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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: 78 | 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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Photo of tillmac62
4.25/5  rDev +11%

BOD 109/14. As advertised, this one pours just like a stout - almost black with a massive head. Lacing and retention are excellent. The nose is more IPA like, pine and floral hops over a light chocolate with roast notes. Medium body with a slick texture that is almost creamy. Below normal carbonation with no effervescence on the finish. The unique flavor profile is quite nice, balanced and complex. It begins with citrus hop, then flows to pine over a light chocolate sweetness. Bitterness follows that is citric rind in nature over a very light smoke from the roast - very well balanced so each component is evident, but not over powering. The smooth finish leaves you with a lingering citric bitterness with a chocolate note. An Outstanding example of the style.

tillmac62, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of Brams17
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Brams17, Yesterday at 04:19 PM
Photo of jdixon302
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Good Black Ipa

jdixon302, Yesterday at 01:12 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

falconxman, Tuesday at 04:00 AM
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

MichaelPiazza, Monday at 08:00 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

pieface22, Monday at 12:11 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

ninaturner, Sep 12, 2014
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3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

sdm9465, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

BrewCaveDweller, Sep 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Troublebar, Sep 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

WoostaBia, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

valkyre65, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of CrazyDavros
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Pours black with a large, lasting off-white head.
Nose shows soft clean roast, piny hops, liquorice and spicy notes.
Roasty flavours with a fair bit of supporting piny, spicy and grapefruit hop notes. Actually quite drinkable with a little sweet malt underneath.
Carbonation is just a little high.

CrazyDavros, Sep 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Cramerican, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

PaleAleWalt, Sep 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

blastoderm55, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Bubbawilly88
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Blacker than your X-wife's soul. More bitter than her heart. Sorta like drinking the spirit of your enemy in existential dominance. Charted malty notes up front like the sacrificial BBQ you burned her voodoo doll on. Finishes with the bitterness of vengeance all consuming. Violent yet, intriguingly addictive. Superb offering from a world class brewery.

Bubbawilly88, Sep 07, 2014
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3.16/5  rDev -17.5%

slipperysoup, Sep 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Pours black like a stout, with good head retention cream in color. Aroma is pleasant with citrus, pine, roasted malt, and earth notes. Mouth feel is balanced and nice chocolate coffee after taste.

Esmitab, Sep 05, 2014
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2.12/5  rDev -44.6%

dorne29, Sep 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.7%

jtnord, Sep 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

metalbassist1993, Sep 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bigox420, Sep 01, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

Ryanpro, Aug 31, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.