#7 Black IPA - 18th Street Brewery
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4.33/5 rDev +7.7%
(Served in a globe glass)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a sticky thick tan head that is bubbly on top. There is a few microbubbles that pop out of the abyss.
S- The green herbal aroma is full of hops that blend with some graham malt notes and a slight sweetness in the finish enhances the freshness.
T- The pine woody and dank but bright hops have a slight wintergreen quality to them with a bright green hop flavor lingering without bitterness.
M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.
O- This beer has a nice dark but bright hop flavor that is not pungent or bittern and some good malt support underneath. Very tasty brew.
05-28-2013 18:40:12 | More by rhoadsrage
4.26/5 rDev +6%
Jet black body, coating tan foam in the glass leaving behind sheets of lacing.
Creamy surface texture and lasting retention.
Roasted malt and dark bakers chocolate in the aroma.
Dark chocolate, roasty bitterness, hints of pine and orange peel.
Creamy smooth feel, fairly light bodied with a moderate lingering hop bitterness.
Overall a great ABA, one i'll definitely seek out again. Well rounded and tasty with a nice hoppy punch.
03-21-2013 03:16:20 | More by emerge077
4.26/5 rDev +6%
Appearance: Pitch black in the glass. Heavy lacing on the glass as this beer was enjoyed. Thin layer of lacing remained throughout drinking this brew.
Smell: A wonderful balance of hops and dark accents which make this a wonderfully aromatic black IPA. Black licorice, smokey malt, bright hops really make this a stand out aroma. Fuckin A man, this beer smells good.
Taste: The front is a smokey malt darkness. A burnt oak taste lingers for a very long time with the hop presence. The darkness of the hops and the sticky malt is heavy on the palette. heavy, heavy for sure.
Mouthfeel: Balanced, darkness of the malt with a sticky hop presence.
Overall: Chicago seems to be a hot spot for breweries right now. This beer can go toe to toe with any other black IPA on the market.
03-18-2013 02:32:16 | More by KFBR392
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
Picked this up at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a tulip.
A - Off-white foam settles to a collar, a few wisps on top, and stray specks of lace. Dark brown body with some mild transparency at the fringes.
S - Nice tropical fruit and mild citrus hops are supported by a solid backdrop of chocolate and mild caramel flavors.
T - The taste is a bit more citrus heavy, with some mango and pineapple in the periphery. Ends more chocolate-heavy, with mild roast and pleasant restrained bitterness. A bit of char comes out as the beer warms, but it's kept in restraint.
M - Pleasant, active carbonation. Medium body, with a smooth texture, and well-hidden alcohol.
D - A really enjoyable Black Double IPA, with only mild char and bitterness. Pretty close to my ideal for this style, as I love the intense hopping and pleasant chocolate flavors. Will certainly pick this one up again.
04-17-2013 20:21:31 | More by MasterSki
4.1/5 rDev +2%
Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.
Man, I need to get back to a casino to lose my money ASAP... Anyway, this stuff pours a rather dark black-sienna topped by over a finger of sandy khaki foam. The nose comprises molasses, pine sap, light roasted malts, mixed greens, and flowers. The hops and the roast alternate fluidly, each allowing the other to govern the next moment, thus allowing for pure marital bliss with no major power trips to fuck things up. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a thick vein of grapefruit that throws the former balance into a bit of an upheaval, only to have things somehow adjust to the new circumstances, even to the point of finishing with a touch of toasted toffee. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a very nice black IPA, one that clearly knows the value of balance, even with the scale of flavors being fairly high on both sides.
04-05-2013 02:34:05 | More by TMoney2591
#7 Black IPA from 18th Street Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.