Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
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4.36/5
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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:
#326
Reviews:
1,459
Ratings:
5,832
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,898
Gots:
1,004
Trade:
25
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Ratings: 5,832 |  Reviews: 1,459
Photo of jbwimer
4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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 Beerasaurus
4.74/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mscudder
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of imyourhero21
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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 sloelco
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of SweetChicken
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of Tim725
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%

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 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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Photo of Bnoise11
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 JeffSK
3.79/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KCBeerNerd
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jonbonfondle
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of alpinebryant
3.89/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on Date 12.11.09
Pours a clear light straw color with a small white head. Aroma is over the top great with citrus pine and grapefruit - a very delicious smelling brew. The taste doesnt quite live up to the smell , but I still think this is a good IPA. Mouthfeel on this one is slightly lighter than what I remember of PTE, but not watery.

I like an IPA a litter sweeter than this one - it has a dry finish and an a bitterness that I enjoy with some additional sweetness.

Medium to light carbonation . Drinkability is medium for me

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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 5,832 ratings