Deal With The Devil
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
Imperial IPA
Ranked #190
Ranked #1,249
4.31 | pDev: 9.05%
Sep 10, 2022
May 19, 2013
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Notes: Brewed as a salute to our brothers at Spiteful Brewing, Deal With the Devil is a beer that comes with a price: our souls. After securing a box of foolproof, sought after hops, we came up with a juicy pale ale that’s low in bitterness and huge in tropical flavors. This beer is unfiltered. Sediment may form.
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Rated: 4.21 by uncleotis from Illinois

Sep 10, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by SierraFlight from Virginia

Feb 13, 2022
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Reviewed by barnzy78 from Illinois

3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
L-3.5 S-
16oz can
date stamped 08/01/21
thanks to Ron for giving me a 4 pack!
L: rocky pillow of foam caps a hazed amber colored ale
S: pine, citrus, caramel malt
T: assertive bitterness meets a bold caramel malt backbone: pungent pine, zesty grapefruit & orange, grainy toasted & caramelized malt, bread crust
F: fuller body, resinous, ample carbonation, dry finish
O: initially I thought I was drinking a pale ale because that was what the label says, but when I got here I had to double check some things - it’s a DIPA and it does sneak up on you. Good beer but in my opinion lacks a wow factor that a lot of people seem to be experiencing with this one
Sep 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Dark copper colored with an inch of densely packed tan head. Excellent clarity. Moderate lacing. I am tasting pine and earthy hops along with sweet bready malt and alcohol. The mouth is smooth and a bit warm with alcohol.
Aug 15, 2021
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Reviewed by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Bright unfiltered slightly hazy orange amber with two fingers creamy bubbly yellowish tinged off white head.
Citrus, mango, slightly dank nose - caramel malt, slightly floral, piney and as warmed pungent over ripe orange.
Taste citrus sweet, caramel malt - quickly piney, resinous hops with grapefruit, grapefruit peel, tropical and finishing with a coating sticky bitterness.
Medium full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a sticky bittersweetness that makes this a contemplative sipper.
Jun 10, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Jun 01, 2021
Rated: 4.18 by eljabak from Michigan

May 28, 2021
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Creamy sheeting white head over hazy dark amber; ripe clementine nose with speck of honey + socks; touch of blonde toffee then huge orange slices, a bit of pine + pineapple, slightly grassy end; creamy, smooth, round, low bitterness. Opens into herb + apricot.

4 4 4.25 4.25 4.25

Jan 25 for a canning date (but in Euro format, which is odd - I didn’t think a brewery this small would label for export) so fresh enough for a non-NEIPA.
The label says imperial pale, not IPA, which reminds me straight away of St Lupulin. And that works: there’s a sweetness to the malts (BEERchitect said pound cake), the hops are all high + bright without any resiny anchor, and the body is super soft.
This adds up to a West Coast-style hop profile - that real Tang/Children’s Bayer orange you get from 100% Amarillo in old school Cali IPAs that sneaks in bits of flowers + tropical - in a pillowy NEIPA wrapper but with APA drinkability.

A fun + sneaky dangerous beer.
Apr 18, 2021
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Reviewed by trevormajor from Ohio

4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16 oz can of unknown vintage, poured into a pint glass at 43 degrees F:
L - golden with a white head that lingered
S - a bit of floral hops
T - very nice, bitter yet floral taste
F - light mouthfeel with medium carbonation on the finish
O - very nice IPA, great flavor
Jan 09, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by mdaschaf from Indiana

Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 3.33 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania

Nov 18, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Aug 09, 2020
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
One of the better double ipas have I have lately it's quite smooth drinkable with a well-concealed ABV. I know they can is listed as a pale ale and I'm not sure what most they use but it's still a very great double IPA
Jul 14, 2020
Rated: 3.83 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio

Jun 12, 2020
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Rated by Dope from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Incredibly dank and resinous
Jun 03, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
fruity,smooth - good after taste - beer to come back to
Apr 23, 2020
Rated: 3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Feb 11, 2020
Rated: 4.29 by SpdKilz from Illinois

Jan 10, 2020
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Dec 02, 2019
Rated: 3.63 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Nov 29, 2019
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Treated as an imperial IPA, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a slight rugged dark copper/brown color with a rich eggshell white foamy head about a finger's worth rolling off into some messy lace roaming all around.
The aroma had some thick caramel malts up front. Faded citrusy and piney hops reside underneath trying to push forward but mainly staying in the backbone.
The flavor leaned towards a smooth lingering clean caramel maltiness. So smooth as it sails into the aftertaste with brisk citrus hop leafs, some piney ones too.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Light hop harshness plays with some bitterness. Finishes smooth with some caramel malts and citrusy hops.
Overall, it's alright as an imperial IPA, I didn't see any dates anywhere on the can but something tells me I believe this may have been a bit aged. I'd have again if feesher.
Nov 24, 2019
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Now CANned, now from the Hammond, IN location & now distributed in PA to further The CANQuest (tm). Happy, happy, joy, joy!

From the CAN: "Double Pale Ale"; "Brewed as a salute to our brothers at Spiteful Brewing, Deal With the Devil is packed with Citra . It's a juicy pale ale that’s low in bitterness and huge in tropical flavors. This beer is unfiltered. Sediment may form."

I once again Crack!ed open the vent & went with a slow, gentle C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass since forewarned is forearmed. No need to rouse the lees if I don't have to. It had to rise up, though, and form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head with great retention, all of its own volition. Color was a slightly-hazy solid-Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9), proving that even my best efforts at clarity are not always successful. Haha, if the previous Rise of the Angels struck me as being grapefruit-citrusy, then this was just a punch inna face with grapefruit! Yeah, man! Now, we're talking. The taste was an amalgam of grapefruit and pineapple upside-down cake! Phew. Bitter citrusiness meets caramelized sugars. Yum! First, the grapefruit CANtinued its frontal assault as the caramelized pineapple slowly crawled along, snuck up & attacked with an unexpected fury! Wahoo. Finish was semi-dry to dry. Wow! Let's do this again real soon … or not. YMMV.
Nov 06, 2019
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Reviewed by BigGold from Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had poured from pint can, bottom stamped (apparently) canned on “4/14/19,” into nonic pint.

The can calls this a Pale Ale, and 18th Street’s website calls it a DIPA. As an extremely malty 8.50 ABV ale, with fruity and piney hops fighting to the finish, I’m calling it a DAPA, and kicking my heels up that I accidentally bought two 4-pks. to sample.
Oct 31, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by buzzy from Pennsylvania

Oct 14, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by Nunya from Ohio

Oct 06, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by strengthdoc from Connecticut

Oct 06, 2019
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: Hazy amber color, one finger white head, messy lacing, light carbonation.

S: Tropical fruits, hops.

T: Tropical fruits, hops. Extremely balanced and smooth.

F: Medium bodied, plenty of flavor, smooth as silk. Extremely drinkable.

O: A very nice DIPA.
Oct 05, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Bowers-Brew from Illinois

Sep 21, 2019
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Reviewed by jzlyo from Iowa

3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Aroma is citrus/floral and fruit candy. The flavor is fruit, citrus, malts, mild raspberry/pomegranate and a long and tart/spicy hop/slightly sweet finish.
Aug 31, 2019
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very tasty double IPA, well-crafted but let me just a little disappointed since I was expecting more from one of 18th St’s flagship brews. Pours a nice darker amber color with some fluffy white head and spotty lingering lacing. Smells of some muddled fruity hops - lemon, tangerine, mango, grapefruit - as well as some nice biscuit, malt, nuttiness and a great floral hop bouquet. Taste follows the nose, with a nice balance between the sweeter malt backbone and slightly bitter hops. Smooth, mild mouthfeel and good carbonation. A fine beer, and certainly one that drank like a regular IPA, but there are so many other great offerings in this category I would look elsewhere next time.
Jul 18, 2019
Rated: 4.14 by socon67 from New York

Jun 26, 2019
Rated: 3.9 by Grinky from Illinois

Jun 17, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by stanale from Illinois

Jun 13, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Jun 12, 2019
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Rated by jrpapajcik from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
From the can @home.
Jun 10, 2019
Rated: 4.45 by slacker79 from Ohio

May 25, 2019
Rated: 4.62 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

May 15, 2019
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
On tap at George Keeley, NYC.
Pours a mostly clear amber color. A thumbnail length frothy and lathery head displays nice retention and lacing.
The aroma is clean at first. However, when the aromas open up, they display sweet notes of biscuity and caramel malt. I’m getting lots of blueberry aromas, perhaps from mosaic hops. I also detect melon, sweet grass, citrus and tropical fruit.
The taste opens sweet and highlights the malt all throughout. Flavors of caramel, honey, doughy and biscuity malt. Yet it is very well hopped with a restrained bitterness that interacts nicely with the malt. Hops flavors include grapefruit pith, floral notes, blueberry, and pine resin.
Medium bodied with a smooth and soft mouthfeel. The carbonation is gentle. Well balanced and with a dry resiny finish.
This was a very tasty beer. I feel it is more of a pale ale, despite the high ABV, due to its strong malt presence.
Apr 15, 2019
Rated: 4.39 by Gkruszewski from New York

Apr 07, 2019
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Reviewed by BFCarr from New Jersey

4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Pours hazy amber with a thin white head that lasts. Pleasant hop aroma is present. Taste is hoppy and smooth- very in-line with the style. Feel is very pleasant and smooth. This one is worth a try.
Apr 06, 2019
Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
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