Rise Of The Angels | 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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BA SCORE
3.91/5
Very Good
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,122
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
142
pDev:
9.46%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
22
Trade:
0
 
User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 142
Reviews by beerthulhu:
Photo of beerthulhu
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright bengal orange coloring is dense and juicy in the vessel with a steady flow of mid-range effervesce. Small ghost shadowing, lightly hazy, with an eggshell white head of one inch that was part creamy and frothy in texture. Strong sheet coating remains behind.

S: Sweet perfumy scent of grapefruit juice, creamy peaches and fruit cup are forefront. Hints of tart pineapple slices of good strength.

T: The flavor was tangy oranges, sweet peaches and cream, with some fresh pineapple sweetness. Mangoes are bright and tropical, along with some white grapes and guava. Honey fruit, spicy flower accents with a spicing of apple-cinnamon powder. A citrusy floral bite of grapefruit hops are warming on the finish that was spicy and fresh.

M: Mouthful was creamy and near full body, spicy on the tongue from the hop flowers. Big beautiful malt base adds alot of substance here.

O: Bright and tangy as well fruity flavor hits you right from the start and is dominant throughout captivating as well holding your attention. A wonderful first impression, wet and juicy hops makes for a strong drinkability.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kojevergas
3.01/5  rDev -23%
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 -3.6%
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 djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emincems
3.89/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BKotch
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mynie
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
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 -5.6%
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 +3.8%
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%
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 -3.6%
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 +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jackass
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
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 +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spycow
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TLA
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grinky
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dsa7783
3.95/5  rDev +1%
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 +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerLover99
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of farrago
3.38/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Around a finger’s worth of light tan foam, even surface, quick to evaporate, the lacing is super-thin and long, not much of it. Clear coppery orange colored liquid, has a semi-metallic sheen to it, only a few random bubbles to be seen lazing about. There’s a funkiness lurking in the background of the nose, then molasses, pie dough, cocoa, tea leaf, everything is relaxed to the point of inexpressivity, the advertised grapefruit zest borderline no-show, smattering of cherry, apricot fruit scents. Medium-bodied, more sour than biting, carbonation is about average and nudges things forward. Doughy and with that same distracting metallic touch. Caramelized brown sugar and molasses take the spotlight but do not work in making this a DIPA. Concentrated pineapple, mango, peach fruit lacking in tropical zing. Way hidden in the back is a nice green leafy quality which can’t get to the forefront. As it tends to congeal together you fairly quickly run out of things to say. Not a bad beer by any stretch but there is nothing here which compels a need to do it all over again.

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Photo of Beejay
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: A medium pale yellow in color with a nice tan head.

S: Grapefruit forward with citrus and tropical notes.

T: Citrus heavy up front with grapefruit that melds into a sweet tropical fruit cocktail. Definitely a hint of canned fruit in this one...

M: Medium light in body, moderate to high carbonation, some bitterness in the finish.

O: Overall fairly tasty, but maybe a little lackluster. This is a case of the can looking better than the beer it.

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Rise Of The Angels from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 142 ratings