Deal With The Devil
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom

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American Imperial IPA
Ranked #67
Ranked #698
4.35 | pDev: 8.97%
18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Indiana, United States
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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4.09/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of Big_V
4.37/5  rDev +0.5%
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 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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4.77/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

18th St is killing it

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Photo of OleBruin
4.61/5  rDev +6%
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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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.8/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy sunset orange color with a finger of a white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice ring of lacing. Smells of tons of dank, juicy, tropical fruits. Lots of pineapple, mango, papaya, lemons, grapefruit, and tangerines. Not much malt detected at all except for some carmel sweetness. Taste starts with a burst of dank tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, and papaya. Then the middle brings a carmel sweetness, along with more juicy tropical fruits, some lemons, and some grapefruit. The finish is great. More of the same flavors mentioned before, along with spicy rye notes, and some resinous qualities from the citra hops. Tons of dankness. The sweet, juicy tropical fruits blend nicely with the spiciness from the rye malt. Very low bitterness from the hops and extremely smooth, which would qualify this beer to be a pale ale even though it is 8% abv. Medium body with a crisp, creamy, and slightly oily mouthfeel. Uses the citra hop just as well as Zombiedust in my opinion and has an added element of complexity with the rye malt. Well done.

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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 Marius
4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of BFCarr
4.01/5  rDev -7.8%
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.

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

Photo of roostor07
4.05/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of KFBR392
4.24/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Bright orange color. Light head on the pour, with slight lacing on the edges of the glass. Above average carbonation while drinking.

Smell: Very bright hop front on this brew. Definitely getting a lot of the Citra hops. Tangerines, lemons, limes, pineapple, and some nice earth malt tones. A little bit of spicy alcohol can be found, but brightens up the aroma more then anything. This aroma really comes off like an IPA more then an APA, but I'm certainly not complaining.

Taste: The front is a very balanced hop and malt presence. The hops continue to warm up toward the body of this brew. Much like the aroma, the tropical fruits flow throughout the body and long into the aftertaste. No alcohol is detected, which is impressive out of a 7% APA. Who doesn't like these Citra hops, such a wonderfully present flavor.

Mouthfeel: A great combination of palette pumping hops and a malty backbone. The palate is satisfied with getting destroyed.

Overall: I'm just loving these hoppy beers getting produced in Chicago right now. I've only had a few 18th Street products but I will sure try a few more after this one. The flavors don't burst out of the bottle and blow you away, but give such a rounded and unique example on an APA.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

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

Photo of Roger85
4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.08/5  rDev -6.2%
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 beersampler6
4.09/5  rDev -6%
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.

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4.19/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.3%

Deal With The Devil from 18th Street Brewery - Gary Taproom
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 403 ratings