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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
345
Reviews:
43
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
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163
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Ratings: 345 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of monty79_1997
3.63/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sk8sean86
3.02/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of RAFH
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of madelf66
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled summer 2016; drank 8/17/16 @ the Yarchives.

Semi-opaque dark orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a huge off-white head; strong, frothy lace.

Mango, grapefruit & orange citrus notes in the nose; some bitterness comes through too.

Medium mouthfeel.

Mango, banana & caramel flavors up front; bitter grapefruit bite on the finish. Too bitter, which is a shame; the up-front flavor is nice.

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Photo of Hop_God
3.33/5  rDev -22.4%
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 -10.3%
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 -28.4%
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 SMH_NWI
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerbom
4.1/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of russpowell
3.91/5  rDev -8.9%
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 -10.5%
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 dexterk1
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IrishColonial
4.04/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OleBruin
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
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 FBarber
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brn9000
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.02/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Marius
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Nicely balanced IPA, with notes of caramel, orange zest, pine resin and tropical fruit.

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Photo of novamat
4.17/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
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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