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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
87
very good

556 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 556
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 3
Gots: 47 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014)
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.45/5  rDev -10.4%
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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Appearance: Near black, but truly a dark rich brown. Head is a light tan and drops to a small cap in short order. The typical sheets and swirls of lacing one can expect from Sierra Nevada. Ok head retention.

Smell: Roasted malts at the forefront quickly tempered by pine needle, a touch of grass and earth, and some citrus. Cocoa powder and a bit of dark chocolate with some caramelized malt sweetness. Pine jumps up a bit as it warms. Chocolate bars fused with some citrus rind. Very slightly burnt with some old coffee lingering in the back. Nicely balanced approach...surprise.

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Overall: Peeking around the edges.

It's Sierra Nevada doing a take on a black IPA...errr....american black ale... It's good and worth drinking if nothing else.

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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 556 ratings.