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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

616 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 65 | 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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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-20-2014 21:11:28 | More by ChipMurray
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-20-2014 18:22:57 | More by mendvicdog
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schickp1


1.08/5  rDev -71.9%

08-20-2014 03:43:23 | More by schickp1
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stanolszyk24

Indiana

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-20-2014 03:06:00 | More by stanolszyk24
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-18-2014 02:05:02 | More by DelicateDelirium
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JakeSmith

Texas

3.96/5  rDev +3.1%

08-17-2014 21:13:12 | More by JakeSmith
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jstark

Minnesota

3.52/5  rDev -8.3%

08-17-2014 18:00:05 | More by jstark
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Hergestridge

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

A - Very Dark, almost the colour of a moonless night sky. A nice 2 inch head of dusty brown, teasing carbonation, sending little rays of golden brown bubble to the top.

S - smell is excellent, nice juniper sweetness, a touch coffee and Cream. Pleasant to the nose a slight tinge of cocoa

T - Excellent IPA taste as I'm finding with most of Sierra Nevada's IPA

M - nice carbonation, slightly dry, body is dense but delicate.
O - This is a classic and I've Never been a big fan of Darker beers. Though I've been noticing that they are becoming a treat to experience and savour. Excellent Entry!!!
~Carry On Citizens!!!~
sMc

08-16-2014 01:10:23 | More by Hergestridge
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kew

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-15-2014 13:43:34 | More by kew
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Epetrena

Florida

3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

08-14-2014 20:55:37 | More by Epetrena
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cdwil

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-14-2014 13:04:33 | More by cdwil
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sjrodriguez

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-13-2014 20:59:44 | More by sjrodriguez
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DON4040

California

5/5  rDev +30.2%

08-13-2014 16:16:41 | More by DON4040
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BigRedDog

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-13-2014 02:11:44 | More by BigRedDog
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HoppyBastard

Nebraska

4.05/5  rDev +5.5%

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, "PKGD 6/25/14".

APPEARANCE: pours so dark that light cannot penetrate it's surface, one finger brown head that dissipated into a thin broken layer of small bubbles, a good amount of lacing on the glass, medium carbonation.

SMELL: roasted, chocolate, there is a floral note, some pine.

TASTE: initially sweet, understated roasted malt, chocolate, then a nice traditional IPA piney hop profile. The 6.8% ABV is nearly imperceptible.

PALATE: this is a lighter body for the style with medium carbonation, creamy.

OVERALL: I must confess I do not like the Black IPA style. I did however, enjoy this beer. The roasted notes in this style are usually too pronounced for my liking but this beer was pleasantly roasted in an understated way. The hop profile was like a nice traditional IPA should be. I would buy this beer again. Sierra Nevada is becoming one of my favorite brewers. The beers are excellent and reasonably priced.

08-12-2014 03:31:57 | More by HoppyBastard
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JamLand

Hawaii

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-10-2014 06:52:16 | More by JamLand
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JCGriffin

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

08-09-2014 20:56:45 | More by JCGriffin
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willardt09

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2014 18:15:09 | More by willardt09
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-09-2014 09:15:46 | More by Ristaccia
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beoirific

New York

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-09-2014 01:40:57 | More by beoirific
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AnthonyRusso

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

08-08-2014 06:39:19 | More by AnthonyRusso
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-08-2014 04:17:20 | More by ptarmigan98
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kdivers

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2014 01:55:11 | More by kdivers
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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

3.58/5  rDev -6.8%

A - very dark, pours black with little head which is dirty tan

S - smells good. Fruity, roasted malts and a hint of coffee

T - faintly bitter, strong roasted malts overpowers hops which are experienced mostly towards the end with a light flourish of coffee

M - mild carbonation, slightly dry, body is medium and lighter than expected

O - the dark roasted malts are favored over the hops and this is a different
taste profile than other black IPAs, but once adjusted to found to be an enjoyable and, so far, unique offering of the style

08-08-2014 01:53:03 | More by northcoastwolf
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Johnct

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-07-2014 14:28:07 | More by Johnct
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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 616 ratings.