Black Sand - Strand Brewing Co.

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Black Sand
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very good

38 Ratings
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2011)
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5/5  rDev +31.2%

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1/5  rDev -73.8%

I'm giving this a 1 out of 5 b/c this beer is not a IPA by any stretch of the word, let alone a double IPA as its states on the label. Wouldn't classify as an English IPA or an American IPA. If it was listed as a Red Ale it would be a 3.5/5.

A: Red/Brown

S: Burt caramel, toffee, sour cherries and some citrus fruit

T: Caramel Malt bomb with a hint of bitter orange peel

M: Medium bodied

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Photo of tanarm
3.28/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours clear amber/brown, very dark, but good clarity. Tan colored head on an Imperial IPA, whaaaat?

Aromas of caramel malt, toffee, light coffee roast, burnt caramel, oh yeah, and citrusy hops. Tangerine, orange rind, chocolate.

Lots of the same. Hops take a backseat here, but not overly malty either... Citrus and milk chocolate. Orange rind, bittersweet finish, but not harsh. Vanilla bean, hint of roast. Somehow, this works. Semi-dry finish.

Creamy mouthfeel. Very smooth, no alcohol warmth.

There’s really no style for this. No such thing as an English Imperial IPA, and it's definitely not a Black IPA. Drinkable, nonetheless. But it’s definitely not an American DIPA. Nonetheless, points given for complexity and making this combination of flavors enjoyable.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of kemoarps
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep copper amber with a dank almost off green edge to it. Foamy head with the same dank not quite greenish tinge to it. Hopalicious.

Nose is juicy fruity primarily. Some grassy verdency to it, resinous pine and some citrus/tropical fruit on the background.

The taste is largely the same vein. Kind of a medley of hop flavours. Starts off with some juicy grassy resin, but is definitely more of the pine/tea/dry flavour. Fierce bitterness at the very finish. Tasty, super glad my sister brought it with her when she came to visit!

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Black Sand from Strand Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.