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RATINGS: 526   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 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.

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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2441) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2014
Black pour with a 2 finger, ashy reddish tan head. Aroma of citrus and pine, surprisingly, not much there. Flavor is roast, roasted nuts, chocolate, molasses, light char, a little booziness, floral, citrus and pine hops. Medium body, oily, syrupy entry, medium, but sharp carbonation and still slightly oily, off dry finish. Good brew overall, nothing too interesting going on, but it’s well sorted.


3.1
Korcz (3390) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 24, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. Palony słonecznik i żywice.

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (7689) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2016
On tap at bitter Creek boise. Pours out black topped with a tan head nose is big pine hops roast malts a touch of smoke. Taste is more of the nice pine hops a well balanced roast malts to pine hops. Well done.

3.6
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 9, 2016
draft that poured a dark brown with tan head. nice earthy roasted malt base and pine hops. flavor held true solid brown ale with pine hops. sierra Nevada made this one very well. loved the flavors start to finish.

3.8
Adamsville (340) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
Équilibre entre le malt rôti et les arômes des houblons résineux et d’agrumes. L’amertume, bien que présente, n’est pas tranchante ou gênante. On a une belle interprétation sans défaut du style.

3.5
Ferris (15420) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle - Dark roast and pine. Jet black with a rich light brown head. Sweet roast with some piney hop. Decent.

3.2
JulienHuxley (5809) - Sherbrooke, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle shared with thin white foam. Aroma is malty, light molasses. Taste is roasty, light toast, molasses,not very hoppy actually, light piney bitterness. Palate is light bodied with med-light carbonation. Decent.

3.5
Theydon_Bois (19546) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - FEB 4, 2016
Bottle split in the hotel lobby, RBWG ’16, 03 02/16. Extremely dark mahogany brown topped with a decent khaki head. Nose is dusty hop, straw, light charr, earthy notes, disappointingly thin. Taste comprises light pine, earthy roast, liquorice, charr, cocoa rub, red berry linger. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close doused with earthy hop bitterness. Ok CDA.

3.3
blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Bottled, dark brown with cream head, earthy and burnt , has some hoppiness, smooth body and finish

3.7
Steven_B (249) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - DEC 4, 2015
Bottle. Pours black with a large cream coloured frothy head. Aroma is slightly burnt malts with coffee and an earthiness to it. Smooth on the taste with a flavour of malts with hints of chocolate and coffee. Dry and bitter finish.

3.8
Cunningham (7986) - Halden, NORWAY - NOV 26, 2015

Appearance: Black color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Quite roasted, a bit tropical fruity, coffee and citric hoppy. Ok intensity.
Palate: Medium + body. Tad sweet and a fine balanced bitterness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Pleasant citric hoppy, roasted, coffee, pine, chocolate and balanced mild round fruity flavour.
Overall impression: Tasty and lovely stuff.
Personal stats: Bottle from Martin’s Off Licence in Dublin, Ireland.


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