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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPASierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

756 Ratings
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Ratings: 756
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 114 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014

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Photo of mscudder
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Daktah
3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Came as part of the 4-Way IPA seasonal pack. Great looking beer with obvious body. Roasted malt nose with a little citrus hop coming though. Taste is heavier on the hops, but completely balanced with the roasted malt light biscuit flavor.

A great take on the black IPA style, and an example of how to do it without blasting every sense at once. Definitely something I'd drink again.

Photo of lambpasty
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Notninja
3.2/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of Yancey82
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jackrodgers77
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hseldon15
4.51/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewsed
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MichaelRabdau
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
4.13/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black, malt, dry with some bitterness

Photo of walkinginplace
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of predikit
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours brown, settles in the glass black, left tall foamy light beige head that stuck around for a long while. Globules of lacing abound.

Scent is mostly hoppy, citrus and pine, grapefruit pith notes.

Hop foward, which leaves a resinous bitter on the tongue, coffee notes surface in the middle and ride through the finish, bitterness present the entire time.

Medium bodied, slight oily feel, medium-low carbonation, goes down fairly smooth. Out of the seasonal IPA variety pack, this is my favorite.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.41/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a great dark ipa.. Has a strong porter taste. Very well made beer! Best of both worlds!

Photo of russwilliam
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Judgie
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of wrecknut
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OrangeMen
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Malts feature chocolates, caramel sweetness, slight coffee on the finish. Hops are nice and bright pine, slight citrus. A wonderful combination for the style, the malt bill is quite nice and rich while still maintaining a wonderful hop aroma and taste.

Photo of ZebraCakez
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The typical SN hoppy IPA in every sense, but with a roasted malt goodness that comes off almost coffee like on the finish. A fantastic addition to their lineup.

Photo of frinknasty
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaimS
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderate carbonation. thick vanilla, off white colored head, holds well. Deep amber color. Roasted smell.

Photo of GaryLikesAle
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 756 ratings.