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Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

400 Ratings
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Ratings: 400
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 6
Gots: 52 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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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3.95/5  rDev +5.1%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

I like the Blindfold.....its not as bold as the Stone SSRA but its an lighter version. It pours a dark opaque with think ecru head that is leaving a nice lacing. The scent carries pine and some citrus like hops. The taste carries IPA flare with coffee/roast/peat base. The mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall....solid.

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3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a big foamy head on a black body. The aroma is rich roasted malt with lemon coming in second. The taste starts with smooth roasted malt with moderate lemon bitterness. Nice balance. The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation. Really good..

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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 400 ratings.