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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Nevada’s 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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kansascityCW (109) - kansas city, Missouri, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours black with large light tan colored head. Aroma is citrus hops and light roasted malts. Taste is roasted malt first and hops second. Really nice roasted type of bitterness in the aftertaste. Nice creamy mouth feel. Overall this is a wonderful example of the black IPA style as it perfectly balances the best qualitIes of IPAs and porters/stouts.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerRenter76 (294) - Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2015
Black body with a thinish tan colored head.Aromas and flavors of earthy and piney hops over top of bitter chocolate and a tinge of licorice,some sweetness is there but not overly so.Not real complex but there are some decent flavors going on.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
weordie (334) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2015
Pours black with a huge off white head. Aroma is light malt, coffee and just a hint of citrus. Head is very creamy, roasted malt on the tongue with an intense bitter finish. Love it.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gsmitty80 (2012) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Deep ebony pour with a nice head. Aroma is of a bit of cocoa and roast. Taste is earthy hops that give a kick but it is still light enough to be easily drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrus86 (187) - Busselton, WA, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2015
BOTTLE. Not solid black pour with small fluffy tan head. Subtle coffee, dark & roasted malts on the nose.. Burnt malts, coffee & chocolate flavour up front rolling into a hoppy back end.. Sourced Cellarbrations @ Capel

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PartyFowle (634) - - JUN 19, 2015
A beautiful beer, from the ebony-colored liquid to the dense, creamy layer of mocha froth that tops it. Aroma is a rich blend of coffee, cocoa, pine and citrus peel. The flavor has less going on, but still exhibits characteristic Sierra Nevada hop notes (citrus, pepper) followed by a charred black roast finish. A solid version of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
badwhale (396) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours a dark root beer color with a sparse off white head that dissapates quickly. Great roasted malt aroma with fruity hop notes. Goes right into a simlar flavor with a great mouthfeel, and decieving ABV. Pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hammy78 (872) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle frame a homebrewing homie. Pours pitch black, not much head, off white head, sheets of lacing. Nose is malty, nutty, sweet, a touch of fudge. Tastes roasted malt, coffee, piney hops, bitter. Quite tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Citrus fruity hop and mild coffee roasted, sweet aroma. Subtle "Black IPA" herbal aroma. Tangerine/grapefruit and pepper hop flavor. Sweet, coffee, caramel malt, and subtle herbal flavor. Nice fruity finish, and dry roasted aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rperez (173) - Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2015
Sierra nevada just wont let me down!, every single beer is amazing! Black ipa rules ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
delnoche (478) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - MAY 17, 2015
12fl oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Black as pitch with a ton of frothy tan head. Fruity aroma filled the room immediately after pouring. Initial flavor is light and fruity, quickly transforming to bitter hops and toasted malt. The toastiness lingers on in the very long finish. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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