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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenDover (223) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Obfuscate (481) - Minneapolis, - MAR 17, 2015
Jet black, smooth and creamy not getting too much hops for an IPA. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Solid. Pleasant roastiness. Balanced with a good pine bitterness on the finish. Well done black ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
terefere (375) - 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.

   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

   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, I’d guess it’s a hoppy stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ttoadee (1296) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rgf001 (323) - 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).

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mfhennig (281) - 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 I’m not much of a true ipa fan, I prefer the rye and black ipa’s over the more traditional brews. This one is very good.

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