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Spotlight - Third Street Brewhouse

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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TheFizzinator on 04-06-2014)
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Reviews by MattyG85:
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottle says enjoy by 09/14/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Big three finger white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A crisp and very juicy hop forward aroma with lots of citrus esters. Upfront scent of tropical citrus hops with hints of mango, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and peach. Earthy hints of grassy hops and slight pine. Backing pale malt with hints of grains, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid tropical aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a nicely juicy and crisp hop forward taste with pretty good tropical fruit esters. Citrus hops with upfront tropical notes of mango, lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, and peach. Earthy and floral hop notes with some grass and a little pine. Solid soft pale malt backing with notes of grains, yeast, and cracker. Hoppy but nicely balanced. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good twist on a IPA. Really solid tropical fruit notes with a nice malt balance.

04-09-2014 06:30:56 | More by MattyG85
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-31-2014 01:07:56 | More by sgttibbs
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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Cooper

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05-17-2014 00:38:22 | More by Cooper
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morimech

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +11.3%

Enjoy by 09/21/14

Pale golden color with a slight haze. One finger of head forms that settles to a thin film. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

I love the aroma of the hops used. But a couple of the varieties are a bit polarizing. I pick up tropical fruit, lemons, grass, citrus, and dankness.

Nice hop flavor combined with a dry malt character, makes me really like this beer. Bitterness is moderate with a good hop flavor payoff. I het tropical fruit, lemons, and citrus. A slightly dank finish.

A little lighter body than most IPAs at this ABV level. Quite surprised by the ABV. Nice carbonation lends a nice texture for a bitter beer. Lively without being harsh.

Hard to find very drinkable IPAs at this price point. Maybe that explains why this beer has replaced Saga as my budget IPA.

05-07-2014 21:50:00 | More by morimech
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-09-2014 02:43:14 | More by bigbeers84
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MN_Beerticker

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-08-2014 01:47:34 | More by MN_Beerticker
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

06-02-2014 00:16:56 | More by tbone64
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kalebharris

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-12-2014 01:49:09 | More by kalebharris
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Cramerican

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-27-2014 04:45:48 | More by Cramerican
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Wetenkamp

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-12-2014 21:45:11 | More by Wetenkamp
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-27-2014 00:43:25 | More by nmann08
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sparx1100

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -19.1%

04-17-2014 04:45:23 | More by sparx1100
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Czequershuus

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-02-2014 03:43:57 | More by Czequershuus
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garymuchow

Minnesota

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%

A couple of good reviews on here lead to this, plus a good price point. Poured into SA glass quite nicely.
Enjoyable fruity aroma with a prominent tropical fragrance, plus additional fruity and citrus qualities. Really quite a pleasant presentation.
More yellow than amber. Smallish white head and not a lot of stickiness, but fine overall.
Flavor not quite a good as aroma, but still nice. Thin streak of hop excess, but it never is too much or overwhelming. Hop flavors are not quite as interesting as in the aroma, but this drink nicely and balance out well. A bit of citrus in the taste and maybe catching that lemon drop taste.
Moderate size and average to a little above in carbonation.
This drinks way too quickly and nicely for the size. This could be a bit dangerous.

04-29-2014 02:07:38 | More by garymuchow
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TheFizzinator

Minnesota

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%

First review of Spotlight lots of pressure. Came to me in a pale golden color and light. Clear all the way through, looks refreshing. Wasn't getting much from the nose a bit of grass and orange peel definitely wasn't overwhelming had a very subtle smell to it. Taste was similar to the smell lots of grass with a little bit of grapefruit to round out the beer. Not much bitterness to speak of. Not much on the whole to speak of the either. The taste and nose were very underwhelming.

I've yet to find a Third Street beer to really hit the mark with me so far.

04-09-2014 04:11:51 | More by TheFizzinator
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

06-23-2014 16:02:42 | More by ToadiesForCody
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jimmah120

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-28-2014 21:02:04 | More by jimmah120
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Oregon

3.92/5  rDev +5.7%

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olafphysics

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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mpipe

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

08-14-2014 23:50:16 | More by mpipe
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Phocion

Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +11.3%

12 oz. bottle dated Best By Sept. 21, 2014. Poured into a shaker pint with a finger of creamy off-white head that quickly dissipates. Hazy, bright orange body. Thin but sticky layers of lacing left on the glass.

Very citrusy IPA. Grapefruit, orange peel, and a ton of lemon. Floral and grassy with a bit of resin as well.

Flavor is very hop-forward, but the lemony Sorachi Ace dominate more than in the nose, with a spicy floral flavor behind it. Slight breadiness in the background to give it a bit of a body. There's quite a few fruity flavors in there, but they all fail to match the weight of the lemon. Dry, slightly tart finish. Very little perceived bitterness.

Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Nice crisp, refreshing beer with a fruity but slightly dry finish.

Overall, this is a good beer. Very hop-forward IPA, but not particularly bitter. Sorachi Ace has such a distinguishable flavor that isn't really my thing in an IPA, but I could see others really liking it. It's too bad Third Street only has this as a seasonal considering the amount of hopheads in the local market.

07-10-2014 01:11:03 | More by Phocion
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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Spotlight from Third Street Brewhouse
84 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.