Irish Setter Red - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 30 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by WesWes:
3.9/5 rDev +9.9%
The beer pours a dark amber/red color with a thick frothy off-white head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is decent. It has a rich malty scent that boasts of crystal and biscuit malts. It has a sweet caramel aroma with a mild bread-like character. The taste is good. It has a smooth crystal malt sweetness with a dry roasted malt finish. It goes down incredibly easy with tons of malt character, yet only a hint of residual sweetness in the finish. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium/full bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a very good red ale. It appears to be overly complex (aroma), yet it stays in check and drinks well.
10-19-2012 22:22:26 | More by WesWes
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3.48/5 rDev -2%
Pours a dark caramel color burgundy amber brown color with a nicely formed off white tan head, fine speckled lacing scattered evenly. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel amber malts, and a touch of nuttiness. Flavor wise it's clean as far as hops go maybe a bit of underlying earthiness from the low hopped East Kent Goldings. Flavor is full of caramel breadiness all malt not filler here, solid drinking Irish Red. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with even carbonation light drinking complex Irish Red style ale from Akron. Drinkability overall is solid the type of beer that does well for the micro craft community during drunken holidays like St. Paddy's Day.
03-12-2011 21:38:25 | More by WVbeergeek
3.9/5 rDev +9.9%
Pours a dark amber with 1/4" of bubbly head that fades to a thin lacing. Caramel malts dominate the nose. The taste is similar to the smell; caramel malt with a sugary sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and moderately carbonated.
This one's not bad. One dimensional, but rich and drinkable.
10-29-2011 14:06:21 | More by tdm168
3.48/5 rDev -2%
Was in Cleveland area and the local store had a bunch of Thirsty Dog brews...so I made my own six...if you know what I mean. The Irish Setter poured a clear red amber with sligthly off white head that left some lacing. Mostly malt on the nose with touch of sweetness. The taste carried a caramel malt base with some hop balance. The mouthfeel was light to medium body with good carbonation. Overall a very drinkable beer.
01-22-2012 15:42:40 | More by WoodBrew
3.53/5 rDev -0.6%
Had a bottle at Liberty St Tavern with a slice of pizza. Overall, this was a simple and smooth red ale with a velvety caramel bread character and medium body. It wasn't too thick, like some Irish reds, there was just enough balancing bitterness so the hops weren't too sweet. Just a fine pizza beer.
05-23-2011 00:26:06 | More by tempest
3.48/5 rDev -2%
12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear copper/red color with about a half inch off-white head that went away pretty quickly. There's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is caramel and bready malt. Taste is the same as the aroma, it's all malt. I don't notice any hops in either the aroma or taste. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and easy enough to drink. It's a decent brew, it's not one of the best Irish Red Ales I've had but I still think it's worth a try.
03-26-2011 23:19:05 | More by bluejacket74
3.96/5 rDev +11.5%
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.
08-11-2013 22:19:53 | More by screamking
3.5/5 rDev -1.4%
hazelnut highlights are riddled throughout with a wonderful mix of colors. A smallish head of light tan then pops up from the bottom of the glass and reaches about a half an inch before settling back down again.
Aroma is of light caramel, roasted nuts, light touches of butterscotch like sugary notes. Warming brings out a very earthy and pronounced flavor to it. Really nice done but a touch light. This is my only complaint as it did not have the pop I was really looking for at the time. Smooth, even flavor really did not deviate much from beginning to end as the overall impact was nicely put together.
08-31-2011 01:21:56 | More by mikesgroove
3.1/5 rDev -12.7%
Review from sometime the past couple weeks... this one of a SOURED 12 oz bottle.
A: Brownish orange with a decent cream collar.
S: Caramel whipped cream with strawberries and some cherries... kind of murky.
T: Tart funky strawberries, caramel backbone... interesting. Tastes like biting a fresh strawberry.
M: Thinner, creamy.
O: Wish I had a good bottle. This version deserves the low score.
10-21-2011 03:58:00 | More by ne0m00re
3.98/5 rDev +12.1%
A - A dark brown color with a half inch ring of head that offers some lacing.
S - Very sweet. Offers notes of roasted almonds and caramel breads but I could have sworn first pour I picked up a cherry like smell.
T - Wow a not so hoppy red I like. I get sweet cinnamon like bread with a touch of caramel and a nice nut brown goodness. Not very cherry in the taste and finishes sweet as well.
M - Light to medium I found it watery but tasty.
Overall again I find another great beer from this brewery. It almost makes me want to throw the 4 bucks down to try the Cerberus. Almost...
09-13-2011 05:34:23 | More by DrDemento456
3.43/5 rDev -3.4%
Had on tap at the Winking Lizard in Independence, OH, poured into a Thirst Dog pint glass. Pours a jewel-like red, with 1/2" of off-white head.
Smell is close to non-existent, primarily due to WL's overchilling of the beer. There is a faint sweet malt smell.
Taste is smooth, if indistinct. Slightly sweet, faintly malty, and slight grains are present. There is virtually no aftertaste.
Light to medium bodied, this is a very smooth and easy drinking beer.
Pretty to look at, there's not much taste to this beer. That's not bad if you're looking for a forgettable session beer, but not so much if you want a tasty craft-brew.
03-11-2011 22:19:32 | More by TheHoppiest
Irish Setter Red from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.