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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
87
very good

716 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Wants: 6
Gots: 92 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of smcolw
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Large, lumpy head with plenty of chunky lace on the glass. Near black color where no light shines through except through the edges.

Dry, unsweetened cocoa aroma, reminds me of a porter but with a little hop bite.

The flavor is far more hoppy with a black pepper. There's still a distinct dark chocolate flavor with a bit of burnt black patent malt. Neutral body with a mildly diminished carbonation level. Long hoppy/burnt toast aftertaste.

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

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3.2/5  rDev -16.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Appearance:
Black color with ruby red highlights. Thick beige head.

Aroma:
Piney, resiny, spicy, some dark roasted malts and dark chocolate.

Taste/Finish/Body:
Hop bitterness up front, piney, resiny, herbal, leafy, a little citrusy. Dark roasted malts, burnt caramel, dark bitter chocolate, black licorice. Finish is sharp, bitter, pretty crisp. Medium bodied, sticky, a little oily, dry, very smooth.

Overall:
It's a superb Black IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Good Black Ipa

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.8/5  rDev -1%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.12/5  rDev +7.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Pours black with a large, lasting off-white head.
Nose shows soft clean roast, piny hops, liquorice and spicy notes.
Roasty flavours with a fair bit of supporting piny, spicy and grapefruit hop notes. Actually quite drinkable with a little sweet malt underneath.
Carbonation is just a little high.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Sierra Nevada Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 716 ratings.