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
Ratings:
5,750
Reviews:
1,445
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
Wants:
1,902
Gots:
978
For Trade:
26
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Ratings: 5,750 |  Reviews: 1,445
Photo of rabbott2
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of c_tails
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pretty much perfectly crafted. got in beer trade and am glad i got it - a delight to try it for the first time...would happily fill my fridge with it if a could. great hops up front on the citrusy side, a nice malty backbone, a crisp bitter finish.

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Photo of realstuart
4.05/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kuges
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chitownfanatic21
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjgiant
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 2/21:
Pours with a clear, leaning towards copper body. Huge volume of white head on an aggressive pour I softened once I saw what was happening. Lacing is in splotches.

Nose has a hint of grain with a citrus rind and grass nose. Some sniffs have a little bit of a classic ESB nose. Warmth and more scrutiny has me noticing a little sweet grapefruit with rind.

Taste starts with a husky malt, giving a little (non-sugary) sticky feel similar to what I get with oat. A little orange zest and earthy dried pine needles come together by mid-taste. Feel is nicely soft, though it could probably use a little more carbonation (hope my pour didn't extract it all). The grassy notes from the nose I never see in the flavor (maybe it comes across as those dried pine needles). The ending is citrusy and earthy, in nice balance. A fairly clean ending, just an ever so light dry evergreen bitterness.

Let this one warm more after finding that Pliny at the same age kept improving with warmth. The more floral than fruit citrus notes became more evident but didn't evolve. A nice IPA that had some similarities to Pliny, but is a little simpler and a more earthy.

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Photo of Abe_Froman
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emptyglassagain
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msween21
3.58/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
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%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of soundaurora
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shafaegalo
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.46/5  rDev +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 -9.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
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 -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Macsimus
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tigerbrau
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ManapuaMan
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
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 -4.8%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bum4ever
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,750 ratings.
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