Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
BA SCORE
4.36/5
5,792 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#317
Reviews:
1,451
Ratings:
5,792
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,897
Gots:
990
Trade:
26
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Ratings: 5,792 |  Reviews: 1,451
Photo of Budlum
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.04/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msween21
3.58/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of my_knew_craft
3.81/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.46/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. A crystal-clear golden straw color with a one-finger white head. Great lacing in the glass. Bright aromas: orange, piney earth, and berries. Aggressively bitter in the West Coast style with pine, citrus, scratchy earth, and orange. So well-balanced with a lingering bitterness. A classic IPA.

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Photo of Timtac
3.91/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a little darker than what I expected from an IPA. Head is white to off white. Nose steeps of the hops that await. 1st taste is amazing, but has a lighter taste than I thought it would. After taste has the bitterness that I have come to love about IPAs.

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Photo of smcel371
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Thanks, Jan! Enjoyed a couple bottles dated 1/11. Very excited to get my hands on anything from Russian River let alone this beauty. Perfect interpretation of what's become known as the west coast IPA. Golden orange pour that's neither crystal clear nor hazy. Clean. Lively body speaks to the perfect carbonation. Soft white head that eventually sags and lingers. Aroma of pine, melon, orange zest and grapefruit. Nothing pakalolo-like or overly fruity. Taste is pine, orange, grapefruit, melon with an anchoring bitterness that seals the deal. Drinks ridiculously clean and crisp throughout. Would keep this in the fridge at all times if I could.

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Photo of skiking70
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this following Elder on tap, so my ratings may be schewed slightly. Solid IPA, but a tad thin and not as hoppy as I had hoped. It is a good beer in its own right, but there are so many great offerings right now that this beer gets lost in the shuffle.

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

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

Photo of Bum4ever
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of npala86
4.84/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

510 mL bottle dated 1/11/17. Thanks to DAN THE MAN for getting it for me. Poured into Belgian ale glass.

L: 3F head, which sets off some hop fade alarms for me. Good retention, sticky lacing, prolonged cap and ring. Beer is a very clear light amber with carbonation bubbles.

S: Fortunately there's still a good amount of citrus and floral notes in the nose, with hints of pine and dankness and some malt.

T: I want to be careful because I've never tasted a fresh bottle or on-tap, but I think it may have faded a bit. It's still got some lemon peel, grapefruit, and pine in it. Malts a little more forward than I would like, but not too much.

F: Light to medium body, medium carbonation. Good drying. Balance and construction well above average.

O: I totally get why RR doesn't want their bottles shipped. This is well above average as is, but should I get a chance to try one on-tap or within 10 days of bottling, I'll be happy to revisit for a look at a superior rating.

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Photo of Stofko1992
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a great single IPA. It is very smooth and crisp with a lot of great hop flavor that balance this IPA out. I had high expectations for this beer and it did not disappoint. But still not as good as Pliny the Elder in my opinion. But I am biased towards DIPAs so that could be why.

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

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,792 ratings
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