Moonwalk | 18th Street Brewery

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18th Street Brewery
Indiana, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jshaft37 on 01-31-2014

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 40
Photo of leantom
3.36/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Well, I certainly won't be getting this one again. Very mediocre. Here goes:

A: Very murky orange-brown. Looks like pulp-squeezed grapefruit juice or something. Head is very mediocre and the lacing is just OK.

S: Citrus hops, grapefruit, and some lighter spices. Little bit of Belgian saison scents but nowhere near as bready. Much funkier than I anticipated; doesn't smell like a traditional American IPA at all.

T: Mixture of citrus and grapefruit backed up by spicy yeast. Beer is somewhat sour. Malt appears at the back of the palate and lingers somewhat. Overall it was very mediocre. The hops produce a funky, sour taste and the spiciness of the yeast is somewhat weird for an American IPA.

M: Alright.

O: Weird brew. It was really very mediocre - tasted like alcoholic grapefruit juice with funky spices.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I feel like this beer suffers from being called an IPA. It's a pretty delicious beer but smells and tastes kind of like a hoppy saison. Expectations work against it. Looks beautiful, laces pretty well, there's a distictly yeasty smell and taste, the hops are present but not aggressive and don't seem to be any of the citrusy / piney / tropical american varieties. Finishes pretty crisp and smooth for the abv.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.52/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Look: murky golden goodness with 1-1/2 fingers of opaque white head.

Smell: some earthy hops, a little booze, maybe a little Brett-like aroma.

Taste: some hops up front, then the yeast (Brett?) kicks in. Before it can develop, a salty flavor hits the back of the throat.

Fell: very light,given the ABV, and VERY dry.

Overall: the first beverage I've had from 18th Street that wasn't a home run. This had a little bit of an IPA mixed with a wit mixed with a saison mixed with a gose. It's not undrinkable but it's ..... confusing.

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Photo of bozodogbreath
1/5  rDev -71.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Look: It looks like a Naked Juice. To identify it as cloudy is an understatement.

Smell: Odd

Taste:Oddly sour with an bad aftertaste. Nothing like any DIPA I have ever before.

Feel: Like drinking a Naked Juice.

Overall: As a part time home-brewer, I would have been totally embarrassed to bottle/can this and share it with friends. I have enjoyed many 18th brews, but this one should have never seen distribution.

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Photo of cdiddy5
3.09/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Is it a saison or an IPA??? Almost orange juice like look, funky saison/farmhouse smell. It was odd and something I could take in small doses. If it was a little more hoppy w the saison funkiness it might be more my speed

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Moonwalk from 18th Street Brewery
3.53 out of 5 based on 40 ratings.
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