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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,473 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,473
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,482
Gots: 459 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass. Thanks to brentk56 or this in the recent Secret Halloween BIF.

Pours a clear, golden orange with several fingers of poofy eggshell colored head. Solid ½ finger of retention that stays thick and foamy, flaring up magnificently and leaving a huge cascade of sticky hop lacing behind. The aroma is a nose tingling mix of floral hops, pine cones, spice, some REALLY juicy smelling citric notes, and caramel sweetness that does a very good job of balancing out the nose.

The taste is a biting, resinous hop bitterness up front that never seems to quite run wild, as it's reigned in by tangy citrus character and a silky caramel backbone. That bitterness once again rears its' head in the finish, leaving a dry and lingering feel that has you eagerly anticipating the next sip. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a wonderful softy and creamy texture to it that spreads out across the palette and moves the flavors along. There is also a good bit of hop oil slickness to the body and the 6% ABV is hidden very well hidden.

This is just an extremely well crafted and solid IPA from Russian River. All of the flavors that you would want in a West Coast IPA plus the look, body, and most of all, drinkibility were all top notch. Worth seeking out.

Kegatron, Nov 18, 2008
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I am so glad to be able to try some of these Russian River brews! Big thanks to bs870621345 for transporting this across the country for me! My experience may be differnt from others with this beer as it is dated 01/21/2011, but no complaints here.

Appearance: Poured into my Captain Lawrence Smoke from the Oak glass. Pours a very pretty light transparent orange with a 1 finger head after a smei aggressive pour. As Blind Pig is consumed, there is a nice lacing that remains around the edges of the glass.

Smell: Even being two months old this still has a great nose to it. I get a lot of fruity sweetness consisting of citrus and in particular grapefruit. I cant stop trying to smell more of this, I can only imagine it fresh!

Taste: Once again I will reference the two month old age, but this beer remains very hoppy. It is very sweet and just a joy to drink. The bitterness is light and the fruity hop flavors jump out at me. I really like the way this beer is crafted, everything fits together so well, dare I say it is balanced?

Mouthfeel: Perfect carbonation, nice dryness, medium mouthfeel, very much what I like in an IPA!

Overall: I want this fresh because what I have here is incredible and I want to see how much it has fallen off. Given the opportunity I would certainly seek this out and highly recommend it to other IPA lovers.

OddNotion, Mar 23, 2011
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Blargimus, Mar 05, 2012
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,473 ratings.