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White Sand - Strand Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 7.92%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2011)
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Keananmichael5

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-20-2014 23:37:48 | More by Keananmichael5
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kmanjohnson

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-20-2014 23:37:35 | More by kmanjohnson
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Bret_Jr

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-26-2014 21:01:48 | More by Bret_Jr
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searsclone

Arizona

4.11/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle into Sam Adams glass. Carefully poured to not disturb the sediment in the bottle. Clear copper color with a fluffy tan head that sticks around for a long time. Beautiful lacing.

Smells like bubblegum, bread, grass and hops

Taste is tropical fruit, biscuits, booze, and hops.

Mouthfeel is crisp with a wet finish.

Overall, very well done. Not a huge hop bomb, but very balanced and easy to drink.

Edit: disturbing the sediment in the bottle seems to add some bubblegum flavor sand a bit more hop bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

06-25-2014 00:43:00 | More by searsclone
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kemoarps

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottled on date, but the smell makes me believe it's still pretty fresh. Bought it last week when I was in LA.

Pours an appealing rich amber with a finger and a half of foamy off white head that almost takes a dank greenish tinge in the light. I noticed this about their Black Sand as well. It might sound odd, but I really like it.

The smell is juicy and a touch spicy and a bit of floral that might just be the sweet fruits tricking me. There's an underlying sweetness that could be the tropical fruit of the hops or could be some of the malt underlying it all.

While the nose leaned on the fruitier sweeter side of hops, the tongue takes it to the other side. Distinct pithy bitterness without being overwhelming and destroying the palate for the rest of the glass, there's still a note of honey sweet interlaced throughout, though the sweet balance is not nearly as noticeable as the aroma.

Appropriate level of carbonation doesn't distract from the rest of the package, and supports the bitter without being cumbersome (I hate that word). Mid-sized body goes down incredibly smoothly and is quite enjoyable. The pithy bitterness certainly lingers, but does not cause problems, just reminds you that it's there.
All in all I'm actually somewhat pleasantly surprised by this one. My sister was complimentary of Strand's IPAs, but not overly excited, and others seems to be in the same solid but not great camp. While I think that's a fair assessment, I let it temper my expectations even further than I needed to. It's an immensely enjoyable beverage, and one that I imagine would be even better on draft.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2014 06:22:56 | More by kemoarps
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terranostra86

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

06-04-2014 00:22:31 | More by terranostra86
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Birmz

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-29-2014 19:38:16 | More by Birmz
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costanza46

California

3.95/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy cooper with nice fluffy head.

Smells of tropical fruit,pineapple with a little peach sneaking in.

The flavor is piney and fruity with mango and pineapple flavors. It's has a mild sweetness but finishes very dry without being excessively bitter. Hides its alcohol well.

Mouthfeel is light and crisp. A great summertime IIPA.

Overall I am very satisfied with this beer! By far the best LA brewed beer I have had so far!

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 06:47:25 | More by costanza46
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JontheIPAnutz

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-17-2014 04:45:48 | More by JontheIPAnutz
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T_Hass

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-18-2014 22:34:57 | More by T_Hass
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TrojanRB

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-12-2014 19:05:51 | More by TrojanRB
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hopmandu

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

04-09-2014 19:25:19 | More by hopmandu
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thkrb99

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-14-2014 22:48:25 | More by thkrb99
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Fern13

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-11-2014 17:23:30 | More by Fern13
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

03-09-2014 15:10:28 | More by Beerbuddy21
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himynameisping

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-22-2014 06:25:23 | More by himynameisping
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SoCalSuds

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-16-2014 22:58:49 | More by SoCalSuds
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-12-2014 00:02:11 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-11-2014 23:46:18 | More by kjkinsey
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yoitsarch

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-08-2014 23:25:40 | More by yoitsarch
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Chuggernaut00

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-08-2014 20:59:02 | More by Chuggernaut00
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MarriedAtGI

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Crystal clear orange, two fingers of thick white foam that linger

S: Stone fruits and citrus. Massive fruit aroma. A little spice or pepper in there too

T: Taste follows the nose, but then a bit too much astringency at the end. Finish was similar to Fat Head's Head Hunter.

M: Fairly light on the tongue. Carbonation is modest despite the large lingering head. Very pleasant

O: Excellent IIPA. The smell and appearance are fantastic. I would prefer a less harsh aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 23:48:12 | More by MarriedAtGI
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Absolut

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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LuauLarry

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-23-2013 00:40:05 | More by LuauLarry
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Sark

Montana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-23-2013 00:39:46 | More by Sark
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White Sand from Strand Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.