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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,778 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,778
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,574
Gots: 546 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

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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.

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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).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

A: First thing I noticed was the big, two fingered, billowy and rocky white head that sits on top. It has great retention as a small head is maintained throughout. It leaves behind some scattered lacing. It is clear golden in color and a moderate amount of small bubble streams rise to the top, giving it a lively appearance. Very inviting.

S: There is a wonderful hop profile in the nose that isn't overpowering. It allows aromas of fruity esters and citrus to make their way through. Herbal, floral, and piney notes also make a significant contribution.

T: It has nice hop flavors that provide a strong piney and herbal taste. Citrus fruits again make an appearance. There is a light bitter finish due to the hoppiness.

M: This sort of has a resiny feel with a finish on the dry side. A moderate amount of carbonation allows the flavors to wander on the palate. A crisp, light bitterness cleanses the palate in preparation of another taste.

O: This is a very drinkable IPA. I would not hesitate to pick this one up again. One of the best IPA's out there. Highly recommended.

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,778 ratings.