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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: 1,488
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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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

zenithberwyn, Oct 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Roze, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

whitenads, May 05, 2014
Photo of timtim
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 12.19.11, so just about two weeks old. pours a very bright dark gold/light amber color with a white head that leaves good lace. nose is tropical fruit (pineapple grapefruit?) and hints of flowers with a touch of sweet malt backbone. just wonderful. like cutting a pineapple in the middle of a citrus grove. taste is grapefruity and filled with pine, grass and all the proper hop notes. just enough sweetness to round it out, but finishing bitter and fairly dry. medium body that begs to be schwilled. wow. i've always opted for the other "well known" RR brews, and am kicking myself for sleeping on this one. fantastic.

timtim, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of vacax
4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 10 days ago. Pours rich golden orange with a big fluffy white head. Good retention and an excess of lacing adorns the spent glass. Aromas waft into my nose in elegant waves of papaya, pineapple, pine, and mango. The flavor is equally tropical as the nose, but is actually a lot more floral and herbal. Despite the incredible nose, this is only moderately bitter, matched by the juicy fruit and flora, and not excessive on the palate or alcohol (which is reserved for the DIPA). Medium in body, with a lively prickly carbonation. Delicious, intense, yet approachable. A paragon of the style. I know of no better version of the India Pale Ale.


vacax, Nov 10, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Thishops4u, Feb 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dtivp, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of OneDropSoup
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

<JEREMY2002 = bad trader>
Thanks to ShadesOfGray for sending me this in the RIS BIF Round 2 after JEREMY2002 bailed.

Poured into a tulip pint: Hazy, straw-orange body with moderate nucleation under three fingers of sticky, clumpy off-white head that drops to a tall island & leaves patches of lacing.

This smells so bright, fresh, & delicious: fresh-cut grapefruit, young pine, newly-rained-on grass, a little lemon & tea. Tiny bit of sugar hanging in the background. Great smell -- I don't think I'm at "WOW," but I'm darn close.

Brisk, sharp orange & grapefruit flesh up front in the taste, turning to a pungent, pithy bitterness soon after & finishing stark & piny. Woody, pine aftertaste. Very citric, like I'm eating the whole grapefruit, zest & all. Again, lingering sweetness like sweetened iced tea in the background, which is the only thing that softens this at all & keeps it from being punishing. Good, good stuff. Little bit of light, baked-good sweetness edges in as it warms.

Jumpy, active, definitely has an edge. Medium-bodied. Not harsh, but a little sharp, & definitely wears the palate down a bit.

This is a great beer -- packs more wallop than most DIPAs I've had. I feel like I could have one or two more, though I'm not sure I'd be able to taste it for much longer with the palate-impact this packs. Very enjoyable. Thanks again, ShadesOfGray!

OneDropSoup, Nov 30, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

assman79, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

xdtfx, Jul 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mmcnaughton, Nov 19, 2011
Photo of jayhawk73
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Aug. 23- 2011. About 3.5 weeks old at review.

Pours an awesome medium gold color with an off white one finger head. Head gradually goes down to a sliver after a couple minutes. Ample carbonation and great lacing on this beer.

Nose is that of pink grapefruit, pineapple, hops, grass, lemon, and a small amount of malt in the background. I can't think of one thing to improve in this category- it's fantastic- perfectly balanced.

Taste is world class as well. This is a super hop forward beer, and the malt doesn't even enter into it for me. Almost all the nose is present in the taste, and none of the 6.1% ABV. If you're a hophead, you'll love this beer. Excellent.

Feel is medium bodied w/ a good amount of hop bitterness. Fairly dry as well, but not overly so. Very crisp, clean w/ a nice bite from the hops in the aftertaste. Aftertaste lingers for a long time.

Overall, another winner from Russian River. This is a world class beer, and I'm glad I got to try it. Highly recommended!

jayhawk73, Sep 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Callmecoon, Dec 29, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

vicsju1991, Sep 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

carmike813, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Can_has_beer, Aug 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Roger85, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Rborre321, Jun 07, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light golden yellow with an ample fluffy white head with good retention
S: Tropical fruits, some pine, a little resinous and slightly sweet
T: Soft and gentle flavors of citrus and pine with a solid malt backbone. Aftertaste is oily with some sweetness and a bit of citrus
M: Perfect mouthfeel. The beer is smooth and creamy without being overly thick
O: A very good beer Date on the bottle is 31 Jan so pretty fresh and purchased from the source

SHODriver, Feb 11, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

sgregory, Jun 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

cbnz, Oct 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

ToadiesForCody, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

HeadyTheElder, Dec 26, 2013
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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