Deal With The Devil - 18th Street Brewery
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4.61/5 rDev +3.6%
Pours a cloudy amber with a wistful head; stratospheric lacing throughout.
Smell is tangerine and grapefruit rind. Mild pine. Malty sweet and rich. Just a great tropical aroma. Smells like a double rich IPA.
Citra hoppy front with satisfying drying bitterness. Earthy hop and resinous pine. Sweet malt back that meshes well. This just borderlines par excellance.
Creamy and chewy mouthfeel. Just pure delight.
Move over west coast, ya got a contender. Wow, great impression from a local brewery. This is not just a home run, but a grandslam. I'm not even going to compare this to anything, but this beats a lot of imperials I've had. Basically I'm floored, especially the ABV suits me just fine. Would definitely buy again. 18th street-keep doing whatcha doing.
05-25-2013 00:51:45 | More by joeseppy
4.29/5 rDev -3.6%
Hazy golden body. Aggressive head but no lacing.
Dense tropical fruit aromas. Over ripe mango, orange, grapefruit. Light biscuit malt.
Fresh and juicy mango and orange flavor. Bitter but with a fruity sweetness. Pale malt.
Juicy and sticky mouthfeel. On the lighter side of medium body.
It's outstanding and borders IPA territory. Great citrus profile, fresh and clean.
10-27-2013 01:35:17 | More by Vonerichs
4.2/5 rDev -5.6%
Poured into a tulip glass its a murky brownish orange. Soft creamy foam layered on the surface, leaves a little bit of lace up top.
Tropical fruit aroma, grapefruit and citrus peel with equal parts pale malt.
Tastes of overripe fruit, fruit cocktail, sweet pale malt. Resiny bitter grapefruit. Pretty malty, seems like a DIPA in APA form, if that makes any sense at all. Medium bodied and fairly drinkable. Not far off from NvU and the like, it's pretty burly for an APA but it's good.
05-31-2013 23:33:07 | More by emerge077
3.75/5 rDev -15.7%
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
10-29-2013 21:09:36 | More by mfnmbvp
4.76/5 rDev +7%
Pours a hazy sunset orange color with a finger of a white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice ring of lacing. Smells of tons of dank, juicy, tropical fruits. Lots of pineapple, mango, papaya, lemons, grapefruit, and tangerines. Not much malt detected at all except for some carmel sweetness. Taste starts with a burst of dank tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and papaya. Then the middle brings a carmel sweetness, along with more juicy tropical fruits, some lemons, and some grapefruit. The finish is great. More of the same flavors mentioned before, along with spicy rye notes, and some resinous qualities from the citra hops. Tons of dankness. The sweet, juicy tropical fruits blend nicely with the spiciness from the rye malt. Very low bitterness from the hops and extremely smooth, which would qualify this beer to be a pale ale even though it is 8% abv. Medium body with a crisp, creamy, and slightly oily mouthfeel. Uses the citra hop just as well as Zombiedust in my opinion and has an added element of complexity with the rye malt. Well done.
10-26-2013 00:10:28 | More by brewskis
4.24/5 rDev -4.7%
Appearance: Bright orange color. Light head on the pour, with slight lacing on the edges of the glass. Above average carbonation while drinking.
Smell: Very bright hop front on this brew. Definitely getting a lot of the Citra hops. Tangerines, lemons, limes, pineapple, and some nice earth malt tones. A little bit of spicy alcohol can be found, but brightens up the aroma more then anything. This aroma really comes off like an IPA more then an APA, but I'm certainly not complaining.
Taste: The front is a very balanced hop and malt presence. The hops continue to warm up toward the body of this brew. Much like the aroma, the tropical fruits flow throughout the body and long into the aftertaste. No alcohol is detected, which is impressive out of a 7% APA. Who doesn't like these Citra hops, such a wonderfully present flavor.
Mouthfeel: A great combination of palette pumping hops and a malty backbone. The palate is satisfied with getting destroyed.
Overall: I'm just loving these hoppy beers getting produced in Chicago right now. I've only had a few 18th Street products but I will sure try a few more after this one. The flavors don't burst out of the bottle and blow you away, but give such a rounded and unique example on an APA.
05-23-2013 20:31:35 | More by KFBR392
Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.