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Deal With The Devil - 18th Street Brewery

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Reviews: 25
Hads: 258
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 10.84%
Wants: 162
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
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Indiana, United States

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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Reviews: 25 | Hads: 258
Photo of kscaldef
2.72/5  rDev -38.6%
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. (160 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.73/5  rDev -15.8%
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 (1,252 characters)

Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -12%
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. (181 characters)

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.99/5  rDev -9.9%
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. (166 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.21/5  rDev -5%
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. (489 characters)

Photo of Roguer
4.22/5  rDev -4.7%
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. (1,037 characters)

Photo of KFBR392
4.24/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (1,246 characters)

Photo of Florida9
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
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. (968 characters)

Photo of Vonerichs
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
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. (377 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.33/5  rDev -2.3%
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. (968 characters)

Photo of dwagner003
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
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.. (160 characters)

Photo of dcmchew
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
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. (754 characters)

Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.57/5  rDev +3.2%
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. (983 characters)

Photo of joeseppy
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (766 characters)

Photo of MLDucky
4.65/5  rDev +5%

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. (232 characters)

Photo of Fcolle2
4.65/5  rDev +5%
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. (774 characters)

Photo of 4thFloyd
4.68/5  rDev +5.6%
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. (304 characters)

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.7/5  rDev +6.1%

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. (667 characters)

Photo of Ksoden1186
4.75/5  rDev +7.2%

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. (797 characters)

Photo of pagriley
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
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. (264 characters)

Photo of brewskis
4.8/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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. (1,066 characters)

Photo of mynie
4.81/5  rDev +8.6%
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+. (810 characters)

Photo of DarylGrady
4.98/5  rDev +12.4%
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. (198 characters)

Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +12.9%
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. (383 characters)

Photo of Sintech
5/5  rDev +12.9%
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+) (251 characters)

Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.