Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
5,827 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

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Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden with one finger white head. Head slowly vanishes leaving little lacing on glass. Aroma big with citrus fruit, pine and slight grass notes. Flavor is more grass and citrus, with a touch of funk. Slight maltiness and packed with hops. Light and refreshing with medium bitter finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

not sure why this one is so hyped up. was dying to try it, finally did, and was rather unimpressed as far as russian river goes. to me, pliny is just such a better beer, more hops, better feel, more alive. this one pales in comparison in almost every respect. same color but maybe a little less sediment and a little less carbonation than the pliny. less resinous nose, although the hops appear to be equally fresh and pungent. citrus notes and pine notes in equal proportion, although this isnt oily at all. bitter finish after a balanced american style pale ale. lighter biscuity malt doesnt overshadow the hops, but the flavors just arent as forward and assertive as the pliny. i know its a different beer entirely, and i shouldnt compare like this, but i couldnt help thinking the whole pint that this was the inferior little brother. good feel, crisp finish, plenty bitter, drinkable as hell, but just not a standout to me. especially since we all know what russian river is capable of. good ipa, not memorable for me. ill try it again in the future though.

Edit: I get it now! Fresh from the tap at the brewery itself, this is one of the best IPAs there is, it's a grapefruit smack in the jaw, and is fantastic. As bright and potent as any beer in the game. Bumping up the score a bit based on that experience, but this doesn't travel or hold up at all in my view. Wow though from the brewery!

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 5,827 ratings