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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

4,480 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,480
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,485
Gots: 459 | FT: 17
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks to brentk56 or this in the recent Secret Halloween BIF.

Pours a clear, golden orange with several fingers of poofy eggshell colored head. Solid ½ finger of retention that stays thick and foamy, flaring up magnificently and leaving a huge cascade of sticky hop lacing behind. The aroma is a nose tingling mix of floral hops, pine cones, spice, some REALLY juicy smelling citric notes, and caramel sweetness that does a very good job of balancing out the nose.

The taste is a biting, resinous hop bitterness up front that never seems to quite run wild, as it's reigned in by tangy citrus character and a silky caramel backbone. That bitterness once again rears its' head in the finish, leaving a dry and lingering feel that has you eagerly anticipating the next sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a wonderful softy and creamy texture to it that spreads out across the palette and moves the flavors along. There is also a good bit of hop oil slickness to the body and the 6% ABV is hidden very well hidden.

This is just an extremely well crafted and solid IPA from Russian River. All of the flavors that you would want in a West Coast IPA plus the look, body, and most of all, drinkibility were all top notch. Worth seeking out.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,480 ratings.