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White Sand - Strand Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
White SandWhite Sand

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

16 Reviews
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Reviews: 16
Hads: 74
Avg: 3.9
pDev: 18.46%
Wants: 3
Gots: 17 | 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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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 74
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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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Picked up a bottle of this and the Black Sand to compare. Poured into a tulip glass while helping my daughter unpack at her dorm. First impression was very spicy. Nice head. Smoothed out after a few minutes. Nice 2IPA. I'll get this again next time in SoCal.

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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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great imperial ipa. smooth goes down great but leaves this bitter after taste. but ok over all.

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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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3.75 A: Lightly hazed light orange color. Two fingers of pillowy beige head. Retention is good and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Surprisingly spicy hoppiness. Followed by herbal and piney hops and peach and papaya fruitiness. Moderate caramel maltiness with biscuit and just a touch of bready yeastiness.

3.25 T: Tastes like it smells. Hops are - in decreasing strength - spicy, piney, herbal, citrusy. Again lots of peach fruitiness. A touch of vegetables. Caramel and biscuit malts.

3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and smooth.

3.25 D: Decent overall, but does have a touch of off-flavor and it pretty average otherwise.

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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.

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White Sand from Strand Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.