Deal With The Devil | 18th Street Brewery

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jakeox on 05-19-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
42
Ratings:
339
Avg:
4.3
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
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Reviews: 42 | Ratings: 339
Photo of Hop_God
3.33/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: deep amber to brown red. Looks like fucking Ice Tea. Thin white bubbles

S: sweet malt. Hops. That's it

T: very sweet malt. Raw hops. This is a mess

F: crisp and thick body. Weird. For a double pale

O: idk what people are thinking. This is a shit show. Nothing like what it should be. I don't even know where to start. Pathetic.

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Photo of Angerhaus
3.85/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ice tea colored brew with clarity on the first pour and a lot of cloudiness at the bottom of the bottle.

Smell is sweet malt, with a bit of leafy tartness.

Taste is malty with a caramel apple sweetness to it.

Mouth feel is so so, not thick, not thin.

It's an ok beer. I don't need to have it again, but I'm not sad that I did.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.07/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Drank Oct. 14, 2016. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Pours a hazy to turbid brown - it looks like a lot of yeast in suspension, despite having sat undisturbed in the refrigerator for a couple days. Forms a thin light brown head that fades quickly, and has low visible carbonation.

S: Citrus and resin hops, and bready malts with modest caramel notes. It smells a little old – not sure how old this bottle is (no freshness dating visible).

T: Resin and bitter grapefruit pith. Some bready malts, again with caramel and toffee sweetness. Mild oxidation flavors as well. More resinous and naked alpha bitterness with some ethanol sweetness in the hang.

M: A medium mouthfeel - though seems heavy for anything listed as an APA. Low carbonation sensation and alcohol flavors are more prevalent than expected.

O: So, my local bottle shop had just gotten this in when I purchased and shortly thereafter drank it. It is possible the distributor held onto the bottle, but it's impossible for me to know since the brewery chose not to date the bottle.
I don't know what exactly an "Double Pale Ale" is supposed to be, but this has nothing to do with an APA. Comes across more as a poorly made DIPA perhaps. It’s a malty and caramelly old school hoppy beer. And nothing I’d recommend to anyone, nor anything I’ll ever drink again. But not quite so bad that I’d drain pour it.

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Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent honey color with with 3 fingers of rocky cream colored head. Some hazing as advertised, stellar head retention & lacing

S: Woody & bready, lacking aroma compared to the flavor

T: Woody & herbal hops, breadyness, grassy with pomelo & a little mango up front. More mango as this warms, woodyness & tangerine as well as this warms,a little grassyness as well. Finishes with woody & herbal hops, a little pine, dryness & tangerine peel

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation, nice balance

Pretty good, kind of pricey & a freshness date would not hurt, nose is a bit subdued

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Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.84/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Got this in a bomber a month or so ago.

L: Darker for an IPA - semi-amber. Light head that stayed around long enough for me to notice it.

S: I smell orange and grapefruit.

T: I get darker fruit - like a muted cherry or plum, with caramel. Maybe it's juts caramel and citrus. It's rich for an IPA. A tad malty at the finish, but that's OK for a 8.5% ABV. It does hit you pretty hard.

F: Lighter carbonation than you'd think given how long the head lasted. Medium to thick body.

O: Pretty good balance - not great, but I enjoyed this beer.

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Photo of OleBruin
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours dark orange amber with 1/4 inch head with tight lacing. Very faint aroma hides what is about to come (drank from dogfish head IPA glass). Big pine and grapefruit peel bite your tongue and a sticky tingly finish. The flavor hangs out on your tongue, man. Almost a cigar and scotch experience as this slightly warms and opens up (granted, I'm staring off into the horizon reviewing this)... Great 2ipa from 18th street.

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Photo of kitch
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A 22 fl oz bomber with no best by or bottled on date. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy deep amber orange colour with a one finger cream coloured head with decent retention and nice spotty lacing.

Aroma: Strong citrus notes with orange and grapefruit rind combined with lots of pine and caramel sweetness.

Taste: Orange, approaching candy orange, with a good amount of grapefruit zest, pine and caramel sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Just over medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: For some reason, I had it in my head that this was going to be like pseudoSue or Zombie Dust, but this was completely different and not in a bad way. Deal With The Devil was still a great pale ale with a good balance between citrus fruit and malt.

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Photo of stephens101
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This brew is dark amber and hazy with a generous and patient tan froth.

Aroma is bold and brilliant with a load of orange followed by other fruits. A bit of tannin is also noticed.
Juicy as hell with orange, grapefruit and orange zest working up against a backbone of pine and caramel.

Goes down about as easy as can be with a lighter than medium mouth-feel. Any alcohol noticed is not until the very end and at the very back.

Lives up to the hype and maybe then some. Fortunate to find this one on the shelves here.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

650ml bottle, served in a snifter glass.

Pours a dark caramel body, one finger white head, good retention, no lacing. Smells of massive pine and grapefruit rind with more caramel and toffee sweetness. It's a fairly intense nose, to be honest, and one I was not expecting from this pale ale. Flavour is a heavy caramel and toffee sweetness up front that made me wonder if this was a mislabeled barleywine, but then a wave of heavy resinous pine bitterness flies in and doesn't leave. Whoa. A bit of a pleasant surprise. Mouthfeel is full bodied, appropriately carbonated, heavy with a lot of lingering bitterness. This one will shock your palate; it's not so much a regular drinker as it is a nice change of pace.

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Photo of croush
4.65/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a darker pale ale, with a really nice cloudiness - I normally couldn't care what a beer looks like, but I like this one. The smell has some pretty strong orange zest to it, but the taste is not as strong with it. The taste is actually pretty easy going compared to how strong the citrus on the nose was. Finishes nice, as perhaps the best 18th Street beer I've had, at least on the APA/IPA side.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.02/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber. Pours hazy deep amber, thick off white head with good retention and coating lace. Fruity floral aroma but on the mild side. Good front end and back end bitterness with sweet caramel backbone. Hops are mostly floral and earthy but the brew is more on the malty side. Thin to medium feel but slippery. A very different brew but solidly good.

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Photo of PHBoiler
3.67/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citrus nose. Bitter on the front end which leads to some tangerine & grapefruit juice. Finish is clean and malty. Balanced overall but maltier than I expected. Cost of $13 also a factor. Hop presence wasn't what I hoped only 10 days from purchasing at the brewery.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.08/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Candied apricot, peaches and mango. Mid palate is all grapefruit, pith and rind zest. Sweet malt backbone. Slightly floral. Dry, not too bitter finish. Light and delicious. Real good.

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Photo of Big_V
4.37/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber acquired from a trade. Cooper tone with minimal head. Oily appearance that clings to my snifter. Tropical notes, smells very juicy. Dominant malt backbone, sweet with alcohol traceable on the back end, I thought this was balanced well. Medium mouthfill and carbonation. Overall this was very enjoyable. Wish they was closer to my home.

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Photo of dar482
3.98/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The beer hints of sweet and sugary malts, which are complimented by orange zest, sweet grapefruit, and bitter resin with a medium plus bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium plus and creamy and helps move the beer along to really hide the fact that it is 8.5%. In general, a bit sweet and malty.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.53/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks good. Smells awesome.juicy hop smell that I absolutely love. Tastes very similar. Got a strong malt backbone though. Sweeter and a bit of alcohol taste there. Overall. Smells better than it tastes. Was nice to try. Get this again sometime NYD.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Earthy and pine flavors, which are kinda harsh. The harshness leads to a lack of balance in the beer. Little to no citrus as the pine/earth dominate. Needs to be better balanced.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.68/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Dark golden in color which is fairly opaque. Citrus and tropical aroma at a really nice level. Flavor follows with lots of citrus and tropical fruits. Medium bitterness in the middle which finishes clean. Nice sweet, caramel malts. Maybe a little alcohol flavor coming through. Overall a great beer.

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Photo of Roguer
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

Surprisingly dark orange, copper brew, thick and opaque. Topped by a cream-colored head with good retention and nice enough lacing.

Citra hops leap from the aroma, leaving a juicy and sweet impression. Dry biscuit lurks in the background, and deep breaths reveals a touch of caramel. More malt comes forward as the beer warms and opens up.

Surprising amount of sweet malt immediately greets the palate, grainy caramel, followed by juicy waves of hops. Resinous, bitter, juicy; grapefruit pulp, pine, citrus peel, star fruit, peaches.

Slightly syrupy and flat (not lively) mouth feel. Light-medium body.

This is a world-class brew in all respects save mouthfeel, which I found rather lacking. However, the Citra hop profile really leaps out at you immediately, and it is well backed up by a strong malt base.

I don't normally like the moniker "Imperial Pale Ale" for DIPA strength hoppy brews, but with the malt profile presented, along with a strong but not overwhelming hop presence, it actually seems appropriate in this big beer.

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Photo of 2beerdogs
3.99/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to @Prager62for this Hoosier gem.

Wow. A slightly tropical hop profile that for me moves toward a peppery rye. Finishes with a bit of malt and piney goodness.

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Photo of kscaldef
2.72/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Amber.

S: Caramel and overripe produce.

T: Sticky tropical fruits.

M: Oily and heavy. Strong bitter finish.

O: Very midwestern. Very much not my style.

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Photo of pagriley
4.77/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep orange with billowing clouds of haze.
Heavy citrus on the nose
Rich citrus with almost no bitterness or bite
Thick and chewy; very rich mouthfeel
Overall an amazing beer. Not what you would ever consider an APA, but as a double APA - this is perfect.

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Photo of dwagner003
4.49/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Like a poor man's Zombie Dust.. It's an IPA in a Pale Ale's clothing. Hoppy as hell, but very easy to drink. Northern Indiana sure knows how to make Pale Ales..

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance - Muddled golden hue.

Smell - Tropical and citrus.

Taste - Incredible mix of tropical, citrus and pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium attenuation. Leaves you wanting more.

Overall - Very tasty Super Pale Ale. In my top 2 Pale Ale's all-time.

(A+)

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Photo of LloydDobler
4.79/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Amazing fruity and herbaceous nose! Crisp hops and crazy sticky lacing! This is a tasty summer selection. It's scary how much I enjoyed this brew over others from this brewery.

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