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Deal With The Devil - 18th Street Brewery

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Reviews: 32
Hads: 295
Avg: 4.37
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 165
Gots: 43 | FT: 2
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18th Street Brewery
Indiana, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) | 8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: jakeox on 05-19-2013

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.02/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Pours hazy deep amber, thick off white head with good retention and coating lace. Fruity floral aroma but on the mild side. Good front end and back end bitterness with sweet caramel backbone. Hops are mostly floral and earthy but the brew is more on the malty side. Thin to medium feel but slippery. A very different brew but solidly good.

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.67/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citrus nose. Bitter on the front end which leads to some tangerine & grapefruit juice. Finish is clean and malty. Balanced overall but maltier than I expected. Cost of $13 also a factor. Hop presence wasn't what I hoped only 10 days from purchasing at the brewery.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.08/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Candied apricot, peaches and mango. Mid palate is all grapefruit, pith and rind zest. Sweet malt backbone. Slightly floral. Dry, not too bitter finish. Light and delicious. Real good.

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Photo of Big_V
4.37/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber acquired from a trade. Cooper tone with minimal head. Oily appearance that clings to my snifter. Tropical notes, smells very juicy. Dominant malt backbone, sweet with alcohol traceable on the back end, I thought this was balanced well. Medium mouthfill and carbonation. Overall this was very enjoyable. Wish they was closer to my home.

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Photo of dar482
3.98/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer hints of sweet and sugary malts, which are complimented by orange zest, sweet grapefruit, and bitter resin with a medium plus bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium plus and creamy and helps move the beer along to really hide the fact that it is 8.5%. In general, a bit sweet and malty.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.53/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks good. Smells awesome.juicy hop smell that I absolutely love. Tastes very similar. Got a strong malt backbone though. Sweeter and a bit of alcohol taste there. Overall. Smells better than it tastes. Was nice to try. Get this again sometime NYD.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Earthy and pine flavors, which are kinda harsh. The harshness leads to a lack of balance in the beer. Little to no citrus as the pine/earth dominate. Needs to be better balanced.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.68/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark golden in color which is fairly opaque. Citrus and tropical aroma at a really nice level. Flavor follows with lots of citrus and tropical fruits. Medium bitterness in the middle which finishes clean. Nice sweet, caramel malts. Maybe a little alcohol flavor coming through. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of Roguer
4.22/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly dark orange, copper brew, thick and opaque. Topped by a cream-colored head with good retention and nice enough lacing.

Citra hops leap from the aroma, leaving a juicy and sweet impression. Dry biscuit lurks in the background, and deep breaths reveals a touch of caramel. More malt comes forward as the beer warms and opens up.

Surprising amount of sweet malt immediately greets the palate, grainy caramel, followed by juicy waves of hops. Resinous, bitter, juicy; grapefruit pulp, pine, citrus peel, star fruit, peaches.

Slightly syrupy and flat (not lively) mouth feel. Light-medium body.

This is a world-class brew in all respects save mouthfeel, which I found rather lacking. However, the Citra hop profile really leaps out at you immediately, and it is well backed up by a strong malt base.

I don't normally like the moniker "Imperial Pale Ale" for DIPA strength hoppy brews, but with the malt profile presented, along with a strong but not overwhelming hop presence, it actually seems appropriate in this big beer.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to @Prager62for this Hoosier gem.

Wow. A slightly tropical hop profile that for me moves toward a peppery rye. Finishes with a bit of malt and piney goodness.

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Photo of kscaldef
2.72/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Amber.

S: Caramel and overripe produce.

T: Sticky tropical fruits.

M: Oily and heavy. Strong bitter finish.

O: Very midwestern. Very much not my style.

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Photo of pagriley
4.77/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep orange with billowing clouds of haze.
Heavy citrus on the nose
Rich citrus with almost no bitterness or bite
Thick and chewy; very rich mouthfeel
Overall an amazing beer. Not what you would ever consider an APA, but as a double APA - this is perfect.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like a poor man's Zombie Dust.. It's an IPA in a Pale Ale's clothing. Hoppy as hell, but very easy to drink. Northern Indiana sure knows how to make Pale Ales..

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Photo of Sintech
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Muddled golden hue.

Smell - Tropical and citrus.

Taste - Incredible mix of tropical, citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium attenuation. Leaves you wanting more.

Overall - Very tasty Super Pale Ale. In my top 2 Pale Ale's all-time.

(A+)

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.79/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing fruity and herbaceous nose! Crisp hops and crazy sticky lacing! This is a tasty summer selection. It's scary how much I enjoyed this brew over others from this brewery.

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Photo of DarylGrady
4.98/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Aroma is AMAZING... Well done on the dry hoping end.
It finishes crisp with a delightful citra throughout.
I thought the last batch was the end of this fine brew... SUPRISE!! I am enjoying one now.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%

Love the simcoe, tons of tropical fruit in the nose, great pine essence as well. Slight white foamy head, good retention, copper color body. Taste, more tropical goodness, pine, a bit of dank in there, I dig it, really great beer.

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Photo of Ksoden1186
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

A: Gold, not quite to the amber color. 1/2 finger white head.

S: The aroma here is awesome. The tropical fruits pop out along with the pine. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit. It smells like a citra bomb.

T: This beer is amazing. It is a tropical fruit bomb with no bitterness. I love bitter IPAs, but I also really appreciate a beer like this where the tropical characteristics are not overshadowed by bitterness. This is a sweet and tropical IPA. It is gushing. The flavors smack your palate and stick around.

M: medium. Perfect for this kind of beer. There is a sticky quality, which I love. Carbonation is at a prefect level.

Overall, this is one of the best citra IPAs that I have ever tastes. A pungent beauty. This is a beer that will be making waves very soon. Seriously, an awesome beer.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.7/5  rDev +7.6%

Appearance - The beer was a golden orange color with a fluffy white head.

Smell - The nose on this one is huge. Piney notes border on the smell of fresh pine trees. Citrus notes lay in the background.

Taste - Pineapple makes the initial impression. Pine, pepper, and resin are near the back. Malt is note overly apparent, but the sweetness of the citrus hops compensate for that. The assault of the citra hops continues in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - In terms of thickness, I find this to be a little lacking. The carbonation is modest which allows the taste to linger.

Overall - It would be fantastic if this were available in 6 packs. This is a phenomenal beer.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.49/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

8.5 abv.
Pours hazy orange, some floating sediment, two finger rich head that slowly recedes to a thin lacing.
Big smell of pineapple up front, also sweet oranges, mango and green leafiness with a touch of pine. Nice hoppy smell atop a sturdy caramel malt aroma.
Punch of hops in the taste, packed with flavour, not with bitterness. The pineapple stays big, mango, papaya, nice tropical notes, on equal footing with sweet citrus. There's a light fruit jam feel, especially backed by the mild caramel backbone. Low pine notes, green finish, but not extremely bitter, leaving lots of fruit in the aftertaste.
Medium body, a bit oily, medium carbonation, no booze.
Great hops in this one, nicely handled, a great refreshing Summer beer with a bit more kick.

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Photo of mynie
4.81/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewery.

Pours like a thick DIPA: dark amber, cloudy, tight white head.

Smells goddamn amazing. Aside from Double Sunshine, this beer has the best aroma of any I've ever had to pleasure to huff. It's Citra, yes, but along with the usual mango nodes there's some more subdued fruit that pleasantly resembles a blue raspberry slurpee.

Tastes excellent, but not quite as excellent as the aroma had led me to anticipate. The mango/blue raspberry nodes start things off, then you get a big burst of regular ctirus ctira, and then it ends on nicely balanced--but not particularly exceptional--combination of bittersweet hopes and mostly bitter malt. Th-that'st eh only knock, I got, is that the malt base is just a tiny bit syrupy. Still, excellently done.

This, my friends, is the real deal. A+.

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Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Tenné/burnt orange body with an ivory head.

Aroma: Heavy fruit nose - Lemon, orange, papaya, and melon.

Taste: Hop forward with notes of orange, mango, honeydew, spice, and a crisp, hoppy, and malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, 'wet'; perfect.

Overall: This was my first from 18th Street Brewery, and it did not disappoint. Get this if you can, you will not regret it.

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Photo of Florida9
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderately hazy orange in color. Forms a rather modest-sized fluffy white head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Intensely aromatic. Got to say this is one of the most pungent beers I've come across in some time. And the aroma is fairly complex. There is a slight wooden, caramel malt backbone, then notes of orange, tropical fruit, mango, ambrosia and a slight cattiness.

T: Taste is fairly similar to the aroma, but not as intense. Starts with lots of tropical fruit notes, but there is very little sweetness to complement the hoppy fruitiness. A slight spicy rye quality. Finish is orange, mango, and papaya - though, again, there is little sweetness. The underlying flavor is there, but there is little juiciness.

M: Medium bodied. Somewhat dry with a very mild bitterness. Moderate carbonation.

O: A very nice Pale Ale. Absolutely full of flavor with a very pleasant aroma to boot. Undoubtedly one of the better APAs I've come across in some time.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber in color with some slight gold hue. Head is off white in color, about one and a half fingers and retains nicely.

Smell is awesome. Tons of super juicy fresh hop aromas, mainly tropical fruits, melon, and citrus aromas. There is a great sweet caramel malt aroma that works perfectly with the juicy hops.

Taste is awesome and follows the nose. Tons of great hop flavors forward, dominated by grapefruit flavors along with some lighter honeydew like melon flavors. Caramel malt adds a nice semisweet balance that is contrasted with a low mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is great crisp medium body and moderate carbonation leave this highly drinkable.

Overall this is a great ipa. With Being brewed and bottled at pipeworks I'm not surprised how tasty this is.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.73/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My second beer from 18th Street Brewery, brewed at Pipeworks Brewing Co. in Chicago. Expectations are high as can be based on this knowledge. My bottle lists an 8.00% abv rather than the 7.00% abv listed on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass, per the death of my snifter.

A - Pours just under two fingers of soapy off-white head that recedes to a thick ring. Body is a beautiful bright burnt orange color. No lacing.

S - Smell is of fleshy ripe mango, grapefruit, some earthy pine, some caramel malt, creaminess, and a pervasive peppery rye smell that kind of throws the whole thing off, in my opinion.

T - Again, very nice performance from the hops: grapefruit, mango, papaya, tangerine. A bit of soapiness, some crisp malt, earthiness, and some dry peppery rye on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth, quick, juicy, and clean with a dry finish.

Overall, a nice beer, but I feel like it falls a bit short of what it tries to achieve. Very nice display of hops here, but the peppery rye feels unnecessary and intruding, to me at least. Hides it's high 8.00% abv well. Worth a try; I look forward to more from 18th Street Brewery.

18th Street Brewery Deal With The Devil ---3.5/5

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