Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
BA SCORE
4.36/5
5,790 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:
#316
Reviews:
1,451
Ratings:
5,790
pDev:
8.72%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,896
Gots:
990
Trade:
26
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Ratings: 5,790 |  Reviews: 1,451
Photo of bobrking
4.37/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mnine
4.23/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dekkar
4.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of abagri
4.73/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Noobies
4.12/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CHickman
4.16/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Monk's Cafe in Philly, pours clear gold color with a frothy white head that faded real slowly and left very good foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of clementine, orange peel, lemon, grapefruit, biscuit, caramel, toasted grains, sweet malt, fresh cut grass and herbs. Hoppy notes come through but don't dominate, it's very well balanced.

Tastes like it smells with grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, tangerine, zesty citrus hops, piney hops, toasted grains, caramel, brown sugar, biscuit, light toffee, piney hops, faint floral hops and flowers and then some light peppery spices such as coriander and white pepper. Not the hop bomb I expected, it was a bit of a letdown.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.9/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeBogert53
4.41/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of John1985
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On draft at brewery. Awesome amber gold with lacing, massive hop nose with citrus and pine, flavor was the same with good malt backbone to balance. Finishes west coast bitterness. Awesome goodness, truly a blueprint of what an IPA should be and at 6.1% it is not impossible to have more than one of these.

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

Photo of Bkoenig641
4.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of q33jeff
3.08/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

**
06/11/17

LOOK: light yellow beer color, small business lasting and creamy head.
AROMA: grass, hay,
TASTE: pine, hairspray
FEEL: a little creamy, thin body

**

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Photo of Bogdawg
4.44/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WhackoMillah93
4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of luke12345
4.79/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SoCal_Matt
4.34/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shiu-chan
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A dry and citrus~y IPA good for any season.

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Photo of gopens44
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Head reacted with great enthusiasm upon entering this vessel, as it grew it's off white frothy goodness to fairly huge proportions. Beneath lie a crystal clear pale yellow beer.

Nose pops magnificently with lemon and hints of the caramel malt.

An aggressive bitterness coats the tongue even before any tasting occurs, but once the taste opens up I'm getting that massive lemon. Beyond the lemon is just the faintest hint of dandelion that morphs into a more piney thing. That maltiness in the nose takes a backseat to all the hop goodness, but still offers a slightly sweet background note.

Finishes mighty dry without too much aftertaste or after "bitter". Very clean beer from start to finish, medium bodied and pretty quenching.

I was challenged by the sender to offer an opinion on this v. Pliny, and as much as I thoroughly admired the latter, this one may very well get the edge. It's fantastic to say the least!

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Photo of thatsarealplane
4.4/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured from a tall bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear medium golden pour. 1.5 fingers of white head. Decent lacing.

S: Crackery malts and light bread. Citrus and resinous evergreen.

T/F: Malty up front... bread and grain. Classic west coast hop profile. Resinous and oily... pine/evergreen mingled with a nice light citrus burst. Very well balanced... easily drinkable. Zesty carbonation and light to medium in body.

O: A classic for a reason. Nice balanced and easy drinking IPA, and one that would be an every-day'er if it were available East Coast. Big thanks to DEK196 for the swap!

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.66/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is such a fine beer. If you haven't had Blind Pig you need to do what you can to find it. Perfectly balanced and the hops explode with citrusy goodness.

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Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DraftDaddy
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,790 ratings
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