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Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

366 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 366
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 42 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rab53 on 03-08-2014)
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3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into my Goose Island 16th anniversary pint glass, the beer is black with mahogany highlights and a thick brown head. It has lots of lacing.

I liked the nose of roasted malts, brown sugar and ripe apple.

This is a nice stab at a style I really enjoy. It is roasty with some slowpoke sucker type taste that adds a nice hint of sweetness. There is some bitterness by the second sip. It is a bitterness derived both from the roasted malts and the hops. More ripe red apple and muted coffee notes as the beer warms.

The only minor tweak I would make would be to turn down the carbonation a notch, but this is a minor quibble as the beer is tasty and balanced.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the IPA 12-pack... Into a globe glass -

A: black body; light beige head; about a finger of foam leaves a few strands of lace.

S: roasty malts and piney / minty hops.

T: piney, citrus rind hoppiness; some light roasted malt and chocolate notes on the end; hop bitterness outweighs malt flavor, though.

M: nice, medium-full, creamy feel; moderate carbonation.

O: a pretty good black IPA; probably my 2nd favorite from the 4-way IPA pack, after Snow White Wit.

jpro, Aug 03, 2014
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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.