Infinity + ONE
Sand City Brewing Co.

Infinity + ONEInfinity + ONE
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Style:
American Imperial IPA
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.66 | pDev: 5.15%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
49
From:
Sand City Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
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SCORE
96
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Infinity + ONEInfinity + ONE
Notes: Imperial IPA brewed with Galaxy and Mosaic hops.
Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 49 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Desp59
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was actually pretty surprised by this beer. I haven't been all that impressed with the other beers from this brewery but this hop combo is really great. Definitely the best beer I have had from them.

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I found it to be a little bitter and dry from all their other fruit juice bomb offerings. Ill give it another shot and hopefully the next batch will make my palate hoppy!

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

L: Warm hazy apricot, honey, and pumpkin hues with a thick white head
S: Very floral and fruity - guava and gummy peach rings on the nose
T: Pineapple, tangerine, peaches, and a sweet crackery malt
F: Insanely smooth and soft
O: Just wow. Sand City is in the early innings of getting a hyped reputation and this beer more than delivered for me. The comparisons to Tree House are obvious and well deserved, but Infinity + ONE puts a very unique spin on their IPA. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but it is almost even more fruity and sweet in some respects. Stepping away from comparisons, this beer is just incredible. I hope to have the opportunity to try more of Sand City's lineup. Seek this one out if you can.

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Photo of sideguy
4.94/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is unbelievable. As I poured it from the can the aroma smacked me in the face two feet away. Candied pineapple and mango dominate the aroma with an earthy background. Taste follows through with a pleasant lingering bitterness. Doughy malt complements the tremendous fruit flavors. Super soft on the palate leaving you wanting more. Well done!

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Photo of mmorris15
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours a cloudy gold, looks very nice if you're into haze like I am. Smells is phenomenal. Tons of peach, pineapple, orange marmalade, mango, grapefruit on the nose. Flavor is the same with just a touch of piney bitterness on the finish. What a great tasting beer. Feel is super smooth and soft on the tongue. Overall, what a beer and what a treat to try. I've had many Galaxy and Mosaic IPA's up to this point but this is probably the best one so far. Just phenomenal.

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Photo of avas
4.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Canned 12/18/16. Consumed 12/23/16.

A: Pours a deep gold, somewhat orange color with about a finger of slightly off-white head comprised of a mix of tiny and medium bubbles. Medium-plus haze on this one; not quite as turbid as the original One (or some of their other brews, for that matter), but barely any light is getting through this.

S: Nose on this is simply insane. Due to a beautiful blend of hop and malt aromatics, sweet, sticky, overripe fruit notes dominate. I get tons of mango, some pineapple, and background notes of grapefruit, tangerine, and melon (honeydew or papaya maybe?). Very little in terms of grassy, earthy, or dank character... As it warms, a bit of weed-y dankness on the backend. Oh, and there's this really nice sweetness to the nose that must be coming from the malt. It's a little bready, a little doughy, but also somehow dessert-y--it complements the fruity hop aromas wonderfully. This truly smells like fresh, sweetened fruit juice, and the intensity is very reminiscent of some of the Tree House DIPAs. Absolutely superb.

T: Incredibly, taste follows the nose. It's a freaking bouquet of flavor, with no single note standing above the rest. It has it all--tons of mango, pineapple, peach, grapefruit, and tangerine up front. Mid-taste, there's that sweet malt character that I was getting on the nose. It's not heavy or even slightly cloying, but it's a bit stickier and more toffee-esque than I usually get on the NE-style IPAs. However, it works so well here, largely because the backend features a clean, piney bitterness that cleans up the taste and, despite the overwhelming amount of flavor in a single sip, leaves you ready for another almost immediately. This is freakin' delicious.

M: Soft, creamy, medium-plus weight on the tongue. Up there with the big boys in terms of DIPA mouthfeel. Carbonation is spot on, coating the mouth and giving an illusion of thickness while maintaining drinkability (a la Tree House). It's a little sweeter than most DIPAs in the style, but not too much to inhibit consumption of a 16oz can way too quickly.

O: Wow. So the original ONE was one of my favorite beers of the year. While I haven't had that in months, Infinity + ONE might just top that. I'm not normally a huge fan of Mosaic hops (prefer Galaxy and Citra, generally), but here, the Mosaic is used so well in conjunction with the sweet, slightly sticky malt to provide a wonderful overripe/juicy fruit character to this beer. And the nose is absolutely insane, up there with some of the best DIPAs I've ever smelled. Sand City is really dialing it in, and I'm psyched to see how they grow and evolve in the future!

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Photo of DougAtlantis
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Ok then, I'll flow. Do I really have to write another stellar Sand City review? Uhhhh yes I do. This one's next level. Like Vegas penthouse level, or like the best pickle you've ever had, or a bag of Doritos after being on a deserted island for 5 years. I'll just put this out there right now, Sand City is the east coast Monkish. There ya go. I'll see ya'll in line at the next release. Damn why'd I say that. Forget it. These guys suck. Don't bother.

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Photo of jrnyc
4.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is the best beer Sand City has produced yet. Beautiful looking beer, awesome pineapple smell. So smooth of a taste, not bitter at all, nice maltiness to it. This beer right up there with best in class.

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Photo of cosmicevan
4.98/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I can't believe it. I really cant...they just keep getting better and better and BETTER...and so here we are. at the top of the mountain? certainly a peak, perhaps not the top...but how can my taste buds handle anything better than this? I mean they might explode!?!? So this is what it feels like to have one of those breweries so close to home...so this is what it feels like, when dover cry.

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Photo of Dave_Carlson
4.49/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a can I bought from the brewery the day before into a tulip glass, this hazy beer is a straight up juice bomb, in the best sense of the word. The nose is fragrant and fruity, and the taste follows. Unlike many IPAs (some of which are quite good), the taste and mouthfeel only improve as the beer warms up. I've only had the chance to enjoy a few can releases from Sand City, but this one is by far the best I've tried. Overall, this an exemplary double IPA.

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Photo of Boccu
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Picked up today st can release. Pours golden with a nice white head that hangs on edges of snifter as it fades. Great lacing as with all sand city offerings. Aroma is pineapple, orange peel, grapefruit and mango.
Taste really juicy. Fresh mango, pineal, citrus, orange fresh, earthy tones(cut grass, pine needles) great DIPA. Sand city keeps upping the ante. One of their top releases.

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Photo of CHickman
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Picked up a bunch at the brewery release today, from the can it pours cloudy gold color with a 1-2 finger bright white colored foamy head that was full of bubbles of all sizes, dissipating very, very slowly and settling into a creamy layer on top that lasted a few minutes and left excellent lacing.

Smells very juicy and fruity up front with peaches, mango, passion fruit, lemon zest, orange peel, grapefruit and pineapple leading the way. That's followed by a wave of piney hops, tropical fruit, herbs like fresh sticky weed, fresh floral hops like cones were tossed in and then a malty backbone that shows off some graham cracker and caramel. Wow, the Galaxy and Mosaic hops burst with citrus and tropical notes and have hints of peppery spices. This might be the best smelling Sand City IPA yet.

Tastes exactly like it smells with juicy citrus hops, tropical fruit and the same lineup as the nose: peaches, mango, grapefruit, passion fruit, lemon, orange peel, pineapple, fresh cut grass, resinous piney hops, herbs, weed, sticky floral hops, basically all things juicy. The malt backbone has bread crust, graham cracker, brown sugar and toffee which allow an earthy wave to add some balance to the potent hops. No sign of the 8.2% ABV, the malty sweetness and tropical fruit cover this over with a ton of complexities. Really tasty, especially this fresh from the can.

Right up there with Second Wave and Even Mo Mofo, this is one of the best Sand City offerings to date and my favorite thus far. Overall a great beer that's very tasty and a fine display of the Galaxy and Mosaic hops. Trade for a can if you didn't get any today. I drank 2 cans for this review and both were equally enjoyable.

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Infinity + ONE from Sand City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 49 ratings