Nubian Overlord - 18th Street Brewery

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29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 5.83%
Wants: 6
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: lucasj82 on 04-06-2014

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Ratings: 29 | Reviews: 3
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Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On par with local Midwest DIPA's like Permenent Funeral, Square Grouper, Abrasive etc. Seek this out.

Photo of Sparty1224
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Serving: 22 oz. bomber poured into a tulip. No bottled on date, but this can't be more than 3 or 4 weeks old at this point.

A: Pours a bright, hazy ruby-reddish orange color. Soft 1/4-finger white foamy head sticks around.

S: Lots of grapefruit, mandarin, blood orange and honey. Strong malt backbone here, also kind of boozy on the nose as well. Some peach and papaya on the back end as well.

T: Dark blood orange, tangerine, mandarin. Lots of citrus and acidic fruits up front. Finish is very bready, strong malt backbone here. Lots of bitterness and even some piney qualities as well.

M: Full and well carbonated. Alcohol is quite noticeable as you can definitely tell this is a higher ABV DIPA. Not the most balanced beer as the hop bitterness can be overwhelming up front, and then just lingers in the finish and coats your tongue.

O: First formal review of an 18th Street beer, and I gotta give it up to these guys. They really know what they're doing right out of the gate. So far, I've been more impressed with their Hunter stout series and some of their lower ABV beers like their sours. This is my first from them in the IPA/DIPA range, and it didn't quite live up for me. This beer is very, very bitter, very aggressive, and it's not shy about it. I mean, look at the label, it's a demon head surrounded by flames. Some people like this style of DIPA, akin to the Stone DIPAs, but not me. I prefer them like Heady or HF, DIPAs that are crisp, clean and very drinkable. As far as the Chicago scene goes, this isn't up there with Square Grouper or Perm Funeral, but definitely hangs with some of Pipework's other standard DIPAs or something you'd catch at the Clybourn brewpub. But there is talent here, and I'm excited to see where it goes.

Recommendation: Not quite to the point where people outside of Chicago need to get excited just yet, but people within driving distance of Three Floyds' need to check this place out and check it out soon.

Photo of HoosierBrew
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another gem from 18th Street. I can go into all the details but this is simply a damn good DIPA. The balance of hops and malt backbone is stellar. This drinks too easy. Get it while it's available. If you miss it, be on the look out for it.

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Nubian Overlord from 18th Street Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.