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#7 Black IPA - 18th Street Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Pipeworks Brewing Company in Chicago, IL.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-07-2013)
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Ncpogs

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-13-2013 01:59:10 | More by Ncpogs
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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-12-2013 03:07:45 | More by NorthSideSean
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-09-2013 18:54:44 | More by DooshBagalow
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-06-2013 16:33:18 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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TMoney2591

Illinois

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
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jabo134

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-05-2013 02:21:29 | More by jabo134
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-03-2013 02:15:11 | More by Gonzoillini
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hannydawg

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

03-31-2013 04:16:45 | More by hannydawg
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Florida9

Illinois

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
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-25-2013 13:18:57 | More by Roger85
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jeonseh

Indiana

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
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emerge077

Illinois

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
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evoljetta

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-19-2013 21:55:24 | More by evoljetta
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SCZ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-19-2013 01:49:18 | More by SCZ
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-18-2013 19:52:28 | More by Kubrickx
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-18-2013 14:40:05 | More by EROCK75
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Mat_Rampson

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-18-2013 04:08:28 | More by Mat_Rampson
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KFBR392

Illinois

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
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NSK79

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

03-13-2013 02:39:00 | More by NSK79
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awdturboiv

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-11-2013 01:07:50 | More by awdturboiv
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

03-10-2013 07:41:34 | More by gmendez1122
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#7 Black IPA from 18th Street Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.