Deal With The Devil
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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From:
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
 
Indiana, United States
Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #208
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,264
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 9.05%
Ratings:
419
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 13, 2022
Added:
May 19, 2013
Wants:
  156
Gots:
  51
SCORE
96
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Deal With The DevilDeal With The Devil
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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4.19 by SierraFlight from Virginia on Feb 13, 2022
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3.97/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by barnzy78 from Illinois

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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3.96/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

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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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

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
 
3.86 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Jun 01, 2021
 
4.18 by eljabak from Michigan on May 28, 2021
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4.23/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by StJamesGate from New York

CAN
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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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by trevormajor from Ohio

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
 
4.24 by mdaschaf from Indiana on Dec 13, 2020
 
3.33 by IdrinkGas from Pennsylvania on Nov 18, 2020
 
4.03 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Aug 09, 2020
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4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

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
 
3.83 by vrbulldog22 from Ohio on Jun 12, 2020
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Dope from Massachusetts

Incredibly dank and resinous

Jun 03, 2020
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4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Captain69 from Illinois

fruity,smooth - good after taste - beer to come back to

Apr 23, 2020
 
3.75 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on Feb 11, 2020
 
4.29 by SpdKilz from Illinois on Jan 10, 2020
 
4 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
 
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3.89/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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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4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by BigGold from Mississippi

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
 
4.21 by buzzy from Pennsylvania on Oct 14, 2019
 
4.14 by Nunya from Ohio on Oct 06, 2019
 
4.5 by strengthdoc from Connecticut on Oct 06, 2019
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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by rex_4539 from Greece

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
 
3.9 by Bowers-Brew from Illinois on Sep 21, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jzlyo from Iowa

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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4.09/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by beersampler6 from Michigan

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
 
4.14 by socon67 from New York on Jun 26, 2019
 
3.9 by Grinky from Illinois on Jun 17, 2019
 
3.89 by stanale from Illinois on Jun 13, 2019
 
4.5 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands on Jun 12, 2019
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4.35/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by jrpapajcik from Illinois

From the can @home.

Jun 10, 2019
 
4.45 by slacker79 from Ohio on May 25, 2019
 
4.62 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey on May 15, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Gajo74 from New York

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
 
4.39 by Gkruszewski from New York on Apr 07, 2019
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4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by BFCarr from New Jersey

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
 
3.84 by KingforaDay from New Jersey on Apr 06, 2019
Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 419 ratings