Three Way | Third Street Brewhouse

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Third Street Brewhouse
Minnesota, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by jera1350 on 04-05-2013

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 130
Photo of LXIXME
3.41/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Smallish white head quickly settles to a 1/4" froth above a clear honey golden colored beer.

Light citrus light aroma that leans slightly towards sour lemons, but really not much aroma at all.

Light citrus taste, the lemon seems to be gone that was in the aroma, with what I think is a slight maltiness coming through as well.

A very light dryishness to the aftertaste of this medium bodied beer.

This pale ale is on the lighter side but it's still a pretty decent beer to be drinking during Sunday football.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12.4%

Prying off the cap releases an earthy hop nose with traces of light fruit, biscuit and faint caramel. The beer pours hazy gold under a ½” off-white quickly dissipating foam cap that produces delicate lace. The attack starts malty, fruity and nutty. Orange and lemon flavors grow by mid-palate leading to a citrusy hop finish with a touch of herbal dryness that is almost astringent. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of jera1350
3.75/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Third Street:

"Three Way is a sessionable pale ale with a deep golden hue and a flavor characterized by floral and citrus-like hops. The selection of three traditional and unique hops combined with three select malts creates a pleasing and balanced beer; described best by having a medium maltiness, a tropic hop character and a moderate fruitiness with hints of grapefruit, pear and a subtle spiciness. The result is a beer that is sure to be desired by many anytime, anywhere.

MALTS:Marris Otter, Munich and Caramel

DRY HOPS:Cascade, Calypso, Zythos"

Slightly hazed pale gold color with a short white head of foam that leaves a bit of lacing.

A very light nose overall. Hints of citrus and tropical fruit with some grainy malt, but again, very light as a whole.

Okay, now this is much better than the nose. Hops with light notes of citrus and tropical fruits, floral, grapefruit bitterness, clean and light malt presence and overall refreshing taste.

Refreshing and somewhat crisp. Light-medium body with a dry finish.

Aside from the nose, this is a terrific pale ale. The hops add a unique IPA type flavor to a pale ale. I could drink a few of these with ease. Really like this one. Thumbs up to Third Street.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.05/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams "Perfect Pint" glass.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy copper golden orange with a lot of bubbles. About two fingers of off white head with decent retention. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A well balanced aroma of floral and citrus hops with bready caramel malts. Hoppy upfront with floral, herbal, and earthy hop hints with some grass. Light hints of piney hops. Hints of citrus orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Bready malt balance with hints of biscuit, grains, caramel, toffee, yeast, and cracker. A fairly typical and solid American Pale Ale aroma. Good balance.

Taste: Taste follows the nose, a well balanced mix of earthy and citrus hop flavors with bready malts. Hops upfront with tasting notes of earthy grass along with floral and herbal resin notes. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, and lemon. Bready toasted malts with notes of grains, biscuit, caramel, toffee, crackers, and yeast. Juicy and a very balanced taste. Solid for the style.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Fairly juicy, creamy, and very smooth. Finishes dry.

Overall: A solid take on the APA style. Has the balanced hop and malt presence you expect from the style.

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Photo of morimech
3.78/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with just over one finger of head that had decent retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

Weak aroma but is pleasant with hops giving off notes of tropical fruit and citrus. Also some grainy malt.

Good flavor as well but it is not going to blow anyone away. Tropical fruit and citrus hop flavor with a nice dry malt base. Bitterness seems high for an APA but manageable. Finishes slightly bitter and dry.

Solid body and carbonation.

Pretty good drinker. Especially for a $7 six pack. I will definitely drink more of it.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.87/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

doughy malt aroma with hops blended in for a balanced aroma. Seems a blend of Am. style hops with no one strong character.
Semi-cloudy darker golden/yellow with firm white cap.
Hop presence noticeable right away. Nothing overpowering or even close to excess, it's just the first impression of hop flavors and moving towards a streak of bitterness that finishes the drink off. Malt is more background, but still balanced with largely a pale malt character and little about any specialty grains (that i can pick up).
Fuller body, esp. considering only 5.2% abv. Feels bigger than that. Creamy quality too.
A more balanced drink than the most popular local APA. Bitterness, yes, but no excess or sharpness. Easy to kick back a couple with this recipe.

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Photo of vette2006c5r
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Three Way Pale Ale pours a copper color with a small lacing head. Sweet malt aroma. Taste is very balanced, pretty sweet, with hints of earth. Good flavors and feel. Overall its a sweeter pale ale; not as good as other.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer came on tap in a pint glass. It was clear gold in colour, and had citrusy and spicy hop notes with a hint of malt. The beer tasted sweet from the malts, but was mostly distinguished by its bitty and spicy hop flavors. This beer seemed good and blended; not overwhelming or too bitter. No distinguishable lingering flavors or aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

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Photo of Mdog
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Mildly hazy yellow-gold, ok head.

Smell: Mild citrus aroma.

Taste: Cracker-like breadiness into moderate lemony citrus. Finishes quite dry.

Feel: Lighter feel, dry finish makes me want another drink.

Overall: This is a pretty solid pale ale. It stands out somewhat with the lemony citrus and dryness, which remind me more of a wheat beer than a pale ale. A decent choice in a sea of pale ales.

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Photo of jimmah120
3.76/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle "produced on 03/21/13"

look is a golden orange , sticky lace around the rim. smell is butter, wheat, lemon pledge, bandaids. taste has some citrus zest over cooked grain and buttery/biscuity malts.

tasty pale ale, impressive malt profile, cheap price.

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Photo of JackieTH
2.9/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apricot golden beer with a thick tawny cap of foam that is persistent and laces thickly. Smells of fruit, wheat, malt and a little metallic. Taste is wheat, grain, metallic, lemon, earthy. Light body. Sour aftertaste and finish. Not too impressed by this APA.

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Photo of NickSMpls
3.46/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dated enjoy by 9/9/15 and not rated until Haloween, so past its prime. Pale golden and light head. Moderate hoppiness and malts are there allright but weighted towards the hops. An ok beer, but we will seek out some fresh ones and update if our opinion changes.

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Photo of Arithmeticus
2.32/5  rDev -34.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on draft in St. Joseph, MN, at Bello Cucina.

A: clear, dark straw color; very creamy head; no carbonation; good lacing
S: smells a bit skunked; yeast, no hops in the aroma
T: thin-bodied; bitter, not sweet; straw-like flavor; alack, are there no finishing hops in this beer?

Not a very good pale ale. I had better success that evening with the Wisconsin-bred Unforgiven (Rush River)

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Photo of pweis909
3.42/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I like the beers label but I think the liquid could be improved.

The beer was golden and clear but lack head retention. I like pale ales to have more hop aroma and bitterness that I found in this one. I get cooked corn - DMS aroma? The beer is slightly sweet up front with an acid bite finish. The texture is slick. It's drinkable, but I wanted some grapefruity hops. Nothing like that here, that I can taste.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 3/21, very fresh, picked up because price for a 6 was right and I am always looking for a APA to stand in my fridge with Moon Man and Hopalicious....

Clearish golden orange, half finger of white head...

Smell is light citrus, grainy, mango, rather lite in the aroma department, lets see where the tastes lands.

Taste is very, very balanced lemon, malts, oranges, grassy hops, a strange lager type feel with it.

Mouthfeel is medium, cabonation is average.

Grabbed a 6, will drink all of them with no problem, A nice session beer, liked it more and more as I drank. Really nice job here! Might have to grab some more of there offerings.

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Photo of Kevin-Wieken
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Three Way Pale Ale
Third Street Brewhouse, Minnesota
---from bottle to pint glass---

Foggy gold, 1 finger off white head

Dried apricot and hint of lemon grass and bread.

Very sweet and fruity, has an apple bite! Finishes with a bready caramel malt

Crisp, reminds me of champagne, very dry with a fleeting fruity sweetness.

I don’t know what it is, but I really enjoy this beer. It makes me want to have a big cheeseburger with blue cheese and bacon. Goes down easily. Perfect balance of sweet and bitter. Flavor disperses rather quickly, would love if it’d stick around for a while longer…

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Photo of LukeH
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A: Deep golden, slightly hazy. Medium caronation

S: Hops; mostly citrus, a small amount of pine. A little thin on the nose but pleasant.

T: Grapefruit, some malt after a second or two. Finishes with some pine and a little bit of lingering bitterness.

M: Medium bodied, maybe a little more carbonation than some would like in an APA but since I don't mind a little fizz, it worked for me.

Overall: I've had a few better APA's but I've definitely had worse. With a 5.2 ABV and a full but not demanding flavor, this is definitely sessionable. A good example of the style and a good offering from Third Street.

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Photo of GuitarDave81
4.73/5  rDev +32.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Light 5.2 ABV, borderline session beer. Citrus notes, clear ,smooth clean tasting. It has the signature Third Street flavor and taste that I enjoy. Pouring this delightful beer into a cup will give you the full delicious flavor. Out of all the the Third Steet beers I have tried, it is not going to let you down.

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Three Way from Third Street Brewhouse
3.56 out of 5 based on 130 ratings.
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