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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

506 Ratings
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Ratings: 506
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 9
Gots: 86 | 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: 506 | Reviews: 67
Reviews by matjack85:
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3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

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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 506 ratings.