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Blind Pig IPA - Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

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4,480 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,480
Reviews: 1,318
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 8.94%
Wants: 1,485
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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4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Beestin, Apr 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Rborre321, Jun 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

harsley, Jul 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

cbnz, Oct 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -14%

sgregory, Jun 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

devilfluff, May 31, 2014
Photo of SHODriver
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light golden yellow with an ample fluffy white head with good retention
S: Tropical fruits, some pine, a little resinous and slightly sweet
T: Soft and gentle flavors of citrus and pine with a solid malt backbone. Aftertaste is oily with some sweetness and a bit of citrus
M: Perfect mouthfeel. The beer is smooth and creamy without being overly thick
O: A very good beer Date on the bottle is 31 Jan so pretty fresh and purchased from the source

SHODriver, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of Adkins1203
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Adkins1203, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Can_has_beer
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Can_has_beer, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of BlindPig
4.97/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Light golden yellow body with a thin lacing that covers about half of the top.
S- Big pine and citrus hops. Tons of fruits in there along with all the pine. Peach, grapefruit, orange, and a few others I can't pin point.
T- Huge upfront hops. Grapefruit, peach, light orange, and pine all flood the mouth. There is a nice balance between pine and the fruits but pine is winning. Nice decent size malt body. Finishes with a dry aftertaste along with fruits and a strong pine flavor.
M- Medium to full body with medium to low carbonation.
D- This is the best IPA I have ever had. It may be even close to the best beer I have ever had. I would like to have it side by side with some other favorites and see if this one would come through (I believe it would come out VERY close to #1 if not #1. I would give this beer a 4.999 if I could but of course you can't.

BlindPig, Mar 27, 2007
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Alpar, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of Lunch
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served from a 16.9oz. bottle (thanks to davidsk for the trade) into my new Blind Pig mason jar at around 45 degrees (11/17/09).

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a slight orange hue capped out with a nice and chunky two finger head with decent retention and exceptional spider lacing. Almost identical to it's older brother, Pliny.

S: A nice bouquet of pine, flowers, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and tropical fruit.

T: Similar to the smell with pine, flowers, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple and tropical fruit hitting the palate with a nice bitterness, which is never harsh.

M: Medium-bodied with nice carbonation and a slightly slick mouthfeel.

D: Exceptionally drinkable and only 6.1% abv. Easily sessionable.

Overall this is a nice beer that I would certainly pick up quite often if it were available in my area. Recommended

Lunch, Nov 17, 2009
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4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pretty fresh bottle bought from my local supplier. Poured into my RR pint glass.

Appearance is a beautifally clear yellowish orange. Almost apple juice color. A nice foamy white head formed but faded pretty fast down to a few bubbles.

Smell is nice and aromatic. Not nearly as good as Elder's aroma but good. Citrus and grapefruit are what comes out more.

Taste is nice with a strong hop flavour but again nothing like elder. The bitterness hits you in the back of your tongue. A little plain on the malt but good tasting all together.

Mouthfeel is good. Maybe a little more carbonation would be good.

Drinkability is high because of the low ABV and because it is a good IPA all together. I still prefer stone IPA for a single IPA style but Elder has to be my fav DIPA.

PeprSprYoFace, Feb 10, 2009
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

beerman999999, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

seavercm, Jul 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

HeadyTheElder, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

dtivp, Aug 02, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I picked this up at Whole Foods a few weeks ago.

Appearance- amber color, good size head

Smell- Hops, very nice

Taste- Hops, very delicious

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- very nice, Russian River always does a splendid job. I am always greatly satisfied with their beers.

jeffjeff1, Nov 17, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

anticipation23, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Nice golden color with a bit more haze then Pliny the Elder. Thead is fluffy white with chunky lacing.

S- The hops are sweet and fragrant. Wonderful citrus smell that make this beer sing.

T- There is a fresh crispness about this beer. The hop character is not quite as sweet as I was thinking, but still very tasty. This beer is like eating a regular grapefruit, including the sour pith. Thats the type of taste I'm getting in my mouth at the moment.

M- Feels good in the mouth, the bitter after taste is definitely something that takes some getting used to.

D- Easy to drink, and over all tastes great.

Wetpaperbag, Sep 03, 2008
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

chcfan, Nov 14, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This arrived as a somewhat murky yellow and orange with a small head. It left a good amount of lace behind.

The flavors preasent are interesting as well as appealing. The smell consists mainly of hops but has some malt character as well. The taste brings a soft combination of hops on top of a solid malt base. There's more than a single ingredient at play here.

This is good; I like it more than the regular Russian River IPA.

watermelonman, May 10, 2005
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3.18/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

2009 rate. I think something was wrong with this bottle so I should revisit this. I really dig both Plinys so I understand this should be a beer I enjoy given how great the brewery is.

Pours a strangely-light clear straw with a quickly receding head. Not the burst of hops I expected. Really subdued. A bit watery in the mouth, with a strange, harsh finish. Some nice characteristics, certainly drinkable, but absolutely below-average. I’ve had a dozen better IPAs in the last week. I have really enjoyed Russian River, but this is a strange offering.

JAXSON, Jul 31, 2011
Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 4,480 ratings.