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
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:
#315
Reviews:
1,454
Ratings:
5,813
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 5,813 |  Reviews: 1,454
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4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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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%

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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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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of katan
3.68/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500 ml, dated 07-22-08. Moderately fresh I guess.

A - As gold as gold can get. I can't find any off colors, although its perhaps a bit on the darker side. The head is pearly white and about 2mm in height. Very well retained. Little carbonation and on the inside, although I would say the haze indicates this must be bottle conditioned.

S - holy smokes - noble hops. Very floral hop nose. Spicy and aromatic. Very edgy sweet grapefruit notes, citrus. No malts to describe here. Welcome to the west coast.

T - This thing is all bitter to me - up front and all the way through. Mid-stream shows a bit more floral hops. Some almost honey flavors mid-stream. At the end i get a bit of the grapefruit hops. Aftertaste is 110% bitter - a big whammy.

M - Strong in carbonation, but light in body. This beer feels very dry - as if it was cleanly fermented. Filling - it does build on you.

D - Easily drinkable. However, not all that refreshing. ABV is manageable. Carbonation, while hefty, does not wear down my palette.

My first RR expedition - While a solid IPA, it does not equal the orgasmic expectations that BA created for me.

Btw, I could have not picked a better brewery for my 200th review. Surpassing a milestone with this beer was more than I expected.

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Photo of beagle75
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 0.5 liter bottle into a tulip pint glass.

A: Clear, dark golden color with one finger of persistent off-white foam head. Moderate lacing remains on the glass.

S: Bright clean grapefruit citrus, with faint cracker and spices also detectable.

T: Begins off-dry with crisp pale malt at the forefront. Citrus and spicy hop aromatics are present in balance, but do not demand the center of the drinker's attention. A stale or stagnant flavor is detected just before the restrained bitter finish arrives--but does not linger.

M: Thin viscosity, very wet on the palate, yet also slightly sticky. Carbonation is very light, almost as if cask-conditioned.

D: The drinkability of this beer is through the roof--it disappears effortlessly and only disappoints the drinker when it inevitably yields an empty glass. Truly the little brother of Russian River's other notable IPAs--the sensory qualities detected here remind the drinker that, while each is distinct in its own way, there is much in all three that unifies them as genetically-gifted blood relations.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Got this one as an "I'm sorry" beer from SmokingmeX. Stand up guy.

A-A light golden amber. 1 finger of head on a heavy pour. Meant to stir up the bottom and dump it on top but I forgot. Lacing lasts top to bottom.

S-Sweet, citrus, bitter hops. No aroma of alcohol.

T-Near perfect for an IPA. Bitterness is spot-on. Citrus is subtle and sweet. Notes of pine.

M-Not as sticky as I like. It does cling to the mouth a bit after swallowing.

D-Would drink it all day long. Perfect session beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.63/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a gold with slight amber. Fluffy white head that faded and didn't retain any lacing.

The smell wasn't in your face over powering but it was still easy to pick up some citrus.

The taste was pretty easy to wrap your head around with a nice back bone of malt, citrus hops, and bittering hops.

I remember liking this beer more a year ago. Its not bad at all just hard to stand up to all the other west coast IPAs.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

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