Rise Of The Angels | 18th Street Brewery

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3.92/5
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Brewed by:
18th Street Brewery
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.

Added by bcm75 on 02-27-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,525
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
119
pDev:
9.44%
 
 
Wants:
1
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21
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Ratings: 119 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by farrago:
Photo of farrago
3.38/5  rDev -13.8%
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of kojevergas
3.01/5  rDev -23.2%
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 t2grogan
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rwilde
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of freewill35
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BKotch
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
3.52/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsmith313
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beejay
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of crownrl28
4.01/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biggoon16
3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 fl oz. can, no freshness date. Acquired the six pack cans from the local bottle shop. "Double India Pale Ale with Grapefruit Zest added". No abv listed on the can.

Poured into a Big Eddy snifter.

A - Pours a crisp juicy hazy golden orange body. Not your Northeast Style juice haze, though. Good finger of frothy whit ehead that leaves excellent sticky strands of scattered lacing throughout. Some chill haze. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks excellent.

S - Pleasant aromatics: earthy, juicy, citrusy, & zesty. Nose invokes big aromas of freshly cut grapefruit, blood orange, lemons, pineapples, and fresh citrus zest, with plenty of earthy, piney hops to back it up. Very nice.

T - Taste follows the nose: big, bright, earthy, juicy, citrusy, & zesty. Big flavors of grapefruit, blood orange, and assorted citrus zest. Good earthy piney hop presence adds to the flavor, with subtle caramel malts chiming in.

M - Feel is smooth & crisp. Medium-light, easy-drinking, with good carbonation.

Overall, a nice one from 18th Street, one of the better beers I've had from these guys.

18th Street Brewery Rise Of The Angels -----4/5.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

American Imperial IPA with grapefruit zest added. Poured from a can into a New Belgium snifter. The pour is dark gold, hazy, and sports two fingers of well-sustained head. On the nose I get grapefruit, lemon, lavendar, a little cedar.

Medium body with a rather thin feel and a slightly off-balanced flavor. A little lemon and wheat cracker up front, then sharp grapefruit and rose hips. The flavors kind of die off a bit on the back of the palate and there isn't really enough malt to support the hops, making the beer feel a little thin. The flavors are nice, but they aren't quite strong enough to suit my tastes. Finishes very dry, lemony, and a little soapy.

A well-made IIPA, but for me it leans more towards a stoney-dry Belgian-style Pale Ale (like Duvel) than a juicy, citrusy American style (which I prefer). I really think this beer could use a little more malty sweetness to give it some backbone and better balance. If it had that, my impressions of it might be quite different.

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Photo of xdtfx
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Inglewood
4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful burnt orange color, slightly hazy, light tan head. Grapefruit and lemon on the nose, and a hint of malt.

Taste is led by the zesty grapefruit and lemon flavors, hops are present with tropical accents, and the malt base anchors this in a way that significantly elevates above the typical “fruit bomb” IPA/DIPA (at 7.7%, this sits on the edge of that line of demarcation). Well done by 18th Street.

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Photo of Hop_Nuggett
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Like that it is in a can and artwork was worth looking at. Smelled great with and had a citrus vibe. Poured smooth and had a nice orange haze to it. Thought the body was a little light for a double.

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Rise Of The Angels from 18th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 119 ratings