Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company
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4.38/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
On tap into a pint glass.
A-My pour had a thin, white head of less than one finger. The head, while thin, manages to hang around for a while and left nice lacing on the glass. The brew was a touch cloudy and orange-hued golden in color.
S-The smell is a nice, sharp mixture of spicy citrus flavors and oily, earthy, herbal hop notes. The scent is impressively hoppy and strong for a 6.1% brew, but it retains a nice pale malt base and never devolves into overwhelming bitterness.
T-The taste, like the smell, is impressively strong. The sharp, mildly chalky notes continue, as does the oily dankness and spicy citrus. Nice balance from the malts, which are pale and just a touch doughy.
M-The feel is medium body with a decent bit of carbonation. I felt a little of the hop oiliness on the palate. Finish is drying.
O-This is a great IPA. It is powerful in smell and flavor, especially for 6.1%, and it has a sharpness, rather than out-and-out bitterness, that I really enjoy. The balance is there and the flavors are well-layered and decently complex.
Serving type: on-tap
06-02-2013 13:54:02 | More by spoony
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