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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

353 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 353
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 5
Gots: 35 | 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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greencovesteve

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-26-2014 00:44:25 | More by greencovesteve
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +19%

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!

03-13-2014 22:33:28 | More by Fcip78
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

08-01-2014 15:01:29 | More by Doomcifer
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Beerswag

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-23-2014 17:22:56 | More by GreenMountainBoy
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-10-2014 01:21:36 | More by briandaube
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

07-12-2014 00:36:10 | More by WVbeergeek
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richkrull

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

05-06-2014 21:19:27 | More by richkrull
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-17-2014 22:05:05 | More by acurtis
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InfernoBoss

California

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-17-2014 07:16:48 | More by InfernoBoss
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RBassSFHOPit2ME

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-24-2014 01:23:57 | More by RBassSFHOPit2ME
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14%

05-23-2014 00:45:57 | More by mdaschaf
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TheSixthRing

California

3.95/5  rDev +4.5%

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.

04-15-2014 03:25:42 | More by TheSixthRing
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BamfBacon

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-29-2014 10:05:59 | More by BamfBacon
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PBRmeasap1980

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

07-08-2014 03:06:14 | More by PBRmeasap1980
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champs86

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-07-2014 03:51:02 | More by champs86
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RyanOooh

Vermont

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-04-2014 05:45:51 | More by RyanOooh
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cjgator3

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.8%

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

New York

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-15-2014 03:25:00 | More by AnPiobaire
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

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..

04-26-2014 01:31:15 | More by Fatehunter
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chim52chim

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%

03-17-2014 13:04:33 | More by chim52chim
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trubeernick

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-22-2014 04:30:21 | More by trubeernick
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-17-2014 17:08:19 | More by Bdel34
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.99/5  rDev +5.6%

Pours a crimson hued mahogany with a thumb of tan head. Stellar head retention & lacing

S: Roastyness, a little bit of orange peel

T: Roasty, a bit of pine , grapefruit & charred grain up front. More pineyness & roastyness, plus a touch of minty & grapefruitty hops as this warms, a bit of astringency & chocolate. Finishes slightly chocolately with charred grain & pine, slightly dry

Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, nicely balanced

My favorite of the 4 in this twelve pack, great example the style done right

03-31-2014 03:08:57 | More by russpowell
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Hardcore

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-24-2014 08:28:11 | More by Hardcore
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Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.