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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

4,084 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,084
Reviews: 1,304
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,402
Gots: 374 | 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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Phatz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to froggyfrog for the opportunity to taste this as he received from the Russian River home bottled mega-trade back in February. Although advised against reviewing it as it is "less than ideal" I am taking it upon my self to review anyway as I have nothing negative to say. If this beer is only improved by getting it more fresh than it is certainly a must.

Appearance: Pours a light golden yellow color and erupts with instant big head.

Smell: The gentle citrus pine hop aroma may have been more bold a few months ago but it is still more than sufficient and quite impressive to ay the least. The Hop character sits nestled in a doughy malt aroma and a light suggestion of fruit comes through as well. brilliant.

Taste: Floral hops and gentle citrus pine flavors lead with a beautiful arrangement of fruits and toasted malts to follow.

Mouthfeel: Light and creamy with adequate carbonation, making this beer an easy drinker.

Drinkability: This might be the reason to set up a home bar with kegorator. Good lord this is easy drinking!

Hope this is helpful.
Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2006 21:19:22 | More by Phatz
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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mdlb44

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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derekrick420

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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frankthetank86

New York

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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barleywinebrewer

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is the end in some ways of a long circle of trading. The ending: many thanks to jhenry04 for the chance to try this beer! Your generosity is appreciated.

A - brilliant golden straw color with a nice frothy white head.
S - pithy, resiny pine hops dominate with a wisp of background malts.
T - practically a parade of pithy, piney hops bolstered by a light sweet malt note and a hint of citric hops.
M - medium bodied, nicely carbonated, crisp dry finish.
D - quaffable, piney hoppy with a good solid bite but not acrid, overly bitter or harsh. I could drink a few of these with friends over an evening and be happy and standing.

the beginning of the story - my intro to pliny the elder came via Dave in CA who's a great BA and he geve me a bonus blind pig mug from the RR brewpub. almost 2 years later I now have had the blind pig in that mug!

Serving type: bottle

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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Arizona

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Georgia

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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New York

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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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Illinois

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Illinois

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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New York

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,084 ratings.