Deal With The Devil - 18th Street Brewery
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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
4.33/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
05-22-2013 18:40:51 | More by MasterSki
4.8/5 rDev +7.9%
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+.
05-29-2014 20:05:03 | More by mynie
4.28/5 rDev -3.8%
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.
11-15-2013 00:09:49 | More by Florida9
4.49/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
07-21-2014 07:50:34 | More by dcmchew
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
4.29/5 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
Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery
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