Bitter Neighbor - Third Street Brewhouse
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4.55/5 rDev +20.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
Serving type: bottle
01-31-2014 23:20:07 | More by alphagnome
3.19/5 rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
Bitter Neighbor Black IPA
Third Street Brewhouse, Minnesota
---from bottle to pint glass---
Almost pitch black, incredible beige color, thick head, incredibly thick lacing.
Toasted malt, licorice, and no evidence of this being an IPA.
Good balance between sweet dark malt and bitter hops. I cannot pull any discernable flavors – hints at a lot, Cherry? Licorice? Smokey!
Not as bitter as its name implies. Fairly smooth going down. If you take long pauses in between sips the flavor comes alive. Lemon grass and molasses.
Not the best Black IPA I’ve had. I had hoped for more bitter, as implied by the name. Decent flavor and good drinkability.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2013 03:05:59 | More by Kevin-Wieken
Bitter Neighbor from Third Street Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.