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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

4,940 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,940
Reviews: 1,359
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 1,661
Gots: 614 | 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:
Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

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A - Poured into a regular shaker pint glass. This beer has a slightly off-white nearly 1 finger high head. Color of the beer is bright and clear yellow amber color. Head doesn't stick around long at all, leaving just a light dusting over top and a bit more pronounced ring around the glass.

S - Aroma is very hoppy, bright citrus (orange zest I'd say) and maybe some grapefruit, lots of sticky, sweet pine, almost leafy, some bitterness to the scent, maybe some light peach and tangerine also, and a healthy backbone of light bready malt (but one that is certainly taking a backseat to all the hops).

T - Piney, resinous, again almost leafy, quite bitter (in a good way), citrus (though not as much as in the nose and it's more lemon zest), even less tangerine/grapefruit/peach but notes of those are there. Also a bit of honey sweetness and light bready malt in the taste.

M - Nice mouthfeel. Carbonation is moderate, about where it should be for an IPA, body is medium and drinkable, consistency is smooth and wet, and the finish is a bit lingering, sticky, and wet leaving tastes of hop bitterness and bitter citrus, maybe hints of tropical fruit and honey also.

O - Overall, this beer was good and certainly worth a try, but there are better, cheaper, and more available IPAs in my area. That said, this is still quite a good IPA. I'm certainly happy I got the chance to try it, but it's not quite worth a road trip to the brewery just to try this one. That's what Pliny the Elder is for, really. Blind Pig was more of a bonus.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,940 ratings.