Rise Of The Angels
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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Style:
American Imperial IPA
Ranked #3,295
ABV:
7.7%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,556
Avg:
3.93 | pDev: 9.16%
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
152
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18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
 
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Notes: Helping to resurrect your palette from the doldrums, Rise of the Angels bursts onto your tongue with a blast of grapefruit zest that is quickly followed by a parade of floral, citrus hops.
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Reviews by FBarber:
Photo of FBarber
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A few thoughts on this beer. First, its nothing like a NE style IPA. Its hazy and unfiltered, but not in any way a "NE style" IPA. It pours a very nice hazy orangeish color. Thin head dissipates quickly but did leave some nice lacing. Smell was subtle with some floral and fruity hop aromas. Its a nice aroma, but nothing special. Taste is pretty subtle. There are some hop flavors in the way of grapefruit, mango and orange flavors. The grapefruit was nothing more than Id note as a hop flavor. So, maybe they did add in grapefruit zest, but if I didn't know that from the can, Id never have known it was in there. Feel was nice, medium carbonation, easy drinking. Overall a good IPA from 18th St. but its nothing special and far from their best offering.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.01/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Initial impression from a can purchased at a Binny's in Chicago, IL as part of a 4-pack for $13.99 USD:

APPEARANCE: Thin weak head. Dull copper colour. ~5 minute head retention.

AROMA: Floral and soapy, with some pale malt sweetness. Mango puree. Subdued dried apricot.

Aromatic intensity is average.

TASTE: Mango and apricot hop flavour. Floral hop flavour. Pale malt sweetness.

No off-flavour or booze.

Hop pungency is limited.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, unrefreshing, medium-bodied, well-carbonated.

OVERALL: A shrug of an imperial IPA from 18th Street. Shallow and simplistic in an oversaturated style; you've really got to bring more to the table in terms of complexity and hop pungency to stand out.

C (2.86) / AVERAGE

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08.30.17 2nd impression from another can:

Not tasting any of the grapefruit zest additive, but it's nicely fruity and floral. Not pungent enough hopwise to be much of an imperial IPA, but decently executed for what it is. Balance needs dialing in. Shallow and simple for the intended style. Imperial IPAs are such an oversaturated category; you've really got to bring more to the table in terms of intricacy, depth, nuance, and/or subtlety to stand out. This will get lost amongst the myriad superior (and cheaper) beers in the style.

Drinkable but forgettable, with a hop profile more in line with an American IPA than an imperial IPA.

C+ / ABOVE AVERAGE

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Photo of CanConPhilly
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - 2-finger fluffy white head atop a translucent orange body.

S - creaam cheese, orange dessert, herb.

T - sweet orange compote wrapped in pastry. Caramel, orange candies, bread dough. Low bitterness. Moderate sweetness. No booziness.

F - medium-light body with average carb.

O - sweet and insubstantial.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at Stirling Tavern

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Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BFCarr
4.04/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of emincems
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reasonably priced (and fresh!) four-packs were on sale at a NW Indiana bottle shop. I like the artwork.

Pours a bit limp, but a pretty amber color with a decent little white ring substituting for a head.

Smells like not very much. Not assertive at all. There's some hop tang, some mild malt, but that's really it.

Tastes good. But not nearly as assertive as the artwork led me to anticipate. Sweet, grapefruity hops up front, a very tangy grapefruit zest in the middle, and a finish of, that's right: grapefruit. Very, very one-note. A pretty tasty single note, but just one note.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.69/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to FlintB for this.
Amber to copper hued. Fluffy head drops off fairly quickly.
Aroma is subtle. Nothing bursts forth. What does come through is a hint of grapefruit zest and a slight yeastiness.
Flavor is definitely not over the top. It's a smooth mellow grapefruit zest tinged ride. Maybe a hint of pineapple.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The classic American IPA hangs its hat on the strong and perfumy flavors of citrus for its refreshing taste, dry texture and irresistible citronella perfume. 18th Street Brewery one-ups that notion with fresh grapefruit zest that's added right to the kettle for an extra little zing.

Copper in color, Rise of the Angels pours with a creamy eggshell froth. Its bright and perfumy scent is filled with citrus and only hints of herb, spruce or tropical character. A moderate caramelization comes through with early malty introductions. Light toast, pecan and honey brings a scent of graham cracker before the hops take over.

And that they do as the ale washes the middle palate. A heightened sense of red grapefruit govern the taste with a backdrop of orange, mango and apricot for support. Trending sharper on the late palate, lime, juniper, a fresh grassiness and spicy pine resins create a crisp hop bitterness the round out the late palate.

Medium bodied but trending dry, the imperial IPA carries the drinkability of the lighter standard IPA. A refreshing taste and texture leads to a finish of fresh grassiness and pine with a linger of citrus fruit peels deep into an aftertaste that's long and lean with an alcohol spice of gin for refreshment and intrigue.

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Photo of meatyard
3.56/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Too much malt for a DIPA more like that of a triple ipa. Very little hops for a 15 day old DIPA. Not recommended.

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Photo of ksimons
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-an orange amber color with a fingers worth of white head

S-lots of citrus and sweet malt

T-taste is a bit on the mild side with caramel malt and grapefruit citrus

M-medium body and light carbonation

Overall I had high hopes for this one since I have heard good things about the brewery but it falls short, a pretty one dimensional beer

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jackass
2.75/5  rDev -30%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Sorry, I realize 18th Street is wildly popular with the cool kids but to me this was just "meh". Not a stickler on ABV's but in my opinion it's misleading to call this a DIPA when it's under 8%. And don't price it at the higher end for an DIPA either please. It's a decent IPA but not worthy of the fanfare or the price. Nothing they currently brew knocks my socks off.

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Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grinky
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsa7783
3.95/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sixteen-ounce can copped from Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell. Pours a ruddy, copper hue with moderate frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of citrus and rose hibiscus. Similar overall flavor profile. Recommended.

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Photo of TheEpeeist
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rise Of The Angels from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 152 ratings