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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

4,465 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,465
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,479
Gots: 456 | 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  rDev -8.3%

mbixler, Dec 16, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

ber12, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

erikl48, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of lordofstarside
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a bottle to snifter, only two days old! Hands down the freshest bottled beer I've ever had. Big thanks to the Jug Shop

Pours a deep gold with mild carbonation. A finger of foam with good retention, nice thick even lacing. Fantastic looking beer. Smells of strong hop and grapefruit, pine, citrus, tropical fruits mesh together well with a modest malty backbone. Very pungent and rich, very reminiscent of Pliny, all the smells a good ipa should have and then some. Tastes of strong hops, pine, citrus with a sweet bready malt coming through. Flavors meld together nicely, nothing over powering anything else- very nice balance in this beer. Mouth is also consistent, medium body with a mild carbonation tingle. Resins coat the mouth with a strong bitter dry finish. Overall one of the best ipas made on the west coast, really glad I was able to get a few bottles of this. The freshness no doubt playing a role, but this would still be great even after a few months. The things I'd do to have regular access to Russian River beers!

lordofstarside, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of MelissaMonosoff
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

MelissaMonosoff, Dec 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

tswater, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of DStoked
4/5  rDev -8.3%

DStoked, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of Treb0R
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

radio2525, Dec 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

MaudeLebowski, Dec 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

bluesplit63, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of dbrauneis
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a crystal clear medium yellow in color with very light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a half finger tall white head that reduces fairly quickly to an extremely thin film that covers the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of citrus/grapefruit/tangerine hops and much lighter hints of tropical/pineapple hops.

T: Upfront there is a solid amount of pale malts with some caramel sweetness but the real dominant flavors are those of the hops - strong flavors of citrus/grapefruit/tangerine and moderate amounts of tropical/pineapple. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness that fade quickly.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront and slightly sticky in the finish.

O: Extremely easy to drink and enjoyable - a very nice aroma and taste but the best aspect of this beer is how easy it is to drink (I think I could drink these all day long and never tire of it). Lots of hops present but they do not overpower.

dbrauneis, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of metter98
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A: The beer is clear yellowish orange in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that quickly died down and left delicate lacing on the surface and a thin collar.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and tangerine in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has much more pronounced flavors of the hops along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The tropical fruits seem a little more.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite flavorful but most impressive is its drinkability. It goes down like a breeze.

metter98, Dec 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

gshak, Dec 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Travcofarms, Dec 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Sqweekers, Dec 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

solarbeers, Dec 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

dmorgan310, Dec 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Hugonaut13, Dec 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

stript, Dec 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Beerzort, Dec 01, 2012
Photo of hopsolutely
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A stunning American Pale Ale!

Picked up this bottle at the brewery two weeks ago and didn't think there could be anything better than the happy-hour draught I enjoyed (and on which I neglected to take notes), but this is an excellent bottled beer as well. Pours a clear and surprisingly light coloured copper amber with large bubbled head and decorative lacing.

Brilliantly resinous aroma of hops, hops and more hops : pine and pineapple, west-coast tropical fruits and citrus. The flavour is also hop forward but with a broader palate, including mango and tangerine notes in the hop medley. Caramelized malts fill out the body nicely, but the flavours behind that lingering bitter finish are truly remarkable.

Worth the trip to Santa Rosa!

hopsolutely, Dec 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

BeerBum, Nov 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

JonIrabagon, Nov 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Pelican5, Nov 29, 2012
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,465 ratings.