Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
5,792 Ratings
Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States

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

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Bottled 1/16/14

Poured into a snifter with a white one finger head. Crystal clear yellow/orange appearance. Nose is very balanced between hops and bready malts. Taste follows suit. This is my first time with this beer and i'm impressed. Very balanced with a bitterness lingering on the tongue that leaves me wanting more. Could drink this all day.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

growler shipped to me by a friend from San Fran.

A: a slight haze on a bright orange body. creamy frothy head. good retention and lacing.

S: pine, hop resins, smells a little like ganj. a mild citrus. cactus. melon fruit.

T: a little touch of garlic. pine and resinous. finish turns into a minor malt balance, little bit of caramel, followed by a bitter bite. dry. the pine is definitely the big player on the body for me.

M: carb is moderate, body is light/medium.

D: across the board a good beer for me. this is one of those IPA's that could pass for a pale ale, or at least where the style is going these days. good brew, easy drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.36/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

1/16/14 bottle date.

I'm a huge fan of PtE--it remains my gold standard for D/IPA beers. Was excited to try this one, especially because a friend who turned me onto Pliny said that he likes Blind Pig better. I confess to having the wrong expectations.

It looked good in the glass, deep yellow/borderline amber topped by a creamy, 1-inch head. And as it warmed up it got better. The bitter/resin components that seemed to sharp at first were rounded off a little bit. Nice, clean finish, and easily wanted to drink it all (shared the bottle with another person).

Don't get me wrong--this was outstanding and I could drink it all day. It just was missing some of the depth and complexity that exists in PtE. And for some, Blind Pig might be better--probably more of a stylistic thing. For me it was a little more resin-y/bitter and a little less fruity/floral. Not a huge difference, but enough that the magic that exists in PtE wasn't there for me.

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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