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Irish Setter Red - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Irish Setter RedIrish Setter Red

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BA SCORE
81
good

82 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 30
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 13.52%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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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cbuckl14

Virginia

1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

06-18-2014 22:04:07 | More by cbuckl14
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Brent

Kentucky

2.35/5  rDev -33.8%

Described as "medium body with a freshly ground caramel malt flavor with no bitterness." That was the problem. No discernable hopping at all, and the malt was too bland to carry the beer.

11-08-2001 13:11:51 | More by Brent
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JoeyBeerBelly

New York

2.53/5  rDev -28.7%

12oz bottle served in a standard pint glass.

L - slightly hazy burnt-orange color with a small off-white head that stayed as a thin layer.

S - buttery, what happened here?

T - something's off in the taste as well as it's kind of sour.

F - the sourness in the taste kind of killed things for me.

O - no date on the bottle - let the buyer beware.
If I try this again and it has improved I'll re-review it.

01-18-2012 22:36:47 | More by JoeyBeerBelly
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Jenessa

Ohio

2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

02-03-2013 05:37:07 | More by Jenessa
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Dewsby

Texas

3/5  rDev -15.5%

05-24-2014 02:20:04 | More by Dewsby
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Nunya

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.5%

03-16-2014 01:10:41 | More by Nunya
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maznblue80

Ohio

3/5  rDev -15.5%

02-16-2013 05:32:34 | More by maznblue80
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ne0m00re

Ohio

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
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Hoptometrist

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

Poured from the bottle into my Thirsty Dog nonic glass

A- Pours a clear dark red color with high carbonation and a three finger fluffy off-white head. Left no lacing

S- Sweet malts, medicinal aroma, diacetyl, and some caramel. Not really that pleasant, but not as terrible as it sounds

T- Sweet bready malts, caramel, medicinal taste, diacetyl, and an almost cola like taste

M- A little overcarbonated, I like my Irish Red's a little more creamy and smooth.

O- A disappointing Irish Ale. A little bland, not overly medicinal tasting but the taste is definitely there. I had this on tap around St. Patrick's Day and while I was not blown away by it, I seem to remember liking it a little more than I did this time.

06-21-2011 23:23:08 | More by Hoptometrist
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Dogbrick

Ohio

3.1/5  rDev -12.7%

Light amber ale with noticeable malt flavor. Very red color and sweet carmel aroma. Light carbonation adds to the sweet flavoring. Somewhat lacking in flavor to be memorable though.

09-18-2002 08:17:57 | More by Dogbrick
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beergeek279

Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -11.3%

Served as a sample at Thirsty Dog in Akron. The color was amber, with a ring of head. The smell was caramel malt. The taste was somewhat bitter with a slight malt. Mouthfeel was average. As for drinkability, could have a couple.

Well, not a bad beer but lacks compared to some of the bigger, more flavorful beers later on in the tasting rack. Though I'd likely go for a pint of those before this one, it's still not bad as a session beer.

03-15-2004 18:12:45 | More by beergeek279
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

Alaska

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

12-27-2012 23:12:01 | More by MAUEX_MFA
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andysc83

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

02-08-2014 15:13:16 | More by andysc83
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Eastside151

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-09-2013 14:33:14 | More by Eastside151
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WesMantooth

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

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

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-21-2014 04:50:24 | More by slym
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

03-25-2013 16:21:35 | More by dlin0sbb
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AtLagerHeads

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

This is a very nicely crafted beer with just a bit too much caramel malt sense to be considered a top offering. The nose is definitely caramel malt with little else impressing. The look is a reddish amber with an ivory head and decent lacing. There is grain in the finish but little hop sense is noticeable. Creamy with too little carbonation to put crispness in the feel. Good effort and enjoyable, but the style has better representatives - a lot better.

04-11-2003 18:31:59 | More by AtLagerHeads
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Latarnik

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

05-24-2014 16:17:49 | More by Latarnik
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Matt2509

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

01-27-2014 13:08:43 | More by Matt2509
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Rook162

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-09-2012 16:56:29 | More by Rook162
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xDeadGuYx

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

06-06-2013 23:51:06 | More by xDeadGuYx
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goods003


3.28/5  rDev -7.6%

08-14-2014 23:58:48 | More by goods003
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Irish Setter Red from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.