1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Black Sand - Strand Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Black Sand
No picture uploaded.
Have one? Upload it now.
BA SCORE
86
very good

35 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 35
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 9.07%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 35 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Such_a_b-tch
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

Such_a_b-tch, Friday at 05:31 AM
Photo of jose_alehouseSD
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

jose_alehouseSD, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of zestar
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
Photo of trevordglenn
4/5  rDev +3.6%

trevordglenn, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of jason_nwx
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

jason_nwx, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of bostonryan
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bostonryan, May 28, 2014
Photo of justinbrown
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

justinbrown, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of drunkheathen
4/5  rDev +3.6%

drunkheathen, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of seangibbs60
4/5  rDev +3.6%

seangibbs60, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of OBeerMeGreatOne
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

OBeerMeGreatOne, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Fern13
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Fern13, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Chuggernaut00
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Chuggernaut00, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of SoCalSuds
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SoCalSuds, Feb 03, 2014
Photo of Absolut
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Absolut, Jan 23, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

GRG1313, Dec 22, 2013
Photo of anon
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

anon, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of lakeylake
3/5  rDev -22.3%

lakeylake, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
Photo of Booner818
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Booner818, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of tanarm
3.28/5  rDev -15%

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.

tanarm, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of ste5venla
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

ste5venla, Oct 31, 2013
Photo of kemoarps
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%

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!

kemoarps, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of Beerbuddy21
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Beerbuddy21, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Jree261
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%

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.

Jree261, Jul 31, 2013
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Black Sand from Strand Brewing Co.
86 out of 100 based on 35 ratings.