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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

657 Ratings
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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 120
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 78 | FT: 1
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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3.92/5  rDev +2.3%

Epetrena, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

cdwil, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BigRedDog, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of HoppyBastard
4.05/5  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.

HoppyBastard, Aug 12, 2014
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kdivers, Aug 08, 2014
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3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

northcoastwolf, Aug 08, 2014
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Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.