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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,336 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,336
Reviews: 1,314
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,461
Gots: 437 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005)
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

AApparel, Nov 26, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

jeff1973, Nov 26, 2011
Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Capone's on Black Friday. Poured into a standard pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a clear light amber color with a finger of fluffy white head. The head leaves a ring around the edge of the glass and a good amount of lacing.

Smell: Milder than I expected. Citrus peel hops with a very mild sweetness.

Taste: Much stronger than the smell. Bitter with a good amount of malt to balance things out. The bitterness increases throughout the sip. Citrus peel hops with a bitter and peppery finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with tingly carbonation and a finish that is a bit dry.

Overall: This is just an awesome single IPA The hop profile is wonderful, but there is just enough malt to balance it out. Definitely have it again.

oline73, Nov 26, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

mdillon86, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

PhatAtUT, Nov 24, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

kk73, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of snaotheus
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9oz bottle poured into a snifter

Pours slightly cloudy yellow-orange-copper with a pleasing head and pleasing carbonation. Smell is very pleasant, straw, yeast, bread, hops of both floral and spicy character.

Taste is not a hop fest. To me, very slightly lacking in hops. This is not to say it's absent, just balanced more toward malty yeasty goodness than bitter hoppy goodness. I don't consider this a flaw, really, just not perfectly to my taste.

Mouthfeel is thick and round and fluffy.

Still a very solid beer. I like it.

snaotheus, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

shawnp, Nov 23, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

twelveinches, Nov 23, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

zchall23, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

basilcrow, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Goldstar81, Nov 22, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

wdarcy77, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

bob727, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

stonelis, Nov 21, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

dankster, Nov 21, 2011
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4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From bottle to pint glass

A: Pours a light gold in color, clear, while forming a 2-inch, frothy sea-foam head. Amazing retention, lacing everywhere.

S: Fresh pine and grapefruit fill the nose, highlighting a distinctive West Coast style IPA profile. Honey-sweet malts and earthy yeast round the bouquet.

T: Following the vibrant nose, tingling citrus and dry pine hit the palate first. These flavors are quickly balanced by the sweet, bready malts. A touch of lemon zest and tea flavors can be noted, and the entire profile quickly comes to a bitter-sweet finish, with little lingering residue.

M: Medium bodied, lightly viscous in complexion, while the diacetyl creates a pleasantly slick appeal. Plenty of carbonation to keep the palate cleansed between each sip.

Another ace by the pros at Russian River; these are the kind of beers that make it tough to tire of IPA's. A lot like a little brother to Pliny the Elder, maybe a touch more earthy and bitter and lighter in complexion. Feels more session-y too, if RR was ever to 6-pack it, they should start here (and they wouldn't hurt the PtE brand).

rand, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

JeremyDrinksBeer, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

LikeFliesOnFlesh, Nov 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

jh1982, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

jhighlandbrewing, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

djrn2, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,336 ratings.