Fade To Jade
Sand City Brewing Co. - North

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IPA - New England
Ranked #493
Ranked #2,316
4.28 | pDev: 6.78%
Sand City Brewing Co. - North
New York, United States
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Notes: IPA brewed and absurdly dry-hopped with Mosaic, Citra and Amarillo.
Reviews: 23 | Ratings: 90 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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larryi86 from Delaware

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

That you BeerLoserLI for this
16 oz can poured into a tulip

A- A hazy golden straw with a two finger white head.

S-Citrus, limes, some grapefruit, tropical fruits, pineapple, some melons, a little dank and piney.

T- Citrus, limes, grapefruit, pineapple, touch of touch, piney finish, dank.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A very nice NEIPA, easy to drink and I really enjoy the balance the bitterness brings to it.

Nov 24, 2019
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JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.04/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like just about all of the other beers that I've recently been clearing out of my basement stash, this was something that I traded for a while ago but took ages to get to. No date on the bottom of the can but this poured, looked, and tasted as fresh as could be given how little sediment ended up at the bottom of my pint glass. Given how green jade is, the name of this beer was appropriate since it had a nice hop lineup in it and it was smooth enough to proverbially fade into green once the initial burst hit my palate...

This had a hazy, golden hue to it with plenty of foam to top it off as the thick, soapy ring along the top of my pint glass was as good as any remnant that I've seen i quite some time. Lots of orange, vanilla cream, dank hops, crisp pine, and wet grass emerged in the nose as the taste was much more hoppy, juicy, and reminiscent of fruit cocktail. A subtle white peach presence came through by the time I finished this off as this beer was more complex than it initially indicated.

A lively carbonation with plenty of alcohol kept me on my toes without detracting me from the booze that this contained. The pine shone through more and more as this warmed up until it became the dominant tone, complete with resin and a crispness that lingered on the palate long after I finished this off. The dry-hopped nature of this beer ensured that it remained smooth but it was a bit too heavy for me to completely praise. Fun stuff that did indeed, fade to jade and was on par with Sand City's other offerings but not wondrous enough to be rated higher in this highly competitive category...

Jun 14, 2019
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EMH73 from New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a fluffy white head that leaves tons of lacing. Smells and tastes of lime, ripe pineapple, orange, grass, sweet malts, pine and an earthy quality. Light to medium bodied, carbonation and bitterness, smooth mouth feel.

Dec 05, 2018
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Billolick from New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tall can - 2/8/18

Great looking NE IPA, about medium haze, frothy and lasting cap, leaving fine fields of lace...nice

Nose and palate are awash with ripe pineapple, lime, luscious hoppy dankness, citric and resiny finish...splendid stuff

Feb 27, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Surprisingly clear, with a slightly sandy haze, Fade to Jade has a large white foam that settles to a lumpy blanket and leaves an otherworldly amount of symmetrical spotted alien art lace.

Smell is spicy eucalyptus mint, vanilla creamed lime, lemon-orange, a hint of rug and PEZ.

A nice juicy tang splashes on the tongue, simultaneously exhibiting some spicy yeast and a hint of green dank pine. Orange-lemon Smarties rides along a medium body with a crisp froth and a dry, almost chalky chew.

This under the radar brew, while not opaque turkey stock, is a pretty spot-on New England-style IPA, in both flavor and aroma.

Nov 15, 2017
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Greywulfken from New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pale golden ale with a slight haze, fat head of white foam, and tons of lace down the glass... Lots of pale orchard fruits on the nose, sweetened as if by honey... That continues on the taste, a blended pale fruit medley, honey-like sweetness, but very light and fluffy - whipped fruit honey? Soft and smooth, light mouthfeel... Delicious, really, with just a mild bitterness and a gentle finish...

May 04, 2017
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ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Hazy straw yellow color, little head. Aroma is pretty much non-existent. Flavor is mostly a dry, grassy hop flavor - wholly jade, naturally - with little dimension. A little sweetness from the malt, maybe if you strain you can get some dry apricot, but it is pretty one-dimensional.

Apr 02, 2017
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IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can, no date, poured into Teku glass.

L: 1F+ head, not great retention, leaves a lot of lacing and a thin cap and ring. Beer is a hazy pale gold.

S: Mixture of earthiness, malt, and some citrus. Might be a bit old.

T: Lots of earthiness, herbal character, and pineyness, with some citrus and tropical fruit trying to break through. Light cracker malts. Over the course of time, I've learned to not love Citra and Mosaic together; they seem to fight rather than complement. Amarillo comes through pretty well, though.

F: Medium bodied, light carbonation. Earthiness lingers on palate. Good construction. Balance OK.

O: Pretty good IPA.

Mar 05, 2017
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dgmirelli from New York

4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

a great juice punch initially, doesn't linger but still very very good, a fine local offering, very balanced very drinkable - i am just partial to day drifter....

Feb 18, 2017
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Gumbo_gravy from District of Columbia

3.79/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Straight mosaic all over the place with a nice malty backbone. It's not NE style at all but it's a solid IPA. Nice malty caramel notes with a citrus piney resin balance.

Jan 28, 2017
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SenatorSpaceman from Connecticut

2.93/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Pours an opaque bronze. Decent sized head with little retention. Nose is piney, grassy, a bit spicy. Taste follows suit. Earthy, rich malt notes.

A bit on the thin side. Not really my cup of tea. This is a far cry from the style of IPAs that these guys are supposed to be known for. Not a bad beer overall, but a poor representation of what SS has to offer.

Jan 09, 2017
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Czarkazm from New York

4.62/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Can picked up from the release this morning,poured into a snifter. This beer pours a wonderful, bright fluorescent yellow with medium haze and an extremely tight, flawless, white head. The aroma slowly fills the room instantly after cracking the can. Huge, complex tropical notes of papaya and guava, dank pine, sweet caramel apple, pineapple juice, candy gummies, overly ripe peaches, dried apricot, and an interesting citrus mint character coming through. Mouth feel is nearly perfect, an incredibly soft and creamy consistency finishing with medium pine and grapefruit zest bitterness. It's all there in the flavor as well, just with more of the grapefruit and pine coming through. Truly a world class brewery.

Dec 19, 2016
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jhavs from New York

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fresh can poured into a flute.

Foamy white head, thick, instant burst of hop aroma. Citrus zest and earthy resins. Golden to copper color with a bit of haze.

Flavor is bright and crisp. Lots of layers of citrus including bitter grapefruit rind, sweet tangerine juice, and zesty lemon. An earthy grass flavor also, and the malt is noticeable and little toasty.

Moderate carbonation and medium mouthfeel.

Overall a great brew, these guys have been canning some tasty hoppy options.

Sep 11, 2016
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Tank880 from New York

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap. Golden pour with nice lacing. Bouquet is beat out by the flavor. Nice hops and good flavor throughout the taste. An excellent ipa that goes well at any time. Would order it every time I saw it. Cheers

Sep 02, 2016
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CHickman from New York

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Growler pour, it's hazy gold color with a 1-2 finger white head that faded slowly and left great foamy lacing and rings as it went down. Sand City standard good looks for an IPA.

Smells and tastes of lemon, orange peel, tangerine, red grapefruit, graham cracker, white pepper, fresh cut grass, dank piney hops, fresh weed, coriander and mild spices. Just enough malt backbone to balance it and let the hops be the star of the show again. Flavor has caramel, biscuit, toasted grains, faint brown sugar, starfruit and more citrus hop complexities.

Mouthfeel is medium and crisp with a malty sweetness, light carbonation, a slight bitterness and a nice finish that mixes crackers, citrus hops and brown sugar/toffee. Really easy to drink, a session beer for sure in my book.

11/3/2016-Had a can that 'Boccu' gave me and it was really tasty, very smooth and well balanced. The hops may have faded a little since this was canned a month ago, but it was still super fresh tasting with a handful of citrus flavors mixed with piney notes, a malty/caramel sweetness and floral accents like dry hops were used. Upping the overall rating from 4.25 to 4.5 since Sand City has this shit down now...love that this brewery is so close!!

Jun 19, 2016
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Boccu from New York

4.22/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours Amber with a nice head. Aroma of tangerine with hints of pine. The flavor follows with fleshy mango, including the peel. Very well made. Big fan of sand city.

Jun 16, 2016
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Bluecrow from New York

4.08/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

-crowler (filled today) to glass: optically clear yellow pour with thick, sticky foam. Sweet, tangerine-mango aroma with a hint of pine. Taste is full citrus- pine. -Satisfying, albeit, sweet finish.

May 03, 2016
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dar482 from New York

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a lightly hazy medium gold color.

The aroma smells of mango flesh, juicy tangerine, hints of pine.

The flavor follows with fleshy mango, including the peel. A light biscuity malt onto green pine lingering on the finish. The mouthfeel is medium as soft carbonation.

Apr 26, 2016
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imonhiatus from New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

got to check out the first batch but never reviewed, when I heard it was back, planned a visit...glad I did. darkness in a glass. the freshy fresh oops is right up there w this. just killer. ipa that long island can be proud of. this stuff slays other half. this is NE hops at its finest. juicy and rich. good for anytime. soooo good

Apr 16, 2016
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PVMT from New York

4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sand City 4/15/16.

Another home run from Sand City. Missed this on St. Patrick's Day and was really glad to have another opportunity to try this.

Apr 15, 2016
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curtis6290 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 2/1/17. Enjoyed on 2/18/17.

Look: Clear, dark orange and brown. Not hazy like a NE IPA, but not as clear as a West Coast IPA - something in between but darker. (9/10)
Smell: Incredible blast of citrus, flowers, pine, mellon, cream. Could smell this for days. (10/10)
Taste: Same as smell. Floral, Pine resin, Weed, Smoke, Creamy, Hoppy, Tropical Fruit. (10/10)
Feel: Feels like a nice glass of an Arnold Palmer in the summer. So smooth. (10/10)
Overall: This reminds me of MBC Dinner. It's got a great hop taste that blends so well with the yeast and malt. This is a super smooth drink that will only drive you crazy for more. Highly underrated. (9/10)

Mar 29, 2016
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jrnyc from New York

4.33/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really enjoyed this beer. Nice smell. This one is a little more taste from being a stellar beer. Good to have a brewery on Long Island making really good beer.

Mar 05, 2016
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BltByKrmn from New York

4.75/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the tasting room.

This is what I've been waiting for, mosaic domination with some haze and easily accessible. NE style IPA within an hour of my house.

Feb 27, 2016
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 90 ratings