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Bitter Neighbor - Third Street Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

146 Ratings
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Ratings: 146
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | 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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Sensbeer

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

04-17-2014 00:48:52 | More by Sensbeer
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phishterrrrrrr88

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-14-2014 19:45:27 | More by phishterrrrrrr88
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ryancl

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

04-07-2014 15:27:45 | More by ryancl
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-25-2014 04:58:00 | More by jimmah120
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randa173

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-19-2014 01:06:23 | More by randa173
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JasonSullivan

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-01-2014 23:25:50 | More by JasonSullivan
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ddavison

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-15-2014 22:12:09 | More by ddavison
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Fargrow

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-14-2014 01:28:20 | More by Fargrow
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Czequershuus

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

02-08-2014 02:38:11 | More by Czequershuus
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MNBeerGeek

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

02-02-2014 23:53:11 | More by MNBeerGeek
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alphagnome

Iowa

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 23:20:07 | More by alphagnome
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four91

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

01-24-2014 05:22:44 | More by four91
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

01-17-2014 04:37:37 | More by mattmarka1
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

01-17-2014 02:47:47 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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majorbase2

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-02-2014 02:59:51 | More by majorbase2
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-31-2013 02:25:31 | More by Dave2234
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AlexHess

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-27-2013 17:40:41 | More by AlexHess
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-24-2013 23:30:32 | More by DaveMiller
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-22-2013 19:37:51 | More by sgttibbs
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-13-2013 04:21:00 | More by XmnwildX12
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Kevin-Wieken

Minnesota

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---

Appearance
Almost pitch black, incredible beige color, thick head, incredibly thick lacing.

Smell
Toasted malt, licorice, and no evidence of this being an IPA.

Taste
Good balance between sweet dark malt and bitter hops. I cannot pull any discernable flavors – hints at a lot, Cherry? Licorice? Smokey!

Mouth-feel
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.

Overall
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
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p-wagz

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-05-2013 02:56:02 | More by p-wagz
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d5001986

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -14%

11-30-2013 02:35:38 | More by d5001986
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Allurex

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

11-21-2013 06:40:58 | More by Allurex
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designfly

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19%

11-07-2013 23:01:47 | More by designfly
Bitter Neighbor from Third Street Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 146 ratings.