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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

4,600 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,600
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,507
Gots: 483 | 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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Ratings: 4,600 | Reviews: 1,323 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of standardcherry
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

standardcherry, May 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

edwardprung, May 11, 2012
Photo of Gatch
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/6/12.

A: Golden-yellow with a fluffy, white head. No lace and little retention.

S: Malt up front. Hops are there but great balance.

T: Again, very balanced. Delicious, fruity hops. Everything is subdued and comes together to create a great beer.

M: So smooth. Little to no carbonation. Way too easy to drink. Insane.

O: A damn good, balanced IPA. Worth the hype? Probably.

Gatch, May 11, 2012
Photo of Popp24
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Popp24, May 10, 2012
Photo of InsuranceGuy
5/5  rDev +14.7%

InsuranceGuy, May 09, 2012
Photo of bumchilly25
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bumchilly25, May 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ste5venla, May 08, 2012
Photo of CPditka
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

CPditka, May 08, 2012
Photo of beerfan99
4.96/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

500 ml bottle

A: Amber/orange color with a faint white head. Carbonated well to leave a lasting head. White lacing on the glass tracked my progress.

S: Incredible hop aroma.

T: Hop flavors match the aroma. Perfect balance between hops and malt.

M: Very pleasing to the palate. Hop bitterness leaves a dry feeling, which only makes me want more.

O: An excellent single IPA from Russian River Brewing Company. My only complaint is that Vinny does not distribute his IPAs in bottles to the East Coast.

beerfan99, May 08, 2012
Photo of grittybrews
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled 4/13/12, consumed 5/5/12. Poured a rich gold with a finger of bright white head. Huge, fresh aroma of grapefruit and pine with floral notes.

Moderate carbonation and a light, slick mouthfeel. Grapefruit and orange up front with gentle caramel and more floral presence than in the aroma. Mildly bitter pine finish.

Light and easy-drinking; aroma was the best aspect.

grittybrews, May 07, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

jstewart1130, May 07, 2012
Photo of duceswild
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 03.24.2012 poured 500ml bottle into a pint glass.

Golden in color with a white head. Good scent of hops as soon as the bottle was opened. Also get some piny and citrus.

Can taste the bitterness, but it is not overpowering. The beer is well balanced. I get a some sweatness from this which compliments it well.

Overall a great beer.

duceswild, May 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

3Hops, May 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

CommonRider, May 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

olafphysics, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

PluckyDucky, May 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

AvgWhiteGuy, May 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jacewg, May 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Miamilice, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Evan, May 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Jaldama, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

magsvmi, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of WeedKing4
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this at Toronados in SF. Pours a dark, clear orange with a little lacing of foam. Tastes of citrus, floral hop bitterness. Not a overwhelming flavor, but it makes for a very session able beer. I would have no problem making this a go to beer if I could have the chance.

WeedKing4, Apr 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

egrace84, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On tap and served in a pint glass at Capone's.

Russian River's Blind Pig pour a crystal clear orange, with light tangerine highlights. A finger's worth of bone colored foam caps the beer and displays both good head retention and lacing. The nose is one note, but intense. The aroma of straight pungent, bright grapefruit creeps from the glass and reaches my nose well before the glass does. Every sip greets me with a touch of candy sweetness, before a robust, perfectly dialed in bitter bite comes in mid palate. There's plenty of grapefruit, as promised by the aroma, on the back end, and it's joined by a secondary orange flavor. The mouthfeel is picture perfect. The body is light and lean, with just enough heft to support the bit of malt flavor that's present. The carbonation is bubbly and expressive, aiding in the massive impact the hops have. Blind Pig doesn't get as much attention as the other IPAs in Russian River's portfolio, and that's shame, because it's a hell of a beer in its own right.

axeman9182, Apr 29, 2012
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,600 ratings.