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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

4,940 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,940
Reviews: 1,359
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,661
Gots: 614 | FT: 19
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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Ratings: 4,940 | Reviews: 1,359
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not sure why this one is so hyped up. was dying to try it, finally did, and was rather unimpressed as far as russian river goes. to me, pliny is just such a better beer, more hops, better feel, more alive. this one pales in comparison in almost every respect. same color but maybe a little less sediment and a little less carbonation than the pliny. less resinous nose, although the hops appear to be equally fresh and pungent. citrus notes and pine notes in equal proportion, although this isnt oily at all. bitter finish after a balanced american style pale ale. lighter biscuity malt doesnt overshadow the hops, but the flavors just arent as forward and assertive as the pliny. i know its a different beer entirely, and i shouldnt compare like this, but i couldnt help thinking the whole pint that this was the inferior little brother. good feel, crisp finish, plenty bitter, drinkable as hell, but just not a standout to me. especially since we all know what russian river is capable of. good ipa, not memorable for me. ill try it again in the future though.

Edit: I get it now! Fresh from the tap at the brewery itself, this is one of the best IPAs there is, it's a grapefruit smack in the jaw, and is fantastic. As bright and potent as any beer in the game. Bumping up the score a bit based on that experience, but this doesn't travel or hold up at all in my view. Wow though from the brewery!

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Bottled on 01/02/13 Poured into Bruery tulip glass.

A - Golden copper with about a finger of bright white head that dissipates quickly. Don't see any lacing.

S - Sweet, piny, citrus peel, slightest hint of booze once it starts warming.

T - Balanced. Grassy, sweet citrus peel, grape fruit, some earthy wood notes to round out flavor, juicy with slightly bitter and dry finish.

M - I found it to be very smooth. Lightly carbonated with a tasty bitterness left over that leaves me yearning for more.

O - Very tasty and easy to drink. Hits both malts and hops in a way that keeps me satisfied. Solid IPA.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,940 ratings.