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RATINGS: 39   MEAN: 3.9/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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. Don’t expect back rubs and mixtabs from this beer-- Sinister won’t even remember your first name.

What do you expect?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CloakedDagger (1933) - - AUG 12, 2015
Bottle 65,5 cl. Pours a hazy amber with an off-white head. Very intense citrusy malts blending in well with some biscuity malts. Surprisingly the body is only mediumish, slight caramel and biscuit notes but everything overpowered by an arsenal of fresh and crispy hops - kinda herbal. The bitterness really builds up on your palate. 120815

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 8, 2015
Grapefruit peach pine melon slight alcohol pineapple mango banana Murky orange messy white head light retention dense light lace medium high bitter medium complimentary sweet Slick medium body light fizz bitter waxy citrus and pine caramel and agave nectar as it warms finishes zesty pine light warmth cereal mid bottle mostly clean aftertaste rye toast and wax

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2015
Draft. Caramel malt and orange hops aroma. Hazy amber with a moderate off-white head. Flavor is same as the nose - caramel malt and orange hops. Medium body, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pailhead (6404) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2015
On tap: The aroma consists of candied citrus, grapefruit, and a touch of alcohol. It’s hazy dull orange with a small white head that fades to a thin film outlined by a slightly thicker ring. The flavor starts with moderate citrus and light candied orange. The finish has grapefruit, orange peel, and a touch of alcohol. It’s medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, it’s good but just a tad too much sweetness for my preferences.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit and spruce. Medium mouth with nice juicy hop, light bitterness, very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (6034) - Cox’s 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (10672) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (2039) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1500) - 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.

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