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:
5,750
Reviews:
1,445
Avg:
4.33
pDev:
8.78%
 
 
Wants:
1,902
Gots:
978
For Trade:
26
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Ratings: 5,750 |  Reviews: 1,445
Photo of Drucifer
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of ronricorossi
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Josholson666
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of callmemickey
4.7/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: coppery/amber color.. good lacing from a medium white head

S: grapefruit, a little grassy, a little floral...

T: a smooth spectrum of grapefruit, and floral tones... some sweet malt tones pop in and out... very balanced

M: medium body.. moderate carbonation.. nice hop bitterness at the finish

D: wonderful... can do again and again

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Photo of brewskis
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Tschnab
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Bammer21
3.99/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of claytong
3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - solid inch and a half of head. orange, minor amber and copper influence

Smell - hoppy of course, not as much as pliny but its dominate, minor citrus

Taste - like the smell, minor citrus actually seems more like grapefruit, bitter grapefruit, bittering hops. nicer as it warms up.

Mouthfeel - smooth, medium body for an ipa

im not that much into ipas, but rr's dont make me crazy about them either.

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Photo of victory4me
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of jbwimer
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamBear
4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A-dark transparent honey with a thin white head

S-smells like pine, grapefruit, and salty. good strength

T-comes in with a good crisp taste of grapefruit. goes in to a decent taste of piney hops. the tastes aren't overly powerful but they're nice and crisp. it has a nice after-taste of grapefruit

M-creamy medium carbonation with a nice creamy finish

O-its definitely an amazing IPA. it compares to the Elder, though I think the Elder happens to be slightly more robust, but only by a touch. its very well balanced, near perfect for an IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of SHODriver
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a light golden yellow with an ample fluffy white head with good retention
S: Tropical fruits, some pine, a little resinous and slightly sweet
T: Soft and gentle flavors of citrus and pine with a solid malt backbone. Aftertaste is oily with some sweetness and a bit of citrus
M: Perfect mouthfeel. The beer is smooth and creamy without being overly thick
O: A very good beer Date on the bottle is 31 Jan so pretty fresh and purchased from the source

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DenverHopHead
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap; poured into a pint glass.
Appearance - a crisp, clear yellow, with minimum carbonation. A thin, soapy white head that leaves moderate lacing.
Smell - a subtle blend of citrus and pine character; I dig the fruity sweetness. A bit underwhelming (if a 4.0 rating could be considered underwhelming!), as I had very high expectations.
Taste - very balanced flavors; smooth and complex blend of hops and malts!
Feel - lighter body that produces a welcomed, refreshing bitter finish!
Overall - very good IPA, though I wouldn't consider the home run that it's rating suggests.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sloelco
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of IndyDad
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of NickyDee21
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of HookemHoos
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had this straight from the bottle 3 weeks after bottling. Pours orange/golden color with a thick white head. The smell was citrus and very earthy. Taste starts off very clean which turns to hoppy bitterness on the back end. Overall, I consider it a top-notch IPA. I'm not sure it's my favorite IPA, but one that I would definitely have consistently when available.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cjohns73
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Zetcha7x
3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of deebo
3/5  rDev -30.7%

Blind Pig IPA from Russian River Brewing Company
4.33 out of 5 based on 5,750 ratings.
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