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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

4,606 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,606
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,508
Gots: 482 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

GnLar, Mar 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

rpjordan, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of PatrickSwayze
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Blind Pig

A: Crystal clear shimmering gold with white froth dome.

S: Had this one one week from bottle date and it kicks the nose nicely. Full of earthy, floral and very light bread/caramel notes.

T: A great delicious hop forward flavor reminiscent of fresh mown grass, slight citrus, with floral hops at the end. A bready biscuit characteristic trickles through the finish.

M: A deliciously medium bodied, pleasantly carbonated beer with a joyful dry finish.

O: It took me forever to getting around to reviewing this beer. It has always been freaking delicous and I honestly don't know whats with the craze towards Pliny (yes it a great beer) but Blind Pig IMO is a more gorgeous well rounded beer.

PatrickSwayze, Mar 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

guajolote, Mar 14, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a half-litre bottle into an Allagash cervoise glass. Bottled on 5 March 2012.

A: Highly clear and pale gold, much like Pliny the Elder. Two and a half fingers of fluffy head gradually subside, leaving heavy lacing. A steady stream of bubbles rises from the bottom. Pellucid and pretty.

S: Straightforward, blunt hops; an American IPA. Moderately balanced pine and sharp citrus, edging on the resiny side. Centennial? Chinook? Just some guesses. Pleasant, but not particularly powerful.

T/M: Thin bodied, almost weakly so, but the flavour is quite nice. Better in larger sips. The aftertaste is spot-on, hugely fruity/piny. A thinner, perhaps even more pleasant version of Pliny. But like its more famous relative, Blind Pig's maintaste is a bit brief. I'm not sure I understand the hype of Russian River's IPAs. The bitter-dry hoppy aftertaste with a tinge of green apple really just makes my day and saves the mouthfeel. Lingering and excellent.

O: It's a pretty great IPA, maybe better than Pliny. Still not as good as many others I've tasted, and definitely not worth the hype, but still recommended. I will drink again.

AgentMunky, Mar 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap served in a pint glass

A - Clear golden amber with 1 finger white head with good retention and good lacing.

S - Citrus and floral hops, fantastic bouquet. A bit of malt bread.

T - Very rich hop bouquet full of citrus notes of grapefruit, orange and pine hops with a nice balance bitter dry finish. Masterful hops-works.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O - This could be the best IPA at a lot of breweries and Russian River has 3 or 4 that I think are better. You have got to be kidding me. This is a solid IPA.

williamjbauer, Mar 13, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap. Color was golden color with a clean look. Smell is a bit hoppy but not overwhelming. Taste is very good with just the right amount of hops. Not too much hops but just the right amount...very good ipa. Not complaints, but not same tier has Elder...
A-

ajramirez1, Mar 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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AndrewRoecker, Mar 10, 2012
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,606 ratings.