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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

4,068 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,068
Reviews: 1,303
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,395
Gots: 370 | 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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pat_usher

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-08-2014 23:11:36 | More by pat_usher
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-21-2013 01:32:24 | More by linnymtu
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

02-26-2013 21:22:55 | More by IanSpindler
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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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ohiobeer29

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -14%

06-05-2014 04:08:19 | More by ohiobeer29
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

07-30-2013 13:48:45 | More by IPAIsaac
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Natural510

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle, nice to see from a US brewery.

Pours an orange copper with nice puffy head which retains fairly well.
Familiar floral/citric/pine hop scent; subdued, rather than overpowering.
Hoppy character is nicely mellow in this brew; pine note is understated and blends well with an orange & tangerine flavor which is only slightly sweet. Slighty sour, slightly dry in the finish.
This is an easy-drinking IPA; many of the style taste of liquid hops, while Blind Pig complements with hops leaving quite the quaffable brew. Easy to see why this is so popular in the areas it is available.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2009 15:16:48 | More by Natural510
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steamboatbrewer

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

03-09-2014 19:49:21 | More by steamboatbrewer
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Cubatobaco

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

07-22-2013 21:28:49 | More by Cubatobaco
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jakecattleco

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-21-2013 17:54:21 | More by jakecattleco
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jwhancher

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +14.7%

06-06-2014 21:29:27 | More by jwhancher
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Magpie14

Michigan

4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

this bottle is readily waiting consumption

A: the body is a vibrant gold mixed with hazy orange tones. Upon further inspection the edges hold golden yellow when held up to the window, nice look. My glass is stained with a reasonable amount of sticky lace and a thin layer of dingy lather remained throughout the entire drink. A certain quality exists in the presentation of this beer

S: the cap popped off an instant pineapple chunks, grapefruit wedges, and orange rinds filled my nasal cavity. Need I say, a few needles of pine and even some tropical fruit notes can be whiffed. For an AIPA this little piglet is loaded

Now the moment of truth...

T: and I am not disappointed. What I always look for in my first sip in any hoppy beer is where the malts sit. This pig's pale malts sit proudly where they should and keep the focus on hops while maintaining a quiet contribution to the brew. This piglet has no apples in its mouth as it beckons fruity hops that are all over the board with sticky pineapple, lemons, oranges, and maybe an ever so soft hint of passion fruit crusted with pine needles. Otherwise, it is safe to say that this is a zesty hop citrus based IPA. All these flavors are punched with a soft caramel coating making the hops a slight bit sticky sweet, tasty!

M: no complaints in this category at all. For what it holds the feel is top notch and an airy type of creamy. The body is neither heavy nor mild, a fair spot in between fits right. It leaves a nice hop resin on the tongue and kept me begging for more

D: this beer is bonkers great. Drinks like no other IPA I have had and is loaded with flavors...delightfully delicious!

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2009 21:18:11 | More by Magpie14
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siradmiralnelson

Iowa

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into Tulip.

A- Poured a big 3 finger head. Head stuck around for quite a while, leaving thick lacing on glass. Color was a yellow/golden/orange.

S. Nice big hop aroma. Citrus and Pine smell from the hops. Nice grapefruit aroma.

T. Bitterness from the hops up front. Citrus flavors, some grapefruit. Nice caramel malt taste. This beer is well balanced, but I would say the hop flavors are dominant.

M. Medium bodied, smooth beer with a dry finish.

D. Very drinkable. Very good IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2009 23:31:39 | More by siradmiralnelson
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wolf_switzer

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-18-2013 22:42:38 | More by wolf_switzer
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-11-2013 01:49:16 | More by Flabbyjandro
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gueuzedreg

Colorado

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2014 00:37:57 | More by gueuzedreg
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

10-12-2013 01:09:05 | More by mikefuski17
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RaulMondesi

California

4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at tha joint - Hollingshead in Orange, California.

Uh uh! No way, no how! Like the last ten years of R. Kelly's career: Raul not feelin' it.

Going into this bad boy, you might b thinkin' that you b gittin Pliny's lil brotha - yeah, maybe if lil' bro still had his braces on and only showered once a week. Not only is Raul not diggin it, he ain't even feelin it in tha average sort of way! Too hoppy. Just tastes like nasty nasty.

For the hype, I do not suggest.

*Hot dog, another of Raul's "trippin'" episodes. All down the line, this thang is a smoother than George Clooney. Maybe something was wrong during Raul's first few attempts, but like a fluffy cloud that just gracefully floats by, Raul is intoxicated by its beauty.

Serving type: on-tap

11-21-2012 05:09:49 | More by RaulMondesi
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

First time having one of these from the bottle... Thanks Lt. Sour
A- Poured into a Duvel tulip... starts with a nice finger thick head with good retention. A light coating of lacing lingers on the wall of the glass. Beer is a crisp light amber color with light activity

S- Lots of grapefruit with a hint of sweetness

T- Like the nose... pure grapefruit. Unlike the nose... no sweetness

M- A little thin, lighter body with light carbonation

O- I enjoyed this one more than the other times when I've had it on draft. This bottle is just over a month old so maybe the kegs I've had were a bit older. All in all... an excellent beer. One of the best IPAs I've ever had

CHEERS

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2011 23:21:25 | More by bbeane
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-14-2011 13:48:38 | More by s1ckboy
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mecmd

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-24-2013 03:47:36 | More by mecmd
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DruRho

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

03-25-2013 14:35:42 | More by DruRho
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dhbiker0889

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

06-10-2013 19:51:46 | More by dhbiker0889
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DenverHopHead

Colorado

4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

On tap; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - a crisp, clear yellow, with minimum carbonation. A thin, soapy white head that leaves moderate lacing.
Smell - a subtle blend of citrus and pine character; I dig the fruity sweetness. A bit underwhelming (if a 4.0 rating could be considered underwhelming!), as I had very high expectations.
Taste - very balanced flavors; smooth and complex blend of hops and malts!
Feel - lighter body that produces a welcomed, refreshing bitter finish!
Overall - very good IPA, though I wouldn't consider the home run that it's rating suggests.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2014 13:19:37 | More by DenverHopHead
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BeerMeBrah

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-29-2014 17:14:39 | More by BeerMeBrah
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,068 ratings.