Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,772
Reviews:
1,448
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
Wants:
1,899
Gots:
987
For Trade:
27
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Ratings: 5,772 |  Reviews: 1,448
Photo of coleary
3/5  rDev -30.7%

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3/5  rDev -30.7%

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3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of SourNotes
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Liondiscs
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Reason
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of nandemo1
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Rubalaca
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of chalkfullof
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of hawkmage
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of BcOneSeven
3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of tystewart888
3/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not hoppy enough and tastes flat. Don't understand the love here

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Photo of drlockemd
3/5  rDev -30.7%

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3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Smitch
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of Buddha22
3.01/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 1/03/2011 poured into tulip.

A honey gold color with one finger head. Floral hops in the nose, but not as strong as I was hoping. On the front end of the taste seems extremely watered down which is disappointing. The hop bitterness kicks in on the back end, but I still cant get over the water down flavor. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with decent carbonation and the drinkability is average. I just don't like the watered down taste in the beginning mixing with the bitter end.

Maybe This IPA is a little past its drink by date, but I have had double troubles 3 months after bottling and it still tasted amazing.

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Photo of travolta
3.02/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

App: White, foamy head. Bright/light copper, very clear except yeast. Minimal retention and lacing.

Nose: Biscuits, citrus, big profile, a bit of vanilla and banana nut bread. Sweet nose with a hint of pear at the end.

Taste: Perfect carbonation. Slightly syrupy finish, dry in the middle, pineapples and mangoes, not much else.

Notes: Not as good as it was when brewed in Temecula.

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Photo of funjack5150
3.06/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I was just expecting a lot more from a beer that was coming from Russian River Brewery. It just wasn't for me.....

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Photo of Filabee
3.06/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is missing any real taste...

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Photo of Beaver13
3.08/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

500 ml bottle. Pours goden yellow with a frothy white head that quickly diminishes to a thin film that leaves some lacing.

The aroma is pretty subdued (esp after Pliny). There are some sweet sugary malts and a little melon and some peppery hops.

The flavor is some sweet malt and fruits with a kind of abrasive charcoal hop bitterness in the finish that has a good amount of bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, I didn't really care for the hop flavor profile. I was surprised considering how much I liked the Pliny (which was much more balanced). Given the same price, I would take the Pliny over this any day of the week.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.08/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
06/11/17

LOOK: light yellow beer color, small business lasting and creamy head.
AROMA: grass, hay,
TASTE: pine, hairspray
FEEL: a little creamy, thin body

**

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Photo of VWBuggirl
3.09/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

So, I am sure many of you will disagree with me on this, but personally, I did not enjoy this beer. Though, I can understand why so many people enjoy it.

I never understood why smell was a category in these rating, but this beer is why! I have never smelled a drink that had such a great aroma. It has a very strong floral scent that I find refreshing.

The problem (for me) is that it has such an unpleasant bitterness to it that I couldn't enjoy it. I was quite disappointed, but as I said, I can understand why others enjoy it.

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Photo of champ103
3.11/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours a hazy reddish/orange color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Light lace is left behind.
S: Huge resiny pine up front and center. A large bitterness. Nothing else.
T: Again, huge pine that dominates. Bitterness lingers on for ever. Nothing else but a sharp bitterness.
M/D: A medium body and carbonation. Really sticky and syrupy. Pretty hard for me to finish. I just get fatigued trying to finish this.

I really like RR. PtE is one of my favorite DIPA's. I thought I was going to like this, but there is nothing to take away from the palate burning pine and bitterness. Not for me.

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Photo of NickSD
3.11/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I think this is a very average IPA it just really doesn't have a lot of flavor.

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Photo of claspada
3.14/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Aromas of extremely pungent pine, fresh lemon, grapefruit, and faintly resinous hops. No malt at all; fairly clean.

The taste is completely and utterly dry, with nothing but wave after wave of citrusy and resiny hops assalting your tastebuds. I really cannot stomach such a hop bomb with no malt balance or detectability for that matter. If you are into this kind of thing you will love this beer but I prefer the ability to taste my next beer without having to eat a meal to cleanse my pallate.
The mouthfeel is fairly light bodied with very low carbonation. Smooth and slick, but not memorable.

Overall a miss for me just because of my style preferences, but I can see how some would enjoy.

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,772 ratings.
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