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Strand Black Sand Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.46/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 243   ABV: 8.1%
Black sand Imperial IPA is the dark twin of White Sand Imperial IPA. Aggressively hopped with Summit, Cascade, Amarillo and Simcoe, this bold ale finds its soul in the darker crystal malts used to color, sweeten and fortify it in contrast to its hoppy bouquet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14090) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine in Huntington Beach, CA. Pours Pours dark copper with a slight off-white head. Aroma is malt and hop. Strong aroma. Betting on pine for hop. Med + body. Flavor is rather roasty malt with lots of hop. I think the Simcoe is contributing pine, but there’s plenty of citrus. So it’s finishing malty, citrus and bitter. Something to test the taster.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6344) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
14th July 2014: large sample at The Clay Oven, Irvine Orange County at a beer and Indian food evening. Pours a dark amber brown with a red hue when held to the light, off-white to beige head. The nose was both malty and hoppy, semi-sweet molasses vieing with mild citrus notes for your attention. Bitter with a centre of maltiness in the mouth, good blend of flavours which hide the alcohol nicely. A complex and interesting beer which crosses a few style boundaries in every sip.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6731) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Clear dark amber color with lasting ivory head. Pine, floral, light pit fruit, caramel aromas. Medium bodied with soft co2. Pine, grapefruit hoppy twang flavors with caramel, light toast____drying bitter alcohol bite to finish____not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
Pretty awesome IPA, on tap at the brewery in torrance, lots of hops and bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
desrochesb (40) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 31, 2013
le goût d’alcool est présent et l’amertume est intense bien qu’elle ne reste pas longtemps en bouche. Caramel, céréale, floral, alcool, caramel écossais, boisé

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
veronneaupy (241) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Belle bière avec un goût d'alcool modérément fort. Belles arômes de sucre en fin de bouche. Finale qui persiste longtemps mais qui est agréable. Sommairement, une bonne bière pour les amateurs de bières fortes légèrement houblonnées ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4122) - California, USA - NOV 12, 2013
12 Nov 2013, bottle. red/orange with thick frothy head. nose is pine hops, slightly sweet granola malt, some alcohol. thin/med body and moderately fizzy. Pine/resin hops, some granola malt, mild bitter finish. decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DocJitsu (1688) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Pours a clear copper golden color with a rather large, tan head. The aroma is a mild, well-blended malt and hop profile. The moutfheel is characterized by a lightly powdery palate with a full body. The flavor is malt forward with an off-putting sour-bitter hop presence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Steasy66 (1116) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Reddish amber with tan head. Muted aroma. Flavor is dominated by soapy hops with some malty sweetness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAY 26, 2013
375ml bottle. Rating #3. Dark copper color with a slight haze and a light tan head. Grapefruit and a little pine on the nose. Big bitterness up front and lingering through to the aftertaste, not really getting anything but extreme bitterness. (2753)

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