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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

3,962 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,962
Reviews: 1,301
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 1,358
Gots: 351 | FT: 18
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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BierJager89

California

4.51/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A; Slightly dark golden color, white head.

S: Notes of pine, and mandarin orange in the nose.

T: Pine, citrus, hops, and a pleasant bitterness in the flavors.

M: Medium bodied, smooth for an IPA, very drinkable.

O: Superior to Pliny the Elder, Inferior (though only slightly), to Pliny the Younger.

Serving type: on-tap

01-17-2014 00:43:49 | More by BierJager89
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Rau71

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

05-14-2012 01:19:15 | More by Rau71
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -8.3%

12-31-2013 01:23:36 | More by Kevincredible
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

11-21-2013 22:10:59 | More by MNPikey
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Schlafly33

Missouri

4/5  rDev -8.3%

07-01-2014 12:37:50 | More by Schlafly33
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mverity

Florida

4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Nice pale gold in color with a great amount of bubbly white head that persists. Lacing also fantastic. Aroma is of grapefruit and sweet/bitter grassy hops. Taste is really good. Subtle sweetness that reminds me of fresh cut St Augustine. The bite of the hops is slight, but well balanced. I'm surprised that this beer is so drinkable. I've killed a full tulip already. Mouthfeel is light, bubbly, and has a nice hop sting. Might have to get a growler of this beer instead of Pliny my next trip to RR.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:29:57 | More by mverity
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BRYeleJR

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-18-2013 01:29:46 | More by BRYeleJR
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mikey711

New Jersey

4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

For all the IPAs i drink, this is only the second time I have had blind pig

A: Nice transparent orange color with a fluffy white soapy head that is very thick and leaves nice lace. Lots of rising carbonation. There is some sediment floating around in the glass.

S: Juicy citrus hops that make me weak in the knees! Papaya, mango, apricot and peach. Just what I am looking for in an IPA

T: A bit more on the pine side then the nose would indicate. Some citrusy does come through and there is a slightly bitter bite of grapfruit

M: Nice light feel and no harshness is present

D: This is one that I could enjoy quite a few of and I think would be pleasing to a variety of palates (not just beer drinkers)

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2010 22:20:04 | More by mikey711
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Roger85

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

04-21-2013 19:03:07 | More by Roger85
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -8.3%

06-30-2013 23:46:20 | More by Atomicskis5
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ChadQuest

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Nice slightly hazy amber orange colored body with a white head with freakin sticky lacing.
The ring with floating island cap that lasts for the whole beer is beautiful.

"Pliny the Baby" has a similar hop character to it, with a nice citrus forefront with subtle pine. The flavor actually looks just like the color would lead you to expect.

Smoother mouthfeel with medium-light carbonation. Drink this one all night.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2010 04:10:05 | More by ChadQuest
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bootdown21

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

04-24-2013 11:25:06 | More by bootdown21
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SkiBum22

New York

4/5  rDev -8.3%

01-15-2013 20:00:03 | More by SkiBum22
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mdwalsh

Iowa

4.2/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 3 finger just off white head with good texture. Beer is a beautiful golden amber with good active carbonation, but the head lacks dexterity.

S: It's citrusy, reminds me a little bit of sweet tea. The bitter comes through pretty strong. This smells like a hop head's session beer.

T: And that pretty much describes the taste too.

M: Little lighter than normal, but good.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2010 17:08:43 | More by mdwalsh
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

12-07-2013 05:26:31 | More by Dank26
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deebo

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -31.2%

02-19-2013 15:12:06 | More by deebo
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kemoarps

Washington

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful amber straw colour. The head is pillowy, but short, and as I drink the sides of my glass trace the path taken leaving that nice white lacing we all love so much.

The nose is a combination of woodland hops and a light bready maltiness that dulls the harshness of the hops.

The tongue follows the nose (as it is wont to do), with the hops providing a majority of the character, though they are well balanced by the light malting, and there's a faint almost honey-like essence to the tail end.

I like it. It goes down easily enough, and is well balanced. I'm not usually nutso about IPAs, but I rather enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2011 00:08:59 | More by kemoarps
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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +14.7%

12-12-2011 00:52:09 | More by EasyReader
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berley31

New Brunswick (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured with a big, white, creamy head... dissipated to about 1/2-finger or so over time. Very good lacing, left in sheets on the sides of the glass. Body is a dark golden color, and clear.

S: Mostly hops and pine, with some citrus pushing its way through all the hoppiness.

T: The citrus and pine needles are what's prevalent at first, and then it finishes moderately bitter and hoppy. It's all very clean and smooth, however... excellent balance.

M: Light-to-medium body with a slightly creamy texture and average carbonation.

D: That's a damn fine IPA... I was excited to try this beer (had it at the Uber Tavern in Seattle... the keg had just literally been tapped) after all I've heard, and it didn't let me down at all.

Serving type: on-tap

10-29-2009 20:25:13 | More by berley31
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

07-06-2013 13:10:59 | More by craft_shannie
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Beerswag

California

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

10-06-2013 17:42:41 | More by Beerswag
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GeorgiaBeerGuy

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

08-14-2013 16:06:52 | More by GeorgiaBeerGuy
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greg4579

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

08-10-2013 15:04:25 | More by greg4579
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roostor07

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

11-13-2013 16:52:50 | More by roostor07
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Camjmorton

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

05-18-2014 22:11:33 | More by Camjmorton
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 3,962 ratings.