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
BEER INFO

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:
#327
Reviews:
1,463
Ratings:
5,839
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,902
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1,008
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Ratings: 5,839 |  Reviews: 1,463
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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Photo of BennyProfane
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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Photo of Gkruszewski
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rammed96
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Pours a clear dark golden straw color with thick white head dissipating into bubbly lacing. Nose is mild hops and sweet malt. Taste follows with mild piney hops, more malt backbone and slight bitterness. This is classic west coast IPA ,balanced and delicious.Not too hoppy , not too much alcohol. Maybe the bar for which to judge all others.

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Photo of grapeshops
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DaveMaciolek21
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Long-lasting, West Coast pine taste that doesn't quit. Simpler than the Plinys, but a classic single IPA.

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Photo of PJHOY
4.93/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Sevinup07
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dclewis25
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of zbelair
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.1/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Draft at Apex. Medium golden, kind of hazy. Small soft, creamy head. Aroma is soft hoop scents, taste erupts with big strong hoppy flavors, dry and tangy. Super well balanced.

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

Photo of darktronica
4.06/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Quite pithy and piney, with contrasting floral notes that provide balance. A classic west coast IPA enjoyed on draft. Glad I had the chance to try this.

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Photo of Duncian
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Calibeer7
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

In my amateur opinion, this is the IPA all other IPA’s should strive to be. I make it a point to buy this when I visit the brew pub so that I have it at home. I prefer it to Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, easily my favorite beer.

It pours like a good golden hued IPA, it’s hop forward and smooth as hell. This one doesn’t disappoint.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,839 ratings