Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

5,766 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5,766 |  Reviews: 1,448
Photo of g35rider
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of parris
3.67/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

S - Earthy, grapefruity when it sits, some fruity notes right after pouring or swirling... Peaches possibly?

A - Golden with a white head, it actually looks like an American light lager

T - Pine, grapefruit, metal up front, then pine, then bitter.

M - Low medium body, somewhat bitter-puckery

O - Damn good all around, very standard IPA, but not incredibly exciting.

 371 characters

Photo of BruceBruce
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Steimie
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Cowcakes
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Casedogg43
4.57/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Ran through a pretty good gaunlet of Pales last night.
I appreciated them all. Zombie Dust, Blind Pig, Pliney, 90 min, hopslam...
This one was terrific.

S - wonderful citrus and grapefruit smell. Inviting to say the least.

T - Starts strong with the hops and citrus, and stays consistent. Not as balanced as Pliney, but very close. Wonderful taste.

M - Crisp and tasty.

O - Big Fan of this Pig. Russian River delivers on this one. Thanks to John Neal for returning from his San Fransico trip with some goodies to share!

 525 characters

Photo of Ami
5/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of jbh26
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of chriooos
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of bonez05404
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Quik4life3
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from tap into pint at falling rock in denver. Pours a clear golden amber with nice foam head and good lacing. Smells of nice candy hops. Taste is really smooth candy like hops with a super crisp malt finish. Really well balanced and full of nice flavor. Such a well crafted IPA. Well worth a visit from anyone!!

 318 characters

Photo of littleporter
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of justinlaz
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of apocalypsezombie
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of getinked
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of carteravebrew
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of DrunkenMonk
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of stxSS07
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a RR Pint. Bottled on 5/28, almost 3 weeks old.

A: Pours a very clear golden amber with a 1finger white head. Some retention and lacing are present.

S: Smells of pine/resin and citrus and some tropical fruits.

T: Pine/resin up front some malts peak through in the middle with a bitter hop finish.

M: Light body, low carbonation.

O: Overall, a slight letdown. Smells delicious, but doesn't deliver on the taste. It's still a great brew, just doesn't quite live up to the hype.

 511 characters

Photo of LandWorld
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of USChuy
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of keenanite21
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of AbeFroman
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,766 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.