Spotlight | Third Street Brewhouse

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Third Street Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.30%

Availability: Spring

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Added by TheFizzinator on 04-06-2014

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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 13
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2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours brilliant copper amber under a 3” light cream colored foam cap that takes 4 minutes to reduce to ¼ its original size. Very clingy and lacy.

S: A trace of anise, mint, some bread crumb, medium hop aromas, medium low malt aromas.

T: Fruit, tropical fruit, medium high bitterness, slight herbal astringency, drying on the finish, sturdy malt in the background. Medium hop flavor and medium malt flavor.

F: Creamy, medium body, medium low carbonation, lightly astringent.

O: A full flavored, nicely balanced IPA.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tall pint glass. Bottle says enjoy by 09/14/14.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Big three finger white head with good retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A crisp and very juicy hop forward aroma with lots of citrus esters. Upfront scent of tropical citrus hops with hints of mango, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, lemon, and peach. Earthy hints of grassy hops and slight pine. Backing pale malt with hints of grains, cracker, and yeast. A pretty solid tropical aroma.

Taste: Like the smell hints at, a nicely juicy and crisp hop forward taste with pretty good tropical fruit esters. Citrus hops with upfront tropical notes of mango, lemon, grapefruit, orange peel, pineapple, and peach. Earthy and floral hop notes with some grass and a little pine. Solid soft pale malt backing with notes of grains, yeast, and cracker. Hoppy but nicely balanced. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and very smooth.

Overall: A pretty good twist on a IPA. Really solid tropical fruit notes with a nice malt balance.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.47/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morimech
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 09/21/14

Pale golden color with a slight haze. One finger of head forms that settles to a thin film. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

I love the aroma of the hops used. But a couple of the varieties are a bit polarizing. I pick up tropical fruit, lemons, grass, citrus, and dankness.

Nice hop flavor combined with a dry malt character, makes me really like this beer. Bitterness is moderate with a good hop flavor payoff. I het tropical fruit, lemons, and citrus. A slightly dank finish.

A little lighter body than most IPAs at this ABV level. Quite surprised by the ABV. Nice carbonation lends a nice texture for a bitter beer. Lively without being harsh.

Hard to find very drinkable IPAs at this price point. Maybe that explains why this beer has replaced Saga as my budget IPA.

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4.27/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not much aroma for an IPA. Rye gives it a nice malt forward kick. Well balanced.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.32/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.92/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of pheasantpete
4.93/5  rDev +31.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I was digging around the back of the fridge and came across two bottles of this fabulous find. Forgot they were there for quite some time. Does beer improve with age in a fridge? I do not remember it being this good before. The malt had an hint of chocolate flavor, and the feel was creamy almost like an oatmeal stout. The hops were not overwhelming citrus up front and left a nice finish which was superb leaving you wanting another sip. To be honest I had just polished off some schnitzel I made with a little habanero powder, lots of dill and some Mrs. Dash table blend added to the bread crumbs cooked in Olive oil. Did the habanero open up my taste buds or did this beer just get better. Schnitzel and beer is always a good thing especially with Spotlight IPA.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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