Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
3.45/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
12 oz. bottle, with coded bottled on date 02/20/2014 printed on the bottleneck. Another new beer to me from Sierra Nevada, acquired as part of the mixed IPA 4 pack.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours a dark mahogany brown, nearly opaque black in the glass. Three plus big billowy fingers of fluffy tan head. The head has good retention and is nice and root beer float like. Nice thin rings of lacing. Looks very nice.
S - Nose doesn't have much to offer in my opinion. Some roasty chocolate malt character, paired with some herbal piney / grapefruit hoppiness. Bready & earthy.
T - Taste follows the nose - light earthy bitterness, dirty herbal piney / grapefruit hop presence, and some dark roasty chocolate malt / coffee bitterness.
M - Smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with good carbonation and nice drinkability.
Overall, it's okay, but it's nothing great, and it doesn't stand out to me as an exceptional black IPA, really. It's drinkable and flavorful enough, and I would have it again, but it isn't something I would seek out.
Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA ---3.5/5
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 21:05:57 | More by mfnmbvp
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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.
86 out of 100 based on 568 ratings.