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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

4,695 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,695
Reviews: 1,329
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,522
Gots: 502 | 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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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Blind Pig IPA pours a beautiful golden color with a rapidly receding quarter inch foam head. The bottle I am reviewing is fresh and purchased at the brewery.

The appearance is nearly perfect for a hot summer Florida day. Golden, clear, and appetizing. The quarter inch foam head disappeared quickly. My tulip shaped beer glass compliments it perfectly.

The smell is dynamite and full of hints of citrus and pine. It is a very hoppy beer and I detect a little lemon as well.

The taste is right up my alley... very bitter early on and persists until the next swig. The crispness is terrific. The bitterness then lingers on the back of the tongue like a good memory.

The mouthfeel is thin and consists of moderate carbonation and mild alcoholic notes.

Overall I love this beer. If you likey hoppy crisp beers then this is one to try.

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10oz. pour into a Duvel Tulip at Hawthorne's Cafe in Philadelphia.

A: Translucent amber body with no tones. Thick, white, frothy head that lingers and produces tons of spotty lacing.

S: A perfectly build, slightly citrusy IPA.

T: Grapefruit dryness jumps out heavily as undertones of Lemon back it up.

M: A slight dryness and relaxing level of carbonation in the forefront with nothing overdone and an easy tingle from hop resins.

OVERALL: Blind Pig is a beautiful IPA. It's easy on the stomach, has great head, and is very juicy, but not overbearing. This is what IPA's were like before the "Hop Bomb" era. Thin, balanced, and drinkable with a perfect amount of citrus spiceness and all of the tonal flavors you'd expect from a West Coast IPA and the IPA style in general. Very 2007-2010.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,695 ratings.