Friday, February 27, 2009

Weekend Brews - Week 61 - Russian River Blind Pig

Flip flash flow flash it's Friday y'all! Hell yeah. It's time to kick back, pop tops and get happy.

It's another Weekend Brews Report, and this weekend I say drink from the Russian River ... Brewing Company. This brewery offers up some of the finest beers around. Tonight we sample the Blind Pig. It's an American IPA that has character ... I mean, there's an illustration of a damn blind pig on the front of the bottle, so yeah, there's a character.

Get on with it! Okay. Let's open this sumbitch and see what's up.

The beer pours a light amber into the glass and forms a foamy head reminiscent of the innards of a cheap hotel pillow. The foam hangs on and waits for me to take a whiff ... aromas of grapefruit, brown sugar, pine and lime zest fill the nose. And now we drink ...

Oh damn. That's bittery goodness in a glass with a foamy sweet smile to boot. That's a nice beverage. The Blind Pig is surprisingly light bodied for an IPA, but finishes with that classic dry, "I have a sock on my tongue" finish. Well done.

It's tasty folks. It is. The Russian River Blind Pig will slap you in the face with his cane, but satisfy you with some sweet bacon when it's all over. At least that's how I see it.

Check out Russian River Brewing Company for yourself. They take pride in their hand-crafted beers and it shows.

Get some when you're near some.

Overall Score for the Russian River Blind Pig: 3.75 out 5.0

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