Deal With The Devil | 18th Street Brewery

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18th Street Brewery
Indiana, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of MV_CHI-NS
5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Tenné/burnt orange body with an ivory head.

Aroma: Heavy fruit nose - Lemon, orange, papaya, and melon.

Taste: Hop forward with notes of orange, mango, honeydew, spice, and a crisp, hoppy, and malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, 'wet'; perfect.

Overall: This was my first from 18th Street Brewery, and it did not disappoint. Get this if you can, you will not regret it.

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Photo of SinjaminBentek
5/5  rDev +16.6%
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.


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Photo of DarylGrady
4.98/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Aroma is AMAZING... Well done on the dry hoping end.
It finishes crisp with a delightful citra throughout.
I thought the last batch was the end of this fine brew... SUPRISE!! I am enjoying one now.

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Photo of mynie
4.81/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the brewery.

Pours like a thick DIPA: dark amber, cloudy, tight white head.

Smells goddamn amazing. Aside from Double Sunshine, this beer has the best aroma of any I've ever had to pleasure to huff. It's Citra, yes, but along with the usual mango nodes there's some more subdued fruit that pleasantly resembles a blue raspberry slurpee.

Tastes excellent, but not quite as excellent as the aroma had led me to anticipate. The mango/blue raspberry nodes start things off, then you get a big burst of regular ctirus ctira, and then it ends on nicely balanced--but not particularly exceptional--combination of bittersweet hopes and mostly bitter malt. Th-that'st eh only knock, I got, is that the malt base is just a tiny bit syrupy. Still, excellently done.

This, my friends, is the real deal. A+.

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Photo of brewskis
4.8/5  rDev +11.9%
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 LloydDobler
4.79/5  rDev +11.7%
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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Photo of pagriley
4.77/5  rDev +11.2%
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 Ksoden1186
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

A: Gold, not quite to the amber color. 1/2 finger white head.

S: The aroma here is awesome. The tropical fruits pop out along with the pine. Pineapple, mango, grapefruit. It smells like a citra bomb.

T: This beer is amazing. It is a tropical fruit bomb with no bitterness. I love bitter IPAs, but I also really appreciate a beer like this where the tropical characteristics are not overshadowed by bitterness. This is a sweet and tropical IPA. It is gushing. The flavors smack your palate and stick around.

M: medium. Perfect for this kind of beer. There is a sticky quality, which I love. Carbonation is at a prefect level.

Overall, this is one of the best citra IPAs that I have ever tastes. A pungent beauty. This is a beer that will be making waves very soon. Seriously, an awesome beer.

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Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%

Appearance - The beer was a golden orange color with a fluffy white head.

Smell - The nose on this one is huge. Piney notes border on the smell of fresh pine trees. Citrus notes lay in the background.

Taste - Pineapple makes the initial impression. Pine, pepper, and resin are near the back. Malt is note overly apparent, but the sweetness of the citrus hops compensate for that. The assault of the citra hops continues in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - In terms of thickness, I find this to be a little lacking. The carbonation is modest which allows the taste to linger.

Overall - It would be fantastic if this were available in 6 packs. This is a phenomenal beer.

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Photo of 4thFloyd
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
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 MLDucky
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%

Love the simcoe, tons of tropical fruit in the nose, great pine essence as well. Slight white foamy head, good retention, copper color body. Taste, more tropical goodness, pine, a bit of dank in there, I dig it, really great beer.

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Photo of croush
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
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 Fcolle2
4.65/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber in color with some slight gold hue. Head is off white in color, about one and a half fingers and retains nicely.

Smell is awesome. Tons of super juicy fresh hop aromas, mainly tropical fruits, melon, and citrus aromas. There is a great sweet caramel malt aroma that works perfectly with the juicy hops.

Taste is awesome and follows the nose. Tons of great hop flavors forward, dominated by grapefruit flavors along with some lighter honeydew like melon flavors. Caramel malt adds a nice semisweet balance that is contrasted with a low mild bitterness.

Mouthfeel is great crisp medium body and moderate carbonation leave this highly drinkable.

Overall this is a great ipa. With Being brewed and bottled at pipeworks I'm not surprised how tasty this is.

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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 joeseppy
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy amber with a wistful head; stratospheric lacing throughout.

Smell is tangerine and grapefruit rind. Mild pine. Malty sweet and rich. Just a great tropical aroma. Smells like a double rich IPA.

Citra hoppy front with satisfying drying bitterness. Earthy hop and resinous pine. Sweet malt back that meshes well. This just borderlines par excellance.

Creamy and chewy mouthfeel. Just pure delight.

Move over west coast, ya got a contender. Wow, great impression from a local brewery. This is not just a home run, but a grandslam. I'm not even going to compare this to anything, but this beats a lot of imperials I've had. Basically I'm floored, especially the ABV suits me just fine. Would definitely buy again. 18th street-keep doing whatcha doing.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
4.57/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Girlfriend grabbed this for me. Poured into a Founders snifter.

Appearance is golden/orange and hazy.

Smell is big on the citra hops. Also, a buttery/creamy smell that I get from a lot of Pipeworks' Imperial IPAs.

Taste is creamy with the citra hops coming through to the front. There is a light malt backbone as well. I would say this tastes like Pipeworks Citra Ninja but with more of a malt backbone. Really digging the flavors. I also get this buttery/butterscotchy flavor that I find in Pipeworks' Imperial IPAs. I wish I knew what ingredients lead to this flavor because I think it goes well with the hops.

Mouthfeel is pleasant. Medium//light carbonation. Alcohol is very well hidden. Slight oily feel as well.

Overall this is a great beer. Definitely a big hop forward pale ale. Great execution with the citra hops as i've come to find that not all beers are great just because the focus is on citra hops. I prefer this beer to their Sinister IPA. Great job 18th street.

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Photo of NoYouDidnt
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
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 dwagner003
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
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 dcmchew
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

8.5 abv.
Pours hazy orange, some floating sediment, two finger rich head that slowly recedes to a thin lacing.
Big smell of pineapple up front, also sweet oranges, mango and green leafiness with a touch of pine. Nice hoppy smell atop a sturdy caramel malt aroma.
Punch of hops in the taste, packed with flavour, not with bitterness. The pineapple stays big, mango, papaya, nice tropical notes, on equal footing with sweet citrus. There's a light fruit jam feel, especially backed by the mild caramel backbone. Low pine notes, green finish, but not extremely bitter, leaving lots of fruit in the aftertaste.
Medium body, a bit oily, medium carbonation, no booze.
Great hops in this one, nicely handled, a great refreshing Summer beer with a bit more kick.

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Photo of Big_V
4.37/5  rDev +1.9%
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 stephens101
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
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 MasterSki
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle picked up at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a Kuhnhenn tulip.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, specks of lace. Lightly hazed golden orange.

S - Massive Citra aroma, with juicy, zesty orange and tropical fruits dominating. There's a light onion note that makes me wonder if some other hops got mixed in as well. Malt sweetness is moderate, with mostly buttered biscuit.

T - The taste is similarly heavy on citrus flesh and pith, with some mild zesty notes as well. Malt is similarly restrained, but imparts a bit of sweetness to it. Lower bitterness, but still more present than some other Citra beers I've had.

M - Medium body, pleasant carbonation, dry finish, with lingering hop oils and resins. No alcohol.

D - It's a nice Citra pale ale. ABV and malt heft is a bit higher than you'd expect from a pale ale - this is very much into IPA territory for me. Other than the price, I can't see why you wouldn't want to drink a ton of this one.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy golden body. Aggressive head but no lacing.

Dense tropical fruit aromas. Over ripe mango, orange, grapefruit. Light biscuit malt.

Fresh and juicy mango and orange flavor. Bitter but with a fruity sweetness. Pale malt.

Juicy and sticky mouthfeel. On the lighter side of medium body.

It's outstanding and borders IPA territory. Great citrus profile, fresh and clean.

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Photo of Florida9
4.29/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Moderately hazy orange in color. Forms a rather modest-sized fluffy white head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S: Intensely aromatic. Got to say this is one of the most pungent beers I've come across in some time. And the aroma is fairly complex. There is a slight wooden, caramel malt backbone, then notes of orange, tropical fruit, mango, ambrosia and a slight cattiness.

T: Taste is fairly similar to the aroma, but not as intense. Starts with lots of tropical fruit notes, but there is very little sweetness to complement the hoppy fruitiness. A slight spicy rye quality. Finish is orange, mango, and papaya - though, again, there is little sweetness. The underlying flavor is there, but there is little juiciness.

M: Medium bodied. Somewhat dry with a very mild bitterness. Moderate carbonation.

O: A very nice Pale Ale. Absolutely full of flavor with a very pleasant aroma to boot. Undoubtedly one of the better APAs I've come across in some time.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
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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