Secret Spot: Venetian Shores
Sand City Brewing Co.

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #1,627
Ranked #12,302
4.21 | pDev: 2.85%
Sand City Brewing Co.
New York, United States
Notes: Dry hopped with Mosaic, Amarillo, & Falconer's Flight hops.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 14 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Dragginballs76
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - pours slightly hazy deep orange with a very nice fluffy white head excellent retention. Lots of lacing

Aroma - nose is Candied orange, grapefruit, citrus peel. Nice combination of sweet tropical fruit and bitterness along with a big floral hop aroma. Alcohol comes out just a touch as it warms.

Taste - Taste is big balanced tropical fruit mango, melon, orange. Grassy hops o the finish no sign of the alcohol really easy drinking.

Feel - Medium bodied slightly soft feel, not as dry on the finish as expected.

Overall - Another well done DIPA from these guys great flavors and smooth.

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Photo of CHickman
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Canned 07/01/19, it's got typical Sand City good looks and pours very hazy gold color with a 1 finger thick, foamy off white colored head that was packed with tiny bubbles which dissipated extremely slowly and left excellent foamy lacing with foam rings as it went down.

Not sure what Falconer's Flight hops should smell like, but this brew is more earthy and floral than the normal SC nose which is full of citrus aromas. I like how there's peppery spices, flowers and earthy notes mixed with the orange peel, lemon zest, mild grapefruit and biscuit. Well balanced and soft to inhale.

Flavor is very smooth with mild carbonation and a low level of bitterness which masks the 8.5% ABV perfectly. It starts off with the citrus and tropical fruits like orange peel, grapefruit, lemon zest, pineapple, faint lime and tangerine, then brings mild peppery spices, tea leaf, dry candy, yeast and biscuit. Like the nose this brew tastes more earthy and floral than the normal SC profile, but I like the overall composition. Very enjoyable offering overall.

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Photo of EMH73
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear golden with a well retained half inch white head that left lacing all the way down the glass. Smells of tropical fruit with a hint of citrus. Tastes of ripe mango, kiwi, peach and lime. Medium bodied and carbonated, smooth mouth feel, light to moderate bitterness.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at sand city

Golden clear with carbonation

Creamy white foam cap with great retention, thick layer, great lacing

Tropical fruits aroma, lime

Tropicals on the taste, mango

Low sudsing

Good beer

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Photo of Billolick
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce tall can, fresh from the brewery, 7-1-19 packaging date

Fully hazed up NEIPA pour. This one leaves real nice looking, froth, film and super fine and luxorious sheeting all over the glass. Fine looking brew.

Mango, kiwi and light lime on the nose.

Super tasty, complex, smooth and highly enjoyable. Again notes of mango, ripe pineapple, kiwi coming to mind. More fine brew from the folks at Sand City B.C.

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Secret Spot: Venetian Shores from Sand City Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 14 ratings