Russian River Blind Pig IPA

Russian River Blind Pig IPA

Rated 3.968 by BeerPals

Brewed by Russian River Brewing

Santa Rosa, CA, United States

Style:  IPA

6% Alcohol by Volume

65 International Bittering Units

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Blind Pig IPA was originally brewed by Vinnie at Blind Pig Brewing Co. in Temecula CA. Inspired by the original Blind Pig IPA, this beer is loaded with hop character but only has 6.0% ABV. Silver Medal, 2007 GABF (American IPA) Gold Medal, 2006 World Beer Cup (American IPA Category) Available year round in the pub, for distribution, and in 500mL bottles.

ID: 15940 Last updated 9 months ago Added to database 18 years ago

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Overall Rank172
Overall Percentile99.7
Style Rank6 of 5756
Style Percentile99.9
Lowest Score3.2
Highest Score4.8
Average Score4.084
Weighted Score3.968
Standard Deviation0.369

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  • BLUESANDBARBQ 2568 reviews
    rated 4.2 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    Wish List item - from Phishpond. Orange amber pour, tall white head, nice lacing. Dank ass aroma, big hops on the nose and all over the tongue, pine and citrus, spicy and big but still remains clean somehow, nice linger too. Very very tasty and well crafted IPA - HUGE thanks to Travis!

  • RAINMAN 892 reviews
    rated 3.8 11 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Nice - pours medium golden yellow with a low white head. Aroma is hoppy. Mouth is hoppy with citrus, pine, and spice. Thanks to Dave for another fine RR delight.

  • PHISHPOND417 3045 reviews
    rated 4.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Word up! I'll admit, not super dank as expected. Colour looks a little worn. Hazey goldenish colour. Soft semi-bitter citrus hop flavors, grassy and herbal notes. Aroma is fresh, bright fruit and herbaceous.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Another fine west coast IPA, cloudy yellow with a white head, lots of citrus hops in the nose and on the tongue. This one had a good amount of resin as well with a maltier body than most I've tried, I really liked all it had going on and how well it was put together.

  • THOMASSOVA4 1037 reviews
    rated 4.0 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    I had this beer as part of a 14 beer sampler at the Russian River Brew Pub on 14 July 2011. This was a touch better than the Russian River IPA as it was a tad more aromatic and a tad more citrusy. A very nice IPA. Most breweries would love to have Blind Pig as its flagship beer - this is easily behind Pliny the Elder and Younger. That says a lot about the quality of this beer.

  • JLOZIER 671 reviews
    rated 3.7 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    My friend procured this during one of his road trips. It was bottled on 2-14-11, so we didn't drink it as fresh as we should have. Nevertheless, there was still a strong aroma of grapefruit and lots of zest and spice in the flavor. Poured a translucent orange color. I thought I would like this a more than the other IPAs of the evening, but it floated right in amongst them and didn't really stand out... but that might be because this beer is 5 months old.

  • REGSPEIR 155 reviews
    rated 4.4 13 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 9

    Teresa's - draft into standard pint glass Pours a cloudy, golden amber with a two-finger white head which dissapates into a frothy coating. Lacing is abundant, lasting and beautiful. Nose is a mild hop aroma with some grassiness and pine and some citrus, especially oranges and grapefuit. Taste is a wonderful hop bitterness, oranges, grapefuit, pineapple, mango. Bitterness never leaves but never completely overcomes some sweetness in the back that holds as well. Mouthfeel is really interesting rough edges on a medium to light brew - great fun. Finish is somewhat dry and bitter but never too much. Drinkability at this reasonable ABV is guaranteed. I want another NOW

  • HONKEYMOFO 1000 reviews
    rated 3.3 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    It pours light golden with thin white head and some lace. Fresh aroma of sweet malts, hops, light pine, citrus, and spice. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich, and full-bodied. Flavors of rich malts, hops, grapefruit, and pepper/spice. Very good.

  • LENUSIK 2067 reviews
    rated 4.4 14 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    This is the second of 4 Russian River beers I tried in California recently. I think this was my favourite. A cloudy orange gold with a hoppy aroma with citrus hints and malt. The flavour was strong, bitter, yet still refreshing. The citrusy notes weren't as grapefruity as other IPAs.

  • SLOWRUNNER77 5682 reviews
    rated 4.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 10 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 9

    wasn't sure what to think at first...a little light in color, but a nice fluffy white head. a wonderful resinous hop aroma, but at first the flavor wasn't as clean, and bracingly bitter. that, however, did not last long. as the beer opened up, the flavor grew more complex. Fresh piney hop flavor everywhere, with a hint of peppery spice and malty sweetness for balance. the body was a touch thin, but that was more than offset by it's incredible smoothness and drinkability. deserving of it's place among the best of the "regulaR" IPAs.

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