III
Sand City Brewing Co.

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Style:
IPA - New England
Ranked #350
ABV:
9%
Score:
95
Ranked #3,537
Avg:
4.49 | pDev: 4.01%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
24
From:
Sand City Brewing Co.
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  5
Gots
  1
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes:
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 24 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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EMH73 from New York

4.28/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a half inch white head that left nice lacing. Smells of overripe tropical fruits, citrus fruits, grass and a bit of malt. Tastes of grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, overripe pineapple, peach, grass, some sweet malt and a bit of funk. Medium bodied and carbonated, creamy mouth feel, dry finish.

Oct 23, 2019
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Billolick from New York

4.34/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tall can....10/4/18...so about 6 weeks in the can

Great looking NEIPA hazed up pour, leaves quality looking fine strands of lacing. and some scattered fields of stickage.

Fruity and herbal, juiced up nose...I get some smoky oranges

Big, bold, flavorful n complex kinda brew....over ripe tropical fruits abounding with the 9% well hidden.....juicy, with oranges and ripe pineapple coming to mind....delicious nectar...super smooth and enjoyable....SC continues to put out world class takes on the NEIPA, dank juice bomb style...glad to be able to get a try of this one...glad to have LI beer geek friends

Nov 18, 2018
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CHickman from New York

4.62/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Canned 10/04/18, it pours cloudy yellow gold color with a 1-2 finger thick foamy off white head that faded slowly and left excellent lacing coating the glass, looking like a snow covered window in a blizzard. Three is as handsome as One and Two, so Sand City cranks out near perfect looking anniversary DIPA's or NE style IPA's, either category applies.

Smells of dank or wet citrus hops, melon, grapefruit, apricot, skunk weed, light peppery spices, fresh cut grass, tangerine, pineapple, musty grapes, tropical fruit, wet wheat bread and then almost some funky barnyard aromas at the end. It's really interesting as every time I put my nose in the glass it was different. The citrus notes were there consistently but the aroma changed all the time. It was always pleasant and reeking of hops like a DIPA should, so that was cool with me.

Tastes of grapefruit, lemon, orange juice, tangerine, lime, biscuit, tea leaf, dry floral hops, melon, graham cracker, toasted grains, piney notes and peppery spices. Seems dry hopped as the citrus flavors give way to floral notes increasingly as this brew warms up. Bitter in a good way, not puckering.

Mouthfeel is smooth on the tongue yet average to thick feeling for a DIPA, with medium carbonation, bitterness on the high side and a finish which trails off with orange juice and grapefruit. The 9% ABV is hidden almost perfectly with just a minor burn that's covered up by the zesty citrus up front and sweet malty backbone. It's green right now and will mellow over the next 2 weeks, but still easy to drink at this point. Another outstanding anniversary beer by Sand City.

10/26/18-Cracked open another can 2 weeks later and as expected it improved, smoothing out the feel while dropping the bitterness, masking the ABV more and bringing out more citrus flavors. A great beer, I raised the “Feel” score from 4.75 to 5, raising the “Rating” overall from 4.59 to 4.62.

Oct 08, 2018
III from Sand City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 24 ratings