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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

4,607 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,607
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,509
Gots: 482 | 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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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
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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
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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

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

BeerBuddy2122, Feb 05, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 2-week old bottle into a tulip shaped glass.

The appearance was a clear, deep-copper with a bright-white 2 finger head. The top of the glass held on to some of the lacing.

The aroma might be my favorite part of this beer. Strong fruit, melon & citrus from the moment you pour it.

The taste is good, I wish a little more of the aroma worked its way into the taste. That said, i'm splitting hairs here. This is a fantastic beer, one of the best I've ever had. It is easily in my top 5 of single IPA's.

mjstacker, Feb 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -25.5%

Dayman766, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

ONovoMexicano, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

adam_hill, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

nickmantia, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

jbhollis1180, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mtpHokie, Feb 03, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,607 ratings.