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Deal With The Devil - 18th Street Brewery

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91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.45
pDev: 7.42%
Wants: 58
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jakeox on 05-19-2013)
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -27%

05-29-2013 20:13:37 | More by Thorpe429
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

05-26-2013 17:32:02 | More by acurtis
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

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
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.7%

03-07-2014 18:38:00 | More by thewimperoo
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oso

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

03-18-2014 04:40:07 | More by oso
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -10.1%

11-16-2013 20:58:23 | More by dcisco44
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

06-09-2013 06:05:33 | More by mkennedy119
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koutkid41

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

12-02-2013 14:00:23 | More by koutkid41
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birdsellam

Indiana

4/5  rDev -10.1%

12-23-2013 01:27:36 | More by birdsellam
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kodt

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

10-27-2013 04:44:40 | More by kodt
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -10.1%

03-23-2014 01:15:26 | More by Sparky44
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emerge077

Illinois

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
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KFBR392

Illinois

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
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

11-12-2013 15:19:50 | More by mendvicdog
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-18-2014 14:19:37 | More by Kubrickx
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

11-12-2013 04:53:13 | More by oline73
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1jstafan

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

08-26-2014 16:49:51 | More by 1jstafan
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leitmotif

Romania

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

07-20-2014 11:01:13 | More by leitmotif
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dannycohen62

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-29-2013 01:23:19 | More by dannycohen62
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-20-2013 18:55:01 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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dedbeer

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

12-24-2013 02:39:43 | More by dedbeer
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spycow

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-27-2013 02:00:41 | More by spycow
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NSK79

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-21-2013 10:50:19 | More by NSK79
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duceswild

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

11-12-2013 05:30:51 | More by duceswild
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Jd2391

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -4.5%

05-27-2013 04:49:27 | More by Jd2391
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Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery
97 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.