Sand City / Burnish - Tuned In
Sand City Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,023
Ranked #8,194
4.31 | pDev: 4.18%
Sand City Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Notes: Dry-hopped with Galaxy, Citra, Mosaic, and Wakatu.
Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of beerloserLI
4.12/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky mix of an orange/vanilla color with a fluffy white head. Light citrus notes on the nose. The drinking hits soft and plush upfront with plenty of fruity hop notes. A nice smooth flow with an ever so slightly bitter finish. Nice and sharp fruit notes of mango, grape, pineapple, and tangerine. Full bodied but crazy smooth and drinkable for it's rather high abv. Lush, juicy, and even a slightly creamy feel that rounds it out nicely.

Overall, just some nice hop juice.

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Photo of Bluecrow
4.38/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

-murky orange can pour with a thin foam cap and a rich mango nose. The flavor brings waves of pineapple and guava. The hop bitterness is low to moderate. The mouthfeel is full and vey smooth. There is no hint of the high abv. This is an enjoyable DIPA.

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Photo of jrnyc
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic beer. Just had one at almost 2 months, it has evolved beautifully. Low carbonation, a beautiful glass of juice. One of Sand City's best. Too bad that it is a collab as likely won't see this one again.

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Photo of papposilenus
4.07/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 16oz can, dated 06/19/19. Served in a cervoise.

Pours a murky mango-orange with a scant finger of soda-like head. Retention was effectively nil, leaving just a fizzy little collar and a thin sheet of slippery lacing.

Faint aroma of orange juice and baking soda.

Remarkably, it tastes pretty much like it looks, like a glass of mango-orange juice. There’s also a perfumy and chalky character which persists into and beyond the finish.

Feel is full-on juicy, medium-thick bodied and, as far as that goes, maybe a little under carbonated for all its heft. There’s a smooth and slippery sort of feeling not entirely unlike the feeling you get on your tongue from eating actual overripe mango flesh.

Overall, an OK-not-great double-verging-on-triple IPA. Sure does drink like a beer half it’s abv, though!

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Photo of Billolick
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 ouncer, canned 6/19/19

Nice looking hazed up NEIPA pour, supports a thicker film/slight head and leaves strands of fine lacing on the glass.

Mild pineapple juice nose.

Fresh, fruity, fully delicious. Mixed tropical notes with pineapple, kiwi and mango coming to mind. quality...smooth and luscious....go get some

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Photo of CHickman
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Canned 06/19/19, it pours hazy orange/gold color and looks like a glass of pineapple juice with a 2 finger foamy off white head that faded slowly and left good spotty lacing. Typical NE-IPA looks but the lacing didn't grip the glass like other SC beers do. Nose is a little one dimensional with lemon zest, grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and lots of citrus fruit, but only hints of biscuit and minor floral hoppy notes.

Tastes like a mix of citrus and tropical fruit, including grapefruit, orange juice, pineapple, lemon, guava, tangerine, lime and starfruit. The second wave of flavor had mild caramel along with biscuit, graham cracker, bread crust, light toasted grains and a dash of brown sugar. Trailing floral notes and peppery spices rounded out the complexities and brought balance to this DIPA. Mouthfeel is on the thicker side with mild carbonation and an average bitterness level. Remarkable job masking the 9.2% ABV and making this seem like a much lighter DIPA. This one borders on dangerously easy to drink.

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Sand City / Burnish - Tuned In from Sand City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 17 ratings