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

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Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#316
Reviews:
1,454
Ratings:
5,813
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,899
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997
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Ratings: 5,813 |  Reviews: 1,454
Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On draft at Monk's Cafe in Philly

Overall - dank nose, dry hopped pot stems. Nice bitterness trail but still juicy and dry. Fantastic IPA.

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Photo of Tafyob41
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris7482
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of funjack5150
3.06/5  rDev -29.8%
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 miggy_smalls
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kvannost802
4.39/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nietzsches_Horse
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lbenitezl91
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smanson56
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bradaplast
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JooJooEyeballs
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of breadwinner
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Epitome of a West Coast IPA for me, it's hoppy, dry, bitter, but nothing out of proportion, instead everything obviously executed to a precise calculation. And it deserves an extra tip of the hat for extracting such great hop flavor out of a relatively (compared to today's IPAs) small 6.1% ABV. Pliny is great, but this isn't far behind.

(Edit: Just happened upon a fresh pint. My God, that nose. Clear as a whistle, crisp, bright citrus, like pungent, tangy tangerine + the lightest touch of pine. Palate is grapefruit bitter. West Coast to a tee. Prob not for those who like the kinder, gentler IPAs, but hot damn is it a fine drink for this reviewer).

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Photo of avwrite
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A good runner up to Pliny the Elder. Bitter, full of taste, nice amber color.

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Photo of RobIPA88
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swedishmailman
4.11/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Filabee
3.06/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is missing any real taste...

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Photo of brandon911
4.13/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mikemikemike
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snellgg5
4.65/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaemeno3
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesStreet
4.21/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 510 ml bottle in to pint glass
A- Clear golden color with about a one finger head. Little lacing down the glass with lingering bubbles
S- Some citrusy hops, juniper bush, floral hops. Nice smells going on here.
T- A little more piney hops in the taste with some nice bitterness, but not too much. Good balance.
M- Very light, almost crisp. Again, good bitterness on the back end of the sip
O- Really solid IPA. I like this one.

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Photo of zak333
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,813 ratings
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