ChiGuy68 (605) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2017
Tasted from a 12oz. can. It poured a lovely Amber hue with a frothy light orange to beige head leaving rings of lacing. Tropical fruit and peach aroma with a hint of pine. Well hoped taste with malt and notes of citrus & caramel. I’m liking what I’ve been tasting out of 18th St. Brewery. This is not your typical IPA but I enjoy it and believe it’s well worth a taste. tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 28, 2017
can to snifter poured a cloudy dark amber/orange color have to work the glass to get an off white head on this thing with minor lacing. medium malt nose with the aroma of citrus like mango peach fleshy fruits maybe melon. mild bitterness throughout. still get a solid malt flavor and the citrus. decent enough just not a great ipa but very drinkable. crossovert (13414) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Blind tasted with 4 other IPAs. Beers were: 1. Pipeworks Roll Out IPA, 2. Yo-Ho SORRY Umami IPA, 3. 18th Street Rise of the Phoenix, 4. Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter, 5. Flying Dog Imperial IPA - Denali Single Hop. Rater 1 rated the beers: 12345, Rater 2: 14352, Rater 3: 14325, Rater 4(ME): 1 43 TIE 32, Rater 5: 15423, Rater 6: 14352.
Palme (4812) - Bergen, NORWAY - APR 28, 2017
355ml can. Amber pour. Aroma is strawberry and melon, dill. Flavor is sweetish strawberry.
Post tasting thoughts:
How the mighty have fallen. For the first time I tried an 18th Street beer blind against a pipeworks. The pipewroks shined and this just tasted weird.
On tap @ Mikkeller Bar. This one has a cloudy deep golden, even a little amber color in it. On top there’s a medium sized off-white lacing head. Mild but pleasant aroma. I get a fair amount of melony yeast, zest and young pine cones. It has a marmelade like taste - at least at first. Lots of bitterness in this one. It has a growing carbonation level and a good oily texture in the mouth. Almost grassy in a way. Herbal for sure, wheat and some yeast in the peppery finish. Liked it. 15.10.2015 zvikar (6264) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
Hazy orange, beige head, aroma of oranges, mango, pineapple, bitter flavor, grassy, mandarina juice, pineapple, medium bodied.
Brewhemia (320) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2015
Hazy deep yellow beer with off white head. Gentle peachy aroma. Much more hops in the flavor than in the aroma I think. Peach and other fruits as well as a lot of bitterness and a yummie thick palate. Really good stuff! gunnfryd (15098) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2015
Fonefan 110415. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Flavour is sweet, fruit, orange, pine, grapefruit, lemon, caramel. Nice beer. haukur (1970) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - SEP 14, 2015
tropical aroma with hints of pine. Nice bitterness, lively carbonation, medium bodies, long bitter finish. Much better on draft than in can. Very good. Hopmaestro (1687) - Örebro, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2015
Aroma is grapefruits with straw and resin. Taste is truly that kind profile I´m looking for when it comes to IPA’s, fruityness without being too sweet, orange peels, blood oranges and pine oil. A medium body of malt and that long pleasant spot on bitterness. I sure wish this can had the power of the bird Phoenix and could rise again... Borup (14960) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2015
From tap. Dark amber colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of malt, caramel, bitterness, spice and hops.