Thursday, March 7, 2013

Beer Review: 18th Street Brewery - Sinister

18th Street Brewery
Double IPA
9% ABV

Appearance: Pours a lovely burnt orange with a finger and a half of off-white foam.

Smell: Strong aroma of sweet, candied fruit. Soft, juicy pineapple and just a whiff of sour funk.

Taste: Nice bite of pine and grapefruit with some grassy notes and a touch of raw sugar sweetness. Very light alcohol finish.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied, crisp and clean. Finishes dry and bitter but ultimately goes down smooth.

Overall, this is a stellar first batch from 18th Street Brewery. I loved the juicy, sweet fruit aroma. The taste was complex and bold but fairly well balanced, with a nice flavor profile and a smooth finish. The name is awesome, the label artwork is badass, this is just a solid double IPA all around. Bravo, 18th Street!
4.5 out of 5


  1. Not sure if that's sarcasm or not, haha.
    It is a damn fine beer. I enjoyed it the first time but I really liked the second bottle I had a week later.

    Funny thing is, I posted my review on Beeradvocate and I have the highest rating on there (a 4.51). Meanwhile most reviews of Canyon of Heroes were 4 or higher. To me, the two aren't even in the same league. Sinister blows Canyon away.