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Bitter Neighbor - Third Street Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

157 Ratings
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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Third Street Brewhouse visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: morimech on 07-10-2012)
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

kalebharris, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of mpipe
4.71/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. dark color, stuck to the glass quite nice.

Smell: Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, maybe a little licorice.

Taste: Delivers amazing balance of smooth bitterness. If this beer had a trendy name (pig, hog, mother in law) it would rate higher. Toasted-roasted-smoked malts, caramel, toffee, coffee, molasses, and licorice. This beer is balanced well for a dark IPA.

Drinkability: This beer deserves better overall ratings. Not much of a 3rd Street homer but they make some really good domestic beer with flavor; this is no exception. This should be poured, not drank from a bottle. The flavors are complex, drinkable and delicious.

mpipe, Jul 03, 2014
Photo of Beer4Mike
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Beer4Mike, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of dads_basement
3/5  rDev -20.6%

dads_basement, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of MoyaHoya
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

MoyaHoya, Jun 23, 2014
Photo of jwerner23
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

jwerner23, Jun 22, 2014
Photo of dmadsen
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

dmadsen, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of DiggerDahl
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

DiggerDahl, Jun 03, 2014
Photo of GuitarDave81
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Good bite , dark flavor. Does not linger in a bad way, smooth finish. Third Street Brew House has a signature taste that I enjoy . You cant go wrong when you pop the tap because they have many varieties that any beer lover can appreciate and have fun with.

GuitarDave81, May 08, 2014
Photo of Beestin
3/5  rDev -20.6%

Beestin, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of mdaschaf
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

mdaschaf, Apr 19, 2014
Photo of Sensbeer
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Sensbeer, Apr 17, 2014
Photo of phishterrrrrrr88
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

phishterrrrrrr88, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of ryancl
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

ryancl, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of jimmah120
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle, hard pour into a goblet

Dark look, pretty much black. Small head, smells of cocoa, coffee, fruit. Lots of char and roast, with lemon-pine hop flavor. Bitter, powdery, juicy finish.

Good black IPA, I'm not a huge fan of the style, tho.

jimmah120, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of randa173
4/5  rDev +5.8%

randa173, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of JasonSullivan
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

JasonSullivan, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of ddavison
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

ddavison, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of Fargrow
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Fargrow, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of Czequershuus
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Czequershuus, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

MNBeerGeek, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of alphagnome
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Deep, dark mahogany colored body that is surprisingly clear when held to the light. Topped by a finger thick beige head that leaves lacing everywhere makes this a very welcoming (and deceiving) beer!

Aroma:
A constant struggle. During one sniff, you'll get vibrant malts and chocolate notes and the next will zesty herbal and grassy hops. Hints of lactose and light brown sugar give this BLACK IPA a delicate sweetness that I can't stop sniffing!

Taste:
The struggle continues with each sip offering up something new to discover. Roasted, nutty malts and caramel. Bitter coffee blends flawlessly with the earthy hops. Pepper appears to be thrown in for good measure. Nutty aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
Medium to full body with decent carbonation. Very smooth sipper! Finishes a bit dry, but not at all out of character for the style. Inoffensive and easy to drink and enjoy!

Overall:
When I recently visited Minnesota and sought out a selection of beers unavailable in Iowa, I had my favorites lined up (Surly, Steel Toe, & Flat Earth) and knew nothing about this brewery when I took a gamble and grabbed a few bottles of everything they brew and I'm glad I did! Everything thus far has exceeded expectations and this Black IPA is no exception! What we have here is an easy to drink IPA that won't offend anyone, regardless if you favor hops or malts! Grab it and enjoy!

alphagnome, Jan 31, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

four91, Jan 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Kyle_Hanson
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Kyle_Hanson, Jan 17, 2014
Bitter Neighbor from Third Street Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.