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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

4,052 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,052
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,387
Gots: 368 | 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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treyrab

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one in a trade, thanks Oxymoron! Poured this into my pint glass...

A: Pours a semi-hazy light copper with a nice two finger head; This is a light colored IPA with nice carbonation floating up the glass. The resiny hops stick and lace the side of the glass very well.

S: The smell is just how a great IPA should smell. A great blend of citrus hops along with grapefruit, orange, and some other tropical fruits. Pine hops come in also from the nose, but the hop scent is not overpowering in this one.

T: I was a little surprised at the taste. I had a West Coast IPA last night and it was far better in my opinion. The hops in Blind Pig were fair - a decent citrus hop combo blended with a nice pine hop flavor. The malt backbone is kind of lost.

Overall, I was expecting much more from this one to be quite honest. It is a good IPA however, just less than I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

09-20-2008 23:24:41 | More by treyrab
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Lukafer

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-30-2013 22:10:11 | More by Lukafer
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harsley

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-26-2013 15:58:32 | More by harsley
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seand

California

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle into a large red wine glass. Bottled 03/25/09, about a month old.

A: Pours a light, translucent golden amber with about a finger of bubbly white head. Head settles down leaving some foam on the surface. Nice lacing.

S: Piney fruity hop scents. Not a strong smell, but what's there is nice.

T: Well balanced. The hop flavor is certainly present, but not over the top like some other American IPAs. Pleasant mild hop aftertaste.

M: Good carbonation, medium body.

D: Easy to drink. ABV is low enough you could have quite a few of these. Would go great with a warm Summer day.

All around a very good IPA, with nothing out of place or over the top.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2009 20:23:33 | More by seand
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ScottP

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-23-2013 22:30:00 | More by ScottP
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scottDC

District of Columbia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

08-04-2013 19:57:37 | More by scottDC
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-25-2012 04:23:23 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-29-2013 15:56:06 | More by Blaze5445
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bradfordjohnson

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -8.3%

02-16-2013 17:02:43 | More by bradfordjohnson
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pschul4

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -14%

02-20-2013 21:33:18 | More by pschul4
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-06-2013 18:33:20 | More by Yabev15
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mjl21

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle poured into a pint glass. Bottle dated 12/5/08.

A-Pours a semi hazy peach color. One and a half inch head. Sticky ring sticks around with nice lacing remaining on the glass.

S-Nice West Coast nose. Lots of citrussy goodness going on with pine in there also.

T-Citrus come through. Bitterness stays on the palate. Crisp finish.

M-Smooth drinking with a dry finish.

D-Easy to knock these back as it is not strupy.

One of my favorites IPAs. Smells and taste great. Glad I have the ability to easily get it on tap or in bottles.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2009 22:12:08 | More by mjl21
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nitter

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

06-28-2014 00:33:36 | More by nitter
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LittleDon

Texas

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A pint served at the Russian River Brewery.

Golden with a slight chill haze, dense head with great retention and pleny of lace. Citrus aroma with a hint of malt. Some noticeable carbonation up front. Pine middle. Bitter back end, but surprisingly light for the amount of IBUs.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2010 23:59:04 | More by LittleDon
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jl28r1

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

01-19-2013 14:40:38 | More by jl28r1
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KimenTshom

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-14-2013 17:26:32 | More by KimenTshom
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-28-2013 06:55:40 | More by xdtfx
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halo913

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-23-2013 13:58:14 | More by halo913
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

02-13-2013 05:20:50 | More by teamwiggum
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Wolberjs

California

4/5  rDev -8.3%

03-06-2014 08:05:23 | More by Wolberjs
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phishphorce

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-05-2012 03:38:30 | More by phishphorce
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bmmortale

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

03-06-2013 11:09:04 | More by bmmortale
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MrDave

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-23-2013 17:46:41 | More by MrDave
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SCZ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-21-2013 01:32:32 | More by SCZ
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bccrosley

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-01-2013 03:22:11 | More by bccrosley
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
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