Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

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Blind Pig IPABlind Pig IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Russian River Brewing Company
California, United States
rrbeer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RedwoodGeorge on 03-26-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,774
Reviews:
1,448
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
Wants:
1,900
Gots:
987
For Trade:
27
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Ratings: 5,774 |  Reviews: 1,448
Photo of elvisdoc
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NoYouDidnt
3.62/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a straw orange color with 1 finger white head. Aroma- peach, pine, pineapple. Taste-much of the same. Very calm citrus fruit flavors. Somewhat substantial bitterness. Mouthfeel is refreshing. Overall, this is a quality tasting pale with nice bite of bitterness. (if that's your thing) Would love to try it on draft someday.

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Photo of Kurzman
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GFish
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beric
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bottle into a pint

Really excellent, traditional West Coast IPA- nice resinous hops with huge notes of pine, grapefruit, lemongrass, and must. Clear, not hazy, keeping the beer somewhat crisp on the back of the palate. Nice bitterness. Really excellent beer.

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Photo of mxzebrax
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dudd
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeeL
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Got this as a bonus in a beer trade. It was shipped from CA to MA, so out of refrigeration for a little bit. Bottle date was a tad over 2 weeks prior to drinking it.

I sometimes like to start with "Overall" because it's a nice intro to the review... O: easy to quaff, and easy to forget the ABV.

L: Though I live in the Northeast, I'm still partial to clear beer. They don't need to be crystal clear, but I'm having a hard time wrapping my head around the thick cloudy stuff they're serving around here. Blind Pig is really clear. It's a straw color, and effervescent.

S: quality. I don't know how else to describe it without using cliches. There's a hint of piney resin, fruity hops, but it just smells balanced and refined.

T: Smooth as silk. Jeez, I haven't had a beer like this in a long time. I need to get back to my Harpoon IPA roots, as this reminded me of that. The flavor comes from a balanced use of early, mid, and late addition hops. No hop blasting with this. There is a crisp malt flavor too, but it's not cloying.

F: thin compared to what I'm used to these days, but a nod of approval because to me this is what a beer should be like. If I want a glass of nectar, I'll buy some nectar. This is great.

O: easy to quaff, and easy to forget the ABV.

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Photo of Bjlynch83
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of OnePuttBlunder
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Joshmistake
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hophazzard
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EnzymaticHops
3.8/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured in a pint glass. Orange, amber color. The nose is extremely dank, but not much interesting going on besides that. Tastes of piney, resiny hops; albeit not too much different than any other dank IPA in my mind. An excellent, chewy accompaniment to my pizza, but nothing to write home about.

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Photo of aquabears
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Amber color, not much head. Smell is slightly alcoholic and earthy. Taste is earthy and bitter and delicious. Body is more light than medium, mild to moderate carbonation. This is good stuff.

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Photo of brayton
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SiepJones
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gambyt20
2.88/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of RachelRussianRiverBrewing
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Carbon_Hops
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Copper with tons of carbonation, and 3 fingers of sea foam, fluffy, slightly beige head.

Smells of citrusy, piney hops, much like Pliny the Elder. Dank, resinous undertones as well. Smells really like fresh hops. I got a bunch of them today at Nor Cal Brewing in Redding and it reminds me of them.

Oh, the dank strength of this brew, and freshness of the hops! Citra amongst a tonne of other west coast hops, all resinous and bitter, balanced to perfection with a nice malt backbone! Oh, and I can drink so much more knowing its not a double IPA! Heavenly.

Creamy, smooth, slightly resinous but very clean, with creamy, slightly foamy carbonation. Smooth as Guinness.

Bottled Sept 13th, drank Sept 19th, one of the freshest beers I've ever had. Got it at Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, drinking in Davis, near Sacramento. Drinking it from a Pliny the Elder glass at Motel 6.

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Photo of Kevin79
4.87/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of KBS
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of logicalparadox
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

At least as good as Pliny, perhaps even better depending on the batch and on your mood. Earthy, and smoother, with some almost woody notes and a little less bitterness. Very balanced and even more drinkable than Pliny, with a lighter personality (as a single IPA).

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Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,774 ratings.
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