Deal With The Devil | 18th Street Brewery

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4.35/5
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by jakeox on 05-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#701
Reviews:
51
Ratings:
365
pDev:
8.51%
 
 
Wants:
160
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47
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Ratings: 365 |  Reviews: 51
Photo of DMarlinJ
4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ajburke10
4.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pulling what's best from both IPA and American pale ale, the 18th Street brewery has done something that's seemingly unworldly. To get this flavor, texture and aroma they must have struck a deal with the devil.

Of course the beer of the same name would start off with a rich haze of ambers and golds before floating a dense ivory cap. Tantalizing aromas of candied citrus, dried and condensed tropical fruit and a botanical medley swirl about the senses in mesmerizing fashion. Its early taste is just as dense with malt sweetness coming with strong impressions of poundcake, cashew and honey.

As the sweetness and light cakiness stews away on the middle palate, the hops begin to fold within. Citrus rises first with a starburst of tangerine and mandarin orange along with a followup of red grapefruit and lemon. Tropical fruits shine with pineapple, mango and papaya while more orchard type fruits of cantaloup and nectarine can't be ruled out. Trending balanced with hop bitterness, the even keel beer trends sprucy, tea-like and pleasantly grassy.

Medium full on the palate, the absence of intense bitterness also leaves its deeply resinous dryness at bay, allowing the ale to trend malty, juicy and flavorful with fruit presence right down to the not-so-bitter end. A medium long aftertaste is chocked full of fruit peels, chivy herbs and a spicy pep of gin.

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Photo of Beerhemoth
4.03/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.3/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MeLoynes
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
4.36/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap. Tasted and felt like an ipa nectar in a pale ale. The big hop aromas, wildflower, caramel, citrus and a sticky pale malt backbone fill the nose. The taste is rich, sticky, and adds pine, and tropical fruit to the mix. Feel is dark for a pale, but it work for me, even with a sweet hop finish.

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Photo of FourFingers414
3.2/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I haven't done many reviews on here but I'll do this one.


P: orange/red with a white half inch head.
A: smells of candied fruit & caramelized malt.
F: follows the aroma. Candied tropical fruit with a slight caramel malt.
B: creamy with a lingering presence of malt accompanied by white lacing.
O: a decent offering from 18th street but I wouldn't go out of my way to try it again. That being said, I'm happy to see they stepped away from bombers & replaced this beer into 4pk, 16oz cans.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can poured into a pint glass. This brew pours out an orange shade of gold and has a thin off white crown on top. It is mildly hazy. The smell is piney and citrusy. Has notes of oranges. Then the taste brings a nice pine and dankness at the front with the citrus notes appearing as it goes through. The mouthfeel is wet and sticky.
Overall, solid brew. I can see where it gets its rating, not because it's anything too crazy or groundbreaking but just because of the solidness of this pale ale.

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Photo of CabinJoel
4.4/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So this beer is as advertised - Big and Good! I was in the liquor store for 20 minutes searching ratings on beer advocate on many different beers and this one came across my vision, searched it, and it was rated highly. Wow!!! Beer Advocate Community did not let me down - this is the stuff man, the sweet nectar of the beer Gods. It really does have a nice floral note on the front end as other reviewers mention. It has a uniquely bubbly nature that dances on the tongue. Then a crisp hoppy finish, just divine for a big beer - she is a lady - you barely notice you are drinking this big of a beer because she comes in so soft and sweet - but just like a lady she'll be moving on you gracefully and the next thing you know you have two kids and a dog - what happened to the college band man!!! The reward is in the quality!!!

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Photo of npendres
3.22/5  rDev -26%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngEo
4/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.15/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz can(undated) poured into a snifterloudy boasts, on first pour, a bright copper-orange, mostly clear, colored body, floating a a thin, whispy edge-hugging ring of tight bubbles leaving spotted lacing with legs. The second pour is a bit dirty with sediment.

Aroma is a lovely tropical hit of Citra hops, with hints of citrus pith, mango, lemon, orange, and even a lick of pine.

Flavors match balanced by caramel and biscuit malt.

Mouthfeel is medium, slightly sticky, and a chewy finish.

Overall a solid beer for drinking more than just one.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.2/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasted in a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 1 pint can on November 26, 2017. Look is amber gold. Smell and taste is juicy tropical fruits. Feel is medium in body with a smooth finish.

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Photo of colts9016
4.11/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thank you so very much, FFFJunkie, you are awesome. Poured into my Surly glass at 50 degrees. The beer had a massive 4 finger head with great retention. The head is frothy creamy, airy, and billowy. The head slowly dissipates and beautiful lacing is left on the glass. The color of the beer is medium plus amber color with copper orange hues. The clarity of the beer is slightly opaque. A good amount of carbonation exist within the beer.

Nose: A rich stone fruit, grapefruit, tropical, orange, floral, and some pine resin. The malt backbone is there in the background giving off toasted malt notes, biscuit, yeast, caramel, and earthiness.

Taste: The hops are more fruity in flavor like stone fruit and tropical with orange and grapefruit. Not a lot of pine but some floral ester present. The beer has this very lovely earthy character with a nice toasted malt, biscuit, yeast and caramel notes.

The body of the beer is medium plus, with a medium carbonation, medium plus astringency, and medium finish.

I was not sure what to expect with this beer. it has a lovely earthy fruity quality with the floral and pine creeping up on you in the hops department. I think this beer, for me leans towards NEDIPA. The West coast IPA has a bit more aggressive hop bittering platform. I am enjoying drinking this beer as it get warmers it opens up to more flavors. Easy sipping DIPA.

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Photo of hendryxdp
4.06/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dankacheese
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mig100
4.1/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of monty79_1997
3.63/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
4.41/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of axf4129
4.35/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 4.35 out of 5 with 365 ratings