Sinister | 18th Street Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by emerge077 on 03-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
178
Reviews:
25
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
9.66%
 
 
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29
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.95/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of _YellowBird_
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Sinister pours a deep golden hue with a slight copper tint. Mango, apricot, pineapple, and slight bread notes pleasantly swarm the nose. Tropical citrus fruit notes dominate the palate, with touches of grapefruit and pine shyly saying hello. It sits with medium-to-low body, juicy in texture and devilishly hiding its 9% ABV almost completely. I finished the bomber rather quickly due to the crisp, dry and refreshing finish. Sinister indeed.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.72/5  rDev +14%

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4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.69/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BillO
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

WOW! From start to finish!

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4.67/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Hey Chicago, you got a goddamn great new brewer nearby !
I know they use Spiteful's equipment but Sinister is great stuff.

Pours a golden with some orange and amber hints.
Pure white head that does not maintain a large amount of volume.
Aroma of mango, pine resin and some grapefruit.
Flavors of sweet malt, some orange and grapefruit and, little bit of spicy and residual sweetness.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy and much more dpeth that color would indicate.

Just a really great beer. combination comes together with phenemonal depth and really a great beer.

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4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a lovely burnt orange with a finger and a half of off-white foam.

Smell: Strong aroma of sweet candied fruit. Soft, juicy pineapple and just a whiff of sour funk.

Taste: Nice bite of pine and grapefruit with some grassy notes and a touch of raw sugar sweetness. Very light alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp and clean. Finishes dry and bitter but ultimately goes down smooth.

Overall, this is a stellar first batch from 18th Street Brewery. I loved the juicy, sweet fruit aroma. The taste was complex and bold but fairly well balanced, with a nice flavor profile and a smooth finish. The name is awesome, the label artwork is badass, this is just a solid double IPA all around.

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4.52/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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Sinister from 18th Street Brewery
4.14 out of 5 based on 178 ratings.
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