La sentinelle (97) - Jinan, CHINA - JUL 4, 2018
饮用日期：2018.07 River一向对酒体平衡的掌控力。但问题是，这款IPA实在是过于经典，酒花风味比较老派，放到现在讲， snoworsummer (6837) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 21, 2018
Draft at Fathom. Pours clear gold with a bubbly off white head. Tastes like grapefruit hops, some resin, dry biscuit malt, and grass. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like grapefruit hops, resin, biscuit malt, and grass. MacNJ (141) - New Jersey, USA - APR 1, 2018
Poured at Monk's Cafe in Philly. Had it right after Pliny, which made it seem second fiddle. Terrific IPA, though. Cheers! stevoj (6677) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 15, 2017
Draft at Apex. Medium golden, kind of hazy. Small soft, creamy head. Aroma is soft hoop scents, taste erupts with big strong hoppy flavors, dry and tangy. Super well balanced.. Bitterbill (2213) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 7, 2017
From Jul 2008
I bought this from South Bay Drugs & Liquors. Thanks Joey!
Ahhh..a 500ml bottle. Time to pull out my trusty New Belgium Imperial Pint glass.
It's a nice clear medium gold in colour with a 2 finger head of foam that shrunk quickly to 1 finger but now doesn't seem to be going anywhere soon. Good sticky lacing.
The smell is of grapefruit and floral hops and is very nice. A similar nose to other IPAs that I've had but nevertheless, always a pleasure to encounter.
The taste certainly is all about the hops. Big notes grapefruit and some grass that are a bitter delight on my palate but there is *some* malt in the background. Way in the background but it's there and does provide some support and at least an attempt at balance.. Hell, that's ok with me as American IPAs go. Sometimes I'm in the mood for a more balanced example, sometimes I want the hops to dominate and permeate my every taste bud. It all depends on my mood and right now, I say "bring on the hops" and Blind Pig is not disappointing me at all in that regard.
Good medium mouthfeel with a lightish amount of carbonation. It finishes on the same note it started...bitter and delicious. And...pretty easy drinking to boot. I'm having zero problems finishing this bottle but that, in itself, is a problem if you get where I'm coming from.
And yeah, head retention is better than average as I had a feeling it would be.
Bottom line: I'm pretty darned happy that I picked this brew up and I enjoyed the bottle I drank immensely. Now, I look forward to *trying* to get some Pliny The Elder. RR really does have it all going on....
bigtaster (1043) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 9, 2017 On tap at Fate brewpub. Clear copper beige head. Nose is tropical fruit, mango, lemon, mango, hey. Light body medium carbonation, medium bitterness. Long pine finish. Very drinkable classic and delicious. kazooka (58) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2017
From bottle dated 9/29/17. Caramel malt, citrus hops, doughy and butterscotch nose. Hazy golden pour with substantial head evolves into a lingering off white lace. Creamy medium-heavy sweet, medium-heavy bitter, and salty. Medium-full bodied and slick textures with soft carbonation lingers on the palate. Long bitter hop-laden finish. Somewhat thick but not too heavy. A blind pig not to disappoint! bursprak (3282) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2017
Tap @ Apex, Portland. Clear copper pour with a generous head. Notes of resin, some grapefruit, caramel and some citrus. Good stuff! danielst (422) - AUSTRIA - OCT 8, 2017
On tap @ Monk's Cafe. Golden blonde color. Zesty grapefruit and more spice in the flavor, with a good honey malt backbone. Rich and lingering bitterness. Thoroughly enjoyed this. AgentAle (1959) - Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2017
Aroma is citrus, passion fruit, grapefruit and honey. The deep hop profile mellows out incredibly. This IPA has so much depth and yet it is oddly sessions.