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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

626 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 626
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 67 | 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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HideYaBeer

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2014 00:06:01 | More by HideYaBeer
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Rod_J

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-01-2014 02:39:03 | More by Rod_J
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longisland1983

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-31-2014 21:30:20 | More by longisland1983
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anon

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-31-2014 03:49:21 | More by anon
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scottfrie

California

4.24/5  rDev +10.4%

Two 12oz bottle consumed back to back out of a 10oz tulip.

A: Pours a very dark coffee brown, near black with a huge, sticky, thick, and dense light brown head that stuck around forever and a day before slowly collapsing into a rocky compressed film. A complex solid sheet of sticky lace was left down the glass. Impressive looking.
S: Both roasted and hoppy notes of citrus and dark roasted malts come through on the nose. I get scents of grapefruit and bitter coffee, citrus rind and chocolate ice-cream. Hoppy but roasted.
T: Follows the nose with roasted malt flavors of coffee mixed with fresh hoppy flavors of grapefruit, orange peel and bitter pine. The finish has a note or two of chocolate, and the aftertaste is leafy, lingeringly bitter, and has a hint of mint, char, and orange zest.
M: Medium body, bitter hop and bitter coffee mouthfeel, slick, normal bubbly and smooth SN carbonation.
O: A solid black ipa. Interesting coffee-like flavors mix well with the bitter hops. Drinks well.

05-30-2014 01:59:16 | More by scottfrie
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GiantMidget

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-30-2014 01:30:29 | More by GiantMidget
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-29-2014 23:21:09 | More by CaptDavyJones
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

05-29-2014 22:50:45 | More by Durandal_777
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alwaysplayin

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-29-2014 05:24:14 | More by alwaysplayin
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brureview

Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +10.2%

The beer poured a dark brown coffee in a Speigalgau glass with a 4F head.

The aroma: deep roasted malt-coffee, with a hint of lemon.

The mouthfeel is moderate on this beer, which nicely offsets the deep roasted malt.

Taste: deep roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with the malt dominating the flavor,.

The finish was pleasantly hoppy and balanced.

Overall- an excellent black IPA.

05-29-2014 02:26:41 | More by brureview
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420Rick

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

05-28-2014 21:12:04 | More by 420Rick
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Phoneguy

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-28-2014 11:32:53 | More by Phoneguy
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NEO68710

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-26-2014 22:06:51 | More by NEO68710
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TheRealThreePhilosophers

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-26-2014 21:57:56 | More by TheRealThreePhilosophers
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BJasny

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

05-26-2014 18:48:14 | More by BJasny
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JimBNP


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-26-2014 18:38:32 | More by JimBNP
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NBMLove

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-26-2014 01:35:50 | More by NBMLove
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

12oz bottle poured into my Sam Adams perfect pint glass.

A: Very dark brown body with a fluffy tan head.

S: Hoppy and and roasted scents.

T: bitterness of hops and roasted chocolate.

M: Bit thinner then I feel it should be. Also more on the malty side vs. astringent side.

O: Its no bad, I tried it once and once was enough. I wouldn't really recommend it.

05-25-2014 00:13:41 | More by watermelon
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snaotheus

Washington

4.01/5  rDev +4.4%

12oz bottle at 41 F poured into a large snifter. Packaged 1/21/14.

Pours black with a very small head. Fine, slow carbonation. Opaque. Smell is roasty, mildly hoppy, slightly fruity.

Taste is hopped up porter all the way. Nice roasty sweetness, nice piney bitterness. This is good.

Mouthfeel is slightly grainy, medium bodied. Not sticky. Overall, very good. I like it.

05-24-2014 23:00:46 | More by snaotheus
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Mojo

Alabama

3.71/5  rDev -3.4%

12 ounce bottle poured into a Dogfish Head glass

A - deep ruby/brown to black with a very nice foamy head, world class retention, and world class lacing.

S - sort of one dimensional, mostly grass with a small amount of a roasted note

T - Dominated by a caramel malt profile that is a bit roasted with a coffee like finish

M - medium thickness, good carbonation, notable aftertaste

O - pretty good!! I'm a fan!!!

05-24-2014 19:30:13 | More by Mojo
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robear

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-24-2014 17:21:09 | More by robear
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montydesi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-24-2014 17:05:14 | More by montydesi
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Cjwalls951

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +4.2%

05-24-2014 15:04:17 | More by Cjwalls951
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MikeWard

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-22-2014 21:13:37 | More by MikeWard
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-21-2014 22:55:10 | More by firedwarftj
Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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