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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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5,802 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:
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Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#311
Reviews:
1,451
Ratings:
5,802
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 5,802 |  Reviews: 1,451
Photo of SCanthony
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of cvfish
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - This beer poured a golden amber color that produced a fluffy white head that had great retention and laced the side of the glass very nicely

S - The aromas produced by this beer had a medley of hop aromas, I was surprised I got so much out of the beer, but pine, orange, pineapple, lemon, and grapefruit, good God, I've fallen in love

T - The taste of this beer had a nice bit of caramel malts at the beginning, but the star was quickly unleashed, the hops, and the mix of hops flowers was along the nose, but words cannot describe the taste of this beer

M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body with a light to moderate amount of carbonation

D - This would be my favorite IPA, but I think Masala Mama wins by a hair, otherwise, this is one of the all time great beers

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Photo of chumba526
4.42/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appears translucent gold in color with a small white head.

It smells of pine like and grassy hops. I also get a bit of a mild dry bread like malt smell to the ale.

It tastes of citrusy (grapefruit mostly) hops, and earthy grassy/ pine like hops. There is a mild malt sweetness that pairs nicely with the citrusy and pines like hop flavor of the beer. The beer ends with a forceful amount of bitterness. Though it is not overwhelming.

There is a crisp mouthfeel to the ale.

Overall a flavorful hop forward light refreshing and smooth tasting IPA. I have been liking that more bars around town have but putting this on tap.

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Photo of ottodyer
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Jeeb
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of rondufresne
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of jgarvis
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Photo of Port_Seat
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of boudeysbigbrew
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.43/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of treznor
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of photomike
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.89/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

17.25 oz. bottle purchased at Ales Unlimited (gotta ask for it!) in San Francisco, CA, bottled on 5/2/13, poured into a hotel style glass and drank over ~30 minutes.

A: 4.75 - straw yellow coloration, hop haze (couldn't read through), white half-finger head subdues into subtle glass lacing, moderate alcohol legs for a 6+% beer

S: 5 - BOOM! lots and lots of grapefruit, pine, resiny dank aromas just pouring out of the bottle on opening the glass; as it warms, you definitely pick up more of the bready/biscuity qualities of the malt; really nicely-balanced aroma here!

T: 5 - based on the aroma, I was anticipating a slap of bitterness, which I don't usually enjoy, but I didn't get this at all! There is a slight bitterness on the anterior tongue but in the middle of the mouth, hop flavors predominate...pine, resin, tangerine and lots and lots of grapefruit again on the back of the tongue/aftertaste; little malt presence for me and super-dry

M: 4.5 - moderate bodied; high (and impressive) carbonation just pouring off the bottom of the glass in tight little bubbles and pushing the hop aroma right into your face; the only flaw here, I think, was the alcohol was a little too present in the taste for my liking and the relatively low content

O: 4.75 - definitely an exemplar of a West Coast IPA; lots of dank, citrus flavor and aroma, superdry; I'd put this up there with Ballast Point Sculpin, Green Flash IPA, Stone IPA and others as the best examples in class; cheers!

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Photo of TheBronze
4/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of drebrew
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of leprakhan
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of conoraugustine
3.75/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThirstyBird
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Toronado SD - from notes
Appears golden yellow in color with a thin white head. Some lacing.
Smells of grapefruit, obviously hoppy.
Taste is very well balanced -hoppy malty. Yum. Citrus, pine..
Light/med body with nice fine carbonation.
This is a great IPA.

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Photo of Kaydogg
5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of hoppytobehere
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ACB
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of CTFalcon
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass, I brought this bottle home from Santa Rosa. The pour yields a hazy golden amber, orange color with a one finger bone white head. The head fades to a tight ring around the beer, leaving bubbly oily lacing.

The smell is a healthy dose of hops, as expected. Orange peels, lemon zest, pineapple, mango and lastly pine. I smell no trace of malt, and no sweetness that isn't citrus.

The taste is a reversal from the smell, the bitter pine dominates the first part of the flavor. The orange peels and lemon zest are still very present, as well as a nice fresh cut grassy hop character. The bitter pine comes back at the end of the flavor and leaves a nice bittering sensation behind.

The beer is well carbonated and has a nice medium mouthfeel. The alcohol is well hidden, the beer is very bitter and the finish is nice and dry. This is an awesome example of a single IPA, very hoppy, no malt, excellent bitterness.

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Photo of Travcofarms
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,802 ratings
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