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White Sand - Strand Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

65 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 8.83%
Wants: 2
Gots: 15 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2011

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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super tasty IIPA! The caramel malt was just the perfect amount where it was noticeable without being especially sweet. The aroma on this beer is heaven. If you haven't tried it, try it. I'll definitely be picking this up again! Cheers

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Appearance-Red to amber with an eggshell foam that dissipates quickly.

Smell-Creamy strawberries.

Taste-Dark bitter hops to subtle tobacco and grass on the finish.

Mouthfeel-Heavy beer but a nice long finish.

Overall-I really like the evolution of flavors. The smell is great although I would've liked a little more on the nose.

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500 ml bottle purchased from refrigerated case yesterday.

A: Pours a slightly hazy dark orange with a 1" off-white head leaving clumpy semi-rings of lace.

N: Grapefruit, tropicals (pineapple, passion fruit), tangerine. Floral and fruity.

T: Malty and pine resin with some bready and minty notes. Honey and caramel.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Sticky, resiny, slightly dry and bitter finish.

O: The aroma stands out here with amarillo, cascade and summit hops. A bit too malty on the flavor for me.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed June 2nd, 2013. Removed from fridge at 50 degrees F and poured into tulip glass. Label on bottle notes ABV of 8.5%, not 7.5 as beer info on BeerAdvocate shows.

Pour is a clear, dark copper that turns a vibrant orange in sunlight. A very creamy two finger off-white head forms during the pour and, after subsiding to a thin skin after awhile, provides nominal lacing.

Aroma is juicy and grassy and fruity. White grape, pineapple and touch of dank stank.

Flavor is nicely balanced and very drinkable. Some piney prickle at the beginning gives way to some light caramel malt. Well-modulated fruity and piney hop flavor comes in right before the wash of bitterness at the back of the tongue. Delicious! Did I mention balanced?

Mouthfeel is slightly thick and a little smooth. Some carbonation creaminess.

This is a good one. I'll seek it out again! Overall rating reflects a "greater than the sum of its parts" that this beer has.

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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!

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White Sand from Strand Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.