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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (12040) - 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 (1338) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1937) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber. Citrius and bitter. Smooth. Really tasty stuff. Dont think it’s as good as I remember deal with the devil or grapeful dead. But another really good IPA from Drew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (6749) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rubbishystuff (2048) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2013
From Beer Temple. Very herbal spicey hop mixture for this one. Decent malt backbone. OK. Serving: Bottle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ccex (1080) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChiGuy68 (451) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jduker000 (18) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
At first i wasn’t sure of the aroma. Initially smelled musty, but is actually more of a smooth, fruity nose. I think i just expected a sharp aroma. Pour is near perfect. Golden hazy orange with a nice lace for a dipa. Taste was tame. Matched the aroma. Smooth with hints of pineapple and other fruit mixed with earthy flavors. Palate was a little thick? Maybe creamy? Good beer overall. Spiteful IRS definitely a brewery to keep an eye on

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6731) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 18, 2013
22. Pours a hazy rubied medium amber with a dense and creamy white head that lasts. Lots of eggy lace. Sweet malty nose, caramelly, showing some dank here and there, a little redolently herbal. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toasty caramel, rich garlicky spicy notes, some brown bread, some earthiness, really an interesting combination that stands out as being unlike other DIPAs. Nice stuff. On paper this sounds like a weird mishmash of uncomplementary hops, but they work together in appealing ways.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Bomber. Pours a lightly cloudy dark burnt orange. Aroma of dank citrus and dark herbal hops with a dose of fried caramel. Taste is medium bitter. Pine and citrus hops with fried caramel. Medium-full bodied with a slightly slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Very warming. Overall, great. Makes me want to try mor from these guys.

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