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Sinister - 18th Street Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 03-01-2013)
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.9%

04-03-2013 22:46:25 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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thampel09

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.9%

04-23-2013 19:15:47 | More by thampel09
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_YellowBird_

Illinois

4.76/5  rDev +14.1%

Sinister pours a deep golden hue with a slight copper tint. Mango, apricot, pineapple, and slight bread notes pleasantly swarm the nose. Tropical citrus fruit notes dominate the palate, with touches of grapefruit and pine shyly saying hello. It sits with medium-to-low body, juicy in texture and devilishly hiding its 9% ABV almost completely. I finished the bomber rather quickly due to the crisp, dry and refreshing finish. Sinister indeed.

03-13-2014 06:28:58 | More by _YellowBird_
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Prager62

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

08-24-2014 19:26:19 | More by Prager62
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brewskis

Indiana

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%

08-30-2014 02:03:14 | More by brewskis
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%

Hey Chicago, you got a goddamn great new brewer nearby !
I know they use Spiteful's equipment but Sinister is great stuff.

Pours a golden with some orange and amber hints.
Pure white head that does not maintain a large amount of volume.
Aroma of mango, pine resin and some grapefruit.
Flavors of sweet malt, some orange and grapefruit and, little bit of spicy and residual sweetness.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and much more dpeth that color would indicate.

Just a really great beer. combination comes together with phenemonal depth and really a great beer.

04-07-2013 02:30:44 | More by CRJMellor
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zainyolprospector

Indiana

4.52/5  rDev +8.4%

08-31-2014 21:12:30 | More by zainyolprospector
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.51/5  rDev +8.2%

Appearance: Pours a lovely burnt orange with a finger and a half of off-white foam.

Smell: Strong aroma of sweet candied fruit. Soft, juicy pineapple and just a whiff of sour funk.

Taste: Nice bite of pine and grapefruit with some grassy notes and a touch of raw sugar sweetness. Very light alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp and clean. Finishes dry and bitter but ultimately goes down smooth.

Overall, this is a stellar first batch from 18th Street Brewery. I loved the juicy, sweet fruit aroma. The taste was complex and bold but fairly well balanced, with a nice flavor profile and a smooth finish. The name is awesome, the label artwork is badass, this is just a solid double IPA all around.

03-07-2013 16:25:00 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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fatboy91

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-23-2013 19:30:43 | More by fatboy91
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BeerMeBro720

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

08-29-2014 23:52:40 | More by BeerMeBro720
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Pidzik12

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-13-2013 20:51:52 | More by Pidzik12
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316nuts

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-11-2013 18:41:32 | More by 316nuts
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-18-2013 14:40:43 | More by EROCK75
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Irishmafia

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

06-13-2013 01:58:15 | More by Irishmafia
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-15-2013 02:25:23 | More by Ncpogs
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jeonseh

Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%

Bottle poured into a FFF Teku

A - Dark copper color that is dark and slightly reflective like copper. Nice frothy white head that settled down to foam on the sides with lacing 4

S- Tropical nose with loads of mango, passion fruit and pineapple. There is also a slight hint of bitterness but not much

T - This is a tropical fruit loaded sweet beer as up front you get loads of mango, pineapple, passion fruit, and strawberry. There is a light pine bitterness that comes through on the backend to cut the sweetness. Light pine lingers in the finish. This is one of the most tropical IIPAs I've had.

MF - Medium body with light carbonation that gives it a nice overall softness. Slight pine resin remains on the tongue in the finish

O - This is a stellar IIPA loaded with tropical fruit. Flavors that give it a nice mango and passion fruit sweetness. This has just enough bitterness to cut the sweetness and give it a nice edge.

03-19-2013 02:33:57 | More by jeonseh
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emerge077

Illinois

4.39/5  rDev +5.3%

Bright crystalline orange, with rising carb trails, a billowing head of creamy white foam sits on the surface. As it slowly recedes, a sticky halo of lacing adheres to the glass.

Big aroma of cantaloupe, melon, sticky hop resins and earthy mango. Dank and resiny, some dry sandalwood comes out at room temperature.

Earthy fruit sweetness, citrus peel, super resiny and moderately bitter, bursts of mango and greenery. Dry bitter finish, supple feel, pretty smooth and fairly complex. Nice hop delivery system and so much more.

Great first batch from 18th Street, looking forward to what the future holds...

03-01-2013 13:40:52 | More by emerge077
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-03-2013 02:15:13 | More by Guinnsslvr
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2013 00:46:31 | More by awdturboiv
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bonez05404

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-07-2013 19:58:38 | More by bonez05404
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-11-2013 22:40:31 | More by Festigio
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-10-2013 23:58:57 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-07-2013 16:15:37 | More by powz87
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Sinister from 18th Street Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.