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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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Blindfold Black IPA features a blend of hop varieties whose bright, fruity aroma complements the coffee-like flavors of dark roasted malts. Blindfold blankets us in darkness yet maintains a surprisingly light body and bold, hoppy character. This black IPA emerged from our Beer Camp program and builds on Sierra Nevadaís legendary love of hops with roasted malts for depth and complexity. Like its namesake, Blindfold is a bit disorienting--the color of a stout and the intense hop-forward flavors of a classic American IPA.


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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
woodychevy (526) - - JUN 5, 2014
Totally solid Black IPA. Expect nothing less from SN. All the nice dark roasty flavors are there- chocolate, coffee, toast, raisiny, molasses with some hop presence to balance it out. Drinks pretty smooth- the hops are definitely there, but not overpowering. Solid, balanced, smooth- really good. Nothing overly exciting, but good.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1187) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Dark brown pour with a beige head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is citrus zest, pine, roast, and coffee. Taste follows the nose with chocolate coming through as well. Bitter pine and black coffee aftertaste. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1218) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is of coffee and the taste is of strong bitter roasted coffee

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3858) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2015
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of oranges. Flavors of tobacco and citrus. Bitter finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bork (367) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - FEB 22, 2015
The boys from Chico donít let you down this time either. Loaded with roasted black coffee and an everpresent bitterness that never overpowers. A solid late winter brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (560) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with an off white head. Pine & citrus hops and roasted malt in the aroma and taste. Nice bitterness throughout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (953) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Another hybrid via Sierra Nevada. Nothing wrong here, just nothing that make me too happy. Very assertive hops, with an odd medicinal note. These black IPAs donít always work. This one is okay.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
callmemickey (3167) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Dark brown-black body, medium sized off-white/light tan head, dense lacing. Light roasted malts, a touch of coffee, earthy and piney hops as well as a touch of a citrus. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation, assertive bitterness, dry throughout, clean finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (899) - PERU - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle - Pours a clear, dark brown with a big, creamy, off-white head. Citrus aromas with some roasted malts. Nice toffee and coffee flavors with some citrus notes, finishing with some bitterness. Good combination of flavors that I like.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GranvilleTim (1730) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Black pour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, hops. Taste is roasted malt and piney hops. Well combined. An enjoyable drink. Nice lacing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fantomasus (254) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 13, 2015
12 FL. OZ. Bottle. My heels are sore. Painful and aching. My spine hurts. Iím lightheaded. Thatís death sinking in. At some point everything starts dying. The point of no return. When the new growth stops and everything starts winding down. The inevitable cold dark stop awaits us all.


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