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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,859 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,859
Reviews: 1,353
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,624
Gots: 579 | 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:
Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled on 4/3/13

Appearance: Amber, with modest carbonation and a small white head that quickly fades away.

Smell: Piney hops, bready malt sweetness, mango, pineapple, peaches.

Taste: A seamless blend of juicy hop bitterness balanced perfectly by sweet malt. To me, this is like the East Coast Pliny. The hops are strong up front but then move back enough to let the malt let itself be known. Next, as the malt fades the hops wash back over and take over the end of the drink, with a dry, bitter finish that fades out gently. Matches up with the nose nicely.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is modest, and a bit lacking; probably my only gripe with this beer.

Overall: A good, balanced IPA. Other than the carbonation being weak, there's not much to dislike here.

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,859 ratings.