Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
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4.36 w/ 5,780 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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Ratings: 5,780 |  Reviews: 1,449
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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Giantspace
3.75/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Adam5150
4/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold, with a one inch head of dense white foam. Retention is moderate and clingy lacework throughout. Aromatics are pungent and floral. Tangerines, pine sap, grapefruit, apricots, melons, and light, fresh malt. Tropical fruits in a Northern forest. Medium bodied, with a crisp, dry mouthfeel.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

A: Poured into my pint glass, this brew pours a lighter, golden wheat, hue with a white capped fluffy head. This brew would be bumped to a 4.5 if the head was more sturdy and it left some better lacing, but none the less, this brew looks tasty.

S: The aroma is that of fresh hop citrus with a sturdy hint of the pale malts holding this brew up.

T: The flavor is awesome. All the good qualities of a great Cali IPA without the extreme hop bite. Refreshing and flavorful notes of citrus peach like qualities. Tons of pale malts give this brew almost a bready like quality to it.

MF: Carbonation is excellent, body is a little thin.

Overall, I had this brew on tap and was more impressed than the bottle. An awesome brew, and one I would drink often!

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of teromous
3.57/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Medium gold color, with a thin white head. The beer is slightly hazy and has spotted carbonation.

S: It has a pretty good scent to it. I get a dank kind of earthy scent to it. I pick up a lot of Simcoe smell.

T: A piny hop character, very light on hop flavor and bitterness. Subtle grain character. Slightly vegetal.

M: It has a pleasant mouthfeel, which is an evenly dispersed bitterness across the palate. It has a nice dry finish.

O: Overall it's good. I would drink it again, but it didn't stand out in any particular way.

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5/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Giovacchini
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed on 2/20 bottled on 2/20 (a rare occurance for me)

A- amber appearance with a thin white head.

S- floral hop aromas, grapefruit, pineapple, banana.

T- grapefruit, apple, pineapple, guava, very subtle malt profile.

M- very slippery mouthfeel with a nice bitterness and mild carbonation.

O- I love this beer. I rarely buy it since its the same price as PtE at my work. But whenever it is fresher that PtE I'll buy it. It has less alcohol than Pliny and that makes it a little more of sessionable beer.

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

Huge thanks to Dan3279 for yet another awesome trade.

Poured from a 22 oz. capped bottle (Bottled On 121911) into a pint glass.

A strong pour yields a 1 1/2 finger cream-colored head that fades after a couple minutes to a thin, even dusting and thick, seafoam-like ring. The body is a clear golden amber with an interesting mix of both tiny and fat carbonation bubbles charging from the deepest depths of the glass to reinforce the diminishing head. Some decent but spotty lacing can be seen clinging sporadically to the sides of the glass.

Clean and balanced, the nose is a delicious mix of both citrus hops and bready malt. While the aroma of this beer isn't exactly a nostril-blaster, it does carry excellent notes of grapefruit, orange peel, and pineapple with notes of biscuits and bread crumbs in the background.

Each sip offers initial flavors of grapefruit, mango, mandarin oranges, and white bread crust. As the beer is swallowed, a pine hops flavor rushes into the picture, overwhelming all the previous flavors. As this fades, the citrus hops and bready malt flavors reemerge with a good grapefruit tang. As these flavors also taper off, a slight piny bitterness lingers as an aftertaste.

This is a beer that would be perfect on a warm spring afternoon, or a hot summer day, or a cool fall evening, or a cold winter night. It really would be perfect for nearly any occasion. The body is smooth and mellow, like a filtered fruit juice. The carbonation is just a bit fizzy but is definitely helpful.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: golden honey color, with a bright white head that lingers.

S: piney hops with a pleasant sweetness

T: The bitterness is very present, and the hops are the star of the show.

M: Highly carbonated, Blind Pig is bubbly, with a surprising dry finish.

O: While I cannot complain about this, I think it had a lot to live up to, in comparison to Pliny. At the end of the day, I'm glad that I tried it, and enjoyed it, but didn't care for the very dry finish

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
Beer rating: 96% out of 100 with 5,780 ratings
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