Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by lochef81:
4.18/5 rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Got this as part of sierra nevadas new 4 way ipa mixer. Saved it for last because it was the one that I was the most excited to try. This offering pours a deep mahogany brown with a generous and thick tan head which dissipates to a half finger of creamy film and a damn lot of beautiful lacing. The aroma is complex with lots of roasty malts carrying notes of coffee and caramel as well as a generous amount of hop notes bordering on the piney side of the spectrum. The mouthfeel is thick and chewy just as one would hope for and expect from this style of ale. The flavor is an awesome balance of deep roasted malts and bitter west coast hops. Lots of coffee and dark chocolate followed by a generous amount of citrus and pine hops. This is much more filling than one would expect. I'm tasting this along side a Goodnight Bodacious and I honestly think that this one wins out. I hope they release this on its own not just as part of a mixer.
Serving type: bottle
03-04-2014 02:27:46 | More by lochef81
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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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