International Playboy
Sand City Brewing Co. - North

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From:
Sand City Brewing Co. - North
 
New York, United States
Style:
New England IPA
ABV:
8%
Score:
96
Avg:
4.45 | pDev: 6.29%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
39
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 16, 2021
Added:
Jan 13, 2018
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  9
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Rated: 4.23 by socon67 from New York

Oct 16, 2021
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Reviewed by orcrist_cleaver from New York

4.7/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
A: Golden-orange, slight haze. Pith white head; good retention leading to plus lacing.

S: Sweet tropical fruit, pungent cantaloupe, candied pineapple; moderate pepperleaf, pine resin, woodsy/herba;; tangerine peel and some passionfruit. Moderate amount of biscuit dough.

M: Med-full, thickish feel. Not silky/smooth but juicy, and tastes a little bigger than 8%. Whatever malt is there really fills out the body. Well moderated carbonation.

T: Sweetish passionfruit and pineapple pit encapsulated by moderately strong herbal/pine/resin. Semisweet with citrus and apricot tang along with level-handed amount of greenness and resin/pine. A superbly balanced and grounded beer that tastes sweet, citrusy, herbal, and green all in one sip. Aftertaste is a little pithy, but also lightly metallic.
May 06, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by virinow from New York

Mar 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
-yellow-orange can pour with a thin foam cap that dissipates quickly.
The aroma is fruity, with lime and grapefruit notes.
The flavor is full. Flavors follow the nose. The hop bitterness is moderate and persists pleasantly.
-very good
Feb 20, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by ralphyone from New York

May 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by EMH73 from New York

May 05, 2020
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Reviewed by Billolick from New York

4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16 ouncer from the source...canned 8-14-19

Typical quality Sand City kinda NEIPA pour...hazed up and leaving nice looking strands of lacing.

Fresh fruity sniff, highlighted by pineapple, lime, and mango.

Tasty brew with waves of lime infused pineapple. High quality and highly enjoyable.
Aug 26, 2019
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Reviewed by Greywulfken from New York

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 2/8/19 featuring Vic Secret and 007 hops... Relatively bitter for an NEIPA, with a green edge to the usual fruit profile, suggesting green mango and unripe melon... Otherwise a typically soft and smooth brew, crafted with quality bu Sand City, and local freshness doesn't hurt either...
Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Mar 07, 2019
 
Rated: 3.95 by q33jeff from New Jersey

Feb 23, 2019
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Reviewed by Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

4.75/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured from a 16oz can into a speiglau IPA glass.

Look is a hazy orange yellow with a full white head.

Aroma is lemon tangerine and bitter astrigent orange.

Taste is thick and bitter with a balancing candy sweetness.

Delicious.
Feb 20, 2019
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Reviewed by VoxRationis from New York

4.29/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Served on tap into a goblet at the Sand City Brewery. Retried, decanting from a 16 oz (475 ml) can into a custom taster pint.
A: Pours a hazy, orange-brass color with a one finger, white head, cap level retention, and sticky rings of lacing.
S: Aromas of pepper, grapefruit, melon, lime, and pine predominate. Thought it more orange, nectarine, and mango from the can.
T: Sweet to more semisweet. Tangy without being tart. Flavor pallet follow the nose, although much louder. A little funk definitely in the picture. More grain from the can. Bitterness in the background, but sufficient to prevent sweetness from becoming overwhelming.
M: Medium bodied with medium to strong carbonation. Creamy and rich.
O: A well crafted and enjoyable NEIPA. Brought some home; glad I did. Drank differently on draft, but that is to be expected. Delicious both times.
Feb 16, 2019
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Rated by Loosecannon from New York

4.43/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Really, really, really, I mean really good and easy to drink! Might be my 2nd favorite beer from Sand City!!!
Feb 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.88 by Mr_Moe from New York

Oct 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by raycoll from New York

Sep 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.54 by TangoJuliet from New York

Sep 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.46 by TheIPAHunter from California

Aug 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.39 by Khaack from New York

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.53/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
L - pours a sandy haze. Thick, flat, one hue. Yellow brown. Not much in the way of gradients. Sticky head that leaves nice lacing.

S - floral melon and Chardonnay butter. Some pineapple burn tingles the ol nose hairs.

T - sweet juicy fruit and cantaloupe. A touch of honey, Graham crackers, and grape candy. Generally very smooth flavor with big sugary sweetness that side-steps the cloy. Buttered popcorn and ripe, but subdued, tropical fruits. Almost zero bitterness. Classic NEIPA.

F - creamy with fluffy carbonation. Not fizzy, but definitely expand and froths up in the most pleasant and satisfying way. Hearty.

O - unique beer with some unique hops. Some flavors and flavor combinations I'm not used to seeing. Low bitterness and big sweet juice flavor.
Apr 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.85 by MattStamos from New York

Apr 22, 2018
International Playboy from Sand City Brewing Co. - North
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 39 ratings