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:
179
Reviews:
26
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.71%
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
20
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 179 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dsauter
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of osuskin
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ARoman
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bomber poured into a snifter. The aroma is a bright, fresh bitter grapefruit with peach, pine, and melon just underneath. When still chilled, there's a slight alcohol presence, but it fades as it warms to introduce pineapple, mango, and banana fruitiness. The beer is a murky orange with a moderate, messy white head that has a light retention and a dense, but light lace. The taste is a medium high bitter and medium, complimentary sweet. THe slick texture has a medium body with a light fizz, the flavor profile is first a bitter waxy citrus and pine blend with caramel and agave nectar coming forth as it warms. It finishes with a citrus zest and pine with just a light warmth. By midbottle, a cereal character appears in the finish, but overall, mostly clean with a mild aftertaste of rye toast and wax.

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Photo of thumperskibum
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wegobball3
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DVoors
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ahbithwabm
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of and2012
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fatsamus
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyed
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cdiddy5
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Heavy hitting dipa, tons of flavor. The hops play so well off of each other. This is a dipa that's so good you will smack your mom in the mouth and spend the night in Gary, Indiana

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Photo of Rogorama
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BillO
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

WOW! From start to finish!

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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of inkdemention
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of orangesol
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bilco
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of feeger22
4.66/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeanMoriarty
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked up a 12oz can in a trade with awdturboiv. Served in a standard shaker pint glass. Pours a fairly clean amber hue with a fluffy white head that sticks around for a few sips, solid retention, and lacing is on point. Aroma is reminiscent of sweet Hawaiian bread, fruity esters, earthy tropical hops, and faint dankiness. Flavor is on point with the nose, with some grassy hop bitterness, sweet carmel malt, juicy fruit bubblegum and a slight hint of booze mixed with hoppy bitterness on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, sticky and smooth with perfect carbonation for the style, hop bitterness lingers on the palate. Overall an amazing Imperial Hoppy Amber that is perfectly balanced - drink fresh!

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Photo of csustar001
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Sinister from 18th Street Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 179 ratings.
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