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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

618 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 4
Gots: 65 | 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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northcoastwolf

Wisconsin

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
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Johnct

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-07-2014 14:28:07 | More by Johnct
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TubbyDullard

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-07-2014 04:36:23 | More by TubbyDullard
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Meyers1023

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

08-07-2014 04:21:45 | More by Meyers1023
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JohnTurano

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-07-2014 01:14:13 | More by JohnTurano
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-06-2014 19:41:48 | More by Beermazter310
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InfragilisBrew

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-06-2014 08:11:24 | More by InfragilisBrew
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Aidan_Stewart

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

08-05-2014 03:39:13 | More by Aidan_Stewart
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jricharc

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

08-05-2014 00:13:11 | More by jricharc
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RBuckley73

Nevada

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-04-2014 16:13:12 | More by RBuckley73
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keeleez


3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-03-2014 23:21:06 | More by keeleez
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Jasoncpace

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-03-2014 22:51:58 | More by Jasoncpace
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Spikester

Oregon

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
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brett606

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-03-2014 04:14:06 | More by brett606
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Green1981

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-03-2014 00:39:33 | More by Green1981
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RRC03

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +4.2%

08-02-2014 23:57:22 | More by RRC03
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Jsonta

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

08-02-2014 22:40:09 | More by Jsonta
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Auraan

Arizona

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
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ConradKenney

Maryland

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-31-2014 23:28:39 | More by ConradKenney
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Evarigan

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-31-2014 13:58:35 | More by Evarigan
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

07-31-2014 03:04:42 | More by JasonTaverner
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Faroveryonder

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-30-2014 20:54:08 | More by Faroveryonder
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Toombsy

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

07-30-2014 20:38:57 | More by Toombsy
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CK319

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

07-30-2014 02:07:35 | More by CK319
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

3/5  rDev -21.9%

07-29-2014 22:01:21 | More by Doomcifer
Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.