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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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very good

836 Ratings
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Ratings: 836
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 8
Gots: 152 | 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:
Beer added by: DaltonC on 02-23-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 836 | Reviews: 153 | Display Reviews Only:
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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!!!~

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4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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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

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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 836 ratings.