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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

323 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.97%
Wants: 5
Gots: 28 | 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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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-01-2014 00:34:48 | More by Segelstrom
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matjack85

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked up this single 12oz brown bottle at the Jewel-Osco store in Glendale Heights, IL as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99, making this single bottle $1.67. No freshness date.

The beer poured a very dark brown color, but only produced a ½-finger of tan head that lasted a little over a minute. Lacing was decent.

The beer was more fruity smelling than anything else with a touch of roasted malt underneath.

This is really hoppy stuff. Big doses of pine and citrus hops dominate the bready malt and coffee flavors that are underneath.

Light bodied and very smooth despite the high carbonation.

It's an IPA, so it's supposed to be hoppy, but the dark color makes you think it would be sweet and malty as well, but it isn't. If you think you'd like a slightly coffee flavored. bitter, hoppy beer, then you'll like this. I did.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2014 10:06:06 | More by matjack85
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-26-2014 02:27:02 | More by DrBier
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DaPan

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-24-2014 21:12:06 | More by DaPan
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flyersfan900

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-23-2014 21:30:01 | More by flyersfan900
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spw109

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-22-2014 21:17:59 | More by spw109
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green_plastic

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-22-2014 21:13:54 | More by green_plastic
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larryi86

Delaware

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

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- Very dark brown with a two finger light mocha head.

S- Citrus, roasted barely, char, piney hops.

T- Piney hops, roasted malts, some roasted coffee, hints of citrus.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A nice black IPA, enjoyable and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2014 20:41:04 | More by larryi86
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Mattyb79

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-22-2014 20:35:11 | More by Mattyb79
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KVNBGRY

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-22-2014 19:43:07 | More by KVNBGRY
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maxcoinage

Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle (about 6 mos old) to DFH IPA glass, huge light mocha colored head, beer is a very dark brown.
Good amount of hoppyness and roasted malt in aroma and taste.
Creamy Mouthfeel smooth finish.
A real nice Black IPA Wouldn't mind seeing this in 6 packs.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2014 22:45:38 | More by maxcoinage
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-20-2014 13:53:11 | More by Beerswag
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leeswagerty

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-20-2014 03:49:46 | More by leeswagerty
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MickeyMonk

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-20-2014 02:00:08 | More by MickeyMonk
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h4ger

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-19-2014 04:23:36 | More by h4ger
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kemoarps

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a traditional cola black with some ruddiness around the edges when the light catches it right. Beautiful pillowy almond head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma starts with fresh piney hops. Touch of citrus and maybe a hint of char. Definitely hews closer to the IPA side of the style, at least aromatically.

Bitterness takes front stage, though it's a deceptive bitterness that vacillates between the bitterness of bakers chocolate/acidic dark roasts, and a citrusy juicy hop. There's some roastiness in as well, but it gets kind of rolled under the bitter notes.

Solidly carbonated, the body is nonetheless medium-full and relatively smoothe once you get past the rough bits. A pithy finish hammers home the fact that this is an adapted IPA.

Another solid beer from Sierra Nevada, who, it appears, can do near no wrong. Not my absolute favourite CDA, but solid and drinkable, and worth the 4-way IPA pack in which it came, even if the other three variations weren't already enjoyable themselves (which for the most part they are, though this is probably my favourite of the four -- yes that includes Torpedo. SUCH HERESY!)

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 02:55:16 | More by kemoarps
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Faroveryonder

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-18-2014 02:37:18 | More by Faroveryonder
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-18-2014 02:34:05 | More by cjgator3
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Notacraftdrinker

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-17-2014 06:53:17 | More by Notacraftdrinker
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-15-2014 09:41:00 | More by zestar
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jbriggs7

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-14-2014 18:37:42 | More by jbriggs7
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CTbrew32

Oklahoma

3.56/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

packaged on 01/24/2014

Appearance-Black with a very slight amber hue. Pours a white head with a touch of mocha color to it. Carbonation very apparent as well.

Aroma- Roasted coffee notes along with some chocolate sweetness.

Taste- Starts with roasted coffee at first then transitions to a chocolate flavor combining with a slight bit of citrus. Hop presence is low, but this is almost 6 months old, so the malt is making this more stout than ipa.

Feel- Carbonated and bubbly on the tongue with a creamy/dry finish.

Overall- Pretty good, but it would have been nice to try this fresher to get a better sense of the hop presence intended. Considering that this is solid and worth the try.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 14:46:05 | More by CTbrew32
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hvy1

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

07-14-2014 00:21:55 | More by hvy1
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-14-2014 00:18:59 | More by Georgiabeer
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Bater421


4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-12-2014 23:34:16 | More by Bater421
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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 323 ratings.