alexsdad06 (9007) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 ml bottle. Blind Pig pours a clear golden color that resembles urine when you drink too much pop (I need to drink more water). The aroma is a clean hoppy nose with citrus, pin, and some floral qualities. There is a slight hint of the malt. The hops dominate the flavor as well. Pine with a pinch of citrus is only slightly bolstered by the 98 pound weakling that is the malt backbone. The bitterness maintains its presence long into the finish. There is something respectable about an IPA that doesn’t necessarily try for complete balance. Medium bodied solid IPA.
troopie (2295) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught. Poured Golden citrusy gold. Floral hoppy aroma with notes of naartjies, pine and lemon. Full body with malt to keep it from being too hoppy, hoppy skin and muscle. Full lingering hop finish.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pure pine tree aroma, a touch of citrus, taste is spicey hops, pine hops big on hop bitterness,bitterness lingers on in a heavenly fashion,maybe a touch thin,excellent bitter IPA,Thanks Kingpin
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big thank you to dirty_martini for sending me a super fresh bottle. 16.9 oz. bottle dated 09/05/08. Pours a hazy, brownish gold with a moderate linen white head that faded to a film by mid-glass and laced the glass all the way to the end. The aroma is quite strong and reminds me more of an arborvitae than pine. Some grapefruit notes also present in the nose. The flavor is malt up front followed by a wash of strong pine and grapefruit. As the beer warms a bit, the grapefruit outshines the pine. Prickly, bitter finish. Thanks again, Larry!
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at O’briens. A very nice IPA. Very drinkable. Lots of fluid hops with grapefruit, some pine and fresh cut grass. Enjoyable.!
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - OCT 11, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden color with a nice white head that retained pretty well and left good lacing. Pretty intense aroma of grapefruit and pine as well as some other tropical, resinous aromas I couldn’t quite pinpoint. Light mango on the tongue initially, before gaining more of a pineapple taste, a bitter pine-tasting wave slowly creeps up, but hits you with a bang and leaves you with a bit of lemon once the wave dies out. Light body, but not thin, medium carbonation. A very enjoyable IPA. Thanks to doubleo for the bottle.
OldMrCrow (2404) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, now I’ve ticked off both Blind Pigs. (Leavenworth being the other). This one was maybe 10 weeks old when I received it in trade, but it was still really, really good. I’d be eager to try even fresher. I think the aroma would really come into its own at that stage. Still, lovely citrus hops without a heavy malt base, just nice and toasty instead of overdosed on the caramel malt. Sort of a mellowed out Pliny the Elder, superbly drinkable. Hope this one becomes available locally!
tjthresh (1867) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours golden amber with just a little bit of haze. Thick and sticky pure white head. Aroma is full of clean citrus. Grapefruit and bubble gum. The flavor comes off as pine right down to the prickly bitter finish. Medium body, but drinks fairly light. Long bitter finish. I can surely see why the west coast guy sing Blind Pig’s praises.
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - OCT 8, 2008
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft at pizza port carlsbad. pours a deep golden with thin head. aroma is citrus hops with some grapefruit. mouthful is crisp citrus hoppiness. well balanced and yummy.
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to BlackForestCO for the bottle!
Golden-amber with a nice, bubbly white head, long-lived. Nose is mainly pine but exhibits some grapefruit and a little grass. Extremely bitter flavor, but simultaneously clean and somewhat hollow. The mouth is way too soft given how abrasive the flavor is. While easily enjoyable, it’s not very diverse, nor does it excel in its focus.