Monday, April 19, 2010
Russian River Blind Pig IPA
Now, I've reviewed a beer or two from these guys, and they have a pretty lofty reputation. I'm not gonna lie to you, Marge...it's pretty well deserved. This entry is their traditional IPA. Sort of the little brother to Pliny The Elder, it costs an entire dollar less and is out of stock far less often at my local beer store.
This pours out clear and golden colored. It's got a bit of a head, and who doesn't enjoy a bit of head here and there? (Disclosure: I plan to use that joke as much as humanly possible and hope you are all too drunk to notice. You've been warned.) It has a very strong floral hop aroma...that's what I'm talking about.
The drink? Well, it's a very good IPA. It's very balanced and smooth, not a mouth assault like a lot of IPAs, but just a big flavorful drink. I've had this one on more than one occasion, so it stays worth the $5 a bottle they normally charge for it.
As IPA's go, this isn't blowing my mind, but it's always a great example. I'd put it up there with some of the top guys in the field. Who you ask? Shit man, I've gotta keep some content for later, don't I? MAYBE YOU CAN ASK IN THE COMMENTS!
Sorry guys, I lost it for a bit there.
Beerhound Rating: A-
See ya next pint!