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RATINGS: 503   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (312) - - AUG 8, 2014
Dark pour. Nose is predominately roasted malt. Taste is a solid mix of bright hops and strong malty goodness. Finish is coffee bitterness. Good black ipa

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2417) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle 355ml. Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, cold coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, coffee, sweetness, bitterness. Palate: Medium body. Soft-medium carbonation. Overall: Good, but I think my bottle was a tad too old to get full potential.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1326) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours black with cream head. Taste is roasted malts with Sierra Nevada style hopping

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a huge brown head. Aroma is burned toast, kinda chocolate, and orange. Taste is pretty ashy, watery chocolate, and burned everything.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (1590) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Malty black in appearance and taste. Arome is more grain than hop this is not expected or desired. Flavor is malty with a clenser hop taste. Head is lasting and impressive. Much better Black IPA out there.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3111) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks DSG. Black, opaque with tan head. Roasty, mildly hoppy aroma, bitter, roasty taste. Medium body, bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1478) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - AUG 3, 2014
12oz, bottled 6/25 which makes it 39 days old. Pours a thin looking black with ruby edges and an off white head. Aromas of some roast, some pine, some citrus. Almost fruity in the nose. Taste is bitter both from the roast and from the hops, semi dry. Thinish mouthfeel. Flavors of light coffee, moderate hoppiness, decent roast. Pretty standard black IPA, nothing standing out to me here. Solid, if unremarkable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cobaink2 (162) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Really fantastic dark malts with a nice coffee flavor. Nice compliment of really nice floral hops. Would drink this all day in the winter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dlihcsnatas (428) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Got 3 of these in a sampler pack but sat these aside because most black IPA’s in my opinion are wrong and just plain nasty. Finally decided to clean out my beer fridge today and figured I either was going to drink them or pour them out. Drank one of them. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be. Actually pretty decent. Has a mocca flavor to it with that IPA bitterness. Kind of like drinking a bitter coffee with some chocolate flavoring in it. Will finish this one but the other two will go with my breakfast in the morning.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (1183) - Florida, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pours a very dark, clear, ruby-cola brown with a nice-looking, well-retaining khaki colored head. Roasted malty note are picked up on the nose. Citrus hops seem to alternately waft out. A little peppery on the tongue. Dark roasted flavors come through. Black pepper, a chemical quality, and an aggressive hop character.


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