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RATINGS: 427   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crazyvin (1943) - New York, USA - AUG 12, 2014
A black body with a rich tan head that had excellent retention with some lace. A nice roasted malt presence. Mostly grapefruit hops and a bit if smoke. Flavor had good balance between roasted malts and bitter hops. A bit too much grapefruit. A nice moderately dry finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizardking3 (100) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours black. Smells roasty and hoppy. Bitter roasts and hops on front and settles in to chocolate ending

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Publix mixed pack for IPA Day. Wow this was nice. Great aroma that has a touch of nuttiness and coffee mixed in with the hops. Wonderful flavor that mixes dark roasted malt with green hops and a miss lingering bitterness. Wonderfully made.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tom10101 (2817) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle (12 oz). Courtesy of Minderbinder, thanks! Black with a medium fully lasting beige head and good lacing. Aroma is of piney notes, grapefruits, roasted malt, chocolate, and fruity notes. Taste is slightly sweet with pine, grapefruits, chocolate, roastead malt and light to moderate bitterness. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Slightly oily moutfheel. Moderately dry finish. Very good Black IPA. Not too stout-ish. Well balanced. Drinkable and tasty. Very well done!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1113) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours black with cream head. Taste is roasted malts with Sierra Nevada style hopping

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (1810) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (290) - - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocJitsu (957) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MacBoost (1280) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2380) - 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.


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