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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

503 Ratings
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Ratings: 503
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 85 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: rab53 on 03-08-2014

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Ratings: 503 | Reviews: 66
Reviews by Bighead6365:
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4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Got this beer by coming across the Sierra Nevada Special Variety Pack. This one featured 4 different kinds of their IPA's.

Appearance: Nice dark color like you would imagine a Black IPA would be.

Smell: This one is more on the malty side, almost smelling like a porter, but in the back you can smell the lovely balance of hops.

Taste: A great dark malty flavor pulls through tasting of coffee, and chocolate, with light smoke. It is slightly sweet, and is then finished off with a nice bitterness, and finish from the hops on the tongue.

Mouthfeel: The beer actually felt a tad bit thin to me, but with its sessionability it's not a bad thing. I just wish it was one more notch up on the thickness scale.

Overall this is a great beer, and one that I would love to have again. It's a solid brew, and one that demonstrates what makes Black IPA's so awesome. I'm a sucker for Black IPA's as it's honestly the closest that you can get to the best of both worlds.

More User Reviews:
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Photo of Fcip78
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Blindfold is not a big in your face black ipa. It does not contain a huge ABV, no long alcohol finish, no acute hop twinge. What blindfold is a well crafted, well balanced ale. Plenty of roasted malt flavor, but the blend of summit and cascade hops really brings it all together. Really well done!

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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 503 ratings.