paiste2002 (186) - Saugus, California, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Pours a clear golden color with a smallish white head that falls off to some nice lace. Aroma is of hops, hops and more hops, citrus and pine. Flavor is of big citrusy hops, grapefruit, pine caramel malt, bitter Finnish. Very well balanced beer. Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Poured a clear light copper color with lots of active carbonation and a short white head. Average lacing. Nice aroma. Orange and grapefruit first followed by a hefty dose of pine. Light floral and some sweeter graham cracker as well. The flavor was pine hops, light citrus and a solid caramel malt backbone. Easy drinking with a clean finish. Good. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2009
(500ml bottle) Courtesy of IrishBoy. Pours a thin, white, frothy head and an orange, sediment-filled body with no-carbonation. Nose of pineapple, green leaves, tangerines and bitter hops. Flavours of tart Seville oranges, mild amber malt, and great bitterness to hoppy, pine-cone resin finish. 8/4/8/3/15 nickd717 (4781) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2009 Pours a hazy orange. Nice piney hop aroma with sweet malt to balance. Citrusy hops on the flavor and good malt presence. Extremely well-rounded. Medium body, dry finish. A little toned down relative to Pliny the Elder, but as they say in NorCal, hella good. Gmoney (442) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2009
bottle..clear gold pour ,white head ,good lace.aroma of caramel ,pine and grapefruit.hoppy citrus pine flavors followed by hint of sweet malt.lingering bitterness, finishes dry ,carbonation is low.
sebletitje (10239) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2009
courtesy of tpd975.
pours golden with white head.
Aroma of caramel, light floral hops with notes of grapefruit.
Taste is similar to the aroma.
Good balance of the hops and malts with an edge on the malty caramel side. decaturstevo (6341) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - FEB 2, 2009
btl by BeerHawk. grapefruit and medium malt on the nose. An orange pour with gooey white head and lace. Malt and hops balance well, a nice bitter finish. A semi sweet tinge that lend to making this a very good beer. Just slightly foamy and a hint of thin. Very well balanced with a great bitter. Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2009
In short: A fantastic very crisp and dry IPA. Amazing.Brewsmith (148) - Torrance, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
How: Bottles. Many times from many people (Kegbear and others). Thanks a millon to you all and keep these coming!!! Always consumed fresh immediately upon reception.
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose of orange peels, citrus fruits and distant pine-needles. Taste is focussed on high-drinkability. Side-by-side with Pliny the Elder I thought the Pliny was a lot more resinous while the Blind Pig was a lot more on the dry side with cedar and sawdust flavours. Sweetness is more on the crisp honey/caramel while the Pliny had a rich caramel. Side-by-side with the Pliny Elder the Blind Pig clearly didn’t have the complexity or the Elder but its dryer character almost makes-up for it. A very nice beer I can really relate to, although I’ve never been called blind before.
From a 0.5L bottle purchased locally poured into an imperial pint glass. Resiny hops fill the nose with citrus and pine. A golden color with a small white head. Flavor is forward with the hops followed by smooth malt. Crisp lingering bitterness. Carbonation is low and the finish is dry making this beer very drinkable. I could drink this all day long. JAXSON (607) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2009
Bottle, thanks to Bob. Pours a strangely-light clear straw with a quickly receding head. Not the burst of hops I expected. Really subdued. A bit watery in the mouth, with a strange, harsh finish. Some nice characteristics, certainly drinkable, but absolutely below-average. I’ve had a dozen better IPAs in the last week. I have really enjoyed Russian River, but this is a strange offering.