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:
5,766
Reviews:
1,448
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
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1,899
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984
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Ratings: 5,766 |  Reviews: 1,448
Photo of CNoj012
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TexIndy
4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle (bottled on 7/23/08) into a pint glass. It was a hazy golden color with a tinge of orange and tons of tiny yeast bits floating around. It had a carb fountain in the center and great lacing. It had a finger and a half of white head that slowly, slowly dissipated into a thick foam that was constantly fed by the carb. The bottle strongly encourages you to drink fresh and not let age. I checked a couple places and this was the freshest I could find in Denver during my trip so hopefully still a good example.

The aroma was excellent. Classic IPA aroma with strong citric and floral hops. Good balance as they were not too overpowering. Did open up the sinuses after a couple deep whiffs. The taste was also classic IPA. Starts out smooth with a really pleasing taste and then right at the end you get the hop hit. Again, well balanced and stays shy of a hop bomb which makes this one very drinkable. Not a session beer but I can definitely drink a whole one and still have use of my tongue at the end unlike some the hop bomb tongue shredders. Mouthfeel excellent with clean start, hop bite and then quick reset.

Overall, an excellent beer that I'm glad I finally got to try. Well worth the hype. Another great one from RRBC which is quickly becoming one of my favorite brewers. Highly recommend and it's worth the effort to get.

Earned a permanent spot on my wants list.

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Photo of ari32
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HRamz3
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Booner818
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of erialbill
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Pretty hoppy initial taste with a nice malty feel in my cheeks. More enjoyable than alpine duet and Pliny the elder but not as enjoyable as the alpine pure hoppiness.

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Photo of artoolemomo
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Zimm
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of NHbeerfishing
4/5  rDev -7.6%

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

Photo of Washuffizi98
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of McAndrew
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of cfrances33
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly (6/22/12). Served in a shaker.

Pour: Golden orange with minimal cloudiness. Finger of fluffy white head. Decent lacing.

Smell: Pine and citrus nose. Not much malt to be found, maybe a little towards the bottom and it warmed up.

Taste: Citrus at first, followed by pine in the middle, and a bready, light caramel malt at the end.

Mouthfeel: Hops are juicy, but overall pretty light and dry. Very drinkable.

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Photo of pknyc
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of sukwonee
3.66/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into RR Pint Glass

A: 2-3 finger head, clear light orange color, decent lacing

S: Maybe there is something wrong with my nose these days!! I can't smell much from any of the beers I reviewed past few days!!! I smell little pine, citrus, grapefruit - typical Westcoast IPA, but relatively weak on this one. Not impressed.

T: All hops - very little malt, imo. It has a very short-lived taste. It doesn't linger on and on like Pliny does. It's not bad. Hop character is very similar to Pliny, but the taste fades much quicker. Pine, Citrus, Grapefruit. Not as oil as Pliny.

M: Light body, but low amount of carbonation (wish it had a bit more).

O: I think I am having this beer a bit too warm, but I wasn't super impressed - although it's a good beer. Zombie Dust, Red Racer IPA, Odell IPA are all much better than this brew.

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Photo of ttylicki
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of parris
3.67/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

S - Earthy, grapefruity when it sits, some fruity notes right after pouring or swirling... Peaches possibly?

A - Golden with a white head, it actually looks like an American light lager

T - Pine, grapefruit, metal up front, then pine, then bitter.

M - Low medium body, somewhat bitter-puckery

O - Damn good all around, very standard IPA, but not incredibly exciting.

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Photo of imyourhero21
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a straw colored gold in color. About half a inch of head develops on the pour. Smell is very citrusy and juicy. Wonderful. Taste is even more citrusy and juicy hops than appear in the nose. Light, bitter, but exploding with juciness. I love this. It's an overused expression, but, I could drink this all day long and never tire of it. I might even go out on a limb and say that I'm enjoying this more then the PtE. Would love to have this around regularly.
Many thanks to golubj for sending me this bottle.

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Photo of jasonjlewis
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Nice big head with excellent retention with a cloudy orange color.

Huge grapefruit flavor, citrusy, resiny, a bunch of hop varieties seem to be used in this one.

Taste is of a huge hop profile. Grapefruit, resiny, citrusy, spiciness comes through. Malt backbone only provides body and balance for the beer.

The mouthfeel is crisp and dry. It maintains a slight amount of astringency.

Go drink this beer, stop reading my review.

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Photo of Phillyz
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of BeerMeBro720
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,766 ratings.
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