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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

505 Ratings
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Ratings: 505
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

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

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Ratings: 505 | Reviews: 66
Reviews by BucannonXC5:
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3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: BevMo in Goleta, Calif.
Price: $13.99 for a variety 4-way 12-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: March 28, 2014
Consumed: March 31, 2014
Misc.: Packaged Feb. 14, 2014

Poured an almost pitch black color with four fingers of frothy tan head. Great amount of foamy, layered lacing along the sides of the galss. Good retention.

Smelled chocolate, dark cocoa, roasted nuts, light coffee beans, dark toffee, dark caramel and fudge. That was backed up by some spicy dark unknown hops.

Tasted pretty decent, a bit darker than the smell though. Got dark chocolate, coffee beans, smoky fire, fairly bitter, burnt toast and fudge.

Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, dark, bitter finish.

A really good black IPA. The best one the variety 4-way pack.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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

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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 505 ratings.