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Bitter Neighbor | Third Street Brewhouse

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Third Street Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by morimech on 07-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.21/5  rDev -15.3%
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---

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

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

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

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.

Not the best Black IPA I’ve had. I had hoped for more bitter, as implied by the name. Decent flavor and good drinkability.

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5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had on draft at "Burger Jones" great place for a great burger and beer BTW.

Smell: a mild roasted malt aroma

Appearance: dark with excellent lacing

Taste: big roasted malts is a smooth body, yummy lager with roasted toasty malts

Overall: nice dark beer, perhaps to smooth for its ABV?

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. No freshness date.

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is deep, muddy brown — not black, as the brewery claims. Two fingers of thickish, slightly buttery, light tan head left a thick froth around the edge and a thin and spotted skim.

Smell: Very reminiscent of Scotch Ale. Toasted malts, caramel, toffee, dark cherry licorice, and an aroma of smoked peat that mingles with the licorice. Except for maybe a hint of resin, there are no signs of the IPA influence.

Taste: The taste offers teasing hints of citrus and pine resin, and delivers an adequate bitterness. But after one sip I could care less about the lack of IPA qualities. This is good stuff. Toasted, roasted, and smoked malts (which no doubt contributes to the peat-like quality), caramel, toffee, molasses, and dark cherry licorice. It also has a nice, earthy bitterness. For whatever reason, it makes me think of the pub in An American Werewolf in London.

Drinkability: Screw the style guide — this is good stuff! I am pretty sure this would assuage any bitter neighbor.

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Bitter Neighbor from Third Street Brewhouse
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 191 ratings
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