In this beer blog, we are going to get into the new Sampler pack from Sierra Nevada. It is called 4-Way IPA. The sampler pack has Blindflold Black IPA, Snow Wit IPA, Torpedo IPA, and Nooner IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this west coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know their beers that I review and know the history of this brewery. Let us sample out this Black IPA.
It has a jet black color with a tan head on this black IPA. The aroma has a chocolate to slight coffee with a citrus notes. The taste has a creamy chocolate with a hint of citrus notes. The aftertaste is a dry bitter finish. It is a sipping beer.
Here is a description from their website (www.sierranevada.com):
Bright hops pierce through roasty darkness.
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.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Closing, I believe this craft brewery does not get the credit they should today unlike they did back when they first started. Their beers are very underrated. I love their Pale Ale and I believe most just think of Sierra Nevada as one beer brewery. This is so not true. They make an awesome stout and porter. I have not even put the words about their IPA. Their everyday IPA is one of my favorites and it is very underrated. I knew I was in good hands when I saw this 4 way IPA Pack in the store. I did not stop and thinking about it. I just grab it and went home and try them. The first one I tried was this Black IPA. This beer style is hopheads wet dream. I have had several Black IPA’s in my time. I love how this one is creamy unlike the other ones I had. It is not drinking and most are not drinkable. It is a nice relaxing beer. I love it and I recommend this brew and sampler pack. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser