Blind Tiger | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
California, United States

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Blind Tiger is easily the hoppiest beer we’ve ever brewed. A massively aromatic blend of hops deliver resinous citrus fruit flavors, with the bitterness cranked well over 100 IBUs. With an absurd addition of over 10 pounds of hops per barrel—including Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Centennial—and clocking in at over 9% ABV, Blind Tiger explodes with flavors of freshly cut melon, citrus peel, and ripe passionfruit. We encourage you to grab this beer while its fresh.

Added by spark3148857 on 09-08-2013

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.84/5  rDev -5.7%

Bottle I brought to share at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a hazy golden-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid citrus forward hop qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Opens with a big herbal, minty nose. Pours hazy gold under a 3” rocky white cap with a slight yellow-gold tint that provided very clingy lace. Showcases big hop flavors over a light malt backbone. Melon and citrus start the attack with hints of tropical fruit finishing with a clean, crisp bitterness and a herbaceous graham cracker laced with fruit aftertaste. Very fine soft carbonation gives the beer a light creamy mousse texture. Very big flavors but nothing is harsh or cloying.

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3.56/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3/5  rDev -26.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of spark3148857
4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Speakeasy's 16th Anniversary Party:

Pours a hazy bright yellow with slight orange edges. Creamy off white head. Aroma is all hops. The malt backbone is barely noticeable which was clearly the intention. Huge notes of pineapple, mango, passion fruit, peaches, and melon. So much citrus hop focus in the aroma. Taste follows the nose extremely well. Not overly sweet with exceptionally balanced flavors from all the different hops in this beer. One of the smoothest and creamiest 10% IPAs I've had, amazing how well the alcohol was covered up. Dangerously easy to drink! Hop profile is Simcoe, Amarillo, Citra, Columbus, Apollo, and Mosaic. An excellent TIPA, hopefully this is rebrewed and maybe even added to Speakeasy's lineup.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: golden beer with frothy cap; persistent filmy cap and some sparse lacing

S: bright grapefruit and lemon pith and spray - zesty on the nose - some floral notes

T: danker hop bitterness on the tongue than the nose - shiny pine notes humming through the citric flowers; light and just mildly sweet malts, pale and clean

M: toward the lighter-feel end of the DIPA spectrum; another relatively lean and tight IIPA, subtle bitterness, mild finish

O: drinkable DIPA from San Fran, lean and crisp, carrying a well-hidden abv - light and lemony - definitely worth the buy, even if only for the one time.

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3.6/5  rDev -11.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.4/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface, a collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of pine resin and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has dank flavors of pine resin along with notes of citrus and additional hints of tropical fruits, the latter of which becomes a little stronger as the beer warms up. Some notes of alcohol are present in the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and quite crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This IPA is very aromatic and flavorful, seeming to have very fresh hops, but the notes of alcohol towards the finish of the taste are somewhat detracting and cut into the beer's drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

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4.42/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.7%

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Blind Tiger from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 110 ratings