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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

4,610 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,610
Reviews: 1,323
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,508
Gots: 485 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

DSlim71, Mar 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jorgemir, Mar 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

roblund, Mar 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

AndrewRoecker, Mar 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bonbini26, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Giantspace
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Giantspace, Mar 10, 2012
Photo of Adam5150
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold, with a one inch head of dense white foam. Retention is moderate and clingy lacework throughout. Aromatics are pungent and floral. Tangerines, pine sap, grapefruit, apricots, melons, and light, fresh malt. Tropical fruits in a Northern forest. Medium bodied, with a crisp, dry mouthfeel.

Adam5150, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

iL0VEbeer, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of TKEbeerman
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into my pint glass, this brew pours a lighter, golden wheat, hue with a white capped fluffy head. This brew would be bumped to a 4.5 if the head was more sturdy and it left some better lacing, but none the less, this brew looks tasty.

S: The aroma is that of fresh hop citrus with a sturdy hint of the pale malts holding this brew up.

T: The flavor is awesome. All the good qualities of a great Cali IPA without the extreme hop bite. Refreshing and flavorful notes of citrus peach like qualities. Tons of pale malts give this brew almost a bready like quality to it.

MF: Carbonation is excellent, body is a little thin.

Overall, I had this brew on tap and was more impressed than the bottle. An awesome brew, and one I would drink often!

TKEbeerman, Mar 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

keanlacrosse, Mar 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

DWolf, Mar 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

durrrr, Mar 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Jason, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Rutager, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

javiernano, Mar 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Blargimus, Mar 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

mppare, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

millelacsmark, Mar 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

poppyjohn, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of teromous
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium gold color, with a thin white head. The beer is slightly hazy and has spotted carbonation.

S: It has a pretty good scent to it. I get a dank kind of earthy scent to it. I pick up a lot of Simcoe smell.

T: A piny hop character, very light on hop flavor and bitterness. Subtle grain character. Slightly vegetal.

M: It has a pleasant mouthfeel, which is an evenly dispersed bitterness across the palate. It has a nice dry finish.

O: Overall it's good. I would drink it again, but it didn't stand out in any particular way.

teromous, Mar 03, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

TimMack, Mar 03, 2012
Photo of Giovacchini
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on 2/20 bottled on 2/20 (a rare occurance for me)

A- amber appearance with a thin white head.

S- floral hop aromas, grapefruit, pineapple, banana.

T- grapefruit, apple, pineapple, guava, very subtle malt profile.

M- very slippery mouthfeel with a nice bitterness and mild carbonation.

O- I love this beer. I rarely buy it since its the same price as PtE at my work. But whenever it is fresher that PtE I'll buy it. It has less alcohol than Pliny and that makes it a little more of sessionable beer.

Giovacchini, Mar 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Dan3279 for yet another awesome trade.

Poured from a 22 oz. capped bottle (Bottled On 121911) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2 finger cream-colored head that fades after a couple minutes to a thin, even dusting and thick, seafoam-like ring. The body is a clear golden amber with an interesting mix of both tiny and fat carbonation bubbles charging from the deepest depths of the glass to reinforce the diminishing head. Some decent but spotty lacing can be seen clinging sporadically to the sides of the glass.

Clean and balanced, the nose is a delicious mix of both citrus hops and bready malt. While the aroma of this beer isn't exactly a nostril-blaster, it does carry excellent notes of grapefruit, orange peel, and pineapple with notes of biscuits and bread crumbs in the background.

Each sip offers initial flavors of grapefruit, mango, mandarin oranges, and white bread crust. As the beer is swallowed, a pine hops flavor rushes into the picture, overwhelming all the previous flavors. As this fades, the citrus hops and bready malt flavors reemerge with a good grapefruit tang. As these flavors also taper off, a slight piny bitterness lingers as an aftertaste.

This is a beer that would be perfect on a warm spring afternoon, or a hot summer day, or a cool fall evening, or a cold winter night. It really would be perfect for nearly any occasion. The body is smooth and mellow, like a filtered fruit juice. The carbonation is just a bit fizzy but is definitely helpful.

output01x, Mar 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Tom-Peters, Mar 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bthomas, Mar 01, 2012
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,610 ratings.