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RATINGS: 435   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3613) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle from IPA sampler pack. Pours dark cola brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, earthy hops, faint coffee, fig, and faint ash. Flavor is dry and rich with heavy roast, dark chocolate, and espresso notes with medium hop bitterness and some faint dark fruit esters buried underneath; dry, roast finish. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2209) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 28, 2014
From a bottle. Pours opaque dark brown with a bubbly tan head and lots of lacing. Tastes like burnt toast, dark roasted malt, coffee bitterness, light smoke, earth, and a hint of toffee sweetness. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like coffee beans with a hint of sweet fruit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1391) - Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2014
On draught at Roscoe’s for Sierra Nevada Summit/Tap Takeover. Deep black color with dark tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and light chocolate. Taste is lightly roasted malt, chocolate, sweet citrus, and smoke. Fairly smooth, with a non-bitter citrus and roasted finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
samsmith33 (391) - - JUN 26, 2014
Appearance, big white head over dark black beer. Very nice looking pour. Aroma: woody, oak,pine. Taste: tar, aldehyde, grains, veggie, . Bite at the end. Thought it would soften throughout,but it has not. Feel: medium carbonation, Below par. This is the worst of the Sierra Nevada ipa’s so far, even though i am a fan of black ipa’s in general.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vikingguy (816) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Very dark brown with frothy tan head. Big fragrant piney aroma. Not big in to black IPAs but this is a good one. Big resinous piney hops. Like pine tar. Hops balanced with roasted malt. Thick mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
flatmatt (1130) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 24, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a light tan head. Toasty burnt resinous pine and citrus aroma. Nice strong roastiness with pine hoppiness. Ashy with a little citrus. This is really, really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VALIS (228) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 24, 2014
Smells of dates, malt, iced coffee. Very attractive caramel black color with thin white bubbles. Taste is wonderful, this coming from someone who isn’t the biggest fan of Black IPAs. Neither too bitter nor too sweet. Moderate aftertaste, not unpleasant.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tgncc (2831) - 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 (2015) - 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 (1468) - 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.


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