1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
97
world-class

4,478 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,478
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,485
Gots: 460 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Blind Pig IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,478 | Reviews: 1,318 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of DHS1029
4.9/5  rDev +12.4%

DHS1029, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of obiwan
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

obiwan, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of gjohnson71
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

gjohnson71, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

pagesofphotographs, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Ludwigkpa
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Ludwigkpa, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Halloran33
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Halloran33, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of jwswigs
3.75/5  rDev -14%

jwswigs, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of gfunk1121
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

gfunk1121, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of Mjohnson0000
4.96/5  rDev +13.8%

Mjohnson0000, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of T100Mark
4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

17.25 ounce bottle poured into a shaker pint glass.

Appearance - Bright yellow color. A little hazy. A nice head made up of very fine bubbles. Good stickage.

Smell - Lemon rinds.

Taste - Big hops up front. Citrus. Slight spearmint flavor.

Mouth - Fizzy yet buttery.

Overall - Hoppy with a twist. I made mention of the spearmint flavor and the buttery mouth. California IPAs can be very crisp (bitter?). This California IPA is a little smoother than most. A fine, sophisticated ale.

T100Mark, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of ovaltine
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ovaltine, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%

wethorseblanket, Oct 07, 2014
Photo of nut
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

nut, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of taospowder
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%

taospowder, Oct 06, 2014
Photo of themind
4.53/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like a toned down version of Pliny The Elder. This is an excellent beer with a great balance of hops and citrus. If I could get this on a regular basis, I would. The difference for me when speaking of Pliny is the pine aroma and taste.

Bottom Line: The Pig Delivers.

themind, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of thufflife
4.36/5  rDev 0%

thufflife, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of CenCalMario
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

CenCalMario, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev -8.3%

DavidHume, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Snowshoes
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Snowshoes, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Kingrat831
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Kingrat831, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of ianw87
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Pliny overshadows how good this beer is.

ianw87, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of Robyn
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Robyn, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of kingjohnh
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%

kingjohnh, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Vincev27
4.88/5  rDev +11.9%

Vincev27, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Blake911
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Blake911, Oct 02, 2014
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,478 ratings.