Black Sand | Strand Brewing Co.

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3.77/5
Very Good
48 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Strand Brewing Co.
California, United States
strandbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-05-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#24,254
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
48
pDev:
15.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
Gots:
2
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0
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Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 10
Photo of nick_perry
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not much aroma, but big on the citrus...not overpowering though. Had at the brewery, so it tasted very fresh.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PWestLA
2.3/5  rDev -39%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

This was recommended to me at my favorite store... Not at all what I was expecting - very dark and lacks many features of an IPA.

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Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a bottle of this and the White Sand to compare. Poured into a tulip glass while helping my daughter unpack at her dorm. First impression was that I was expecting a double black IPA. Color was amber with a nice head. Not too hoppy for a 2IPA. I liked this one more than the White Sand (which is not a white ale, by the way). I'll have either get the next time I'm in SoCal.

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Photo of DblDiamond
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of scottiethebody
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.87/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Amaeda27
3.38/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of vitALEity
1/5  rDev -73.5%

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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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.95/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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Black Sand from Strand Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 48 ratings