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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

4,605 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,605
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,508
Gots: 483 | 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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4.8/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Got in a trade for some HT. First time having, was blown away to say the least.

A - Light golden straw, similar to Pliny in that regard. Small head and crystal clear pour.

S - Sweet malts, light hops, citrus scents of grapefruit and others. Full bodied scent for sure.

T - Starts with sweet malts, very light hoppyness. Great balance, its amazing really. Bitterness comes at very end, yet still ends with the smooth sweetness.

M - Light to med. body. Smooth across the palate, smooth carbonation as well.

O - Great beer, so smooth, I probably said "smooth" 10 times in this review, but really thats what screams at me. It is crazy drinkable - simply great beer.

da_beers, Jun 05, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap into a pint glass.

A-My pour had a thin, white head of less than one finger. The head, while thin, manages to hang around for a while and left nice lacing on the glass. The brew was a touch cloudy and orange-hued golden in color.

S-The smell is a nice, sharp mixture of spicy citrus flavors and oily, earthy, herbal hop notes. The scent is impressively hoppy and strong for a 6.1% brew, but it retains a nice pale malt base and never devolves into overwhelming bitterness.

T-The taste, like the smell, is impressively strong. The sharp, mildly chalky notes continue, as does the oily dankness and spicy citrus. Nice balance from the malts, which are pale and just a touch doughy.

M-The feel is medium body with a decent bit of carbonation. I felt a little of the hop oiliness on the palate. Finish is drying.

O-This is a great IPA. It is powerful in smell and flavor, especially for 6.1%, and it has a sharpness, rather than out-and-out bitterness, that I really enjoy. The balance is there and the flavors are well-layered and decently complex.

spoony, Jun 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,605 ratings.