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RATINGS: 523   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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 Nevadaís 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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3304) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Solid. Pleasant roastiness. Balanced with a good pine bitterness on the finish. Well done black ipa.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (334) - Durham, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Pours black, small tan head. Aroma of plums, coffee, citrus, butterscotch, bread. Taste: roasty, coffee, dark chocolate, sweet fruits, grass, citrus.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Broncowaldon (129) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Love this style. Big rich coffee toffe aroma with great earthy hop aroma. Flavor is crisp toast and crisp type of noble hop character. Finishes super crisp and clean. A great bIPA

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jamesewelch (259) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 11, 2015
From 12 oz bottle, variety pack, poured into 16oz tulip glass

Aroma: roasted malts, faint coffee, piney hops, smells like an American Stout

Appearance: Black, clear, tan head

Taste: medium bitter

Palate: medium body, creamy texture, average carbonation, bitter finish

Overall: Has aroma and body of a stout. Nice roasted malts and coffee aroma and flavors. Hops are definitely present, but the roasted malts cover some of it. If I was blindfolded and tasted this, Iíd guess itís a hoppy stout.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1161) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 10, 2015
Dark, dark, amber with a fluffy head. Nose is roasted black patent malt and light pine. Bitter. Middle is coffee, molasses, with a hint of citrus. Finish is chocolate malt coupled with medium bitterness. Restrained, flavorful beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (292) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 Aromas of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, dark caramei, spruce, citrus. Black with off white head. Starts malty sweet but becomes bitter in a jiffy. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, toast, chocolate, resin, spruce, citrus. Roasty, resiny medium mouthfeel. Dry finish with hop resin that lingers. This fnish begs for another sip (nice trick).

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAR 6, 2015
Look: pours black with a extremely light brown head. Red highlights on the edge of the glass. Smell: roasted malts. Coffee. Minimal tropical fruit. Taste: roasted malts. Cold stale coffee. Feel: medium carbonation. Thin mouthfeel. Slight dryness but I don't feel it's from the hops. Overall: just not enough hops for me.alts are too over powering. First drank: home 3/6/15 Vintage: 12/3/14

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (270) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Last beer of the 4-way ipa variety pack, probably the best of the four. Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Some coffee, roasted malts dominate with a hint of citrus and pine. Medium body, lively carbonation with a mildly bitter finish. I guess Iím not much of a true ipa fan, I prefer the rye and black ipaís over the more traditional brews. This one is very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1522) - Corinth, Texas, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Dark brown pour with a beige head. Tons of lacing. Aroma is citrus zest, pine, roast, and coffee. Taste follows the nose with chocolate coming through as well. Bitter pine and black coffee aftertaste. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1654) - mclean, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is of coffee and the taste is of strong bitter roasted coffee


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