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Bitter Neighbor - Third Street Brewhouse

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very good

161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 16 | 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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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

PieOhMy, Mar 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

koes0024, Feb 04, 2013
Photo of dragomni
4.75/5  rDev +26%

dragomni, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

plumcrazyfx, Jan 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

Ups_24, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of NickSMpls
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

NickSMpls, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of herman77
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

herman77, Jan 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

AndyH, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out an opaque, jet black color with a one-finger, tan head of foam. It left sticky rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and roasted malt.

T - It tasted of strong roasted malt with lots of piney bitterness. There was a touch of citrus, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a good Black IPA. The first of two beers I tried from Third Street Brewhouse.

zeff80, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of TCMike
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a just barely translucent, black color. Produced a 1 finger tan head.

The aroma is of roasted malts, hops, and slight caramel sweetness.

The taste is similar. Nice hoppiness, without too much bitterness. medium mouth-feel, and carbonation.

Nice beer.

TCMike, Jan 05, 2013
Photo of ssimpson89
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

ssimpson89, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of tobelerone
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Pours very dark brown and nearly opaque. Small tan head with average retention and lace. Aroma leads with chocolate followed by roasted malt and citrus and pine hops. The flavor follows closely. More assertively bitter than expected, plenty of grapefruit and pine with lesser grass notes, but the flavors seem a little muddled and indistinct. Very roasty and nearly charred tasting. Medium body and carbonation, seemingly right on target for the style.

This wasn't bad but it also wasn't particularly distinctive for the style and the high bitterness and charred character made for a moderately unappealing flavor profile.

tobelerone, Dec 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

kristenrae8, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Cramerican, Dec 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

ChopsMeister, Nov 17, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours pitch black with a ruby red hue in the edges, finger of head with solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - The nose is dominated by malts, heavy caramel, burnt toast, and a leafy green finish.

T - The hop flavours come through stronger on the palette offering up a nice earthy hop flavour alongside some mild espresso, burnt biscuit and a bitter dark cocoa finish.

M -Medium bodied, smooth and surprisingly wet.

O - Overall a tasty black IPA, more dominated by the sugary malts, but a decent hop profile that makes for a pleasantly balanced brew. Easily sessionable and well worth a try.

andrenaline, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of joemcgrath27
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - deep and almost impenetrable dark brown, thumb of tan head retained well
S - roasty and some dark fruit, light leafs
T - cola and nutty up front, mild pine hops, roasty finish, tasty but a little lacking in hop flavours
M - medium body with a solid and lasting hop bitterness
O - tasty and leaning to the malty side, it doesn't bring the hops to the forefront like an ipa should, black or otherwise, but its a tasty brew none the less

joemcgrath27, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of mdwalsh
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Nice appearance, makes a big head that fades to normal fast. Black as night.

Strong hoppiness, mostly grapefruit, but some roasted malt as well, a nice balance without being overpowering.

Taste is a little t astringent, but not awful. The bitterness of the malt begins to surpass the bitterness of the hops.

Wonderful, refreshing mouth.

Drinkable. A great beer in the stepping stone path to broader beer appreciation.

mdwalsh, Nov 04, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

yokken, Oct 29, 2012
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3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The pesto has been returned to its rightful place. Thanks to the never ending endeavors of NJGDBK throughout the mountainous regions of our country.

Nice black and brownie color to this brew. Not to mention the two finger khaki head after the pour. Good retention, nice film o' foam for all twelve ounces.

Almost burnt piney, earthy hop aroma. Some coffee grounds and bitter chocolate in the nose mix pretty well for this hoppy dark ale.

Coffee and earthy, piney, sometime citrusy, hop bitterness combine into an interesting, yet sessionable melange of flavor. Roasty, bitter, earthy.

Roasty and oily palate. Pretty good stuff from MN. I'm very happy I was able to try this otherwise unavailable brew.

scruffwhor, Oct 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

cowboy83, Oct 26, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Seefeldt, Oct 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

fuzzcherry, Oct 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.4%

GringoKid, Oct 14, 2012
Bitter Neighbor from Third Street Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.