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

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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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Photo of kscaldef
2.72/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

A: Amber.

S: Caramel and overripe produce.

T: Sticky tropical fruits.

M: Oily and heavy. Strong bitter finish.

O: Very midwestern. Very much not my style.

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Photo of pants678
3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of newbeeraday
3/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Hoping that its just past its prime drinking range. Because it has too much malty characteristics. Very sweet to the taste. The smell is terrible.

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

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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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

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 osuskin
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CTJman
3.59/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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 jrallen34
3.65/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PHBoiler
3.67/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Citrus nose. Bitter on the front end which leads to some tangerine & grapefruit juice. Finish is clean and malty. Balanced overall but maltier than I expected. Cost of $13 also a factor. Hop presence wasn't what I hoped only 10 days from purchasing at the brewery.

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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 thumperskibum
3.69/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.73/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. My second beer from 18th Street Brewery, brewed at Pipeworks Brewing Co. in Chicago. Expectations are high as can be based on this knowledge. My bottle lists an 8.00% abv rather than the 7.00% abv listed on BeerAdvocate.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass, per the death of my snifter.

A - Pours just under two fingers of soapy off-white head that recedes to a thick ring. Body is a beautiful bright burnt orange color. No lacing.

S - Smell is of fleshy ripe mango, grapefruit, some earthy pine, some caramel malt, creaminess, and a pervasive peppery rye smell that kind of throws the whole thing off, in my opinion.

T - Again, very nice performance from the hops: grapefruit, mango, papaya, tangerine. A bit of soapiness, some crisp malt, earthiness, and some dry peppery rye on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth, quick, juicy, and clean with a dry finish.

Overall, a nice beer, but I feel like it falls a bit short of what it tries to achieve. Very nice display of hops here, but the peppery rye feels unnecessary and intruding, to me at least. Hides it's high 8.00% abv well. Worth a try; I look forward to more from 18th Street Brewery.

18th Street Brewery Deal With The Devil ---3.5/5

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

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

Photo of SPD656
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 kevroe
3.77/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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 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 wulfie85
3.87/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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