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

4,704 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,704
Reviews: 1,330
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,527
Gots: 512 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Label says Bottled on 010213.

A- Pours a light amber color with a 1/2 inch off-white head that retains decently before gradually lightening to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a sheer web-like pattern of surface foam. Very resilient lacing slowly creeps down the glass.

S- An amazingly sweet hop aroma almost smells like orange soda. The malt, although restrained, is a key element in executing this sweetness. Semi-musty but the tropical fruit notes dominate bringing to mind pineapple, lemon and grapefruit juice.

T- The flavor is decidedly less fruity as the aroma at first, but the deliciously grassy/citrusy/bitter combination of tastes is sublime. Blazingly bright hops and some mildly toasty malt in the background conjoin to make an intense, yet very pleasurable drink. Alcohol makes its presence known but stealthily weaves itself into the profile. Bitterness is persistent and welcome. Juicy, vibrant.

M- Very sharp in a great way, bringing a solid bite from the hops but still somehow containing subtlety. Medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- I think I might like this better than Pliny. Guess I'll just have to drink some more of both to find out. Either way, they're both excellent beers.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A gift from my sis-in-law who brought a bomber from San Fran to Nashville for Christmas (along w/ some Pliny too).

This one pours clear, light gold in color with a thick white bubbly head. Good lacing and retention with the head receding slowly. Smells like citrus and fruity hops, sweet grapefruit, fresh cut grass. The taste mirrors the smell with fruity citrus up front and finishes w/ grassy, earthy hops and lemon rind. The taste is a little weaker than I would have expected. The body is light and slightly watery, very little carbonation to speak of. I enjoy the flavor of this beer, just wish there was more of it. A little too thin in my opinion but still leaps and bounds better than most normal-strength IPA's out there. Glad I got to try it.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,704 ratings.