Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by BeerFMAndy:
4.26/5 rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint.
A - Slivers of dark brown clarity barely show through this dark beer that's accentuated by heavy sheets of lace left on the pint from the billowing khaki foam cap.
S - Roasted malts suggest nuances of cocoa-rolled coffee beans while American hops offer notes of pine needle pulled from sticky sap for an interesting combination that works well!
T - Bitter baker's chocolate and cold espresso load the dark malts onto the tongue without hesitation while piny, earthy hops follow through with sharp bitterness that prickles the tongue.
M - Smooth and medium bodied, Blindfold is deceiving for it's dark color as is the sharp, dry bitterness from the hops, though that can be inferred from the IPA label.
O - From the original masters of the hop comes this late black IPA bloomer, Blindfold. As with the majority of Sierra Nevada's beers, it's hoppy; it's also very well done. The hop bite and flavor adds a unique twist to the chocolaty, coffee roasted malt profile that lingers on the tongue.
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2014 21:53:54 | More by BeerFMAndy
More User Reviews:
4.01/5 rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a wicked dark brown color, approaching black, decent sized tan head, velvety looking, good amount of lacing clings to the glass as it empties.
Smell is huge in roasted malt with an almost coffee-like presence, pine aroma is noticeable yet quite mute.
Taste is similar to the aroma with the roasty toasty malt taking the front with a burnt bitterness finish, the pine adds in another layer of bitterness that is more civilized, the body is very full and smooth, carbonation is medium-low and gives a creamy mouthfeel.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 23:19:57 | More by deltatauhobbit
Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.