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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
86
very good

657 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 77 | FT: 1
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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5/5  rDev +30.5%

DON4040, Aug 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

tfsimpkins, Jun 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%

DaltonC, Feb 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Oh Sierra you have done it again! Another one I can't breakdown in a review because I absolutely love this offering. Black as pitch with a nice tan brown head, which leaves a great lace. Dark roasted chocolate malty goodness, with a wonderful citrusy finish. Perfect carbonation, easy and flavorful to drink, and slightly reminiscent of my favorite beer ever, Hop Rod Rye. I hope this becomes an everyday selection, as this beer ranks up there with Sierra Nevada's best.

TonyC, Jun 16, 2014
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SB_Brewmaster, Apr 03, 2014
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twonder23, May 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +24%

JCGriffin, Aug 09, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +22.7%

Pours out pitch black. Light off-white head. Head is very frothy and sticks around a good, long while. Smells of roasted, chocolatey malt and citrus/pine hops. Flavor starts off like a stout with chocolate and coffee. The hops don't take too long to kick in with oily citrus and pine needles. Heavy bitterness that lingers. Stout character returns in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel has a thickness brought on by a carbonation. It is very active on the tongue. Awesome example of a black IPA. Wish this were in 6 packs.

goochpunch, Aug 31, 2014
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4.68/5  rDev +22.2%

willsonmungo, Aug 30, 2014
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4.61/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It has been tried before by others but I've never had a black ipa that I would seek out again. This is the exception. Love the combo. Classic sn on the hoop character. I think this is where the other's miss. It blends ask nicely with the malt. Smooth. Finished one and wanted a second. Rare in my book

1PA, Jun 20, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is a really good Black IPA that is reminiscent of Hop in the Dark.

Tons of hops up front with a smooth roasty flavor on the back end. I love this style and feel that is this a great example.

-Nose is pure IPA
-Low carbonation with a light tan head
-Tons of flavor: Hops and malty goodness to round it out.

Hope Sierra Nevada makes it a regular offering.

barter, May 11, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.