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Deal With The Devil - 18th Street Brewery

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 7.69%


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18th Street Brewery visit their website
Indiana, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
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

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2013 21:09:36 | More by mfnmbvp
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emerge077

Illinois

4.2/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 23:33:07 | More by emerge077
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KFBR392

Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -4.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 20:31:35 | More by KFBR392
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Florida9

Illinois

4.28/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 00:09:49 | More by Florida9
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.29/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 01:35:17 | More by Vonerichs
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MasterSki

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev -2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 18:40:51 | More by MasterSki
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Rimbimhoot

Illinois

4.56/5  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.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 18:14:39 | More by Rimbimhoot
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joeseppy

Illinois

4.61/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 00:51:45 | More by joeseppy
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Fcolle2

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 03:05:25 | More by Fcolle2
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brewskis

Indiana

4.76/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | 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.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 00:10:28 | More by brewskis
Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery
96 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.