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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

4,605 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,605
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,508
Gots: 482 | 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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4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle dated 2/4/14;

Pours a very clear golden color with diminishing head.

Smells of sweet malt, honey, light citrus and tropical floral notes. Similar to Pliny.

Clean, crisp sweet malts up front followed by round tropical and light citrus tones. The finish ends long and dry with just a little too much lingering grapefruit bitterness.

Effervescent, slightly creamy carbonation which fits the clean and crisp character and medium light mouthfeel.

What a great IPA. Not the hop bomb that Pliny is but not certainly lacking in character. This would be in my regular rotation if available. The flavor opened up as the beer warmed. A near perfect IPA - my only gripe is the excess bitterness on the finish.

brianmandell, Feb 21, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good Googly Moogly!!! Love this!

Poured from bottle into chilled pint glass. Immediate 2-inch thick fluffy white head, which dissipated slowly but left lots of sticky lacing behind. Thin white collar remained throughout. Medium bubbles and carbonation. Color was light orange amber, but mostly clear. What swept me off my feet here was the lovely nose -- perhaps the best citrusy, piney grapefruit nose I've ever experienced, with subtle hints of orange, mango, and papaya. On the palate -- pine, pine, pine and sweet bitter grapefruit. Just fabulous! A textbook IPA in structure, with voluptuous sexy flavor profile. Hops are strong, but not overpowering, and alcohol is totally masked/subdued. Mouthfeel is good & chewy. Overall impression is as impressive as any IPA or DIPA I've ever tasted. If you don't absolutely love this, then you've obviously got your head up your ass.

JohnParadee, Feb 18, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,605 ratings.