#7 Black IPA | 18th Street Brewery

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63 Ratings
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#7 Black IPA#7 Black IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Pipeworks Brewing Company in Chicago, IL.

Added by MasterSki on 03-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
63
Reviews:
12
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
8.35%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 63 |  Reviews: 12
Photo of Sammy
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Americo's bottle. Great hoppy aroma. Very dark brown with a creamy head. Very roasty, with chocolate malt, and citrus hop finish. A touch of smoke. A story in roast, perhaps too much. All the elements of a good beer, but missing something to make it more drinkable.

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch # 3.

Pours a clear dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, citrus zest, and tropical fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus and tropical fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is more focused on the hop aspects versus the roasty malt.

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Photo of Knapp85
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black body, coating tan foam in the glass leaving behind sheets of lacing.
Creamy surface texture and lasting retention.

Roasted malt and dark bakers chocolate in the aroma.

Dark chocolate, roasty bitterness, hints of pine and orange peel.
Creamy smooth feel, fairly light bodied with a moderate lingering hop bitterness.
Overall a great ABA, one i'll definitely seek out again. Well rounded and tasty with a nice hoppy punch.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TMoney2591
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Man, I need to get back to a casino to lose my money ASAP... Anyway, this stuff pours a rather dark black-sienna topped by over a finger of sandy khaki foam. The nose comprises molasses, pine sap, light roasted malts, mixed greens, and flowers. The hops and the roast alternate fluidly, each allowing the other to govern the next moment, thus allowing for pure marital bliss with no major power trips to fuck things up. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a thick vein of grapefruit that throws the former balance into a bit of an upheaval, only to have things somehow adjust to the new circumstances, even to the point of finishing with a touch of toasted toffee. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a very nice black IPA, one that clearly knows the value of balance, even with the scale of flavors being fairly high on both sides.

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Photo of millerbuffoon
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of BeerOps
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a tulip.

A - Off-white foam settles to a collar, a few wisps on top, and stray specks of lace. Dark brown body with some mild transparency at the fringes.

S - Nice tropical fruit and mild citrus hops are supported by a solid backdrop of chocolate and mild caramel flavors.

T - The taste is a bit more citrus heavy, with some mango and pineapple in the periphery. Ends more chocolate-heavy, with mild roast and pleasant restrained bitterness. A bit of char comes out as the beer warms, but it's kept in restraint.

M - Pleasant, active carbonation. Medium body, with a smooth texture, and well-hidden alcohol.

D - A really enjoyable Black Double IPA, with only mild char and bitterness. Pretty close to my ideal for this style, as I love the intense hopping and pleasant chocolate flavors. Will certainly pick this one up again.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of liamt07
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jzeilinger
3.63/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown to pitch black pour with a moderately thick lacing.

S - Chocolate, earthy, and citrus.

T - Earthy, chocolate, some citrus, and lingering chocolate roast.

M - Medium body. smooth texture.

O - Not a big fan of black IPA's.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 121
(Served in a globe glass)
A- This beer pours a jet black body with a sticky thick tan head that is bubbly on top. There is a few microbubbles that pop out of the abyss.

S- The green herbal aroma is full of hops that blend with some graham malt notes and a slight sweetness in the finish enhances the freshness.

T- The pine woody and dank but bright hops have a slight wintergreen quality to them with a bright green hop flavor lingering without bitterness.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat noticed.

O- This beer has a nice dark but bright hop flavor that is not pungent or bittern and some good malt support underneath. Very tasty brew.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of CTJman
3.87/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Florida9
3.16/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Dark black color, but still fairly light. Quite translucent. Forms a small lightly tan colored head. Little retention. Light lacing. Aroma is full on IPA, mostly citrus and citrus zest. Taste is...foul. What is that? Vegetables? Burnt something or other. Dark, burnt, toast. Astringent. Then, rye or coriander. Almost tastes like a burnt everything bagel: burnt coriander, burnt caraway, slightly salty and a touch of smoke. Mouth is medium, bitter, light astringent, medium carbonation. WTF is going is going on with this beer? Really odd and not at all enjoyable.

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#7 Black IPA from 18th Street Brewery
3.95 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
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