Russian River Brewing Company Blind Pig IPA (365 Day 270)

By scot in 365 Days of American Craft Beer, Beer on Sunday, August 28th, 2011

Russian River Blind Pig IPA

Continuing my week or so of American craft beers obtained via transactions, Blind Pig IPA by Russian River Brewing Company graced my glass. Not the first time I have had this beer but something seemed to be off. Let’s not jump to conclusions, the beer was tasty, it just that it wasn’t as aromatic or tasty as I remembered from past experiences.

Of course I had to figure out why. I started looking at the American craft beers that I have been grading or just having in general: all big IPAs. My taste buds this past few days has seemed subdued: none of the IPAs that I have revisited from past experience have been as robust. The aroma and taste just seem to fall flat.

Am I experiencing IPA overload? 😉

I know that IPAs can pummel the taste buds and I am thinking that repeated abuse in a short period of time has allowed them bounce back. Unfortunately tomorrow is going to be more of the same with Rich, so we shall see. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9 (25%), Taste: 10 (25%), Look: 9 (15%), Drinkability: 10 (35%), Overall: 9.6

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