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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.95/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Chicagoans like hoppy beers, so we obliged by brewing a mean Double IPA. Then we asked artist Joey Potts to design a label of equal intensity. Generously hopped with Falconers Flight, Zythos, and Cascade, Sinister is brimming with juicy, tropical flavors of mango and pineapple. Donít expect back rubs and mixtabs from this beer-- Sinister wonít even remember your first name.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (3807) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Draft: Orange/amber with a small, off-white head. Caramel, syrupy fruit aroma. Orange malt, pine and peel bitterness. Sweet, then an easy, bitter finish. Very nicely done.... Smooth transition from sweet to bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (7732) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Draft. Orange malt and grapefruit peel aroma. Golden yellow with moderate head. Sweet tangy tangerine malt and moderately bitter orange peel/quinine flavor. Nice balance.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2014
On tap at 18th Street. Pour is burnt orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma and flavor is heavy on the tropical fruits with notes of bitter resin, honeydew, mango, peach, toasted malt, and slight booze.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10805) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Tap sample. Poured cloudy orange copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex citrus hop and earthy malt aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This is a solid beer and exceeded my expectations.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1087) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2014
22oz bomber pours a hazy orange with a white head. Bit citrus mango and tropical fruit aroma. Taste is the same.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber. Citrius and bitter. Smooth. Really tasty stuff. Dont think itís as good as I remember deal with the devil or grapeful dead. But another really good IPA from Drew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5573) - Indiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Draft to snifter at 18th Street. Looks good; a cloudy orange with foamy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Smells hoppy and equally malty. Tastes like it smells with some discernible citrus and tropical fruit. Fuller-bodied. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (1864) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
From Beer Temple. Very herbal spicey hop mixture for this one. Decent malt backbone. OK. Serving: Bottle

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ccex (931) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Bomber (brewed in Chicago (Pipeworks?), not Gary), pours a hazy dark orange with substantial off-white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is full of fruits: peach, pineapple, mango, and tangerine, with some earthy, dank hops at first plus considerable sweet caramel. Taste is Initially bitter, with lots of sweetness in the middle before returning to a dry, bitter finish. This is a big beer with some alcohol in the aftertaste, but not hard to finish. Body is at least medium with average carbonation, and a sticky mouthfeel. I was expecting an evil hop bomb but found a well-balanced DIPA not as brutal as the label may lead you to believe it is. Excellent!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChiGuy68 (416) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
Tasted from a 22oz. bomber. Poured a c;ear amber, with a white head. Pleasant, hoppy-fruit arama with a bold hop taste.


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