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Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Blindfold Black IPABlindfold Black IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 86 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rab53 on 03-08-2014

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Ratings: 506 | Reviews: 67
Photo of Gear54
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a bottle into a snifter. Got this in a SN variety pack

Jet black pour with 2 fingers of kaki head and thick lace on the glass.

Smell is malts and hops. Very subdued and not overly aromatic. Smell didn't improve as the warmed over several min.

Taste is quite different than smell. Lots of carbonation and pine. I get roasted malty flavors and some coffee/dark chocolate in the background.

Mouth feel is ok but it's not as bitter as I would have thought for a BIPA. Closer to a porter in fell even with the high carbonation.

Photo of Jufu07
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmoen
3.67/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WVO
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of raiderob
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like a Guinness @ the pour.dark and foamy head.ocean like lacing.dirt like taste.smooth taste and finish..Prost

Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of loupap
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2Bstout
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of km02600
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of travolta
2.58/5  rDev -31.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Jet black, but a beautiful ruby when held up to the light. A thickish tan/brown head that has very good retention and lacing.

Nose: Some molasses and coffee,

Taste: Very crisply carbonated, tastes like a stout. Bitter and metallic. Very crisp.

Notes: This is more of a bad stout than it is a BIPA

Photo of bob_d_j
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Oakenator
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JIMTRK16
2.56/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Not very good. Bitterness is flat. Mouth feel is thin and somewhat slippery. Looks substantial but taste and complexity is not satisfying.

Photo of powdersoldier
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zorro
3/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Clear black colored beer with a medium sized dark tan colored head.

Smells mostly of patent malt. Some grapefruit hop but not much. Not a very aromatic beer at all.

Starts out metallic and a little sweet with no strong flavor except bitterness. Little bit of roasted grain. Slight chocolate. Mild bitterness.

Reads the bottle 70 IBUs? I'm not tasting it. Drinks like a basic porter.

Mouthfeel is OK.

Overall 70 IBUs? Bottle was "PKGD 01/15/15 15:52" so it's not old. This is more like "Sort of hoppy porter."

Photo of Loveyourbeer
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jmdrpi
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ta_hagen
5/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very nice BIPA, would definitely recommend.

Photo of Brewstradamus
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hoppygram
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one makes me question the difference between a black ipa and a stout. I am still learning. It seems more like a stout to me. I like it as a stout, but not as an IPA.

Aroma - hops aroma is minimal

Taste - coffee, some pine

Mouthfeel - good, full

Overall - I like it, but will drink it as a stout, not an ipa

Photo of jburd19
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 506 ratings.