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 claytong
3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - solid inch and a half of head. orange, minor amber and copper influence

Smell - hoppy of course, not as much as pliny but its dominate, minor citrus

Taste - like the smell, minor citrus actually seems more like grapefruit, bitter grapefruit, bittering hops. nicer as it warms up.

Mouthfeel - smooth, medium body for an ipa

im not that much into ipas, but rr's dont make me crazy about them either.

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

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

Photo of CNoj012
4.09/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamBear
4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-dark transparent honey with a thin white head

S-smells like pine, grapefruit, and salty. good strength

T-comes in with a good crisp taste of grapefruit. goes in to a decent taste of piney hops. the tastes aren't overly powerful but they're nice and crisp. it has a nice after-taste of grapefruit

M-creamy medium carbonation with a nice creamy finish

O-its definitely an amazing IPA. it compares to the Elder, though I think the Elder happens to be slightly more robust, but only by a touch. its very well balanced, near perfect for an IPA.

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Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mdlb44
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.62/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IndyDad
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of HookemHoos
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this straight from the bottle 3 weeks after bottling. Pours orange/golden color with a thick white head. The smell was citrus and very earthy. Taste starts off very clean which turns to hoppy bitterness on the back end. Overall, I consider it a top-notch IPA. I'm not sure it's my favorite IPA, but one that I would definitely have consistently when available.

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Photo of mc4z
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mscudder
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of sloelco
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of antoines15
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of SweetChicken
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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

Photo of Lelampp
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WheelsPSU
4.32/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I stopped by Russian River last weekend while I was out in the Sonoma valley for a wedding. During the 45 minute wait, I decided to get a Blind Pig and Pliny.

Blind Pig was very unassuming looking actually. Kind of like a standard looking IPA. a basic pale gold tint and a bit sticky looking. Not much lace. I guess I was expecting the second coming after hyping my trip to Russian River so much.

Then the aroma hits. Its just fresh hops right to your nose. Very good. Extreme amounts of grapefruit and grass in the nose. Even a bit of something flowery. The best part of the beer.

The taste did not live up to the nose but it was still really good. Again, fresh west coast hops with strong citrus bitterness. The hops linger and are a bit dry.

This beer was great in the nose and the first few sips of the beer. Then it became cloying and dried my tongue out. Pretty decent overall, but I couldn't have a second. That being said, for a thin big hopped IPA, it was quite satisfying. That nose was great and drinking it extremely fresh on tap at RR made it that much better

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Photo of MuenchenerKindl
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a .5L bottle to a pint glass the liquid is light gold with good carbonation. The head is white close to 2 fingers and leaves little lace.

The smell is quite interesting, notes of citrus hops, lemon grass, pine needles, and bitter fruits.

The taste follows and is quite complex, citrus such as grape fruit, orange peal, lime twist, and lemon zest. The malt is a bit light but does not seem to be a major defect in the fesh hop delight. It finishes with a dry earthy tone.

The mouth feel is good, nice carbonation and medium body.

The drinkability is very good it really is a must try and fresh lives up to the hype. Prosit, MK

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

Photo of Williaar
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of nuebs
4.45/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevincredible
4/5  rDev -8.3%

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