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RATINGS: 514   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2641) - GERMANY - APR 11, 2015
Dark black with a biege foamy head. Toasted malt taste amidst a big bitter. Nice beer but maybe a little unbalanced. Light a Schwarzbier with hops!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YogiBeera (2551) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2015
Beautiful pitch black color with a frothy head. Citrusy and roasted malt nose. Long lasting roasted coffee bean taste with bitter hop notes. Interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1090) - USA - APR 8, 2015
Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee with a hint of hops. Hops are more forward in the flavor. Roast coffee malt in the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (1066) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2015
Dark pour, bountiful beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, citrus and hop. Mildly bitter it has a bit of spongy fruit flavors. Cereal, malts, hops. Smooth indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VeinAle (123) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Opaque pour with a thick beige head. Smells of coffee porter and resin. Taste is early creamy chocolate and coffee, followed abruptly by bitter and sweets. Nice bipa.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 24, 2015
Black/brown pour with foamy clinging tan head and lace. Aroma is light roasted malt and resiny hops. Flavor is roasty, light touch of coffee and a good bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. A beer that could pass as a stout, just a good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MattShizzle (562) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Bottle - from sampler pack. Opaque - very dark brown to black in color. Large tan head, coffee and hops in aroma. Very hoppy with roasted flavors too. Quite good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (2061) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2015
12 oz bottle in a variety pack pours black with a tan head. Roasty nose with a bit of hops. Just kinda a dark, somewhat hoppy, watery beer. It’s clean but boring. Never been a fan of this style, but this is tolerable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1414) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle from the 4 pack A: Opaque black with a near permanent creme colored head. Lacing. N: Cocoa, pine, earth, light grapefruit, coffee, leaves, peppercorn, T: Big bittersweetness, leaning towards the hearty bitterness. M: Medium body, some chalkiness, prickly carbonation, no alcohol burn. O: Hoppy stout Black IPA. Very well balanced, and probably the best beer in the 4 pack. Will enjoy these.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDover (216) - Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2015
Extremely dark brown. Medium tan/brown foam. Aroma is of both coffee/dark chocolate and grassy/hoppy - but a bit faint, not very strong. Taste: seems rather well balanced and low-IBU for an IPA -- not sure I believe the 70 IBU’s, seeems to high. Bittersweet, coffee, dark chocolate, and moderately hoppy. Me likey very much.


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