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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

4,088 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,088
Reviews: 1,304
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,404
Gots: 375 | 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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ectomorph

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to McCafferty for the trade, I now have a lot of the Russian River brews marked off of my wants list.

16 oz bottle with warnings all over it to consume fresh and this bottle is less than 5 weeks old. Poured into a tulip.

A - Medium gold to light copper body, bright white head of tightly formed bubbles. Good retention and patchy lacing down the glass.

S - Loads of citrus, pine, oranges, and lemony hops with more than just a hint of sweet maltiness in the background. Very inviting and pleasant.

T - Assertive up front bitterness, but it is not at all 'biting'. Smooth into the hops bursting flavor. Again, as the nose leads the mouth follows with pineapple, orange juice, lemon, and grassy hops notes. There is a pronounced bread / biscuit malt backbone holding all this up that you just notice at the very end of the finish.

M - Medium-light bodied, moderate to high carbonation, and no sour or astringency in the aftertaste. Crisp and dry - clears well.

O - I am amazed at the level of hoppiness in the flavor with a moderate ABV and all of this with no astringency. An amazing example of a West Coast American IPA with a DIPA flavor punch.

Looking forward to the rest of these beers....

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 14:19:58 | More by ectomorph
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Hands22

Florida

4.58/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 9/30/2011, drunk on 10/17/2011. Poured from 500 mL bottle into a snifter. 

A- Dark gold to light copper in color. Poured a creamy white head which reduced to a thin film of white bubbles. Brilliant clarity. 

S- Hops! Citrus bursts out, lots of grapefruit. Little bit of alcohol noticeable. 

T- The same citrusy hops are present as is some grass. However, there is a noticeable malt character with a somewhat bready taste (not sweet). Tastes slightly boozy. 

M- Although there is high hop bitterness, the beer is full and creamy. Medium-high carbonation tingles nicely. 

O- A complex and well balanced IPA. Really appreciate the malt character and how it keeps the hops from overwhelming the beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 02:04:08 | More by Hands22
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doughanson78

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

500ml bottle poured into a pint glass. HUGE thanks to KevSal for this one! Bottled 9-30-11

A: Medium straw yellow and amazing clarity. One finger white head with awesome retention and sticky lacing.

S: An awesome blend of citrus hops. Pineapple upfront and grapefruit, orange peel, tangerine, light lemon and mango. Touches of sweet caramel come through.

T: Sweet caramel up front. Very nice merge into the hoppy citrus bitterness. Again pineapple is upfront mellowing the grapefruit acidity. Lots of orange peel zest, and some light lemon. The caramel stays right there through out but is taking a backseat to the hops.

M: Medium light bodied. Medium high carbonation. Super crisp and finishes very dry. Nice lingering citrus flavors.

O: What a choice. Just had a Sculpin the other day. This is right there for my favorite IPA. Almost a Pliny but a tad less balanced with hoppy bitterness standing out a bit more. Amazing IPA.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2011 01:41:02 | More by doughanson78
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This past Sunday, I lucked into a freshly tapped keg of Blind Pig at Monk's Cafe - how serendipitous. 16 oz. pour into a pint glass. Reviewed from notes.

Pours a clear golden, straw-like hue. Yellow like gossamer strands, with an almost-translucent body. A one-finger white head leaves minimal lacing.

Man, we just don't make IPAs that smell like this on the East Coast. This one smells like a pine forest, with a huge, sticky, resin-filled aroma. Big notes of oranges and other citrus fruits add another layer of sweetness and the promise of a bitter hop bite.

Pure, unadulterated, fresh hops in the taste. Simultaneously fruity sweet and quite bitter, the flavor balance is fantastic. Oranges and mangos, with that very clear pine flavor, too. Pretty much a paradigm for the style.

The mouthfeel is excellent, with a high level of carbonation that enlivens the flavors at work. I could see myself drinking this exclusively if I lived near Santa Rosa.

Very easily one of the best IPAs I've ever had. The flavor of this beer belies its ABV, and it is a fantastic example of hop balance. I'll be hunting down some bottles soon enough.

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2011 00:50:49 | More by amphion1065
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BennyL1

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 9/30/11, so about two weeks old. Parents brought this one back from San Francisco. Really excited about this one.

Blind Pig pours a wonderfully radiant orange copper color. A good sized white cap formed along with very nice lacing on the glass. Very good looking brew.

Powerful citrus hop aroma in the nose with lots of grapefruit and orange. Even a nice touch of pine on the back end makes for a great and aromatic nose.

The nose translates perfectly to the taste. All kinds of citrus notes bombard the tongue. Bitterness is tamed ever so slightly by some malt for a great tasting IPA, maybe the best one I've ever had.

The mouthfeel on this one is superb. Medium body and carbonation. I was done with the bottle much quicker than I would have liked. Went down super easy.

Overall probably the best single IPA that I've ever had. I wish I could get this one on a regular basis. From the bottle art to the beer itself, this one is fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2011 23:44:44 | More by BennyL1
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JonathanG

Colorado

4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on-tap, served in a pint glass at Hops & Pie.

On the nose, mainly orange citrus fruit and bitter grapefruit dominate, along with a bit of pine. There is a hint of tobacco on the nose. Semi-earthy malt notes on the palate to balance out the hops. he citrus notes linger on the palate, with grapefruit dominating and orange hanging in the background.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2011 17:17:37 | More by JonathanG
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BerkeleyBeerMan

California

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's my second time having the pig. This time from a Growler I picked up at the Brewery. Good price.

I smell caramel and resinous hops (high alpha acids).

The taste is of tropical fruits, mango, papaya and orange. The malts are caramel and toffee-like. The hop are piney and floral.

This clean and refreshing IPA taste even better straight from the brewery. Fresh with lots of character and amazing hop presence. Chewy malt mouthfeel with a bright bitter finish.

Unique and distinctively Russian River.

Serving type: growler

10-11-2011 03:13:21 | More by BerkeleyBeerMan
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soulfly1492

Pennsylvania

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

Aroma: Extremely bold. Hops, mostly grapefruit, some pine. Oily hops, I can tell already that the hops will be on my tongue about an hour after I'm done drinking this brew. Some sweet caramel malts make it past the hops, but barely.

Appearance: Super clear, pale gold. Creamy off-white head. Slowly dissipates, leaving a thin creamy layer and good lacing.

Taste: More pine than the smell indicated. Mild grapefruit. Very sweet malts shining through. Oily hops, will taste for hours, not that there's anything wrong with that.

Mouthfeel: Light body. Moderate carbonation. Super oily. Doesn't dry the tongue at all.

Overall: Bold enough with both the hops and malts. Excellent aftertaste. Sweet caramel malts and of course the oily hops on the tongue.

Serving type: on-tap

10-08-2011 00:44:08 | More by soulfly1492
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BucannonXC5

California

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

Poured from a draft into a pint glass at Toronado in San Diego, Calif. Color was caramel amber. Small amount of head. Minimal lacing on the top. Minimal film on the sides.

Hop heavy on the nose, mainly citrus grapefruit.

A really good taste. A good mix of hops. Mainly citrus, but not too strong. Very smooth.

Medium body. Average carbonation. Smooth rules this beer.

Another good beer by Russian River. Easy to drink and smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

10-05-2011 05:19:14 | More by BucannonXC5
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled dated 08/04/11 poured into DFH glass.
Clear, golden-honey elixir topped by thick, white bubbles, leaving a nice one-finger head that lasts about half way through the tasting. Glass thickly covered by Belgian lace.
Sticking my nose into this thing there is a bit of pine, grass, earth tones, but not much else. Expected more of a hop presence here.
Quick bitterness hits the tongue with ample carbonation. Smooth hops linger with touch of malt at the finish.
To my palate this is more tasting like an APA, especially with the 6.10 ABV. These session IPAs are nice and I favor them on a hot summer day. Kind of take the place of lawn mower beers for hopheads.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2011 22:14:53 | More by CaptCleveland
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bastu

Tennessee

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to UCLABrewN84 for this one.

Bottle dated 08/04/11

Looks like an IPA, nice 1 finger frothy head, and leaves some lacing on the glass.

The smell isn't very strong but there's definatly some citrus hop aromas, and maybe some pine.

Taste follows the nose, and it's well balanced. There's not a ton of bitterness, but it has a decently dry finish and the alcohol is well hidden.

If I ordered one of these without knowing anything about it, I would definatly have another, or 3. I look forward to trying this one on tap at the brewpub someday.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 13:51:32 | More by bastu
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

on tap at varga in philly - i cant believe i havent reviewed this already

Pours clear burnt orange with a thick bubbly white head, tons of patchy lacing all over the glass, bubbly retention and collar.

Staunch grapefruit and rind in the nose, followed by orange and and more citrus. Pine and resin, faint tropical notes, thinner malt and caramel. Practically no trace of alcohol.

Starts up bitter and aggressive with tons of grapefruit. Humongous citrus character with pine underneath. Faint tropical notes with apricot and pineapple before the malt bill. Bready caramel tones. Finishes bitter and juicy, almost no alcohol.

Medium body, nice carbonation, sticky and dry, exceptionally drinkable. One of the better examples of the style, I wish I could have this whenever I wanted.

Serving type: on-tap

09-23-2011 04:08:08 | More by xnicknj
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Blind Pig

Dated 7/18/11
Reviewed on 9/18/11

Pours a magnificant golden color that is almost translucent. White head sits pretty patiently and has massive bubbles throughout. Bubbly lacing.

The nose is hop forward for sure. Pine, citrus and a bit of sweet malt dominate the scent. Fresh smelling and def. inviting.

The taste is fresh and hoppy indeed. Balanced well against sweet malt, the citrus and pine flavors make for a slightly bitter, yet very drinkable brew. Some earthy flavors are nicely intertwined into the hoppiness.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with prickley carbonation and a smooth finish that lathers my palate in it's flavors.

Overall, RR blows me away once again with this super balanced, super tasty IPA. ISO: a case of Blind Pig damn it!

Serving type: bottle

09-19-2011 06:19:44 | More by ChugginOil
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jayhawk73

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled Aug. 23- 2011. About 3.5 weeks old at review.

Pours an awesome medium gold color with an off white one finger head. Head gradually goes down to a sliver after a couple minutes. Ample carbonation and great lacing on this beer.

Nose is that of pink grapefruit, pineapple, hops, grass, lemon, and a small amount of malt in the background. I can't think of one thing to improve in this category- it's fantastic- perfectly balanced.

Taste is world class as well. This is a super hop forward beer, and the malt doesn't even enter into it for me. Almost all the nose is present in the taste, and none of the 6.1% ABV. If you're a hophead, you'll love this beer. Excellent.

Feel is medium bodied w/ a good amount of hop bitterness. Fairly dry as well, but not overly so. Very crisp, clean w/ a nice bite from the hops in the aftertaste. Aftertaste lingers for a long time.

Overall, another winner from Russian River. This is a world class beer, and I'm glad I got to try it. Highly recommended!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 16:31:24 | More by jayhawk73
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a Pint glass. First time from a bottle for me. Bottled on 8.23.11.

A - Pours a clear orange with a one inch off-white head. Good retention and tons of lacing on the glass.

S - Strong pine scents and some grass.

T - Subtle pine, grass, and grapefruit.

D - Silky smooth, average carbonation and body.

O - RR rocks my IPA world.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2011 01:17:51 | More by HuskyinPDX
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FreshHawk

Illinois

4.68/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Crisp copper/orange color with a healthy sized, creamy, smooth, fluffy white head. Good retention leaving a nice thin lace.

S - Juicy hop aroma leaps out of the glass. Sweet citrus and tropical fruit, especially grapefruit and pineapple. Hints of pine are also in there. Fairly sweet but not sickly sweet. Just wonderful aroma that is inviting me to drink it immediately.

T - Just like the nose, there is no shortage of hop flavors. Juicy fruit like the nose suggested. A touch more pine than the nose. There is a nice malt backbone to the beer as well. Touch of bitterness on the finish, but not much.

M - Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty smooth but a bit of a dry finish.

D - Very easy to drink. Good balance with flavors, not too bitter and just enough malt. At 6% it isn't going to knock you back like some DIPA in terms of alcohol, but it certainly will in flavor.

Notes: Great IPA. Very fruity and juicy both in aroma and flavor. Well balanced and overall just very enjoyable. Pliny may be king, but this is a prized Pig in its own right.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2011 15:55:08 | More by FreshHawk
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SFLpunk

Vermont

3.65/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to DarthKostrizer for a couple of these! Review #700 - w00t! Bottled 080411. 500mL bottle.

Pours a crystal clear pale gold with thick white head. Nose is all about pale caramel, grains, orange rind and lime essence. Palate is medium bodied and decently bitter for a single IPA. Astringent citrus essence dried and clears the palate. After a sip or two it seems really thin.

Notes: Solid flavor but I see why Pliny is king. This is a nice beer, though.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2011 03:35:39 | More by SFLpunk
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brstls4drmrs

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nice golden slightly orange hazy color with a white head and good lacing. Interesting how particles of "dusty carbonation" float around after the pour.

S - just a great scent of pine with citrus and some hops as well. When I first opened it the citrus hit me right off the back. Really nice scent to this one.

T - Little bit of pine and crisp bitter hops. The hops isn't overpowering which makes it very enjoyable for me and creates a nice dry aftertaste.

M - Crisp medium body. Dry aftertaste as mentioned.

O - A great IPA. I wish they sold this stuff here in NC!! Thanks to my good friend for bringing this one back for me.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 22:47:58 | More by brstls4drmrs
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ReelBigwigFish

New Jersey

4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into chalice glass, bottled on Aug 4th

A: golden Amber color with a frothy white head.

S: floral, piney, fruity hoppy goodness, nice amount of sweet malt as well.

T: good mix of piney bitterness and malt. Finishes a little dry.

M: medium bodied, a little on the sticky side. Dry finish.

O: tastes like a dipa, this beer is so good. It's no elder, but a damn near perfect example of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2011 02:31:59 | More by ReelBigwigFish
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draheim

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500mL bottle (bottled 8/4/11) poured into a tulip. Thanks again sleepyhead!

Nice copper color with a dense 2-finger off-white head.

Aroma is bright citrus and pine hops. Tropical. Mango. Smells delicious.

Taste is hoppy but balanced. Really nice mouthfeel, coats the tongue. Comparisons to Pliny are inevitable; this is really similar except maybe slightly less concentrated/pungent with a slightly more bitter hop bite.

Overall, this is a delicious brew that I would drink all the time if it were available locally. Just another outstanding brew from Russian River.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2011 01:04:39 | More by draheim
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TheBrewo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

We pop the top and pour an orangey-copper colored brew. It holds a brief one finger head of electrically active bubbles. This recedes quickly to form a film across the top of the liquid, and to leave spotty lacing around the glass. The beer holds a thin haze, with no sediment otherwise noted. Carbonation appears active. The nose meets with sweet and bitter grapefruit up front. This gives off vibes of being extraordinarily fresh and cooling. To cut this there is bittering rind and a clementine sweetness. With warmth a metallic yeast begins to seep out, and a bit of the alcohol becomes present. The malts throughout are standard and pale. As we sip we find, as in the nose, a sweet and bitter citric hop. This rides for the front of the tongue with grain, which seems to be there for only the balance, rather than as a powerhouse inclusive flavor. Bitterness takes over through the middle, but this quickly becomes more mild, with a simple malt to smooth things over. This makes way for the finish where, curiously, the sweetness returns. Now it is in the form of fresh, fruity orange. Again, clean malt helps the balance. The aftertaste breathes of fusel alcohols, bittering hops, and an earthy/mineral quality of grain and yeast. The body is medium, bordering on thin, while the carbonation is evenly medium. The mouth is treated to slick hop oils providing a basic astringency. There is decent slurp and smack to each sip. This abv is appropriate and the beer drinks easily.

Overall, what we found most enjoyable about this brew was the strong citric quality to the hops, and the robust nose about it. This beer showcased as a simplistic IPA with a full and bright nose, getting its point across with the fewest number of words. In the end, the flavor didn’t quite live up to the stage set by the aromas, but it is ultimately a great choice for the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 03:28:38 | More by TheBrewo
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jamescain

Texas

4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass, bottle on date 8-4-2011. Thanks to rmaste6282 for sending me this one.

Appearance: Clear golden-copper with an off white head two fingers thick that slowly fades into a thin lacing and clings to the side of the glass.

Aroma: Very impressed with this aroma! Tropical fruits, grapefruit, citrus, pine, everything that is good about a double IPA, but is found in this IPA.

Taste: I think this is what impressed me the most. IPAs in general I found to be some what one dimensional when it comes to flavor. Blind Pig offers incredible depth of flavor. Grapefruit, tropical fruit, pine, citrus, exactly like the aroma.

Mouthfeel: Dry lingering finish with medium carbonation and medium body.

Overall: This is easily my favorite IPA, I could see myself drinking these all the time. If only I could get them on a regular bases.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2011 16:23:33 | More by jamescain
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Cavery

California

4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up at Bristol farms in Palm Desert, just felt like I should give this beer I've had so many times before a tick. My first time having it out of a bottle, hope it still delivers.

Poured into a Stone Nonic. bottled 8/23/11

A: A clear persimmon yellow/orange with lots of sunshine yellows increasing the clarity of the glass. Nice sticky cobweb foams form from the uneven bubbly head. The head retention is quite solid, and some gossamer sticky lacing up and down the glass. You can tell just by looking at it that it's a good beer.

S: Soft smells suggestive of lemon/lime rind, some grapefruit spritzing gives a prickle to the nose. A grittiness to the nose that I can't quite pick out, it's like a mineral water effervescence. Some really crunchy thick flax granola that gives the nose a real heartiness. This smells of emulsion -- the ingredients really mesh.

T: Lots of mellowed down fruit rinds. Slightly bitter peaches with old orange rinds that have lost their zest. Dusty limes in the middle that helps transition into that grainy crunch. Light orange pulp in honey that follows the cereals. Really subtle transitions that just seems to highlight different aspects of the flavor, I am left with a pleasant syrup-free waffle and fresh lightly peppery arugula. A buttery hop linger, just yum.

M: A warm fuzzy blanket of a mouth that just seems to get better as you drink. Once you get this beer coating your mouth you're ready for bed, it just relaxes you with soothing tides in each sip. Glasses disappear due to completely invisible alcohol and a crisp finish. The flavors slowly disappear with an equally paced mouth feel. Slowly melting butter in the mouth, with a pace that follows that of melting ice cubes. A slow release of reduced flavors and feels that fades out like the end of that song you like.

O: I always remember Blind Pig being a good IPA, but perhaps it never got the attention it deserves from me due to it's elder. This really is just a fantastic American IPA, and I could totally see myself grabbing this as a session starter. This does minimal damage to the palate, and you still get to enjoy all the joys of a fantastic IPA. If you want all the flavor of a great beer, and still be able to taste later offerings, then grab a Blind Pig. However, it doesn't quite have the punch that others achieve in style. That said, this has that trademark Russian River balance that so many of us applaud.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2011 03:10:08 | More by Cavery
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biglobo8971

Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from bottle into RR tulip. This was bottled 18 days before consumption. Pours a pale golden yellow with ever present lacing and a 1/4 inch head. The smell of hops is the first thing that hit me. A very enjoyable beer. The taste of piney hops with just a titch of malt sweetness. A little dry, but very enjoyable. I will continue to search out this beer and will trade for it often.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 22:51:14 | More by biglobo8971
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Msquared2

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a lovely golden orange color. A small white head laces the top and is nice and frothy.

S: There is a nice floral smell with some pine. After a second or two, some citrus and grapefruit break through.

T and M: The bitterness hits you first. However, a nice piney flavor comes through along with some floral hops that give it a delcious balance of flavor. Good carbonation throughout makes it enjoyable.

O: This is a good IPA but not outstanding. I was expecting more from the hype that surrounds it. Maybe that is the problem though. I had too high of expectations. But it is worth giving a try and I definitely wouldn't turn it down.

Serving type: bottle

09-04-2011 16:39:29 | More by Msquared2
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,088 ratings.