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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,465 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,465
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,480
Gots: 457 | 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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Photo of Caudalie
3/5  rDev -31.2%

Caudalie, Jun 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Shilt, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Can_has_beer, Aug 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

srw, May 19, 2012
Photo of Mark
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer poured a lightish amber, head retention was good and lacing was good as well. aroma was of piney hops, subtle but there. Taste was very piney, a real grabber, hop head delight, say what you will, just plain hoppy and aggressive. A very drinkable and enjoyable IPA. Another testament to Vinnies skills as a brewer. Good stuff

Mark, Feb 14, 2006
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

EasyReader, Dec 12, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

BdubleEdubleRUN, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

BeerMeBrah, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of themind
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like a toned down version of Pliny The Elder. This is an excellent beer with a great balance of hops and citrus. If I could get this on a regular basis, I would. The difference for me when speaking of Pliny is the pine aroma and taste.

Bottom Line: The Pig Delivers.

themind, Oct 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

HeadyTheElder, Dec 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Roze, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Kevin_Young, Tuesday at 03:42 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mgr78704, May 18, 2014
Photo of hoppymeal
3.68/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a honey gold in color, slight haze, with a decent sized, fairly bright white fluffy head that slowly recedes leaving some lacing behind. Aroma is a nice sweet citrus aroma of grapefruit, tangerines and mangoes. A softer sweetness of cotton candy accentuates this and a strong grassiness in the aroma as well. Taste follows with a good amount of lemon, grapefruit, and citrusy hops as well as a large dose of grassiness that cresendoes towards a good sized bitterness that is also slightly peppery. Mouthfeel is light to medium, prickly hops and carbonation on the tongue up front transisition to a peppery bite at the back and a drying finish. Very drinkable ipa, could session this one without much trouble. Really enjoyed the decent amount of pure bitterness. Thanks Scott for the opportunity.

hoppymeal, Aug 01, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful amber straw colour. The head is pillowy, but short, and as I drink the sides of my glass trace the path taken leaving that nice white lacing we all love so much.

The nose is a combination of woodland hops and a light bready maltiness that dulls the harshness of the hops.

The tongue follows the nose (as it is wont to do), with the hops providing a majority of the character, though they are well balanced by the light malting, and there's a faint almost honey-like essence to the tail end.

I like it. It goes down easily enough, and is well balanced. I'm not usually nutso about IPAs, but I rather enjoyed this one.

kemoarps, Dec 03, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

CB2maltygoodness, May 25, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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

bccocx, Nov 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Thishops4u, Feb 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

kkrez, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

phingdong, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of NCSUdo
4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

16.9 oz bottle, bottled 093008

A: Clear golden body under a big chunky white head. Very nice retention and very nice lace.

S: Fruity. Big citrus hops mixed with some subtle, more piney hops. Grapefruit, mango, passion fruit. Malt backbone is there. Very balanced, very nice.

T: Again, very balanced. Bitterness is about medium, citrus hop twang through out. Maltiness is there again, but hops over shadow it. Slight hint of pine as well as well as a certain peppery kick towards the tail end. Balance looks to be the theme here, although the bitterness is slightly high every other gulp or 2, but that's really splitting hairs.

M/D: Velvety mouthfeel, carbonation is low, light to medium bodied. Very, very drinkable. Very balanced IPA, nothing too heavy, nothing too light. This is about as good as it gets in every way in terms of an AIPA. You aren't going to find many, if any, AIPAs done better than this. Superb.

NCSUdo, Mar 06, 2009
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Joecaddie, Dec 04, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

IPAIsaac, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

J-Bonestradamus, Sep 01, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,465 ratings.