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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.

4,788 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,788
Reviews: 1,344
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,582
Gots: 550 | 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

No notes at this time.
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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.

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I love you RR!

A: The brew poured a pale orange into the glass where a 1+ fingered, white frothy head formed exhibiting decent retention and loads of lacing.

S: Sweet Candied malts are accompanied nicely by strong pine and floral notes.

T: As the smell indicated, pine flavors dominate. The pine tasted so raw, like pine needles were added to the brewing process. Somehow, the beer remained pleasant and not overwhelmingly bitter. Malts follow and really complete this fantastic IPA.

M: Medium bodied, well carbonated.

O: Another great entry from Russian River Brewing Co. Can't wait to visit their brewery some day!

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,788 ratings.