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

4,699 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 4,699
Reviews: 1,329
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,524
Gots: 503 | 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:
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(Beer added by: RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Serving type: on draft from a pint glass

Enjoying my first pint at Capone's. Very nice. Smoooh IPA. Virtually no head, but lots of lacing. A very light, refreshing beer. Would recommend, especially to thee that are typically adverse to IPA's. First of several IPA's to review today.

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4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I was able to grab 4 bottles of this while visiting San Diego and this is the last one. All were bottled 090613. The first 2 we drank a week after bottling. Outstanding!

Poured into a dogfish head IPA glass. Golden in color with a pillowy white head that lingers beautifully.

Still plenty of citrus, grapefruit and juicy fruit in the nose. Slight bit of pineapple.

The taste is absolutely spectacular. Hops up front and hops in the background with just a slight hint of biscuit and straw. So clean and refreshing. I'm not sure it gets better than this.

Lingering hop bitterness with a medium mouthfeel. Just amazing.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an orangy color with a two finger head and nice carbonation.

Smell is juicy fruity hops, grapefruit, peaches, tangerine.

Taste is very nice up front, bitter toward the tail, leaves a hoppy bite in the aftertaste lingering on the palate. A bit grassy and some pine, a bit like pliny but has some differences too.

Very light bodied. A very well done single ipa.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

16.9 oz bottle shipped from Tim.

Appearance: Beautiful clear, bright orange gold color. Soft white head with average retention, but leaves some excellent lacing.

Smell: Blast of citrusy hops aromas. Sweet orange, bitter grapefruit. A hint of pine. Little whiff of caramel malt.

Taste: Lots of bitter hops flavor. Mainly grapefruit with a little orange zest. Dash of pine sol in there too. Defintely a very hop forward beer with a weakish malt backbone. Its very bitter thoughout with a hint of sweetness long after you swallow it.

Mouthfeel: Just slightly on the thin side. Not watery though. Good carbonation. Finishes dry and clean, without a lot of resiny tongue stickiness.

Drinkability: Well I'm pounding through this. A nicely unbalanced IPA for when you want a lot of hops and want to drink a few.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,699 ratings.