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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.

4,869 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,869
Reviews: 1,354
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,633
Gots: 581 | 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:
Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

No notes at this time.
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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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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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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,869 ratings.