Cone Crusher IPA
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

Cone Crusher IPACone Crusher IPA
Rate It
Beer Geek Stats | Print Shelf Talker
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #1,902
Ranked #11,149
4 | pDev: 8.75%
Jul 27, 2021
Dec 11, 2014
Very Good
Cone Crusher IPACone Crusher IPA
Notes: None
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
3.75 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jul 27, 2021
3.58 by eljabak from Michigan on Jul 08, 2021
Photo of Weisenbeer
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Weisenbeer from Ohio

Danky and Malty .... Not as hoppy as I was expecting which is generally more my preference.... But this is really good... Looks great with a big frothy head and cascading down the glass as you drink it... Insignificant nose and a smooth finish...very nice!

Apr 16, 2021
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

I got a can of this beer off the single shelf from my local beer store just around the corner. It poured a clear golden with white head that is leaving some lace. The scent had fresh hop notes with subtle citrus and pine highlights. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with ripe fruit base and subtle bitter finish. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it is a good beer.

Dec 15, 2020
3.9 by jeffmck09 from Connecticut on Aug 27, 2020
3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio on Aug 10, 2020
4 by Danmullens1 from Wisconsin on Mar 02, 2020
Photo of BigGold
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by BigGold from Mississippi

Had Cone Crusher poured from pint can, no date, into nonic pint.

Malty orange floral fruity imperial APA/traditional midwestern IPA with a big hop bite in the back. Thanks, 18th. We still need these kinds of beers.

Feb 29, 2020
4.23 by chillin from Indiana on Feb 16, 2020
3.94 by Nunya from Ohio on Feb 09, 2020
3.92 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Oct 06, 2019
3.68 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on Jul 10, 2019
4 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Jun 12, 2019
3.75 by cryptichead from Illinois on May 18, 2019
3.96 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin on Mar 17, 2019
Photo of defunksta
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by defunksta from North Dakota

Poured from a 12 oz can at 45 degrees into a pint glass,

Look: Pours a amber/orange color that is hazy with a thick, sticky, and foamy whitehead.
Smell: Aroma is of sweet melon and papaya.
Taste: Mild bitterness with a rush of citrus backed by a sweet caramel finish.
Feel: Well carbonated, but finishes with a heavily malted, oily backbone reflected in the higher ABV.

Overall: This is a sweeter IPA, matching more of a east-coast citrus style but backed with a stronger ABV and sweeter finish. Delicious nonetheless, but perhaps not something that I would grab everyday when looking for an IPA.

Feb 17, 2019
4.47 by richbossert from Illinois on Jan 30, 2019
4.06 by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois on Dec 30, 2018
Photo of xplode250
4.33/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by xplode250 from Kentucky

Nice color. Good balance
Definitely buy again

Nov 24, 2018
3.67 by Rimbimhoot from Illinois on Oct 21, 2018
Photo of zeff80
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

12oz can. Poured out a clear, golden orange color with a good-sized, tan head of foam. It smelled of toasted caramel, roasted malt and pine. Strong malty presence with a bitter bitterness and a hint of tropical fruit sweetness.

Oct 20, 2018
Photo of c014572
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by c014572 from Illinois

Poured a cloudy copper with one finger head that quickly dissipated. Aroma was of tropical fruits and pine. This was the best part of the beer for me. Very thin body, almost no carbonation. Not sure where the hops went, they are definitely not in the finish. Not bad, but can't recommend.

Oct 19, 2018
Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by BEERchitect from Kentucky

Crushing its competition with one fail swoop... Actually, crushing it might be an over statement. Its a hop and bitter forward pale ale of imperial status that achieves a level of quality that was expected of the imperial IPA style a decade ago. They sure don't make'em like they used to and I'm happy to revisit such a taste.

Bright gold and shimmering in a hazy, coppery sheen, Cone Crusher billows to the rim with a soft and ivory cap. As the aromas spill onto the nose, the fruit forward scent is chocked full of stone fruit, pitted fruit, citrus and tropical fruit. Laced with a hearty dosing of caramel, honey and soft nuttiness and sense of granola graces the tongue.

Moderately rich malt sweetness resonates firmly on the middle palate while a medley of hop flavor and fruit esters mingle with pink grapefruit, mango, peach and apricot most of all. But a background of orange drifts into the spicy nature of citrus peels with a sharp, refreshing bitterness that bridges into freshly muddled pine needles, vodka spice and sweet marmalade.

Medium full on the palate, the creaminess and spiciness of the ale balances each other while an envelope of muddled fruit cocktail soothes the bitterness and calms the prickle of alcohol. A long bittersweet aftertaste of fruit peels, granola and grassy bitterness extends into a medium long aftertaste.

Oct 04, 2018
4 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Sep 15, 2018
4 by heysuz from Indiana on Sep 15, 2018
3.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on May 20, 2018
3.75 by AngEo from Texas on Jan 10, 2018
3.81 by hendryxdp from Illinois on Sep 04, 2017
4.32 by CasualRodness from Indiana on Aug 31, 2017
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 fl oz can on August 22, 2017. A nice balance of hop bitterness and malt sweetness. Not a top tier DIPA but not bad either.

Aug 25, 2017
Photo of a_beckman25
2.61/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
by a_beckman25 from Michigan

Very disappointed. Even putting the price aside ($15/6 pack) this is just not good. Sweet mess followed by terrible astringent/alcohol bite that really just dominates all else. Really liked and supported this brewery but wow for me this was bad. Buy if you want but I sure hope u can find a single and not spend top dollar on this 6 pack. Won't be tempted to try any more 18th street offerings anytime soon.

Aug 16, 2017
3.75 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Aug 15, 2017
3.75 by brn9000 from Illinois on Aug 15, 2017
4.2 by jparizo from Indiana on Apr 16, 2017
4.09 by Giangio from Italy on Mar 29, 2017
4.25 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Feb 09, 2017
Photo of Angerhaus
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by Angerhaus from Rhode Island

An okay offering from a brewery that seems to pump out the occasional world-class offering and a smattering of average beers. Malty to the point of tasting of honey, decent hops but no quite there. It's almost a hoppy amber instead of an IPA.

Jan 14, 2017
Photo of Rjk00
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Rjk00 from Indiana

Picked it up in a six pack at local liquor store. Poured it in a pint glass nice looking beer with a finger of head. Great smooth Taste with a nice finish will definitely buy again.

Jan 11, 2017
3.91 by Can_has_beer from Texas on Dec 31, 2016
Cone Crusher IPA from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 111 ratings