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Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 8
Gots: 74 | 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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Reviews by Kendo:
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4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is black with a small tan head on top. Decent lacing left behind.

S: Surprised that the hops are more prevalent than the malt - modest citrusy & piney hops over some roasty malt, but all in all, the nose is pretty subdued.

T: OK, so there's the malt. . . . Nice roasted malt, charcoal, touch of chocolate malt, modest spiciness evokes rye, and a touch of alcohol at the finish. Finishes with good piney hops and touch of rye-like spice.

M: Medium in heft. Carbonation is active but not intrusive.

O: Good stuff.

More User Reviews:
Photo of OhioBobcat
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

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

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

Photo of moundbz
4.43/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

starts as a porter, then comes to bitter with too much after taste.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on date of 03/04/14

Appearance - Pours deep and near black with cola brown edging and a finger's worth of khaki colored head. Good retention, resulting in a thin a layer of surface suds. Small, spotty lacing with good stick.

Smell - Notes of coffee, light chocolate and some citrus hoppiness.

Taste - Roasted coffee malt base, but this thing is mostly hops. Big citrus notes that hit on orange and grapefruit pith, along with touches of pine. Ghostly notes of chocolate. Roasted depth isn't quite where I'd like it, but the juicy orange character in the finish is nice.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with fair, tingly carbonation. Goes down easy enough. Fairly dry finish.

Overall - Seems to have more hop character than the original "Beer Camp" variant, while still maintaining that nice roast malt base, and for me that's a plus. This is a beer I might consider buying a sixer of from time to time... if that day were to come.

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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.