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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

762 Ratings
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Ratings: 762
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 117 | 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

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ZebraCakez
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The typical SN hoppy IPA in every sense, but with a roasted malt goodness that comes off almost coffee like on the finish. A fantastic addition to their lineup.

Photo of frinknasty
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Caseyk1088
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ChaimS
3.57/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Moderate carbonation. thick vanilla, off white colored head, holds well. Deep amber color. Roasted smell.

Photo of GaryLikesAle
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Blksab99
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrinkMoreBigBeers
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 12-03-14

Poured out opaque black and produced a massive three finger off white head that left beautiful skirts of lacing down the glass. On the nose it gave off a mellow dark roast with some coffee, citrus, and grapefruit which went back and forth from malt roast to hops. The taste is like the nose with a bitterness, dark roast, coffee, citrus, pine, all coming through strong and coming out at different times. Sometimes I get more citrus/pine and some times I get more of the dark bittered roast qualities. Comes in medium bodied and slick in the mouth and comes across dry which is perfect for this beer. This is a really enjoyable black IPA, I wish Sierra Nevada would make this a regular in their line up. Best beer in their mixed IPA pack and one I wish to try again, Cheers!

Photo of UniversitateaDeBere
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nelsonracite
3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RobinLee
3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bsu2005
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IreRican
3.63/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.46/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle picked up tonight at Brewer's Haven... Pours with a 2 finger dark tan head... great lacing... the brew is black as any porter.

Nose shows dark chocolate... dry roasty malt... piney/pithy citrus hoppiness.

Dry roasted malt... a bit ashy IMO... sorta astringent and doesn't exactly jive with the big "C" hops.

Body and carbonation are about expected... Okay, but not in my top tier of Black IPA's.

4/3.5/3,25/3.75/3.5

Photo of uwmgdman
4.12/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeysun23
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RichIron883
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ScaryEd
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ttylicki
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ZachE
3.54/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of casapy
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of double2chin
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of DarthVorador
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 762 ratings.