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Temporal Purgatory | 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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4.13/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
18thstreetbrewery.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chinook and Mosaic hops hold your tongue accountable for your worldly sins in our fiendishly vengeful session pale ale. The moment between each sip may be temporary, but feels like its own brief purgatory.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,179
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
176
pDev:
7.02%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
29
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 176 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Manthon
4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Willyisanimrod
4.36/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sgregory
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of adam36
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TTripp725
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jguzman718
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CanConPhilly
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L - 2-finger yellowish head atop a translucent caramel-orange body.

S - caramel, orange, herb.

T - follows the nose. Sweet caramel, orange candy, with a pleasant biscuity malt middle. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium, slightly slick body with average carb.

O - lots of flavor for such a low abv.

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Photo of Nurt20
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GrumpyGas
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can dated 08/1?/18 and poured into a pint glass shows a cloudy orange gold colored body that briefly floats a 1.5in white fluffy head leaving erratic sheets of lacing.

Aroma is subdued, but a bready malt comes out under orange and grapefruit rind.

Flavors include the citrus rind and a piney bitterness.

Mouthfeel leans a lighter medium, cleaner than I expected, with a wet finish.

Overall an easy drinking, hence the name, pale.

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3.84/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chilmer
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best Session in the midwest.

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3.97/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdFed
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

With that label art... and that name... and the aura that comes with such an ominous marketing campaign, I was certain that this would have been a high gravity beer made up of half imperial stout, half Belgian quad, half barleywine and the other half a double IPA; and then aged on kerosene and razor blades. But nope... the 18th Street Brewery had a standard pale ale in mind.

Medium amber in color, Temporal Purgatory pours with a strong and frothy honey-like appearance. The hazy ale cast of juicy hop aromas of fragrant and stemmy woods along with the radiance of branch ripe tangerine. Gentle sweetness of honey and caramel layer on the early palate along with a subtle savory character of light toast, cashew and graham cracker.

But then the hops really come out and play with a strong middle palate of tangerine, nectarine, lemon and apricot for a succulent citrus component that bleeds into tropical fruit territory. Its spicy bitterness overcomes the malt and shifts the balance toward a peppery hop bite of white grapefruit, fresh grass clippings, chive and hemp. The sturdy malts help to keep the fruit impressions ripe and vibrant until the very end.

Medium bodied and treading on the bitter side of bittersweet, the finish is resoundingly sprucy with the taste of muddled citrus rinds into a medium long aftertaste of lemongrass flavored hops refreshing the palate throughout.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of robotic_being
3.59/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.77/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Junior
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of colts9016
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I got this as a gift from a friend. Served the beer in a stein at 50 degrees. The head is two fingers thick and is frothy and creamy. The retention on the head is poor and dissipated quickly leaving minimal lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is about SRM 10, a medium amber color with copper hues. The clarity of the beer is a touch cloudy. The beer has carbonation bubble throughout the liquid.

The aromas on the beer are slightly sweet toasted malt, biscuit, yeast, grapefruit, floral, and resin.

The flavors of the beer is a slightly sweet toasted malt, biscuit, yeast, grapefruit, floral, touch of caramel, dusty, resin, and herbal.

The mouthfeel of the beer is astringent and crisp

The body of the beer medium, medium plus carbonation, and a medium finish.

This is like the 4 or 5 beer I have had from 18th Street, not a fan of this one. The other beer I had from the brewery was phenomenal. The beer came across as dusty and herbal.

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3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

“Session Pale Ale” is an unnecessarily and inaccurately denigrative designation for this 5.90 ABV beer, as traditional Pale Ales are often sessionable. Why can’t we just call this a very good “English Pale Ale”?

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4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

If session ale was an official separate category I would rate higher because for a session this beer has a lot of flavor. Great tropical flavors followed by the duo of hops to finish with pale malts. Hint of pine at end too. Little thin through the end however

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Photo of jaydoc
3.8/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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Temporal Purgatory from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 4.13 out of 5 with 176 ratings