Sand City Brewing Co. - North

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Sand City Brewing Co. - North
New York, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #23
Ranked #405
4.5 | pDev: 6.89%
Nov 04, 2023
Oct 07, 2016
Our First Anniversary Imperial IPA is brewed with Galaxy and Citra hops. So good it only comes once a year.
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Reviewed by dkoehler42 from New York

3.54/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
It's a hazy yellow with a white head that smells like citrus fruit, but its flavor is dominated by hops. The bitterness takes over any subtle flavors may have existed.
Nov 04, 2023
Rated: 4.29 by EMH73 from New York

Dec 05, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Oct 24, 2021
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Reviewed by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

4.07/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Served in a goblet from the can.

Appearance: Golden hazy opaque blonde color with medium bubbles to the body.

Smell: Floral feel coming off seriously hoppy. Fistful of hop pellets shoved up your nose.

Taste: Bitter with yellow grapefruit juice and lemongrass note. Heavily floral, you would think I'm drinking a lemon/grapefruit juice.

Mouth: Touch dry with a lemon skin finish to the beer.

Overall: great pick-up, nice mashup which could satisfy any IPA lover. Salud!
Oct 19, 2021
Rated: 4.4 by GaryM6 from New York

Jan 28, 2021
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.55/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A: Golden, mustardy yellow. Head appears white, bright and fluffy.

S: Strong and juicy pineapple, mango, orange whip. Lime zest, tons of citrus lime walking into a well- stocked bar.

M: Med bodied. Balances the dichotomy of creamy and crisp well.

T: Solid citrus peel bitterness, spanish lime, and sweet buddha's hand. Tranditionary flavors of grass, some lingering onion, and medicinal herb. medicinal. Marmalade biscuity malt, lavender precede a dank tropical onslaught of mango and babaco.
Oct 02, 2020
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Rated by Loosecannon from New York

4.25/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The anniversary beers from Sand City are just as good as the Other Half anniversary releases. Can’t wait to see what they do with 5!
Sep 24, 2020
Rated: 4.16 by virinow from New York

Mar 29, 2020
Rated: 4.59 by CreightonSM from New York

Oct 15, 2019
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Reviewed by JerzDevl2000 from New Jersey

4.57/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Traded for this a while ago while in line at Other Half, knowing that this was a Sand City beer and an anniversary one on top of that. Indeed, this met my expectations as it was among their best and one of the better brews that I've had in a long time. Super soft and full of fruit, this was like the first SingleCut and Other Half beers that made me fall in love with this style!

Lovely golden hue to this beer as it looked like a Hefeweizen - cloudiness and all. Lots of bubbly foam topped it off as it quietly settled and lingered in the form of rocky lacing along the top third of my pint glass. Lots of tangerine juice, bright orange, soft hops, and deep, lively tropical fruit in the slightly muted nose. The taste burst forth with all of those as this was subtly dank, earthy, green, and chock full of rind. So much going on here but the Galaxy and Citra were full and long-lasting as they melded well together with the end result being a pillowy beer that didn't stay in my glass for very long. A light carbonation, doughy mouthfeel, and herbaceous aftertaste rounded out the flavor profile as this was nearly in a class by itself!

Booze? It's here somewhere but with so much goodness going on and no discernible alcoholic presence, you won't even notice that there's any in here. Slick, juicy, and with a minimal amount of sediment at the bottom of the liquid, this was such a winner - even after all of this time! Some sweetness and a hint of wheat lingered along with the citrus sickness that stuck to my palate, as my only regret was that I had one can of this. Even though this wasn't dated on the bottom of the can, I was so impressed with everything else about this beer!
Aug 23, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by TheIPAHunter from California

Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 4.62 by Dark_Scarecrow from Virginia

Dec 02, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Mikexw from New York

Nov 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Dragginballs76 from South Carolina

4.59/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Appearance - Pours turbid yellow with huge fluffy white head and tons of sticky lacing around the glass.

Aroma - Big ripe pineapple, mango, passion fruit citrus peel, fresh hops

Taste - Super balanced flavors of pineapple, mango, bitter citrus peel, grapefruit, citra hops. Juicy up front very nice and bitter finish.

Feel - Big creamy full feel, soft carbonation nice dry finish. Hint of heat from alcohol.

Overall - Hits on all cylinders, great tropical fruit/bitter flavor well balanced no sign of the alcohol.
Oct 24, 2018
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.81/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 16oz can into a Speiglau IPA glass.

Look is an intense hazy yellow with a thin head.

Aroma is astringent citrus peel.

Taste is super citrusy. Lots of orange maybe mango and a light sweet lemon.
Oct 15, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by DustyBeerz from New York

Oct 10, 2018
Rated: 4.44 by Gkruszewski from New York

Oct 09, 2018
Rated: 4.59 by Knickfan3 from New York

Oct 08, 2018
Rated: 4.5 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 4.54 by ncelauro from New York

Dec 10, 2017
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Beer rating: 98 out of 100 with 62 ratings