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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

4,235 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,235
Reviews: 1,309
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,434
Gots: 412 | FT: 18
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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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-30-2013 00:00:21 | More by zonker17
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output01x

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Huge thanks to Dan3279 for yet another awesome trade.

Poured from a 22 oz. capped bottle (Bottled On 121911) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2 finger cream-colored head that fades after a couple minutes to a thin, even dusting and thick, seafoam-like ring. The body is a clear golden amber with an interesting mix of both tiny and fat carbonation bubbles charging from the deepest depths of the glass to reinforce the diminishing head. Some decent but spotty lacing can be seen clinging sporadically to the sides of the glass.

Clean and balanced, the nose is a delicious mix of both citrus hops and bready malt. While the aroma of this beer isn't exactly a nostril-blaster, it does carry excellent notes of grapefruit, orange peel, and pineapple with notes of biscuits and bread crumbs in the background.

Each sip offers initial flavors of grapefruit, mango, mandarin oranges, and white bread crust. As the beer is swallowed, a pine hops flavor rushes into the picture, overwhelming all the previous flavors. As this fades, the citrus hops and bready malt flavors reemerge with a good grapefruit tang. As these flavors also taper off, a slight piny bitterness lingers as an aftertaste.

This is a beer that would be perfect on a warm spring afternoon, or a hot summer day, or a cool fall evening, or a cold winter night. It really would be perfect for nearly any occasion. The body is smooth and mellow, like a filtered fruit juice. The carbonation is just a bit fizzy but is definitely helpful.

03-02-2012 03:32:21 | More by output01x
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Sisky

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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blindpiggie

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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AndrewKroll

Michigan

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Georgia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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GeorgeH

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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md655321

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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Pennsylvania

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Illinois

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Connecticut

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oso

Illinois

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Washington

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rowbow

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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EliotRosewater

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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jgluck

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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TrojanRB

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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farnold

New York

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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BeerdyMcHoarder

California

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

09-16-2013 23:18:21 | More by BeerdyMcHoarder
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,235 ratings.