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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
95
world-class

4,506 Ratings
THE BROS
98
world-class

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Ratings: 4,506
Reviews: 1,319
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,487
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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Photo of JohnParadee
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Good Googly Moogly!!! Love this!

Poured from bottle into chilled pint glass. Immediate 2-inch thick fluffy white head, which dissipated slowly but left lots of sticky lacing behind. Thin white collar remained throughout. Medium bubbles and carbonation. Color was light orange amber, but mostly clear. What swept me off my feet here was the lovely nose -- perhaps the best citrusy, piney grapefruit nose I've ever experienced, with subtle hints of orange, mango, and papaya. On the palate -- pine, pine, pine and sweet bitter grapefruit. Just fabulous! A textbook IPA in structure, with voluptuous sexy flavor profile. Hops are strong, but not overpowering, and alcohol is totally masked/subdued. Mouthfeel is good & chewy. Overall impression is as impressive as any IPA or DIPA I've ever tasted. If you don't absolutely love this, then you've obviously got your head up your ass.

JohnParadee, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of bryc9194
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

bryc9194, Feb 18, 2014
Photo of wakeuptothesun
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

wakeuptothesun, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -8.3%

mklisz, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of adamcarlson28
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

adamcarlson28, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of DT509er
4.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

No finer beer on the planet then Russian Rivers' Blind Pig IPA.

A hoppy beer with a wonderful bitter bite to start off on the first sip. The head is creamy and alive and when a fresh keg is tapped, you get the full experience of a remarkable IPA. Usually tapped in at 6.1-6.25 alcohol, this IPA is not seasonal in any form as it is made for year enjoyment.

Prost!

DT509er, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Spike-likes-beer
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Spike-likes-beer, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of HoppyBastard2
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

HoppyBastard2, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of JRscott24
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

JRscott24, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of PickleBucket29
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

PickleBucket29, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of dansmcd
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

dansmcd, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Rick778
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Rick778, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Thishops4u
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Thishops4u, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Dbrulet
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Dbrulet, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of dirtyjerk
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dirtyjerk, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of dcp27
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dcp27, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of pianoman511
5/5  rDev +14.7%

pianoman511, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of trebud
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

trebud, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of mobius387
3.75/5  rDev -14%

mobius387, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Jevers
4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just got back from San Francisco with several bottles of different RR brews.

Appearance- beautiful golden color with a one finger head that laces down the glass

Smell- nice with notes of pine and citrus

Taste- excellent balance of malt and hops

Mouthfeel-perfect amount of carbonation

Overall-one of the best IPAs.I've ever had

Jevers, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of M_C_Hampton
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: poured from a 510 mL bottle into a pint glass, golden amber colored with a large white head that lingers leaving good lacing, clear

S: fruity hops, mango, pineapple

T: beautiful hop profile, bitter up front, middle is fruity sweetness, finish turns bitter with slight pine, tropical fruit

M: vibrant carbonation, medium body

O: top notch IPA in the west coast style

M_C_Hampton, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of mctizzz
3.75/5  rDev -14%

mctizzz, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of sherm1016
4/5  rDev -8.3%

sherm1016, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of reebtaerG
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured 510 ml bottle dated 1/16/14 into New Belgium globe

A-Pours a clear light honey yellow with almost a finger of off-white head, nice lacing. Good carbonation.

S-Aromas of pine/resin, citrus, floral notes, tropical fruit.

T-Taste improves from smell with notes of pine/resin, floral hops, citrus, light caramel and bread.

M-Nice mouthfeel with a semi-dry finish with a medium body.

O-Overall a great IPA by Russian River. I want more.

reebtaerG, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

gratefulbeerhead, Feb 08, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 4,506 ratings.