Sex And Candy
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

Sex And CandySex And Candy
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Style:
American IPA
Ranked #1,337
ABV:
7%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,981
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 7.56%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
203
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18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
 
Indiana, United States
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SCORE
89
Very Good
Sex And CandySex And Candy
Notes: Fruity and faintly sweet, Sex and Candy is simply a dream. The enticing smell of Chinook and Cascade hops waft forth from this IPA.
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 203 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by jgunther71:
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is great ipa, another kind share from dankacheese in the box he sent my way. a month ago i am not sure i had ever heard of these guys, but now they are everywhere, at festivals ive attended, collaborating with breweries i love, and now showing up in a box from a stranger at my doorstep! this is my first of their beers, and its an astoundingly good ipa, insanely fresh, and really perfect. i like that its kind of old school, clear brassy golden and white headed on the pour, with a ton of carbonation. the hops are old school, not sure which ones, but its like columbus or centennial or cascade or some combination of high alpha northwestern C varietals from the best i can tell, and its a great reminder of why these hops are famous. when they are used right, they are every bit as interesting and flavorful and dynamic as the southern hemisphere stuff thats so popular right now. this reminds me of insanely fresh two hearted, that almost sweet crystalline hop complexion, frosted and resinous, a bit citrusy, but mouthwateringly bright and juicy. a nice sturdy malt base here too, but the beer isnt sugary or over balanced, its dialed. i am not a hater on the new wave east coast hoppy beers, they have their place, but this here is an ipa, as good as they get, and without using exclusive ingredients, its a wonderful beer and a huge surprise for me. super keen on more 18th street stuff now!

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Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Canada_Dan
4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nhoelzen
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chillin
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tommy5
4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gelasin
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A hazy orange, mostly transparent, with a white head that fades down to a substantial, long term top. The white rim of lacing is beautiful and extensive.

S - Hmm. Fruit, musk, over-ripe peaches. Oh my, that's where the name comes from.

T - A strong, full flavored IPA, with lush fruit notes that come with a significant pine element, that couples with a nice malty, honeyed sweetness, until things get a bit rough with the bitter hop close.

M - Brisk carbonation, but this is a chewy one, with lots of crunch in the hops, significant drying, and definite build.

O - This is a beer that I am willing to suffer through the questions from my wife and daughter to drink - it is a lovely brew that offers up a lot of fun.

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Photo of warpig372
4.46/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.01/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev +1.8%

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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
3.9/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sex And Candy from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 203 ratings