Blind Pig IPA | Russian River Brewing Company

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

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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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.2/5  rDev -3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.7%

Photo of thain709
4.22/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Deuane for sharing this one.

A - Pours with a golden amber body that has carbonation bubbles running through it...the head is two fingers tall and white in recedes to a full cap and leaves decent lacing

S - All hops...mainly sweet and juicy citrus (grapefruit, orange, lemon) but there is some piney notes coming through

T - The hops dominate the flavor profile as well...which is not a bad thing...they start off with a sweeter side and the citrus hops shine more...there is a nice caramel malt backbone in the middle which adds body and a little bit of flavor...the piney hops come in at the finish and leave a crisp bitterness

M - Medium bodied...crisp, bitter, dry

O - I finally got to try a Russian River IPA...this one was about a month old when we consumed's all about the hops...nice citrus flavors with a dry, bitter finish

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4.25/5  rDev -2.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of callmemickey
4.7/5  rDev +7.8%
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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4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Capone's Black Friday event poured into a pint glass by Matt Capone himself...

A - Very nice, inciting beer. Pours a beautiful golden-yellow color that is just the slightest bit hazy. A very frothy, foamy, pillow of an eggshell white head forms about 2 fingers big and sits for a while. Very, very inticing look.

S - Big hits of pine and citrus coming right out of the top of this one. Citrus takes the lead on the nose after a while with a bit of sweetness coming through as well.

T - BIG hit of hops right up front. Citrusy, crisp, grapefruit taste along with some great sticky pine. Really great hop integration here. The hops are bitter but still keep a sweetness to them which is really quite nice.

M - Nice mouthfeel; more on the thinner side since it's just an American IPA. Not as resinous as I thought it would be. A nice carbination adds nicely to the palate.

D - Another dangerously drinkable RR IPA. Incredibly well balanced and easy to drink. Very refreshing and one that you keep wanting to drink. Hopefully I can snag a few bottles of this sometime.

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4.71/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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3.83/5  rDev -12.2%
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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4.02/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.81/5  rDev +10.3%
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 +3.2%

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

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