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Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

414 Ratings
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Ratings: 414
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 8
Gots: 63 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poohbearzeccola
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of puboflyons
3.82/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle packaged 12/3/14. Sampled on January 24, 2015.

Dark brown pour to near black with big tan colored head.

A dark barley malt, licorice, and molasses aroma with a decent grapefruit, grassy hop character. Not overpowering.

Medium body.

Good roasted malt flavor, some black licorice, and a modest hop bitterness to finish.

Photo of Catracho5
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle poured into a Belgian style tulip

A: Pitch black, tan head, looks like a stout.

A: Getting nothing but roasted malts on the nose, no hoppy fruity aromas.

T: A little hoppy flavors up front, very bitter, roasted malts, alcohol, was hoping for more hop aromas.

M: Medium mouthfeel, dry.

O: I was expecting more citrusy or piny hop aromas and flavors on this, wasn't there, more roasty than hoppy, still a good tasting beer. It's almost 6 weeks old so I am not sure if the hops have died off, but it's less than I expected.

Photo of Miket13
2.74/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Tastes more like a stout than an IPA.

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3.69/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IreRican
3.43/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
2.92/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Wasn't bad, just didn't rate too high with me. Wookey Jack is much better by comparison.

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3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Miles228
4.36/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of aboyd87
1.5/5  rDev -60.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Trooper92292
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of TommyTheCat
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.