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RATINGS: 418   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 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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2774) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
The aroma is roast, burnt caramel, pine. The appearance is deep black, light tan head. The flavor is roast, burnt caramel, flowers, pine. The finish is past, pine, flowers. Medium in body. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1978) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, hops, & coffee; Flavor of roasted/burnt malt, hops, coffee, and some dark chocolate; Finish is fairly bitter; Pretty decent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2014
From a 12pack sampler, Easy to drink Black IPA, but nothing that makes me want to drink a bunch of these. Hmm this is about 4 years late.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (998) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Deep dark pour w/ a good retaining tan head that leaves some lacing. The roasted malt & hops kind of cancel each other out in the aroma making it slightly faint. The taste is dominated by the roasted malt w/ some lingering bitterness in the finish. It is a delight on the palate - light & creamy. A very nice black ipa!

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HighlanderOne (1000) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Poured from bottle. Not too strong aroma of hops and roasted malt. Gorgeous black with tan head. I taste dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and malt up front followed by grapefruit, pine and earth hop flavors. Feel is dry but creamy. Excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1032) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2014
The beer pours an opaque black color with a large tan head that fades somewhat quickly, and the aroma blends roasted and caramel malts, resin and grassy hops, and a hint of booze. The taste is is mildly bitter balanced out with a slight sourness and a touch of umami, and the palate fuses a bitter finish, medium-full body, slick texture, and an average carbonation.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1339) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2014
Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, citrus, orange, roasted nuts, brown sugar, milk chocolate. Taste is loads of tropical fruit with apricot upfront along withpeaxh and grapefruit. Also some nice roasted malt notes, slight chocolate and honey. Mouthfeel is slightly creamy with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lothore (549) - California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
A- Pours an inky black hue with a small, light brown head that fades fairly quickly. S- Light burnt malt, caramel, toast T- Deep coffee, burnt caramel, toast followed by a intense hop bitterness intermixed with notes of pine that hits and fades quickly and leaves residual, roasty coffee flavor on the tongue. M- Medium bodied with ample carbonation. D- Tastes like a big hoppy porter. Definitely not my favorite beer and one that I won’t be revisiting for more than a taste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewHaMeister (163) - - JUN 15, 2014
12oz bottle pours pitch black with a two finger creamy tan head and thick lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee, hops, toffee, and chocolate. Mildly bitter hops and dark roasted malt flavor. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4009) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Man….this style…. Clean deep black in the glass with a woody brown tint on the edge. One finger of tan head. The nose shows a light roast and earthy coffee note with a touch of acidity. Dry and acidic/bitter in the mouth. Some coffee and citrus rind.


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