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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

716 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 90 | 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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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.

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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.