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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

4,611 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,611
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,508
Gots: 486 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -14%

BrettHead, Mar 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

JoeyStats707, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

carmike813, Mar 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

beast464, Mar 05, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from the brewery. Bottled 2-24-14 and poured on 3-4-14. Oooh fresh. Pours to my wine glass a mostly clear golden copper color with a very creamy one finger white head on top. Classic grapefruit and pine aroma, some mango and pineapple, more pine and grass. Flavor is sweet tropical fruits behind massive pine bitterness. Resinous mouthfeel, medium carbonation, and extremely smooth. I do see why this is so loved, and it is quite a fantastic IPA with a lot of heft despite the lowish ABV. Good stuff.

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

Dag48, Mar 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

brett_arneson, Mar 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

kflah41, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

ojodetigre, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

pathman, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Kword55, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

freemanj, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of kaseydad
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Another "How the heck have I not reviewed this beer yet" review.

Six day old sample. Poured into a pint glass.

Crystal clear copper/orange pour with a massive scoop of off-white foam. Tons of lacing throughout the glass.

Aroma is a wonderful blend of citrus and light malt. Orange, apricot, peach, pineapple and mango. Pretty much insert any citrus fruit and you can whiff it. Some pine and malt as well.

The taste is, in essence, what an IPA should be. Hoppy up front with a big malt back bone. Big citrus and the right amount of bud-tingling hops. This has that. Mouthwatering buds well after the swallow. Makes me want more and more to quench that everlasting thirst. The swallow is almost like the licking of the inside of a grapefruit rind...not the outside.

Smoooth body to this.

Overall this lives up to the hype. Everything a West Coast IPA should be and more. Smooth yet bitter but not overly to take it to the DIPA level (that's Pliny's job). I noticed the price has gone up on this bad boy but still worth it to experience the show. Too bad the Blind Pig can't. Whaaa.

kaseydad, Mar 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

earias26, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

StevanTheVegan, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

ipafool, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Williaar, Feb 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

MWolverines66, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Souperpat, Feb 28, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Thomazbailly, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

KHarz, Feb 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

trubeernick, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

threedaggers, Feb 27, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

LloydBobBoozehound, Feb 27, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,611 ratings.