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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

4,473 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

greg4579, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of BucBasil
3.23/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the pint bottle into a large snifter.

A: The beer is a hazy dark orange color with 2 fingers of incredibly quickly dissipating off white head.

S: Slightly citrusy with a good balanced character. Odd sort of medicinal smell in there somewhere and a soapy (?) character. Very hoppy. Not much balance.

T: Wow - intensely bitter with no balance. Not my cup of tea, but strong hop character. Sappy bitterness all the way through - I feel like I'm chugging sap and earwax. Slight citrus flavor in there somewhere of orange rind and pulp. This one is all bitterness. Jesus.

Notes: I don't think I'll be coming back to this one. I very much enjoyed Pliny and the bitter yet balanced character it brought to the table. This one is way too unbalanced brutally bitter-for-no-real-reason way. Hard to get through the whole bottle.

The bottle explains that a "Blind Pig" was a term for beer you would get during prohibition. This definitely could pass as moonshine...

BucBasil, Feb 27, 2011
Photo of brownbeer
4.18/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Falling Rock

Very clear pale gold.

Floral and citrus nose(similar but not quite as pungent as two hearted).

Clean, fresh hop profile with faint pine and grapefruit.

Very drinkable and balanced. A slight bitter punch in the finish is appropriate. Very good but not my favorite.

brownbeer, Sep 30, 2009
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4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml Bottle thanks to CaryTheDude. A dull golden color body with a big soapy white head,light to medium carbonation and tuns of stricky lace. Aroma is hoppy, piny,floral and citrus rind,Very nice. Flavor is bitter with some pine up front, a very tasty caramel malt backbone,more citrus hops,a bit of resin,hints of peppercorn,orange peel,just plain juice and balanced,very very good, a nice bitter finish with a hoppy aftertaste, medium body without being sticky feeling at all. A very drinkable top shelf IPA for sure.

WakeandBake, May 01, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

sunofneurot, Apr 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Goldfishman, Mar 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Beerswag, Oct 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

loren01, Aug 28, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

pearljam118, May 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Beezee, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of cvm4
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled July 9th, 2012.

A - Pours a clear gold with a slight amber hue. Frothy off-white head.

S - Clean pineapple and grapefruit. A good amount of pine as well.

T - Strong pine hops with clean malts. Bitter hop, orange peel finish.

M - Such a crisp beer. finishes dry. Very drinkable.

O - Not as well balanced as Pliny but not far behind. Takes the pine/orange peel route.

cvm4, Jul 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

PhineasGage, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

meanmutt, Sunday at 01:36 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

CesarLopes, Jun 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

kmos27, Apr 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

cfh64, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

slimntubbs, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

Travisnin, Sep 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

jbuddle, Jan 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Googs, Oct 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

roostor07, Nov 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Robyn, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Twal, Jun 23, 2013
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4.61/5  rDev +5.7%

rkarimi, Jun 07, 2012
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,473 ratings.