The Fox & The Goat
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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Style:
American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #487
ABV:
5%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,539
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 9.23%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
39
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18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
 
Indiana, United States
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Reviews by FBarber:
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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of Toynk
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emerge077
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Guinnsslvr
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barnzy78
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can, date stamped 9/05/18. Slightly hazed light golden body capped with a creamy white head that holds great retention. Grassy and fruity hop aroma with hints of lemon-lime, and piney mango. Flavor is similar to aroma: big citrusy burst of lemon-lime, mild tropical notes of mango and tart passion fruit. Medium body, moderate carbonation, a bit resinous, semi-dry finish with bitter earthy pine and grassy hops lingering. I was excited to see this collaboration and it did not disappoint!

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mando31
2.76/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of c014572
4.3/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

6-pack from Binny's. Poured from a 12oz can. Hazy golden colored, thin head that dissipated quickly. Smelled predominantly of malt, some hop notes. This is a very smooth, very well balanced pale ale. Not heavy handed on the hops in IBU, malt or ABV. Just a very very well balanced, extremely drinkable, pale ale. Only downside for me was the price point was a little high. Very well done 18th Street.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.89/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A sixer ran me $11.99 USD at a Binny's in Chicago. Brief impression below:

"Pale ale." "Unfiltered."

APPEARANCE: White coloured head is ~1cm in height. Body is a dull dark copper. Lacks vibrance and life, but it's generally appealing and seems well-carbonated.

AROMA: Juicy fruit. Citrus. Fruited bread. Pale malts. Golden raisin. Generic pale malt and 2-row sweetness.

Timid, but pleasant and inviting. Aromatic intensity is subdued. I find no off-notes or booze.

TASTE: Lacks hop pungency, but there's enough hop flavour to keep it interesting...vague fruit, citrusy fruit, subdued pineapple. . Honeyed malt. Slight breadiness. Pale malt. 2-row.

Balance isn't dialed in. Hop profile isn't horribly interesting compared to widely distributed cheaper expressions of the style.

TEXTURE: Unrefreshing. Overcarbonated. Smooth. Wet. Medium-bodied.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: A hum-ho stab at an oversaturated style with no unique or special characteristics. I wouldn't buy it again (especially not at $2 a can) and I think it's substantially less desirable than a cheaper more widely distributed pale ale like Mirror Pond from Deschutes or Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada, but it's drinkable, and by no means a bad brew. Just an average one.

C (2.89) / AVERAGE

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lingenbrau
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a straw to gold with some floaties and a fluffy white head that laces well. Smells of citrus, grapefruit, and pine like a modernized classic pale, but with a good strong bread and butter malt presence. Tastes similar with that hint of butter being a bit distracting over the wonderful citrus qualities. Feel is relatively crisp and light, balanced just favoring bitter, decent carbonation. Overall, this is a great pale ale and would definitely keep it in rotation if it we're available here. Cheers!

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Photo of dexterk1
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz can on June 23, 2017. Canned on 6/2/17. The feel is the real star of the show hear. Smooth creamy mouthfeel without being watery. Recommended.

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Photo of NappyB
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamison85
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hockeypuck
3.69/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice easy drinking pale ale. Good flavor. Very good for a session beer.

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Photo of Peaches13
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mschrei
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter. Interesting looking beer-A very brownish orange with a lot of floatyies and a mild head and lacing. A mildly citrusy hoppy smell with lemon notes. Taste is crisp hops with citrus undertones. Very clean feeling which leads to easy drinking.

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Photo of Eman17
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The Fox & The Goat from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 39 ratings