Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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Reviews: 1,344
Hads: 5,192
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 7.89%
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California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

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Photo of kmpitz2
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hand filled 22 oz bomber using counter pressure filler. The beer pours a nice orange color with copper highlites. Clarity is awesome. A light slightly off-white head sits over top, with a very nice cascade of bubbles keeping things solid over top. Aroma on this one is great. Very solid chunky candied grapefruity sweet hop with a moderate caramel and light spun sugar sweetness in there. Everything about it is sweet. Flavor is nice as well. Hop flavors are dominant, with the same sweet grapefruity citrus, with a light touch of pepperyness over a soild sweet caramel malt base. A few moments after swallowing the beer, a very clean bitterness hangs on the side of my tougue. This one is very much like a baby brother to the PtY. It has all the flavors and aromas of the big boy, but just to a lesser degree. Very tasty and very well balanced between sweet malt, hop flavor, and hop bitterness. The feel is a solid moderate with a very solid carbonation of fine bubbles to keep it from being too thick. As far as I'm concerned, this is another home run. All the flavors play very well with each other, the nose is really full and enticing. This 22 oz bottle is not going to last very long and is going to get me one step closer to planning that trip to California. Awesome. (1,275 characters)

Photo of dlmccabe1
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The aroma of this beer is phenomenal. It has a really fresh hop smell that sets it apart from some of my other favorite IPAs like Bell's Two Hearted and Victory Hop Devil. Really well balanced with moderate bitterness that balances out and finishes loooong. It has a great full mouthfeel for an IPA and it's really pretty stellar. Lacing stays on the side of the glass sticks around for a long time. (399 characters)

Photo of Bartian
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Ah the splendor of Russian River!! First introduced to Pliny the Elder at a great bar in Folsom CA, I was forced to "settle" for bottles of Blind Pig from New Seasons in Portland . . . if only all examples of settling were this good!

Blind Pig gives the initial appearence of a good bottle of golden honey with a thick, creamy-white head. The beer carbonates throughout the glass as it pushes the aroma up through the glass.

And oh what an aroma!! My favorite part of the beer is its exceptionally sweet smell of hops and citrus. I find myself finding whomever I can to experience the smell (but only to tell them to go get their own!).

The taste is a cocophony of stong, fresh hops and citrus; with a subtle bit of pine. About as wonderful as I could imagine were it not for the Elder and a handful of others. The other stiking aspect of the taste is the comforting, rather whipped feel of the head; almost akin to having a light whip on a milkshake.

The mouthfeel is clean and crisp with a lingering aftertaste from the fragrant hops but with a balance that is common with the most drinkable beers.

Blind Pig is a true joy to behold and a testament to freshly brewed, freshly hopped beer. (1,196 characters)

Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Received from RedwoodGeorge as part of his recent 'Home Bottling Project'. I continue to be amazed at the professionalism of the labels and caps on this series of beers. Not to mention the flawless re-bottling effort itself. Since this Blind Pig is celebrating his 2 month anniversary today, I though that I'd 'Swig A Pig' before the hops lose any of their brilliance.

Flawless bright lemony amber, a color that is both rich and radiant at once. The tremendous looking polished ivory cap absolutely oozes firm creaminess; it looks great after the pour and even better as it slowly melts. There's a fair amount of thick, sudsy lace beginning to be laid down and I'm fairly certain that a majority of the glass will be coated in the end. It's a lighter, brighter IPA look and a great one.

How does Vinnie do it? How does he unlock the pure lupulin essence of some of my favorite hop varieties and turn them into such stupendous nose candy? I'm tempted to say that this is the best IPA nose that I've ever smelled, but I've said those words before and probably will again. Top 5 at least! The beer smells like sweet and sticky pineapple chunks with lemon, orange and pink grapefruit hanging around the periphery. Tropical and tremendously terrific.

Great, great, great, great beer. I could keep writing 'great' until the pigs come home, but there's more to say. No surprise that the pale malt backbone is up to the task at hand. It lends unwavering support and is in no way overmatched, but doesn't feel a need to be a contributing member of the flavor profile. Blind Pig has that underlying sweetness (that all good IPAs/DIPAs have) that allows the bitterness and the flavor of the hops to shine with blinding brilliance. Could that be the origin of the name?

Obviously, the centerpiece of this fine ale is hops, and I'm thrilled to report that it's absolutely dripping with pure, unadulterated, bitter, citric explosiveness. I've heard Centennial and have no reason to doubt the source. Its a near perfect blend of sweet and bitter, with bitter blowing the doors off the place. Hophead nirvana in a bottle.

I have no complaints about the mouthfeel, not a single one. I defy any brewer to design an IPA (that has no aspirations whatsoever on DIPAhood) that is any more drinkable than this one. It's as lightly creamy as the most demanding craft beer drinker has a right to expect and it disappears with ridiculous ease. I see that I'm going to have to start rationing what little remains.

I have no right to be critical of RedwoodGeorge since he's responsible for sending me some of the best beers on the planet Earth. That said, here's my beef. It isn't that he didn't make this bottle a bomber like the rest, it's that he didn't send me the whole damn keg of Blind Pig. Does everything that Mr. Cilurzo touches turn to brewing gold? (2,840 characters)

Photo of lordofstarside
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle to snifter, only two days old! Hands down the freshest bottled beer I've ever had. Big thanks to the Jug Shop

Pours a deep gold with mild carbonation. A finger of foam with good retention, nice thick even lacing. Fantastic looking beer. Smells of strong hop and grapefruit, pine, citrus, tropical fruits mesh together well with a modest malty backbone. Very pungent and rich, very reminiscent of Pliny, all the smells a good ipa should have and then some. Tastes of strong hops, pine, citrus with a sweet bready malt coming through. Flavors meld together nicely, nothing over powering anything else- very nice balance in this beer. Mouth is also consistent, medium body with a mild carbonation tingle. Resins coat the mouth with a strong bitter dry finish. Overall one of the best ipas made on the west coast, really glad I was able to get a few bottles of this. The freshness no doubt playing a role, but this would still be great even after a few months. The things I'd do to have regular access to Russian River beers! (1,043 characters)

Photo of hero27
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle.
6.1% abv
Bottled on 9/30/08

Courtesy of "bring" in trade, thanks again!

Pours a light gold..many flecks of sediment floating about..huge head of eggshell-colored foam sits on top unwavering...
Aroma is absolute tribute to fresh hops.. Overpowering citrus..grapefruit, orange, lemon, banana, and pine sap..yowsa.
For as much hop taste as this packs, it could easily be considered a double ipa. It's obviously not, considering the relatively low-abv, but still..this packs a wallop.
Endlessly drinkable...Russian River defies normalcy once again with this incredible IPA. (599 characters)

Photo of udubdawg
4.72/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Visited in July, and this was the first RR beer I tasted. Excellent, and in fact so good it was difficult to bother trying all the other beers...but somehow I managed. :o)
(thoroughly) enjoyed this growler a couple days later.

From the half-gallon growler pours a golden/light amber color, with a large white head that decides it wants to stick around as a thin cap to near the bottom of the glass. A couple lines of tiny bubbles rise through the beer. Exceptional lacing with each sip. If color was just a little brighter and with just a touch better clarity this would get a "5"

The nose on this beer is a "5" without reservation. It's floral, it's piney, it's fruity, it's fan-fucking-tastic! Pale malts seemed to have received a beating here and are apparently scared to show themselves. Can't stop sticking my nose in the glass...

Great tasting IPA. Pale malt has rounded up enough buddies to feel safe showing itself, though it remains a minor character here. Raw hop flavors and juiciness are really working over the saliva glands. Bittersweet grapefruit flavors all over the place and a fresh spicy kick. Finish is lingering sharp bitterness but otherwise deliciously clean. Mouth is creamy and carbonation soft, allowing the hops to do their work. Absurdly drinkable.

Not all the beers I had on my last road trip were as good when I was able to open the growler, but Blind Pig had not lost a thing a couple days later.
Ranks right up there with AleSmith, Stone IPA, and Furious on my IPA scale (and judging from the rankings, most everyone else's scale too) (1,580 characters)

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of the best single IPAs out there and I can see the argument for the best single IPA, but there are plenty of others on par with this beer as a single. None IMO have as good of finish however and at only 6.1%, it packs more hop goodness in flavor than most 7%- 7.5% single IPAs out there so that's a testament to Vinnie as a MASTER brewer. Without a doubt especially when it comes to Hops. Rant over.

A - clear, somewhat thin but looks good and golden but a see-through clear golden if that makes much sense.

S - As tangerine and pine is to Pliny - Blind Pig is Grapefruit, Oranges and pine and lots of earthiness. Fruity citrussy and dry at the same time.

T - CRISP! Mouthfeel 6.1% but so much hop flavor again in such a low ABV DIPA. Grapefruit dominated orange BLAST along with piney hops. Dry, clean and bitter. A bit more bitter than PTE but the Grapefruit ratio to fresh cut grass is amazing. How is all this Hop flavor packed into such a low ABV IPA?

M - Almost perfect. Carbonation isn't overdone, just showcases the hops at the forefront which is what Vinnie does best.

D - Bar None - this is the most sessionable IPA on the planet. Sierra Nevada's Anniverary Ale was the current champ for me when it came to drinkability butr with all the hop profile packed into this beer...we have a WINNER!

A must try. (1,324 characters)

Photo of drabmuh
4.73/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Bottle dated 091509, poured into a goblet. Beer is yellow and clear, light amber, head is white and tight, falls away leaving some lacing on the glass. Carbonation is low to moderate.

Aroma is filled with sweet hops. There is some other sweetness in there, maybe some malt, maybe some alcohol. It smells like a great IPA.

Medium body, beer is hoppy hoppy hoppy. There isn't much of an aftertaste that comes from the throat but you can taste the bitterness that has coated your mouth for several seconds after you have finished the beer. Second taste, beer is definitely not dry, but its also not overly wet. There is some nice connectivity between the front and the back of the mouth.

This is a great great IPA. (715 characters)

Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Toronado in SF, poured into a pint glass. Small head leaves some sticky, resinous, soapy lacing stuck to the side of the glass. Aroma is straight up pine and grapefruit. Taste follows suit, delicious hop bitterness, like Pliny toned down a notch. Any time Pliny is being used as a reference point, it's a damn good thing. Very easy to drink and totally delicious. (373 characters)

Photo of Ghrymm
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 510ml bottle dated 01/26/15 . Nice golden pour, slight white head but nice lacing.Nice citrus floral nose and a great burst of hops.
A very nice solid IPA. (169 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I know Vinnie is not a big believer in "aged" IPA's, and generally I tend to agree with him. However, I recently came across this beer at my "home town" Market of Choice in West Linn, a store notorious for not rotating its stock in a timely manner. This particular bottle of Blind Pig was dated 7/29/08.

The beer pours a protypical peachy orange color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, what can one say? This is IPA perfection. The beer has an incredible nose of wet tobacco, earth, allspice and hoppy bitterness. On the palate, this beer is off the charts. Maybe it's because the alcohol is so low (relatively), but this beer has not gained any malty sweetness, which is a typical problem for IPA's that have some bottle age. Instead.... this beer has flavors of fuji apple, wet tobacco, wet earth and a hint of cinnamon. As with the fresh version, the finish is just unbelievably dry and bitter.

IMO, a bit of bottle age has given this beer an element of complexity that the fresh version does not have. Not that there's anything wrong with fresh Blind Pig, but I'm amazed at the subtle flavor difference the beer seems to have undergone with some bottle age. Very, very impressive.

Mouthfeel is pretty light and drinkability is exceptional. As good as it gets when it comes to domestic IPA's. Excellent stuff. (1,332 characters)

Photo of hplascencia1024
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I've had in bottle and on tap. This is for the bottle poured into tulip glass.

A: Hazy, yellow-orange hue
S:piny, floral, citrus notes
T: Amazing. Definitely hop forward, nice strong bitter bite to it. earthy grassy, slight malt bill, just amazing
M: light, smooth, and bitter!
O: Amazing beer! I could drink this everyday and never get tired of it! (350 characters)

Photo of Patrick999
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

With all the attention Elder and Younger get, it's easy to forget just how good this is. In fact, having recently been afforded the opportunity to try it, I think I like it about as much as I like the Elder. From notes, dutifully punched in on the iPhone:

Pale gold, nice head.

Aroma kicks ass - green mango, passionfruit, some grapefruit, usual piney hop aromas, just with more!

Taste follows nose with mango, tropical fruit, all kinds of pine....wonderful. Yeast very clean, and malt doesn't get in the way much here. Top-shelf IPA for this strength.

Standard IPA soapy feel.

Super-drinkable, no question! (627 characters)

Photo of letsgopens
4.74/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I've been chomping at the bit to pop this one for a few days now. Bottled on 12/6/10 and handled well from my understanding. Pours a crystal clear, maze/amber with some bright gold highlights. A thick cap of proud, soapy froth perched on top. The head holds its shape well and fades to some nice rings and erratic wisps. A small number of rising bubbles float quickly to the surface.

Bright citric hop notes pop out of the glass and up my nose. Juicy, ripe pink grapefruit and tangelo zest. Some resinous pine and floaty, light, toasted malt. A hint of buttery biscuit and plenty of floral notes as well. Summary: The aroma is blissful hoppy but still nicely balanced.

The carbonation is the first big surprise. Not nearly as effervescent as I'd imagined but certainly a pleasant surprise; the carbonation is mellow and very fine with a delayed fizzle on the tongue. The nature of the carbonation really helps to bring the resinous and oily hop flavors to the forefront. Floral and bright with citrus zest abound. Grapefruit and cumquat with clementine and mild buttery vanilla. Very well balanced with toasty biscuit and faint toffee. Extremely well balanced and constructed with genuine care and consideration for the ingredients. As it warms I get mild notes of soapy spice and peppery warmth that mingles pleasantly with lingering bitterness.

The carbonation and lingering pleasant bitterness are the story of the mouthfeel. A perfect balance of matted bitterness and fluffy carbonation really make the brew and accentuate the flavors.

Wildly drinkable. A unique balance of big hop flavors, amazing mouthfeel, and unparalleled drinkability. One of the best crafted renditions of the style I've experienced. I'm personally not a hype-fanatic, but this one lives right on up to it. (1,789 characters)

Photo of TheFightfan1
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another from shortysdude285. Poured into my mug a less than clear golden color. A very thick white soapy heading. Lacing sticks all around the glass.

Smell is awesome.Hoppy nose quickly followed up by an extremely fruitiness. Pineapples,Mangoes and a nice sugary sweetness to top thing's off maybe a bit of bubblegum as well.

Taste is very slick and smooth. Not as hoppy as thought at first but very tasty with yeasty like fruitiness.A cracker like toastiness right in the middle and finishes with that same candy like fruitiness.

Mouth is smooth and bubbley. Light to medium bodied and a helluva feel in the mouth. Nice sugary mouthfeel with a fruity finish.

An amazing IPA from Russian River one of my new favorites. (722 characters)

Photo of MarkGamber
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%

On tap at Teresa's in Wayne, PA.

Gold colored, not so much orange as with many other IPAs I've been drinking lately. It smelled pretty good, with a lot of hops and florals. The taste was excellent. Very smooth, light with lots of fruit and flowers, not a hint of bitterness anywhere. (284 characters)

Photo of Arbitrator
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Chilled bottle into a glass. It's tough to find this thing fresh anymore, so I was pleased as punch to see a 4/16/10 bottling date.

A: Pours a chill-hazed apricot-gold body with a finger of off-white head. Retention is long enough to release aromatics, then the head vanishes into a fluffy collar and leaves tendrils of lace behind.

S: Holy Citrus Bomb, Batman! Pineapple, lemon, orange, grapefruit. I don't pick up any malt besides a general sweetness in the nose.

T: As above, there's only a general sweetness that suggests a malt backbone; nothing overt. Instead, this is a lupulin showcase from start to finish. I love citrus hop flavors, and this one delivers in spades: pineapple, lemon, grapefruit, orange zest. There's an undercurrent of floral hops as well.

M: Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation. While it has a light lingering bitterness, it's not as oily as other IPAs. For the style, it's very clean.

D: It's too bad this is harder to find fresh than Pliny the Elder. I'll definitely get it again fresh. (1,029 characters)

Photo of bump8628
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A 1/2 liter of this nectar was poured at Hollingshead Deli.

It's a hop-hazy gold with the thick sticky head that mega-hoppy IPAs usually have.

Well, this one is only really about the hops so I guess I'll describe their flavor as best I can. They're big time piney with several varieties of citrus rind and pungent flowers just behind. As it warms more complexities come through (orange flesh, rosemary), but they are quickly scrubbed away by a firm, but not harsh, bitterness. The finish is very dry, which is the trademark characteristic that makes Vinnie's IPAs and DIPAs the World's best.

Hop nirvana. And with the lower ABV it's not unreasonable to a have a few. (669 characters)

Photo of Floydster
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

1/2 liter stein at Hollingshead's Deli in Orange this afternoon after a long morning

Very excited to see this on tap, first time have seen anywhere

Heard nothing but great things about it and they were all true

Hands down the best IPA I have ever had, yes it is even better than Pliny the Elder

Poured a golden yellow with a monsterous foamy head, almost two inches thick

Nice smell of citrus and faint smokiness

Taste was amazing and very hoppy, hints of pine and cascade spread throughout with a little orange at the end

Great mouthfeel and taste did not go away

Could have sat there for hours and drank this one, especially because it is only six percent alcohol, great session beer even though it is not meant for it

Would have drank another one of these today, but saw another rare draft only beer I had to try as well, greatest two beers in one day I have ever had

It is too bad this a draft only beer because I would buy a case of bottles tomorrow if I could

Yet another reason why Russian River is the best brewery in the world

Highest recommended IPA I have tasted in my beer drinking days (1,110 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

very nice orange-honey color, nice white topping.
subtle grass, pine and grapefruit aroma. not overpowering like other ipas.... some fruit juice in there too!
taste is very subdued. i expected a stronger flavor but this is very nice, very smooth, very easy to drink. the bitterness isnt strong although it is left on the tongue after the nectar is down in the gulch.
not as 'refined' as pliny, but dang they got a good thing going with these brews. and after having others from russian river i am very impressed. might have to pack my bags and move up north.... (561 characters)

Photo of DM1293
4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Eleven days old, bottled on 04-13-12. As fresh as I'll probably get one of these. Poured into a wine glass. And yes, I will be comparing it to Pliny The Elder.

Appearance - A beautiful blend of orange and yellow, with again, that strange very-very light tinge of green on the edge of the spectrum. Not as bright as Pliny but appears...a little unfiltered? Either that or the carbonation is really tiny and floating very well. Head is small, lasts shortly.

Smell - Malt and citrus hop. And Pineapple. Smells wonderful.

Now for the fun part.

Taste - Hm. Not exactly what I was expecting. Taste is more of a floral hop, definite bold kick of bitterness thats there but not overwhelming or overstaying its welcome. Much like Pliny in that regard, pretty balanced...but not perfectly balanced. Sweetness is pretty mellow. A meek citrus ontop the malt; which plays on the front and back tastes.

Mouthfeel - Less crisp and more thick than I expected, a little sticky and oily. Compliments the malt more than the hop.

Overall - Some people have called this a poor man's Pliny, or the younger brother of Pliny. I don't think its fair to do so; this is an IPA, not a DIPA. On that note, does it succeed there? Not entirely. I would maybe call this a hybrid, a fusion of APA and IPA; It certainly gets both accomplished in the malt/hop flavors. And both, to me, take the stage at the same time and compliment each other.

So its not Pliny. Its still a really well-crafted, well-priced beer that, for the hop-heads, is a very solid brew. Sure for the same price, more people might prefer Pliny the Elder. But this gets the malty-red-ale lover in me going, so as an enjoyer of reds and hops, this one is welcome here. Highly recommended. (1,730 characters)

Photo of VelvetExtract
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A-Pours a hazy orange with a nice off white head that laces the glass well.

S-Big big grapefruit combined with a strong pine hop presence. Tropical fruit notes are clear as well. Smells very delicious.

T-Incredibly dry and bitter. Big pine! Much more bitter than I was anticipating. The grapefruit and fruity hops notes are detectable as well. This beer is quite powerful but it is not one sided. Quite complex as well. Don't let the pig on the front fool you. Tongue burning deliciousness.

M-Great mouthfeel. Has the mouthfeel of a IPA but the taste of a DIPA. Slick and nicely carbonated.

D-Very drinkable. Alcohol is masked perfectly. One of the more intense tasting IPAs i've had. Once again, Russian River blows my mind. (729 characters)

Photo of ikantspel
4.76/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500 ml into a russian river chalice

Bottled 9 days ago on 8.10.12

Pours a clear bronze color with a bubbly foam head

Tangerine, grapefruit, and pine in the nose

Refreshing citruses, and pine dominate the flavor. Finishes with just the right ammount of bitterness for an ipa

Definatly a good startee beer if your trying to get someone into ipas. What a perfect example (372 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.77/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

On tap at RR

Pour was a strong yellow with light orange and amber. Light white head. Nice lacing on the walls of the glass.

Tons of citrus with a blend of grapefruit, orange, tangerine, and pine to add something else. Very vivid and bright.

This was quite bitter with white and red grapefruit up front followed by a pine and orange flavor. Malt body was light and clean.

Mild carbonation, light body, slight resin like sticky feeling.

This was far more bitter than I am used to with blind pig. Either way, this is still one of the top 3 IPAs in the world. (560 characters)

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 1,344 ratings.