Candi Crushable
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #533
Ranked #16,251
3.9 | pDev: 9.49%
Dec 13, 2021
May 20, 2014
Very Good
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Notes: Made in collaboration with Northdown Cafe & Taproom. This beautiful beer is rounded out with flaked oats and lactose sugar, simcoe, and falconers flight.
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Rated: 3.6 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Dec 13, 2021
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Reviewed by cindiwindi1025 from Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Gorgeous amber color APA, delicate white lacing indicative of the style as well with a lactose haze. Beautiful. Smell is malt and wheat. Taste is sweet and creamy and malty. Its a unique taste for an APA. any carbonation is almost nonexistent, making this easily crushable. It’s just okay for me, i like APA’s alot because they typically have some zingy hop flavors to wake up my taste buds. This is quite bland, all of the flavors are one note, sweet. Theres no astringent from alcohol, its just meh. Glad i tried it and that it was only one can.
Aug 21, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Apr 04, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by BigIronH from Michigan

Feb 15, 2021
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Reviewed by hoptheology from California

3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Purchased in Indiana.
16 oz can...Charlie Brown groan...8/20...2019. I cannot believe I overlooked this. In my haze of singles nabbing, this "19" looked like a "20" somehow. I figured this would be just on the cusp of freshness. Well, can't say I've ever reviewed a lactose IPA that was over a year old.

I'll try to keep that in mind.

Pours a medium gold with a creamy finger of head. Stays pretty firm.

Aroma, as expected, is full of oxidation. Sulfur, citrus rinds, onion, wax paper. Not much else remains.

Flavor brings a decent amount of polite sweetness up front, followed by some grapefruit rind, tangerine, and heavy hop oxidation. The sweetness comes back on the finish.

Feel is very carbonated, sticky, and slightly resiny.

Overall, I don't know if this should count, but I paid for it so I might as well review it. Seems like it was a pretty okay beer at one time.

Price paid : probably $5 or something
Would buy again : Yeah, I gotta make this right
Nov 09, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a rather bright yet hazy orange color with just a quarter inch of foam that settles to a nice ring. Smells rather sweet some tangerine hops sugary malts and just a slight hint of milk sugars. Taste is a little bit subdued maybe some tangerine hops and sugary malts it still balance and quite flavorful. Smooth body and easy to crush this name pretty much lives up to the hype. Not bad!
Jul 08, 2020
Rated: 3.54 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts

Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Fairly nice pale ale from the great 18th Street Brewery. No date printed on can, as always, but this one was obtained directly from the brewery. Pours a pale slightly hazy yellow color with lots of fluffy white head and some nice small rings of lingering lacing that slowly faded. Aromas of orange and lemon fruity hops, some grapefruit and vanilla as well as the malt and bread. Tastes similarly, good balance, fairly flavorful but a little distant. Not as much depth as I would have liked. Smooth mild crisp mouthfeel, good carbonation. Overall tasty, next time I would try others though.
Jun 24, 2020
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Reviewed by Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours a hazy copper color, white head, moderate with some amount of persistence. Small bubble lacing.

S - Slight fruit, mostly citrus, with strong pine and hop notes.

T - Front is tart fruit and hop resin, lush and full. The middle softens, bringing forward cracker and toast malt notes, and a finish that is a slow fade with just a hint of bitterness which contrasts with what you might expect from the big smack of hops in the open.

M - Moderate weight with brisk carbonation, and a mildly dry finish and just a slight weight of resin.

O - A quite drinkable hop-forward APA. Solid flavor, good feel, a genuinely refreshing drinker.
May 24, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by dacubz from Illinois

Feb 24, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Nunya from Ohio

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 4 by JacksonPM from Indiana

Aug 28, 2019
Rated: 3.05 by BalancingBrooms from California

Aug 03, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Aug 02, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by Trmmilwwi from Illinois

Jul 14, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Jul 08, 2019
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Rated by Purdom from Georgia

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Easy drinking yet flavorful ale. Great for summer afternoons.
Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

May 01, 2019
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours a slightly hazy, golden orange with a thin, white head. Plenty of carbonation.
Smells of cotton candy malt and little citrus Hop. Orange and melon.
Orange and grapefruit hop in which lactose does give a cotton candy effect. Slight bitterness.
Smooth drinker. Interesting and unique beer.
Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by psmith161 from Indiana

Apr 26, 2019
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Rated by WoodBrew from Ohio

3.77/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
I tried this at Haymarket in Chicago. It was a decent beer.
Apr 01, 2019
Rated: 4.02 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Mar 24, 2019
Rated: 3.72 by MJSFS from Florida

Mar 14, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by TargaFlorio from Indiana

Mar 01, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Feb 24, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Canned September 2016; drank 10/4/16 @ the Yarchives.

Cloudy dull orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big, noisy bright white head; frothy lace.

Cane sugar & melon notes in the nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Melon, tap water & bubblegum flavors up front; soft yeast notes on the finish.

Interesting, but not very good.
Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 4 by Nurt20 from Illinois

Jan 26, 2019
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Reviewed by mynie from Maryland

4.66/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
APA with lactose. I've seen similar, notably with Three Floyd's spectacular Apocalypse Cow, but those were all at a significantly higher ABV.

Pours quite pretty: hazy but not milkshakey, dark orange with tight, bright white head.

The aroma is a bit tame, but well-balanced and rounded: older school simcoe against a softspoken but adventurous grainbill.

Tastes very good. Like the rest of you, my pallet has been ruined by the ever more extreme fruitiness, bitterness, and whiskeyness of 90-odd percent of contemporary beers. My first sip of Candy Crushable, I have to admit I was a bit let down. After I adjust my expectations away from XTremeness and more toward craft, I find a really clever and exquisitely brewed beer.

The flavor profile maintains a great sweet-bitter balance throughout but never comes across gimmicky or like ersatz fruit flavors. The bitterness is provided by simcoe and yeast up front. The sweetness (and thick body) come from the lactose and the grain bill, and the wonderfully smooth finish is due a wonderful intermingling of hops and oats.
Jan 05, 2019
Rated: 4.05 by mwade5 from Indiana

Dec 18, 2018
Rated: 4.05 by desint from Belgium

Dec 14, 2018
Rated: 4 by redfox405 from Virginia

Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 3.3 by Eman17 from Illinois

Nov 15, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by uncleotis from Illinois

Nov 06, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio

Oct 29, 2018
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Reviewed by ordybill from Georgia

3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a bright amber color with a small white head. The aroma is fruit driven with some hops. The taste is a creamy blend of hops and fruit.
Aug 14, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

Jul 14, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Chilmer from Iowa

May 25, 2018
Rated: 4 by ADTaber from South Carolina

May 20, 2018
Rated: 3.07 by npendres from Wisconsin

May 19, 2018
Candi Crushable from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 146 ratings