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Irish Setter Red - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

Irish Setter RedIrish Setter Red

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67 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 12.61%


Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Red Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001)
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Reviews by BuckeyeSlim:
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BuckeyeSlim

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-21-2013 08:06:40 | More by BuckeyeSlim
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IceMike

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

04-16-2014 01:58:33 | More by IceMike
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

04-15-2014 01:12:10 | More by marmstrong1212
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Ezra-Poundit

Ohio

5/5  rDev +40.1%

04-07-2014 02:38:02 | More by Ezra-Poundit
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ACifra

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

03-29-2014 21:59:45 | More by ACifra
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Nunya

Ohio

3/5  rDev -16%

03-16-2014 01:10:41 | More by Nunya
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +5%

03-11-2014 21:48:00 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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andysc83

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

02-08-2014 15:13:16 | More by andysc83
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -9%

02-01-2014 00:46:20 | More by chinchill
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tillmac62

South Carolina

3.84/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber pour with a nice red hue. Very nice head and lasting lacing. Nose is of toast, nut and caramel sweet malt. Light bodied with medium carbonation. The flavor profile is a laid back blend of malt flavors that ends up being nicely complex and balanced. Like the nose, toast, nut and caramel float over a slight sweetness. The finish is smooth and at the end, Goldings are detected. A solid red ale.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2014 20:52:31 | More by tillmac62
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Matt2509

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9%

01-27-2014 13:08:43 | More by Matt2509
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9%

01-08-2014 18:54:39 | More by WesMantooth
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-28-2013 04:14:22 | More by kylehay2004
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cd_beer_disapear

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

12-02-2013 18:50:20 | More by cd_beer_disapear
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xbrettfavrex

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

11-21-2013 03:12:52 | More by xbrettfavrex
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dar482

New York

4.21/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in this beautiful brownish color with crimson/ruby coming through in the light. Super hazy. Watch out on the pour because it's a fizzy bomb.

The aroma has tons of toasty malt, a nuttiness, a dried apple peel, a sweet breadiness and caramel malt. Deep in there, there's a bit of maple syrup sweetness.

The flavor follows with that punch of dried apple and apple/pear peel on the front. It's almost tart. Then tons of toasty malt along with some caramel. The finish has this beautiful woody noble hop note. Almost a smokiness on the finish as well.

There is tons of carbonation to clean up the beer with its medium to light body. It's extremely drinkable.

This was a huge surprise to me. A great representation of the style. So simple. So drinkable. A really representation for a traditional great beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2013 23:34:04 | More by dar482
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Johnroby

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -2%

09-22-2013 01:00:32 | More by Johnroby
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2%

08-20-2013 19:58:38 | More by skaboom420
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screamking

Ohio

3.96/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours murky caramel brown, with a thin 1 finger khaki head that sits for a minute. I like the look of this Irish red more than others I've had. Very earthy aroma with some citrus notes of orange. Also a lot of sweet wheat bread. The sweetness carries over in the taste. Most of the citrus is gone, replaced with caramel and more of that breadyness. Mouthfeel is quite wonderful, very easy to drink, and very thirst quenching on a hot day. I am always weary of this style, not a fan by any means. This however, I like a lot. It does seem more of a American take on a Irish red, but regardless this is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 22:19:53 | More by screamking
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DeFaz

Ohio

3.44/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have found the Thirsty Dog brewery to be somewhat inconsistent, and this beer is certainly one of their better choices. Hop presence is just about absent, but there's plenty of roasted malt, caramel, butterscotch, and nut in the nose and on the tongue. The smell is sweet, and the taste is too, but not as sweet, and that's a good thing. For a beer with a relatively thin mouthfeel and modest ABV for the style, the flavors are bold and the beer is relatively complex. I liked the malt flavors, but I also recognize that the beer could be better with more hops and a bit less sweetness. It goes down easy and the mouthfeel is smooth and not sticky despite the sweetness in the taste, but it's just a touch too thin.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 00:30:53 | More by DeFaz
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9%

07-29-2013 11:55:14 | More by Cynic-ale
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +19%

07-10-2013 02:32:49 | More by pathman
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MgoJohnStamos

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +5%

07-02-2013 22:12:23 | More by MgoJohnStamos
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5%

06-11-2013 00:43:11 | More by tallfellapgh
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xDeadGuYx

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -9%

06-06-2013 23:51:06 | More by xDeadGuYx
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Irish Setter Red from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.