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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

4,470 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,470
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,480
Gots: 458 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BeerBuddy2122, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of mjstacker
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 2-week old bottle into a tulip shaped glass.

The appearance was a clear, deep-copper with a bright-white 2 finger head. The top of the glass held on to some of the lacing.

The aroma might be my favorite part of this beer. Strong fruit, melon & citrus from the moment you pour it.

The taste is good, I wish a little more of the aroma worked its way into the taste. That said, i'm splitting hairs here. This is a fantastic beer, one of the best I've ever had. It is easily in my top 5 of single IPA's.

mjstacker, Feb 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Dayman766, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

ONovoMexicano, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

jcugafsu, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

teddyarrowhead, Feb 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

adam_hill, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

nickmantia, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mtpHokie, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

gmendez1122, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

OKCNittany, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

pinnser, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of rjp217
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Two weeks old, poured into my teku...

A - Dark orange, hazy with a fluffy one finger, frothy head. Sticky lace remains throughout consumption

S - Pine, malts, bread, biscuits, orange zest, citrus

T - Much of the same as the nose except the citrus notes take over. Orange and lemon come to the forefront with a piney, slightly bitter aftertaste

M - Mild carbonation, medium feel, creaminess, hops, awesome

O - A damn fine IPA. Deserves the accolades it gets but it's just a step behind PTE in my opinion. Not as complex and little more sessionable as well when compared to the former. This is one I would go to all the time if it was available here. Well done!

rjp217, Feb 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

JJH1018, Feb 01, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled 1/16/14

Poured into a snifter with a white one finger head. Crystal clear yellow/orange appearance. Nose is very balanced between hops and bready malts. Taste follows suit. This is my first time with this beer and i'm impressed. Very balanced with a bitterness lingering on the tongue that leaves me wanting more. Could drink this all day.

PaBrewSki, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Modernrickk, Jan 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

legend8706, Jan 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

iamdariusstone, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

architects, Jan 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

GeorgeH, Jan 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ubufan2112, Jan 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

LSMroz, Jan 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Kurmaraja, Jan 30, 2014
Photo of Jimmys
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

growler shipped to me by a friend from San Fran.

A: a slight haze on a bright orange body. creamy frothy head. good retention and lacing.

S: pine, hop resins, smells a little like ganj. a mild citrus. cactus. melon fruit.

T: a little touch of garlic. pine and resinous. finish turns into a minor malt balance, little bit of caramel, followed by a bitter bite. dry. the pine is definitely the big player on the body for me.

M: carb is moderate, body is light/medium.

D: across the board a good beer for me. this is one of those IPA's that could pass for a pale ale, or at least where the style is going these days. good brew, easy drinking.

Jimmys, Jan 30, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,470 ratings.