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Sinister - 18th Street Brewery

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Ratings: 95
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 6 | 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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 03, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

thampel09, Apr 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

blynchus, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of _YellowBird_
4.76/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

_YellowBird_, Mar 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Prager62, Aug 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

vinny21bal, Oct 10, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

brewskis, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of CRJMellor
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

CRJMellor, Apr 07, 2013
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4.52/5  rDev +9.2%

zainyolprospector, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.51/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

WolfsbaneBloom, Mar 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

PBRmeasap1980, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

1jstafan, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

fatboy91, Mar 23, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Jaywalsh20, Sep 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Pidzik12, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

316nuts, Mar 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

EROCK75, Mar 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

fredmugs, Sep 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

cd34, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Irishmafia, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Ncpogs, Mar 15, 2013
Photo of jeonseh
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

jeonseh, Mar 19, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

ajretz, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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...

emerge077, Mar 01, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev +5.1%

visualmartyr, Sep 20, 2014
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Sinister from 18th Street Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.