Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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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
3.66/5 rDev -4.7%
Keep in mind this beer was pretty old for optimal rating. 02/14/2014.
Pours black with a robust off white head and a good amount of lacing. Smell is malty and dark coffee chocolate. Some dark almost burnt malt. taste is similar to aroma with a good amount of resinous bitter hops.
Mouthfeel is dark bitterness with a medium dry finish. Carbonation is just right for the style.
Overall a dark chocolate coffee bitter beer. Recommended.
08-03-2014 06:36:08 | More by Spikester
4.01/5 rDev +4.4%
Poured a gorgeous deep black/brown with red highlights around the edges and a finger and a half of beautiful tan head. It looks fantastic, like a good stout. Scents of pine resin, peat moss, undertones of tropical fruit, with an emphasis on mango, notes of dark chocolate, coffee and roast malt and faint undertones of orange and lemon zest. A nice aroma that combines rich roasted malt aromas with bright fruity and pine-like notes from hops. Quite nice. Flavor begins lightly sweet, with notes of toffee and dark chocolate mingling with orange flesh and orange and grapefruit peel. Pine resin joins grapefruit peel, roast malt, black coffee and light sweetness in the middle. The finish is medium-dry with notes of pine resin, grapefruit peel, and light roast malt. Aftertaste is dry with notes of roast malt, pine resin and grapefruit peel. A good black ale flavor profile that combines a stout with IPA level hopping quite nicely. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with light carbonation and a resinous, slightly drying feel. Quite nice and very drinkable. Overall this is a pretty good American Black Ale. It has the nice hybrid of stout and IPA in its aroma and taste and combines it with a very drinkable mouthfeel. A good experiment that is worth trying.
08-01-2014 08:38:49 | More by Auraan
Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
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