Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,699 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,699
Reviews: 1,329
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,525
Gots: 504 | 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:
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(Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005)
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Photo of elNopalero
4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This pours an amber tan color with tremendous white foam. The aroma is full on orange and orange marmalade. So fresh and vibrant. Eminently pleasing flavor. Makes me think of orange and grape blossoms with some grapefruit citrusy notes. All through the miracle of hops! Nice body on this, piney and hoppy, with a rounded bitterness and a dry finish. Delicious.

Photo of jaasen64
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into Founders snifter. Big thanks to DeanoMac for this one. Bottled 7/28/12, less then 3 weeks ago.

A- Pours a slightly hazy slightly brownish orange golden. About a quarter of a finger of white foamy bubbly head that has decent retention but eventually fades to almost no head. Slightly below average carbonation.

S- Citrus orange hops, a little bit of grapefruit, some mangoes, about average aroma strength.

T- Orange hops, light lemon, some grapefruit, a little bit tangy, finishes with a light hop taste that is fairly bitter and a tiny bit of booze. Light orange, lemon, grapefruit aftertaste. Nice citrus taste, but finishes a little bit too bitter for my taste.

M- Medium to slightly light bodied, easy to drink, average carbonation.

O- This was a decent IPA, but definitely not one of my favorites especially from Russian River. I enjoyed this beer however it didn't have the flavor that I was hoping it would have and finished a tiny bit too bitter for my liking. I recommend trying this beer out, but I wouldn't say it's a must have.

Photo of Momar42
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 072812 into Duvel tulip

A - clear deep orange with nice fluffy head. Head dissipates fairly quickly leaving minimal lacing.

S - west coast hops dominate. Quite a hoppy nose as expected. Not as abundant nose as I was looking for but still solid for an IPA.

T - hops don't really announce themselves on the palate until the back end. There is a peppery quality to the finish. Smooth overall but honestly lacking abit of body. One dimensional hop profile but what it does it does well.

M - spot on for the style. Smooth and creamy with a nice bite at the end. It's a RR so this shouldn't be much of a surprise.

O - no, this isn't PtE but I didn't expect it to be. This is a quality IPA from a truly fantastic brewery. The aroma could be slightly more pronounced and the flavor profile a tad more robust. Otherwise extremely good. I wouldn't pay a premium for this but I would love to have it on draft anyday and would never turn it down.

Photo of BDizzleDMD
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of cfh64
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ebefiction
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of danipp
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of cburns48
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of LotsofLupulin
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of mig925hophead
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Talz420
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of masonkessinger
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.53/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 10/2010 notes. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a medium orange amber with a moderate, fast dissipating head, leaving lacing. Hoppy aroma. Hops, citrus; hoppy finish. Somewhat muted, like a watered down Pliny the Elder. OK, but don't see the point. I'm not getting the same positive experience as other reviewers. Purchased from a rarely visited store, so maybe an old bottle. If I'm lucky enough to see this again, I'll revise the review.

Photo of jfmamj
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of GeoffreyM
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of JNW
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Nay
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Over the top west coast ipa. Pale, American 2 row with dextrine malt simple flavor and body. Aroma strong clean citrus rind hops. Strong hop flavor, like distilled grapefruit essence. What it lacks in balance it makes up for in deliciousness and real
coast style.

Photo of Dine
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Knapp85
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Well this was a real nice treat. I was out to dinner and saw this one the draft list. I made sure I ordered as many as I could handle in one sitting. The beer poured out as a nice golden color with a brilliant white head on top. The lacing is nice a sticky on this one. The smell of the beer is piney and full of citrusy hop aromas. It smells so refreshing. The taste of the beer is also very nice, hopped up like crazy with a clean malt backbone. The mouthfeel is very sharp and crisp with a strong carbonation to it. Overall this beer was very good, I'm glad I finally finished the trio from Russian River. All were excellent.

Photo of cvm4
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled July 9th, 2012.

A - Pours a clear gold with a slight amber hue. Frothy off-white head.

S - Clean pineapple and grapefruit. A good amount of pine as well.

T - Strong pine hops with clean malts. Bitter hop, orange peel finish.

M - Such a crisp beer. finishes dry. Very drinkable.

O - Not as well balanced as Pliny but not far behind. Takes the pine/orange peel route.

Photo of ellswrth
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jda007
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of poopsyeah
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Brabander
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was drank by me a couple of months ago at a houseboat tasting in Amsterdam. Vanlingleipa, Frank, was our host during a fabulous tasting.

Frank spoke highly about this beer and this was one of the better beers we had that day...and boy we had some beers .

The blind pig is very drinkable and very hoppy with a darkyellow fluid.

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,699 ratings.