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Russian River Blind Pig IPA
« on: December 29, 2010, 03:56:00 AM »
Is this worth driving 30 minutes to drink on tap?  What hops did Vinny use in this one?  Is it just a smaller version of Pliny?

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Re: Russian River Blind Pig IPA
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2010, 05:22:16 AM »
If you are only that far, go to the brewpub and try the IPAs on tap.  They are all different, and my wife likes the Blind Pig, which uses a lot of Chinook if I remember.

You can see what is on at their website under the "brewpub-what's on tap" pull downs.
http://www.russianriverbrewing.com/
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Re: Russian River Blind Pig IPA
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2010, 06:25:37 AM »
If you can get it where you live, then no, probably not worth an extra drive. If you cannot, then yes, might be worth it depending upon your likes and dislikes. I also advocate going to the brewpub.
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Re: Russian River Blind Pig IPA
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2010, 06:31:33 AM »
If you are anywhere near the brew pub it is a must stop. They have kick ass pizza too.
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Re: Russian River Blind Pig IPA
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2010, 07:30:28 AM »
If you are anywhere near the brew pub it is a must stop. They have kick ass pizza too.

I stopped in a couple years ago and Vinny was there.  He stopped what he was working on and gave me a personal tour of the brewery.  Very nice visit.  They make some great IPA's, but I was more there for the sour beers.
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Re: Russian River Blind Pig IPA
« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2010, 07:34:58 AM »
If you are anywhere near the brew pub it is a must stop. They have kick ass pizza too.

I stopped in a couple years ago and Vinny was there.  He stopped what he was working on and gave me a personal tour of the brewery.  Very nice visit.  They make some great IPA's, but I was more there for the sour beers.

Me too. Spent about an hour talking with us. Met his wife too. Cool dude/dudette.
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