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Deal With The Devil | 18th Street Brewery

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Deal With The DevilDeal With The Devil
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Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery
Indiana, United States | website

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jakeox on 05-19-2013

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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 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 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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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 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 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 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 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 emerge077
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of kitch
4.21/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 22 fl oz bomber with no best by or bottled on date. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy deep amber orange colour with a one finger cream coloured head with decent retention and nice spotty lacing.

Aroma: Strong citrus notes with orange and grapefruit rind combined with lots of pine and caramel sweetness.

Taste: Orange, approaching candy orange, with a good amount of grapefruit zest, pine and caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Just over medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: For some reason, I had it in my head that this was going to be like pseudoSue or Zombie Dust, but this was completely different and not in a bad way. Deal With The Devil was still a great pale ale with a good balance between citrus fruit and malt.

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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 KFBR392
4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark caramel body, one finger white head, good retention, no lacing. Smells of massive pine and grapefruit rind with more caramel and toffee sweetness. It's a fairly intense nose, to be honest, and one I was not expecting from this pale ale. Flavour is a heavy caramel and toffee sweetness up front that made me wonder if this was a mislabeled barleywine, but then a wave of heavy resinous pine bitterness flies in and doesn't leave. Whoa. A bit of a pleasant surprise. Mouthfeel is full bodied, appropriately carbonated, heavy with a lot of lingering bitterness. This one will shock your palate; it's not so much a regular drinker as it is a nice change of pace.

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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 Vonerichs
4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of stephens101
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew is dark amber and hazy with a generous and patient tan froth.

Aroma is bold and brilliant with a load of orange followed by other fruits. A bit of tannin is also noticed.
Juicy as hell with orange, grapefruit and orange zest working up against a backbone of pine and caramel.

Goes down about as easy as can be with a lighter than medium mouth-feel. Any alcohol noticed is not until the very end and at the very back.

Lives up to the hype and maybe then some. Fortunate to find this one on the shelves here.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, specks of lace. Lightly hazed golden orange.

S - Massive Citra aroma, with juicy, zesty orange and tropical fruits dominating. There's a light onion note that makes me wonder if some other hops got mixed in as well. Malt sweetness is moderate, with mostly buttered biscuit.

T - The taste is similarly heavy on citrus flesh and pith, with some mild zesty notes as well. Malt is similarly restrained, but imparts a bit of sweetness to it. Lower bitterness, but still more present than some other Citra beers I've had.

M - Medium body, pleasant carbonation, dry finish, with lingering hop oils and resins. No alcohol.

D - It's a nice Citra pale ale. ABV and malt heft is a bit higher than you'd expect from a pale ale - this is very much into IPA territory for me. Other than the price, I can't see why you wouldn't want to drink a ton of this one.

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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 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 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 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 Rimbimhoot
4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Girlfriend grabbed this for me. Poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance is golden/orange and hazy.

Smell is big on the citra hops. Also, a buttery/creamy smell that I get from a lot of Pipeworks' Imperial IPAs.

Taste is creamy with the citra hops coming through to the front. There is a light malt backbone as well. I would say this tastes like Pipeworks Citra Ninja but with more of a malt backbone. Really digging the flavors. I also get this buttery/butterscotchy flavor that I find in Pipeworks' Imperial IPAs. I wish I knew what ingredients lead to this flavor because I think it goes well with the hops.

Mouthfeel is pleasant. Medium//light carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. Slight oily feel as well.

Overall this is a great beer. Definitely a big hop forward pale ale. Great execution with the citra hops as i've come to find that not all beers are great just because the focus is on citra hops. I prefer this beer to their Sinister IPA. Great job 18th street.

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Photo of joeseppy
4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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 croush
4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a darker pale ale, with a really nice cloudiness - I normally couldn't care what a beer looks like, but I like this one. The smell has some pretty strong orange zest to it, but the taste is not as strong with it. The taste is actually pretty easy going compared to how strong the citrus on the nose was. Finishes nice, as perhaps the best 18th Street beer I've had, at least on the APA/IPA side.

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