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Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

469 Ratings
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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 8
Gots: 76 | 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: rab53 on 03-08-2014

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Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Beejay
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown/black in the glass, with a large tan head on top.

S: Dark chocolate malt aroma, coffee, and earthy hops.

T: Coffee and chocolate. The hops are somewhat subdued in the forefront, but there is a nice lingering earthy bitterness in the finish. Not as bitter as I would have thought, although what is there is subtle and smooth.

M: Medium in body, with medium low carbonation.

O: Overall a very nice beer, although I think the bitterness is a little low for the style.. Still smooth and enjoyable.

Photo of MattSharpless
3.6/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Andrew041180
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Harvest06
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black, off white head. Good lacing.
S: Citrus and pine followed by chocolate and coffee.
T: Starts with some citrus and pine hops, middle is chocolate and coffee with a nice dry bitter finish.
M: Light to medium body. Good medium carbenation.
O: Exactly what I look for in a black IPA. Well balanced, light to medium body with stout and IPA characteristics.

Btw this ale has two other entries, one discontinued and another from the original beer camp...

Photo of Nctide
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SonOfKyuss
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of GreenEggsHam1
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of obrike
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This one grows on me. Very subtle black IPA, but extremely smooth. Certainly a good entry level brew for the style. SN once again puts out a winner.

Photo of MattSlem
3.29/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lane_in_ID
3.24/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ruckus232
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of KingBiscuit
3.03/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not getting much IPA here, much more a stout IMO. Maybe it's out of date.

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

Photo of LXIXME
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RyanK252
4.17/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at BC's Pizza and Beer

A: Pours dark brown with a slight ruby hue and a creamy khaki head that settles and laces very well.

S: Pine and light citrus hops and some roasted malt.

T: Pine and light citrus hops, maybe even some floral notes, roasted malt, strong coffee, and maybe a touch of sweetness.

M: Medium body, moderate carbonation.

O: This is pretty spot on for a black IPA in my books. The hops are good and assertive up front, but the dark malt pushes back too. I dig it.

Photo of 2GUNSLINGER
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djaeon
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BodiesLexus
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DrewShalvoy
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of BlueMoon10
3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.