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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

711 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 711
Reviews: 127
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 89 | 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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Ratings: 711 | Reviews: 127 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

mpayne5, Jul 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

mmmbeerNY, Jul 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

clager, Jul 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jaemeno3, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

DOCRW, Jul 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

daron7, Jul 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

NYR_Rob, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of juanny
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A delicious black IPA that takes the black seriously.

Color was indeed nearly black with a creamy espresso-colored head. Smell had the roasted malt with a more powerful west-coast hop kick as well.

Taste was great. I have had black IPAs that I thought were just like normal IPAs but colored different, this was not the case. The dark malt really gave a strong roasty-toasty flavor to the ale. Subtle coffee notes and roasted chocolate were in there too. The roasted flavor was over a sweet malt flavor that led into the sweet grapefruit floral hops and a classic IPA bitter burst at the end. Good carbonation combine with a more full-bodied IPA then is the norm, a nice combination. Overall, a well-balanced and fun IPA. Not your everyday IPA, but a real treat worth seeking out for a night time drink.

juanny, Jul 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

scottd18, Jul 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

little_star, Jun 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

JVStabile64, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

LarryMyers, Jun 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Trish, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

evergreen_machine, Jun 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Hockey_Fan, Jun 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

ms11781, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

LaBeLWHR, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

lucasj82, Jun 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Hydes, Jun 26, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

dustinjkline, Jun 26, 2014
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

stoney1031, Jun 25, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

Hoganlaw, Jun 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

carteravebrew, Jun 25, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Smells of dates, malt, iced coffee. Very attractive caramel black color with thin white bubbles. Taste is wonderful, this coming from someone who isn't the biggest fan of Black IPAs. Neither too bitter nor too sweet. Moderate aftertaste, not unpleasant.

VALIS666, Jun 25, 2014
Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 711 ratings.