Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by CloudStrife:
4.06/5 rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz bottle poured into a snifter. 01 21 14 inkjet on the neck of the label.
A: Pours a clear dark ruby brown appearing almost black in the glass with a slightly tanned head sitting on top. Leaves some very nice lacing on the sides of the glass. Bit too dark to see any visible carbonation.
S: Aroma is pleasant on this one. Initially you notice some floral and fruity hops which is complimented by a roasty quality in the malts. Bit of chocolate in the background.
T: Good balance going on here with a definitive lean toward the hopiness you would expect in an IPA. The hop fruitiness blends very well with the roasted malt giving you one whole flavor instead of a competition between the two. Decent bitterness and a touch of alcohol.
M: Medium body with a creamy mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish from the hops.
Overall this is a very finely tuned Black IPA that unites such a difference of flavors into one delicious blend. Worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
03-08-2014 02:33:57 | More by CloudStrife
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.
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