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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

4,591 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,591
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,504
Gots: 478 | 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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Photo of dcp27
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dcp27, Feb 12, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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

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

ImperialRed36, Feb 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Hessian257, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of JulianTellez
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

JulianTellez, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of hopsputin
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

a: hazy golden amber - like amber waves of grain. 2.5 finger solid white head with a bunch of bubbles on top

s: so much pineapple. pineapple to the face. orange, mango, juicy passionfruit, and crisp sweet caramel. i think i smell a hint ofdiacetyl as well

t: pineapple, bitter grapefruit, mango, fresh biscuits, bitter resins. finishes with some tangy apricots, fresh dough, and ends with bitter tea leaf

m: really nice mouthfeel. its medium with just enough carbonation to help the juice from the tropical fruits pop

o: much more bitter than the nose indicated. its clean and crisp and bitter. the bitterness is not overpowering, and blends nicely with the juicy fruit. the funny about this is that its really quite good - its just hard to live up to the other IPA offerings from Russian River, but this is really quite a good substitute. a little more bitter than say..PtE, but can holds its own with the big boys

hopsputin, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Lochnessmonster
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Lochnessmonster, Feb 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

codysjb, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Shandycan
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Shandycan, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

rob99er, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jacwomyn, Feb 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

nebuchadnezzer, Feb 07, 2014
Photo of Hop-Droppen-Roll
3.61/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled exactly 3 weeks ago :)

Poured into a big curvaceous witbier glass, surprisingly clear at the narrow waist, less transparent toward the top (got cold in transit, chill haze??). Perfect fluffy white two-finger head.

Really grabs my tongue, nice and dry. Taste-wise, maybe I've been having too many double IPAs lately, but I'm a little surprised at the subtlety here. Not a bad thing, just unexpected. The flavor, while subdued, is very pleasant. Nothing but bitter hops. No complaints, but I maybe had my hopes up a bit. The dry, tongue-twisting bitterness is the highlight.

Hop-Droppen-Roll, Feb 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

loaded4life, Feb 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

FUwolfpacker, Feb 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dspinler, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of BeerBuddy2122
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

BeerBuddy2122, Feb 05, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,591 ratings.