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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

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

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Ratings: 5,803 |  Reviews: 1,453
Photo of paco1029384756
4.61/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Thanks to srandycarter for this one.

Pours somewhat hazy golden color, not much head, but plenty of carbonation is apparent.

Scent of hops and citrus, simple and sweet, the ideal scent for an IPA, absolutely wonderful.

Taste is very hoppy, with the hops dominating, but great citrus as well with a faint sweet maltiness.

Mouthfeel is tart and soapy, nothing special, but still good.

One of the most drinkable beers I have ever had.

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Photo of KAP1356
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Capone's Black Friday event poured into a pint glass by Matt Capone himself...

A - Very nice, inciting beer. Pours a beautiful golden-yellow color that is just the slightest bit hazy. A very frothy, foamy, pillow of an eggshell white head forms about 2 fingers big and sits for a while. Very, very inticing look.

S - Big hits of pine and citrus coming right out of the top of this one. Citrus takes the lead on the nose after a while with a bit of sweetness coming through as well.

T - BIG hit of hops right up front. Citrusy, crisp, grapefruit taste along with some great sticky pine. Really great hop integration here. The hops are bitter but still keep a sweetness to them which is really quite nice.

M - Nice mouthfeel; more on the thinner side since it's just an American IPA. Not as resinous as I thought it would be. A nice carbination adds nicely to the palate.

D - Another dangerously drinkable RR IPA. Incredibly well balanced and easy to drink. Very refreshing and one that you keep wanting to drink. Hopefully I can snag a few bottles of this sometime.

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Photo of Kyrojack
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Gatch
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 1/6/12.

A: Golden-yellow with a fluffy, white head. No lace and little retention.

S: Malt up front. Hops are there but great balance.

T: Again, very balanced. Delicious, fruity hops. Everything is subdued and comes together to create a great beer.

M: So smooth. Little to no carbonation. Way too easy to drink. Insane.

O: A damn good, balanced IPA. Worth the hype? Probably.

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Photo of kdown
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of mgr78704
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Hophead717
2.5/5  rDev -42.7%

Photo of cjohns73
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Sarge3130
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ralphw56
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Duhast500
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 1pt. 9oz. bottle into a Playboy pint glass.

The color is a mostly clear orange/gold with a finger and half of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a nice floral feel with a deep grassy flavor that makes me think of late summer and fresh cut grass. A little hint of pine needle in the nose as well.

The taste is a strong hop flavor that is quite bitter. It takes a minute to get through the strong bitterness but some spicy grassy flavor comes through. Some good citrus flavor with a good orange pith is in the taste and is there after breaking through the hop wall of bitterness and has a bit of malty flavor that is still there in the background

The feel of this beer is a bit big with the bitterness giving this beer a handful. It goes eventual subside and goes down smooth. A great west coast IPA.

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Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Scotchboy
4.17/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From sstorck, thanks a lot man!

Bottle to pint glass. Looks like this was bottled beginning of June.

A: Lighter body than most IPA's you see, closer to straw than gold. Off white head has tight white bubbles and sticks to the glass fairly well. Good carbonation.

S: High quality IPA nose, with tons of ripe tropical fruit, dried papaya, some distant orange & grapefruit zest, and pine, loads and loads of pine.

T: Hop forward with pine bitterness. A little grapefruit. Supremely drinkable, with medium bitterness and dryness.

MF: A lighter medium body that borders on creamy at times, refreshing and dry. Medium carbonation.

O: Totally sessionable IPA with a great nose, good flavors and bitterness, and a nice mouthfeel. A go-to beer if I ever had one, now if only I lived in Cali...

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Lots of citrusy (grapefruit), slight pine and resin, coupled with a moderate malt sweetness.

A: Golden color, clear, with an ample white dense white head with solid retention. Ample lacing left in the glass.

T: Citrusy, slightly piney/resiny hop flavor, with ample clean malt support, lightly sweet, with a moderately light hop bitterness. The beer is super crisp and has a dry finish.

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Super tasty; the beer has a great hop profile in the aroma and flavor. The hop additions, coupled with the beer’s crispness and clean malt character make this a super easy beer to drink!

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

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

500 mL bottle tried 10 Oct 2008.

Poured in a shaker pint. Small faintly yellow head. Slightly hazy bright gold color. Aroma of pine, some soapiness, overall light but crisp. Initial resiny bitterness gives way to a mouthfilling caramel sweetness. A second wave of resin takes over and reasserts in the finish and aftertaste. Nicely balanced. Ethanol moderate.

A close second to Pliny.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,803 ratings
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