Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
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Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#548
Reviews:
1,468
Ratings:
5,876
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
Wants:
1,906
Gots:
1,024
Trade:
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Photo of n2pux
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dishficks
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JAMN4U
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Antfugue
4.78/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A lighter, let’s say, summer version of PtE that’s cut from the same cloth. Absolutely worth the effort to try.

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Photo of Mdez
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of QuakeAttack
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BltByKrmn
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GetTheYayo
4.08/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of VoxRationis
3.98/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a conical pint glass at Toronado Bar in San Francisco. Purchase to contrast with Pliny the Elder.
A: Pours a slightly hazy, orange-amber color with a one quarter inch, white head, but little retention or lacing.
S: Almost floral aromas of tangerine and peach evident over a caramel malt spine.
T: Dry. Palate deviates from the nose, as significant peppery bitterness is the focus. Like PtE, a clean, crisp finish.
M: Light to medium bodied with medium carbonation.
O: Solid and drinkable. Liked PtE better.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shimmering burnt gold with a thick off-white foam that leaves drooping curtains of lace all over the glass.

This one seems a bit more dank than Pliny, but also features crackery malt. A slight hint of unwanted, airy and vegetal pine pops in before tangerine thankfully takes over in this frothy, medium bodied IPA that finishes chalk dry.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of B33rcules
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidR_9
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled today, classic 510ml bottle.

Beautiful clear golden to darker copper hue. Tons of foamy white bubbly head with some larger bubbles throughout. Amazing head rentention and superb lacing. Nose is deep citrus, dark pine, some thin floral notes, and a grapefuity tropical notes. Taste follows the nose woth mostly orange peel and extremely balanced grapefuit pithiness along with a mellow dark piney note. The malt backbone is clearly evident with just enough sweetness to balance out the hops but keep them expressive. Really smooth and silky mouthfeel with medium carbonation. Finishes clean and semi dry with citrus and grapefuit/pine/spruce stickiness.

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Photo of lic217
4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AWA
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of csfcmitchell
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of walkinginplace
3.69/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OhhhhhhSnapp
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.72/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seansween
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bubseymour
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This is about the most traditional/classic west coast IPA as one can find. Piney and Floral and a moderate to heavy bitter finish. A little to heavy on the pine and bitterness for me but I respect this for a very well made beer.

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3.84/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,876 ratings