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Bloody Third IPA | Milwaukee Ale House

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Brewed by:
Milwaukee Ale House
Wisconsin, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by bnuttz on 01-24-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 4 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by Winter:
Photo of Winter
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Clouded golden brown/amber in color with a thin head. Aroma consisted of citrusy, piney hops and malt. Unbelievalbly silky smooth and full-bodied mouthfeel for an IPA. Lacks the typical over-carbonated texture that most have. I prefer the smoothness that this exhibits. Citrus and piney hops start things off. The nice thing about this one, is that there is an accommodating malt flavor that balances out the bitterness. 6.8% abv is hidden nicely behind the balancing act of citrusy hops and bready malt. Truly an enjoyable IPA.

Apparently the former Irish Immigrants, who originally settled this part of downtown Milwaukee around the 1890s refered to it "The Bloody Third". The inhabitants at the time liked to mix it up as much as they liked their alcohol.

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Photo of BrewnZ
3.14/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This was their Seasonal IPA, it was not labled as Bloody Third IPA, but I did not get the impression from the helpful but not so much in-the-know bartender that they made more than one.

Poured a medium copper with a slight haze. Aroma, finally some hops, American and English types and dry hopped, with that dusty character I get when I use pellets. Over all a full bodied ale with high hop flavor (could be cleaner) and a lingering hop finish.

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Photo of orsulacp
3.12/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this at the ale house on a business trip. It looked great a hazy orange copper with nice white head. The smell was way off, I barely could detect the hops behind the malts. I did get some piney hops but it was nowhere near the carmel from the malts. The taste was more of the same, the hops were M.I.A. and the malt dominated. The hops didn't come in until the aftertaste. It had a medium body and medium carbonation. I was dissapointed in this one.

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Photo of bnuttz
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had one of these at the ale house and had to bring home a growler. Simply the best beer I have ever had at the ale house. This is pretty comparable to the cask IPA they had, but I like the flavors of this one a little more

pours a murky copper color, very cloudy, a nice head forms on this one

smells of sweet caramel and grassy, citrusy hops. Very appealing. This puppy was dry hopped with 33 pounds of hops, but yet not one hop style stands out.

The taste hits you at first with some bitterness but it is fought off by the massive malts in this beer. Caramel and Vienna malts are apparent, quite nice, and very thick in the mouth. This one sits with you for a while. The hops make a nice showing also, it tastes like a combination of american and english IPA, it is grassy and citrusy all at once, neither overpowering the other. This is a quite balanced beer, and not offensive at all due to the huge maltiness.

The thick mouthfeel is great, but because it is so thick, I had to bring the drinkability down a bit.

Overall, I will say that this is definitely the best beer I have had from the ale house, I am not too impressed with their standard offerings and this shows that they have some real solid beers in them, I would like to see them do some more bigger beers. If you are at the ale house and see this beer, try it, definitely recommended and hope to see more like this in the near future.

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Bloody Third IPA from Milwaukee Ale House
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 4 ratings
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