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:
#612
Reviews:
1,465
Ratings:
5,856
pDev:
8.72%
 
 
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1,014
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Ratings: 5,856 |  Reviews: 1,465
Photo of wisegreensoul
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brendanjames
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Leiermann
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JNPIII127
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lakespapa
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jripley97
4.27/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spaten454
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AleManDan
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the bottle a beautiful clear gold with a foamy white head that leaves lots of lace.
Great aroma. Citrus, dank, floor. Bright.
Citrus and tropical fruit leads the taste with some bittering pine and pith.
Smooth and soft on the palate. Dry. Keeps you going back for more.
Wonderful beer.

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Photo of BeerMe8
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wisrarebeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbarletto
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Hawaiipa
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of npdevil27
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Appearance: pours a clear, dark straw color with a one finger, creamy, soft head that leaves a heavy residue of lacing.

Smell: hits with a hoppy presence, along with some floral and sweet fruity notes.

Taste: is rather dank and bitter up front with pine notes and tropical fruit undertones, which finishes with a lingering hoppiness.

Overall: another great offering from Russian River, will always go out of my way to pick up a Pig.

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Photo of IAmThird
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

To me, this is just an awesome IPA and, to a degree I prefer it over it's infamous DIPA brother. It's an easier drinker and the hop balance is just perfect.

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

Had on draft last week at Monk's in Philadelphia for about eight dollars. This is my second beer from this brewery. This is a very solid west-coast IPA, would love to try again.

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

Photo of PlinyMeNow
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had it on tap in Manhattan Beach California. Pours a straw color with a little foamy head that leaves nice lacing. This is a fairly light and crisp IPA, not the most interesting I’ve ever had, but clean and well done. The nose is not overpowering but consists of nice fresh hops with citrus, tropical herbal notes. Pineapple, mango, and other tropicals along with grapefruit peel and pine come through on the taste. I found it unexpectedly better. Others may not think it is so bitter; for me, 100 ibu doesn’t taste so bitter when balanced against heavy malt. In a lighter beer with a lower malt bill, even 50 ibu can seem like a lot. Such is the case here. It certainly grew on me by the end of the pint and I could see the relationship to Pliny the elder. I will look for it again!

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,856 ratings