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Blindfold Black IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

458 Ratings
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Ratings: 458
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 micromaniac129:
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3.7/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Blindfold pours a very dark brown with a tall thick voluptuous head. The head was beige in color and stiff enough to rise above my glass rim. Lots of retention and lots of lacing.
The aroma was equally as pleasing with citrusy and piney hops rising out of the just opened bottle. In the glass plenty of roasted malts, coffee and cocoa. I like the roasted malt smell, it really smells good.
The taste was a let down. I didn't get any hops in the taste. If there would of been half as much as in the nose I would have been satisfied. Malts are light and not as pronounce either. I got some roasted malts with subtle hints of coffee and cocoa.
It feels thick and smooth on the palate with a dry bitterness.
In general I like this beer. It looked fantastic and smelled great. Now all they need to do is work on the taste.

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

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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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3.81/5  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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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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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 458 ratings.