Blind Pig
Russian River Brewing Company

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Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
American IPA
Ranked #19
Ranked #717
4.36 | pDev: 8.49%
Nov 29, 2023
Mar 26, 2005
Full-bodied, very hoppy, with citrus, pine, fruity notes and a nice dry, bitter finish!

Original Gravity: 1.058
Color: Copper
Bitterness: Medium
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Reviewed by TheWaySheGoes from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Great lacing upon pouring. Lot of subtle flavors going on. Orange, grapefruit, pine needles, and breadiness from the malt comes through. I can see why some prefer this to Pliny. Almost like the Focal Banger to the Heady Topper. Balance between the sweetness and bitterness is fantastic.
Nov 29, 2023
Rated: 4.02 by timmy2b from New York

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 4.5 by Nyoder

Nov 26, 2023
Rated: 4 by DrStiffington from New Jersey

Nov 12, 2023
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Cannot believe I havent enjoyed this classic before now. Bought WFM Mill Valley near the source bottled 30 days ago, in heavy glass.
A) A finger FULL of white head with great retention and lasting lacing. Golden body, chill haze.
S) SEE-saw of melon, woods, pine, lemon, peach, white pepper.
T) Follows aroma, round peach and melon notes. perfect zesty bitter finale.
F) Lots of mouth textures and sensations, punchy, bitter, cleansing.
O) Deservedly classic in direction of OG IPAs and Dales Pale Ale but better.
Nov 10, 2023
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Rated by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
This beer is very similar to P the elder I think it’s just a bit more bitter
Nov 02, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by wekoontz from Maine

Oct 25, 2023
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Rated by LottaScrewingAround from Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A very nice piney IPA. Soft and not too aggressive on the tongue. Overall, I’d recommend.
Oct 19, 2023
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Reviewed by NickSMpls from Washington

4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Nose is woody and piney, rising from a light straw-color body. Light head, good lacing. Upfront bitterness which lingers well into the finish. Taste is very dry, malt is well into the background. Very much an IPA, start to finish. Very well crafted, nary a flaw to be found.
Oct 02, 2023
Rated: 4 by Jdells09 from New Jersey

Sep 28, 2023
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
1 PINT, 1.25 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a nonic pint glass

This beer pours a clear golden hue. It is topped with a couple inches of off-white head that leaves rings of lacing as I consume.

Mild resin aroma. Pine. Otherwise, it smells clean.

Grapefruit and pine flavor. It is mild. Slightly bitter finish with a little lingering bitterness.

Medium bodied with a pillowy mouthfeel

Solid west coast IPA.
Sep 04, 2023
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
17.25oz bottled 7-19-23, opened 9-4-23.
2 finger white head with great retention and full lacing as it recedes to a solid cap.
Golden IPA body with a bit of chill haze.
Aromas of peach, melon, some pine and lemon. Vibrant and clean.
Flavors follow very closely to the aroma - lemon, peach...a little zestier with some citrus rind bitterness.
Bright entry, medium body and carbonation. Solid bitter punch mid-palate and to late in the dry finish.
Sep 04, 2023
Rated: 4.35 by ctbeerman1 from Connecticut

Sep 01, 2023
Rated: 2 by BeerVeer from California

Aug 25, 2023
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Rated by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.83/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Peachy, hints of malt and bitterness, tropical, zesty citrus, ripe, smooth, balanced
Aug 21, 2023
Rated: 4.4 by mush from Illinois

Aug 06, 2023
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Rated by Hobbs87 from New York

4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Excellent IPA. Actually prefer it over Pliny the Elder as it is smoother. Just a very enjoyable IPA and easily one of the best.
Jul 22, 2023
Rated: 4.39 by QueenSac from Colorado

Jul 21, 2023
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Reviewed by hreb from Washington

3.68/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
510 (what?) ml bottled on 032423 and served in a pint glass. Pours real pale and real foamy. Super straw yellow color. Aroma is very fresh but doesn't have a particularly citrusy or piney smell. First sip brings a pure flavor of old school American IPA: assertively bitter but flavorful with pine sap and spicy wood. There is a very little bit of biscuit malt flavor to go along with it, too.

It's pretty cool how pure and well-executed this is. It deserves to be a classic, but not legendary. Then again, I can't even imagine what it would have been like to drink an IPA in 1994.
Jul 17, 2023
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