Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
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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: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a GI tulip

A - Soft golden glow. The beer is decently opaque as only a small amount of light shines through. Clean looking beer and slightly reflective. Poured a nice, rocky, pillowy, white one finger head.

S - Pineapple, lemon peel, and slight orange. Citrus is definitely the main profile in the nose. There is a slight bready malt that comes through as well. It just sits there as a slight undercurrent in the nose. This is definitely a nice, fragrant nose.

T - The first notes are citrus as I get lemon and orange peel. There is a nice bready, almost rye-like bread note that comes through in the middle and provides a good balance to the citrus flavors. The finish is a nice mix of sweet orange, bready malt, and slight hop bitterness that lingers on the tongue.

MF - Medium body with a light syrupiness to it. Has a nice carbonation that goes with it.

O - Solid IPA from RR. It is definitely good and easy to drink. However, while this is good, I feel like it is Pliny the Elder's little brother. It doesn't have the same wow factor that Pliny has that makes you want to have more and more of it.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bbothen for sending this bottle from the Epic NFL Confidence Pool! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Fat Head's pint glass.

A: Hazy gold, with a one-finger white head that has moderate retention. Good visible carbonation.

S: Tropical fruit and bright orange citrus hops up front, then floral hops, hints of sweet resin and just the faintest background of light cracker malts. Extremely nice.

T: Follows the nose - hop profile hits up front, with tropical fruitiness, floral and piney resin first. The combination gives a bittersweet impression as the fruit flavors provide a lot of sweetness. Then a modest light cracker malt flavor, followed by citrus rind bitterness and a touch of spicy hops in the hang.

M: Light body, good carbonation sensation, and the alcohol is very well-hidden.

O: Thanks to bbothen, I finally had an opportunity to drink Blind Pig and Pliny the Elder together - both under a month old. I think I prefer the Blind Pig in a lot of ways, which was a bit surprising considering how much I like Pliny. Very well done, and highly recommended. Excellent beer.

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