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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

4,610 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,610
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,508
Gots: 485 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

cdean801, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mjrex77, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

NWHopinator, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of gueuzedreg
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had younger and elder on tap multiple times this weekend. I like Blind Pig more.

A- Darker golden hue. Minimal head for style with good retention.

S- Less hoppy, more basic IPA. Like the origins of IPA before the hop abomination.

T- Crisp, clean. Great tasting IPA. Really comes off as a APA with the lack of bitterness.

M- Pretty full bodied for a IPA. Very enjoyable.

O- Big thanks to my bro for sending this one out to me. Never thought that this would overtake Elder and Younger for me, but the profile fits my IPA wants more than the others.

gueuzedreg, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of dar482
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The beer is a light clear golden amber color.

The aroma has grapefruit, pine, sweet orange, bright lemons floral, and a caramel sweetness to it. It does remind me of Pliny, but not as big. There's tropical fruit too.

The flavor has pine, huge grapefruit, some tropical fruit. The bitterness hits you first and then there's some sweetness, and then a slight bitterness lingers. Lots of caramel malt sweetness balances this beer out. The juicy grapefruit hits you initially and then rolls throughout the experience of the beer. Pine on the finish.

The bitterness stands out this more than Pliny. The body is medium. The mouthfeel is really light and delicate.

This beer is so darn easy drinking and clean. It has a lot of similarities with Pliny the Elder with its characteristics. It's a wonderful balance of bitterness and malt sweetness. Like it's older brother, this beer is all about balance and drinkability.

dar482, Feb 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

MNMike, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

corysmith01, Feb 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

miggy96, Feb 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BryanCDM, Feb 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

kirchy, Feb 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

quindog, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

headyhopzhead, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

kylelenk, Feb 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

yeaprolly, Feb 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

irv2424, Feb 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Beermasterjarrett, Feb 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

STLine, Feb 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Niners49, Feb 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Herky21, Feb 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

YoudownwithABV, Feb 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Jvrdz24, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of brianmandell
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

HungusBTBrew, Feb 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

DustinSWB, Feb 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

khargro2, Feb 20, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,610 ratings.