#7 Black IPA - 18th Street Brewery
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3.09/5 rDev -23.1%
Dark black color, but still fairly light. Quite translucent. Forms a small lightly tan colored head. Little retention. Light lacing. Aroma is full on IPA, mostly citrus and citrus zest. Taste is...foul. What is that? Vegetables? Burnt something or other. Dark, burnt, toast. Astringent. Then, rye or coriander. Almost tastes like a burnt everything bagel: burnt coriander, burnt caraway, slightly salty and a touch of smoke. Mouth is medium, bitter, light astringent, medium carbonation. WTF is going is going on with this beer? Really odd and not at all enjoyable.
03-31-2013 03:10:19 | More by Florida9
3.49/5 rDev -13.2%
Bottled poured into FFF Teku,
A - Dark black with an off white head comprised of small bubbles. Leaves some good lacing while going down
S - Pine hops make up the main nose with hints of roasted coffee and slight chocolate,. I get some hints of beef jerky as well
T - Roasted malt, slight burnt caramel / tootsie roll up front. Then in the middle you get the slight bittering hop presence that gives it a slight grapefruit aspect. The finish is light roasty and smoke
M - Medium slightly thick body for the style. Roasted and light astringency in the finish. Leaves a slight residue on the finish
O - Decent black IPA that leaves a bit too much on the smoke for my taste. Reminds me a bit of a hopped up porter with the presence of the smoky / chocolate malt. Curious to see what else 18th has up their sleeve.
03-23-2013 00:14:56 | More by jeonseh
3.75/5 rDev -6.7%
Americo's bottle. Great hoppy aroma. Very dark brown with a creamy head. Very roasty, with chocolate malt, and citrus hop finish. A touch of smoke. A story in roast, perhaps too much. All the elements of a good beer, but missing something to make it more drinkable.
04-28-2013 22:25:15 | More by Sammy
3.98/5 rDev -1%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Batch # 3.
Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is more focused on the hop aspects versus the roasty malt.
05-07-2013 03:53:18 | More by UCLABrewN84
#7 Black IPA from 18th Street Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.