Sinister - 18th Street Brewery
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3.99/5 rDev -3.9%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
What better beer to follow a bourbon barrel-aged hard root beer than a DIPA, eh? This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-cream-white foam. The nose comprises peach, watermelon chewing gum, orange zest, light pine sap, passion fruit, perfume-y flowers, and a strong backbone of alternating honey and caramel. The taste holds notes of orange zest, grapefruit zest, lemon peel, pine resin, sweet caramel, and a touch of apricot skin. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, a solid DIPA, one with a smell that I wish I could recreate in my own homebrews. Definitely an auspicious debut for these guys.
03-09-2013 07:51:02 | More by TMoney2591
4.51/5 rDev +8.7%
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
4.08/5 rDev -1.7%
Pours a clear dark orange.
Smells of pine and hops - fresh and nutty.
Taste is solidly DIPA - grassy goodness
Mouthfeel is solid. A medium body, not heavy. Very drinkable
Overall, a solid beer with plenty of character
Digging it - and I'm not a bug IPA guy
03-06-2013 02:08:09 | More by bulldog91
4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
22 oz. bottle served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.
A: Pours a dark amber color with a white head forming on the pour. It recedes slowly to thick cap and some hefty coating lace.
S: Earthy with some nice citrus. A little pine with some orange zest. A little honey dew melon with some sweet malts.
T: Sweet malts. Grassy with a kick of candied sugar. Booze is well hidden. Some cantaloupe with a light biscuit note.
M: Medium to light bodied with a nice medium high carbonation. Really drinkable with a smooth and dry finish.
O: Great first batch from the boys at 18th Street. I can't wait until they have their own system up and running and can really dial in recipes. I hope this stays in the regular rotation because it was super drinkable for 9% and can really be a nice Summer beer.
03-04-2013 02:29:57 | More by Treebs
4.13/5 rDev -0.5%
A: Nice hazy orangish-yellow. Slightly off-white head of about a finger. Carbonation bubbles.
S: I really nice fruity hop nose, pineapple and mango. A bit resiny too. I'm really digging this nose.
T: I'm getting a different hop flavor profile on the taste as I do the nose. It's still super resiny but I'm getting more earth tones like pine. A slight hint of citrus underneath.
M: Very well balanced but the resin coats the mouth and follows along with the nose and taste. Leaves a very dry mouthfeel.
O: This is a very good DIPA. I will definitely be drinking this again. The nose was quiet beautiful and the mouthfeel was super dry hoppy resin-like. However for me the taste didn't quite follow the nose.
03-01-2013 22:49:17 | More by mjohnson17
4.39/5 rDev +5.8%
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
Sinister from 18th Street Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.