Black Sand - Strand Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 33 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
3.28/5 rDev -14.6%
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.
11-16-2013 01:38:01 | More by tanarm
3.95/5 rDev +2.9%
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!
10-27-2013 23:21:27 | More by kemoarps
4.1/5 rDev +6.8%
Appearance-Red to orange on the rim with an off white tight foam.
Smell-Grass and Strawberry hard candy that reminds me of strawberry bubbleicious gum from Little League.
Taste-Bitter grass hops with some of the strawberry from the nose although a lot more subtle.
Mouthfeel-Heavy IPA but a good balance and unexpectedly clean finish
Overall-My favorite that I've had from Strand so far. Killer nose.
07-31-2013 23:37:17 | More by Jree261
3.59/5 rDev -6.5%
A dark copper red in color with a nice creamy head lots of lace left on the glass. the mouth taste is very sharp. Taste is a good combination of bitter and malt. Lots of earthy malts and carmel sweetness, the hop bitterness is nice in the after taste. the 7.8 ABV is not over powering, no alcohol after taste. As a imperial IPA it is very good. Will pare well with meats and strong cheeses.
06-12-2013 23:52:00 | More by dalahodson
Black Sand from Strand Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.