Velvet Cashmere
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,571
Ranked #29,897
3.76 | pDev: 6.12%
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 33 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of jzlyo
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrus/fruit, slight tea and spices. The flavor is citrus/fruit, malts, a hint of tea and a sweetish/tart/almost Cascade hops/very slightly resiny finish.

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

With the Cashmere hops front and center, another elegant and smooth ale leaps from a label art that's most likely to rip your chest cavity right open and eat your soul.

Pale copper, hazy and sheeting slightly golden, the frothy ale greets the nose with a burst of citrus, melon and herbal notes along with a soft and caramelized underpinning. Sweet on the early palate, those caramel flavors come with a soft nutty, toasty character that's redolent with graham cracker and angel food.

As the malt sweetness softly stews on the middle palate, the hops begin to pull forward with a juicy Cashmere taste of citrus that leads with lemon, lime and yuzu. A follow up of cantaloupe and nectarine brings a caramelized zing to the palate in balance of the lingering caramel sweetness. An herbal finish of green tea, sassafras and lemongrass trail into a hop forward late palate.

Medium bodied through and through, the beers sweetness lingers in balance of the hop spice in true pale ale fashion although the showcase of hops suggests something more of an IPA. A medium length linger of bitterness eventually outweighs the malt for a crisp, clean and concise session of drinkability and leisure.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

i had this insanely fresh, so my experience was about as favorable as it gets, who knows what this is like even a month old, but when its brand new, its about as good as it gets. one of the better and more unique simple american pales i have had all year, all thanks to these amazing cashmere hops in here, which we really dont see enough of out there if this is what they are capable of! light brass colored brew, mostly clear and with a very lively white soda style head to it, and aroma of ripe juicy pineapple and white lifesaver candy, yum! the flavor is really good, just a little pale malt behind this unique hop complexion, which is mostly dry hopped to me, and all cashmere from what i gather. more pineapple, green apple, sage or mint or something botanical, but restrained too, green melon, watermelon rind, lemongrass, peach rings, and a fresh green tea, its amazing, even better in taste than it smells, and so fresh its incredible. its so bold and different, it kind of reminds me of the first time i tastes mosaic hops, there was no going back. im not sure why, if this is a true expression of cashmere, why they havent blown up yet, it must only be a matter of time. i like how light and bubbly this is, how the feel carries the awesome hop flavors forward, and i really wish i had a about a dozen of these cans to slam! an unexpected gem, one of the best hoppy beers ive had lately, really incredible, i know freshness is everything, but this really blew me away!

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Photo of mynie
4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at their Hammond location.

Medium bodied pour. The aroma is pleasant cereal grains and fruity hops. Tastes contemporary, with lots of tropical fruit on the hop nodes, but still not too sweet--unlike many fruit-forward I/APAs, this one actually seeks some balance between the hops and grainbill, which makes for a balanced and very drinkable beer.

It's nothing exceptional, but it's well-brewed.

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Photo of WunderLlama
3.83/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Canned 12.26.17

Can poured into a glass

One finger white foam cap, hazy yellow orange liquid

Aroma of citrus, pineapple

Citrusnhop taste

Good sudsing, dry finish

Nice beer

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Photo of kitch
3.84/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A one pint can, canned on 26th December 2017. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A very lightly hazy golden orange colour with a two finger white head that had decent retention and left some nice lacing.

Aroma: Sweet pineapple coupled with citrusy grapefruit rind, pine and a light floral character.

Taste: Light bitterness, citrus rind and peel, melon, mandarin, lemon/lime and pine. There’s some light sweetness and floral on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation.

Overall: Nice and easy to drink.

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Photo of c014572
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a lighter bodied, very well balanced, pale ale. You don't have a hop-bomp nor an ABV heavy beer hear so please don't rate it or expect it to be that. This is exactly what I want a sessionable APA to be.

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Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.17/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pale orange body, clear, with a short white head and lots of lacing.

S - Orange, zest and juice, minor pine, and a touch of pith.

T - Follows the nose, with an undercurrent of biscuit malts, and lush orange flavors, and a spritely tart close.

M - Brisk carbonation with a minor drying in the close.

O - Pleasant and full flavored, with enough punch while keeping the ABV low and the feel clean.

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Photo of FBarber
3.99/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy almost hazy light orange color. Thinnish weak white head dissipates quickly leaving no residual head or lacing.

Aroma has notes of clementine, grapefruit, orange, and pine.

Taste follows the nose with grapefruit, orange, clementine with just a hint of piney bitterness. Caramel and cracker malt backbone provides a very nice balance.

Feel is incredibly smooth and full. Medium carbonation.

Overall I really liked this beer - for an APA the flavor was quite nice and balanced. Certainly more fruity than bitter - but it still tastes like a traditional IPA.

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Photo of colts9016
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I got this beer from my friend FFFJunkie, thank you for the beer. Poured into a pint glass at 40 degrees. The appearance of the beer is a frothy, creamy, airy, and foamy head that has fair retention. The head left lacing on the glass as it dissipated. The color of the beer is around SRM 6 a deep gold color. The clarity of the beer is mostly opaque. The beer does have a carbonation.

The initial aroma of the beer is grapefruit, citrus, pine, and floral. Additional flavors in the beer are crackers, yeast, and lightly toasted malt.

The beer has a pleasing hop flavor. The flavors of the beer are floral, pine, grapefruit, crackers, yeast, and lightly toasted malt.

The mouthfeel of the beer is slightly dry and carbonated. The body of the beer is medium, a medium plus carbonation, medium astringency, and medium finish.

The beer I hold all pale ales to is SNPA, this beer misses that standard. It is a flavorful pale ale, just need more hops.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

The name couldn't be more fitting for the texture. Have never had a beer with a mouthfeel like this one. Very smooth and texture of velvet. But wanted more from the flavor

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on November 10, 2017. This pale looks appealing and has a nice smooth finish. The smell and taste lack any distinguishing traits. Not bad, just bland.

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Velvet Cashmere from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 33 ratings