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Bitter Neighbor - Third Street Brewhouse

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BA SCORE
85
very good

175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 2
Gots: 23 | 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:
Beer added by: morimech on 07-10-2012

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Lawl3ss
4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lightly chilled 12 oz. bottle into a 16 oz. shaker. Bottling date 2.19.13.

Look- Deep brown-black with two fingers of tight off-white head that sticks around for a while Decent lacing.

Smell- Caramel, dark roast, hop aroma brings to mind pineapple and sage.

Taste- Malt-driven, lots of mocha and char with a solid flush of sweet lemon tea in the middle. Finishes with more dark roast and a bit of honey-lemon green tea. Nice, surprisingly balanced.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, soft carbonation. Soft, creamy body with a bit of bite on the sip. A little coating on the finish, mild warmth on the swallow, but cleans itself up pretty well. Disappeared quickly.

Overall- Very nice - soft feel, medium all-around flavor with just enough bright American hop flavor and aroma to spice it up. I'd pick this one up once in a while if it was available around here.

Photo of kjyost
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like the Bitter Neighbor! This beer pours an almost opaque black with thin ecru head that is lacing. The scent reminds me of a nice porter, toffee and espresso tones. The taste is subtlely bitter throughout, but there are fresh hops, caramel and espresso dancing in my mouth. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall this is a good black IPA and I would have it again...the lower ABV gives this a session possibility.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Photo of GoldHorde
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

POURS: Opaque black/brown with red amber edge,
HEAD: Thick one finger mocha tan; root beerish
AROMA: Coffee
FLAVOR: Espresso

This is my second offering from the Third Street Brewhouse and I pleased with it as a beer offering. Bitter Neighbor Black IPA is well made and creatively named! This is in my favorite consuming category (IPA); I would place it below my crowded top shelf. I would describe Black IPA's to newbies as "highly hopped stouts or porters" and the difference between those two is mouth-feel and head retention. I expect a "black IPA" to have an aggressive hop hit either in aroma or aftertaste or both; this offering had neither. That said, I felt it more at the Porter style of the taste equation. Drinkable, enjoyable and I would welcome another.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of budgood1
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out a nearly opaque dark brown....almost black with the slightest of scarlet edges. large frothy light tan head. the head sticks well leaving some chunky lace. dark roasted malt aroma with definite herbal and piney hop notes. the flavour profile is heavy on the dark roasted, bittered malts. some java, yeast, and hints of ripe red fruit can be detected, also. very tasty hop notes of pine resin and herbal leafiness add depths of flavour. a good deal of bitterness provides a nice touch on the tongue. i pick up on a porterish characteristic here...it's all very tasty if you are into the cascadian/dark pale ales. the overall body is quite ample, with a mouthfeel that seems smoother than i would expect for a yeasty, burnt malt/ highly hopped ale. the drinkability is very good...this really is a quite tasty brew.

overall i'm quite impressed again by this brewery from Cold Spring. and dare i say that this could be a cellerable type of ale with it's unfiltered nature and hefty hop bitterness??

recommended. a perfect cold weather quaffer!

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

Photo of TCMike
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Bitter Neighbor from Third Street Brewhouse
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.