the Mini-Me of of Pliny the Elder.

05-27-2010 20:38:06 | More by ricke
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -14%

04-11-2012 12:59:06 | More by DavyJones
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-23-2013 21:27:36 | More by OhioBobcat
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CavemanRamblin

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-11-2014 23:37:40 | More by CavemanRamblin
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jono0101

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -14%

11-27-2013 19:40:39 | More by jono0101
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev -4.1%

On tap at Falling Rock

Very clear pale gold.

Floral and citrus nose(similar but not quite as pungent as two hearted).

Clean, fresh hop profile with faint pine and grapefruit.

Very drinkable and balanced. A slight bitter punch in the finish is appropriate. Very good but not my favorite.

09-30-2009 22:34:57 | More by brownbeer
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abeerdude

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-17-2013 22:13:20 | More by abeerdude
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Schlais

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-20-2011 08:48:12 | More by Schlais
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xVERITAS

Colorado

3.96/5  rDev -9.2%

On tap at Falling Rock in Denver, CO.

The beer pours a yellowish-copper and is very murky looking. It has a unique aroma of citrusy pine and almost a hint of grass. It tasted quite similar to PtE but was more bitter (not in a good, hoppier way, either). It was kind of a bland PtE. I personally was turned of visually by the murkiness of it. Don't get me wrong, it tasted good, but it was nothing in comparison to some of the other RR beers.

I would recommend it, but don't search for it. If you come open it, go for it.

10-28-2013 01:28:57 | More by xVERITAS
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hotglassmama

Michigan

5/5  rDev +14.7%

11-30-2011 03:37:31 | More by hotglassmama
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hopsleeroy

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -4.8%

Thanks to JDV and pintsized for sharing.

A-Clear orange-reminded me of sunset orange colrs
S-Grapefruit on sniff, grapefruit on a bigger whiff, grapefruit when I walked 10 feet away
T-Sweet light honey malt upfront, then surprisingly grapefruit and a slightly grassy hop taste leading to a lingering bitter finish.
M-Medium body, great crisp carbonation, tingles a little in the mouth.
D-Lingering bitterness took away from drinkability for me but overall fantastic brew and would seek out again.

07-27-2008 19:50:47 | More by hopsleeroy
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Dabeel

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-05-2013 19:53:58 | More by Dabeel
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SanFranJake

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-03-2013 01:01:14 | More by SanFranJake
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surfwahine

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-07-2014 02:54:09 | More by surfwahine
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-15-2013 20:00:03 | More by SkiBum22
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readicculus

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-14-2011 17:59:42 | More by readicculus
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wrycon

Minnesota

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%

Cheers to TicoCali for the bottle. Nice extra.

Bottled: 10-18-11

Drinking this while looking at my new (real) Xmas tree and watching DVR'd Premier League soccer. Lovely environment.

Looks great. Golden straw with significant carbonation. As I roll it around, a small off-white head appears and has minimal retention on the edges. Great nose. Really floral with deep tangerine, grapefruit, and a deeper almost mango. Robust. Tastes fantastic. A very clean, pure IPA. The initial taste is sweet and bitter, with that deep citrus feel from the nose. Neither the sweetness nor the bitter overpower and the flavor undulates throughout. It retains a clean crispness and ends nicely. A good, hoppy IPA that knows what it is and carries itself very well.

Like It? Yes, Very Much So

12-04-2011 06:01:59 | More by wrycon
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newk340

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%

A: a thin layer of foam that leaves light lacing, opaque copper in appearance.

S: hoppy! citrus and pine hints linger.

T: an explosion of hops, mild hints of malts and lemon zest linger on the tongue.

MF/D: sizzle of flavor that quickly dissipates into light foamy bubbles as it slides down the throat.

09-01-2010 01:59:22 | More by newk340
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%

The Bling Pig IPA is lovingly poured into my tulip glass with a brilliant clear golden orange color with a half inch of bubbly white head atop the brew. Aromas of fresh hops reach out and smack me across the face. Hefty handfuls of cirtic, grapefruity hop oils are married with an equally blissful and intense green piney aroma. Sweet crystalline, caramel backdrop as well, but the hops are everything here. Sweet fresh cone goodness and pure lupulin love.

First sip brings a slighty doughy, crystal malt backed with a swirl of caramel. The hops waste no time bursting in with a mix of piney, grapefruit and citrus flavors. Sweetness quickly gives way to a blast of bitterness that envelopes the mouth. Fresh green hop leaves and oils are abundant while still playing nicely with the malt backbone. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and hoppy burps.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with a fast paced carbonation. Goes down easily and keeps me coming back for more. A tasty IPA that can easily be sessioned at 6%. Thanks to RedwoodGeorge for this one, handbottled via a counter pressure filler straight from a keg. Vinnie and everyone at Russian River know the way to a hop lovers heart! Very happy to have had the chance to sample it and hope to do so again sometime.

Tunes: edIT - ashtray

03-09-2006 03:23:00 | More by orbitalr0x
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supa0525

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-14-2013 05:57:47 | More by supa0525
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EastBay_Nick

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-14-2013 06:15:37 | More by EastBay_Nick
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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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