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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

4,592 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,592
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,504
Gots: 478 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

brewtalthrone, Mar 11, 2014
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Steve212, Mar 11, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

on tap at Interurban, Portland

Mad off-white lace over pale amber.
Mint leaf and lemon zest on the nose.
Light caramel and toast, some orchard fruits (yellow plum, peach) then light pine, citrus, and resin in perfect ratio.
Tangerine skin end and children’s aspirin linger.
Light to slightly medium, oily, a bit of chew.

Balanced like a katana. So light, crisp, round and just the right amount of hoppy. Deserves its legendary status.

StJamesGate, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Keananmichael5, Mar 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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RegalBeagle, Mar 08, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Still another wonderful acquisition from BigStein88.

Love the name Blind Pig, the euphemism for speakeasies in Prohibition days. But yes RR also took it literally for chuckles, there is a drawing of a pig with dark glasses and a cane on the label.

Bottled 1/16/14. Not two months old yet.

Poured from the 16.25 oz. bottle into a Samuel Smith English tulip glass.

a: Crystal clear dark gold with a two inch tall white head which receded slowly to heavy rocky surface foam and patterned lacing. Required a couple of additional pours to get a pint of it out of the bottle.

s: Intense citrus and pine, DIPA strength aroma

t: Pine hops forward with medium strength over a mild malt base. First impression is it's a hop show. Balances out better by mid-consumption. Surprisingly little hop bite lingering on the tongue.

m: Slickly smooth, medium with good body. Ongoing carbonation tingle supplements the hop bite.

o; A highly drinkable and distinguished IPA. More hop power than many, although with all the new ones out lately, this little piggy risks getting lost in the wallow. Perhaps it had more punch when it was just-out-of-the-brewery fresh. May have to wait until my next trip to Cali to find out. Still and all and as is, exceptional for mouthfeel, balance and refreshment value, worthy of its current #101 spot on the BA top 250 brews.

scotorum, Mar 08, 2014
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Acropora, Mar 08, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,592 ratings.