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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,506 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,506
Reviews: 1,319
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,487
Gots: 460 | 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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Photo of MCain04
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Courtesy of BostonRyan, 500ml bottled on 12.12.12, consumed just under 3 months later. Hope it stayed fresh enough! Poured into a 12 oz Spiegelau snifter.

A: Golden clear color with a big 2 finger eggshell-white head. Good retention and lacing.

S: Even 3 months old the nose is still great. Nice hops, tropical fruits and grapefruit, mango, orange, and some pine with grassy notes. Great!

T: Hop taste follows the nose, but I think this one is a little too old, tastes a little stale. It's pretty dry, and otherwise well-balanced. Malt backbone gives it a good drinkability without making it too heavy.

M: Good carbonation, medium body, crisp and clean, dry on the finish.

O: I think I'd probably enjoy this better fresh, but still a really solid IPA. I'd be happy to drink it any time.

MCain04, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of muskiesman
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

muskiesman, Mar 09, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

AnitaBrewski, Mar 09, 2013
Photo of wordemupg
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

510ml bottle poured into tulip 8/3/13

A clear golden yellow with a few bubbles feeding a short lived soapy two finger foam that leaves no lace, looks pretty basic

S grapefruit, peaches, sweet orange, pineapple, tangerine and mango make for a great tropical nose, faint pine and a floral aspect that works well for it, smells great

T more pine then the nose and the tropical notes are toned down ever so slightly, just a little hard toffee and some rind opposed to the flesh I was smelling

M more bubbles then I could see in the glass and a mellow bitter bite with a lingering finish of tropical rind, just a little grit after the fact

O highly drinkable and I found myself trying to take smaller sips so I could savor it for more then 5 minuets, it looks basic but no complaints elsewhere

I love my customers some days because I never would've dreamed I'd be randomly drinking one of my top wants today, cheers Ian for the random act of kindness

wordemupg, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ystazi, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

GrantBrennan, Mar 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dcguitar, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

mttdls, Mar 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

YaKnowBrady, Mar 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

iparaez, Mar 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Crookdrain, Mar 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Snikwad1020, Mar 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mjn5036, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Oakenator, Mar 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Jballn, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ryser2k, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

bmmortale, Mar 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

aliveguy17, Mar 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Rainblows, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

reverbking, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

AdamL73, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of TwelveOunces
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 Ml poured into a snifter

A- Pours crystal clear golden color with a one finger of an off white head. Good retention.

S- Big pine, a nice ripe grapefruit, apricot. A sweet breaddy malt and perfectly balanced.

T- A light taste at first. A slight crisp grainyness and clean malt profile. Very low bitterness for an IPA. The hop flavor is more subtle then it is on the nose. It is still quite hoppy, bringing in grapefruit, pineapple and a resinous pine flavor. A subtly flavored and well balanced IPA.

M- A light body and very low bitterness. Very very drinkable.

O- A very solid IPA, well made and well balanced

TwelveOunces, Mar 05, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

CAcker, Mar 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

arcook11, Mar 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

TrevorWGrover, Mar 04, 2013
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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