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Raspberry Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Raspberry AleRaspberry Ale

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77
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142 Ratings
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Ratings: 142
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  3.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RunawayJim on 04-18-2008)
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Mattamath

Ohio

5/5  rDev +48.4%

06-29-2014 17:58:25 | More by Mattamath
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Zack

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +33.5%

02-15-2014 22:48:26 | More by Zack
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sleazo

New York

4.4/5  rDev +30.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours a hazy straw coloured hue. The small head dissapeared as quickly as it arose. The lace it leaves is a thin sheet of bubbles. Rather interesting looking with the lace.

S_Potent aroma of thick raspberry jam. It dominates both the malt and the hop profile but it does smell of real fruit.

T_more of those fresh raspberries. The inital sip is mildy sweet with the berries coming to the forefront. A pleasant bitterness follows and mellows out as a nice dry finish in the form of biscuity malt. There is also a mild tartness that one would find in the actual fruit. The aftertaste is pleasingly raspberry. The raspberry does not overpower at all but is a good component.

M_On the lighter side with a slightly below avg carbonation which seems to work well here.

D_Fruit beers have a tendancy to be cloying or artificial tasting but this one does neither. The raspberries are there but do not smack you in the face. This is a really fresh tasting beer and one that I could easily session on a hot day. A very well done fruit brew.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2008 00:47:24 | More by sleazo
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Ricochet

Ohio

4.33/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This flavor, I have reviewed so far back when Thirsty Dog had a brewpub in Akron. I hadn't seen it until the Brew Keeper started carrying it, and I made it a go-to beer when they didn't have my fave BK beers. Now that the Brew Keeper has given up the ghost, I can still cozy up to this for memories...

I may just finish it before reviewing it. Fruit beers to me are win only if you flavor them strong enough to be a fruit beer but not strong enough to be "candy like". They usually end up being too sweet in that case. This one has some of that candy like raspberry flavor, but has a bitter balance plus a sweetness that stops at "PEZ" . Yep, this is liquid Pez.

It's light orange color and little head and little lace add to the total package. There is a slight malty finish at the and it make a creamy start in the mouth that finishes like water.

What can I say, I love this beer, and it's refreshing and balanced nicely.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2010 03:05:24 | More by Ricochet
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Lanstrum

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

12-01-2012 14:41:56 | More by Lanstrum
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camartin27

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

07-30-2013 01:30:51 | More by camartin27
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domnalbrecc

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

05-30-2013 16:13:40 | More by domnalbrecc
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OB1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +26.1%

12-19-2012 17:33:57 | More by OB1
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tigg924

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy, 1/4 inch head, bright golden yellow in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: sweet raspberries

Taste: sweet raspberries bit of honey

Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied, high carbonation

Drinkability: A nice and sweet summer treat. I could throw back several. This is a fruit beer that still tastes like beer and the raspberries taste natural.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2010 14:25:53 | More by tigg924
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SilentSabre

North Dakota

4.05/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I know alot of BA's don't care for creations such as this, but honestly, if it's well crafted, I really enjoy beer of this sort.
Part of my haul from Peace Street Market in Raleigh, NC.
Poured up a cloudy yellow-orange colour with a nice, soapy, white head that stayed put for a good 2 minutes. This actually had the look of a good hefeweizen with the colour, cloudiness, and the bit of sediment sludge around the edges of the bottom of the bottle. This looks inviting. Many times with brews such as this, smell is sort of hit or miss. This one, however, smelled quite nice. A little bit of biscuity malt accompanied by a moderate raspberry smell. It wasn't too assertive, nor was it too modest. The raspberries are there in the smell, easy to detect, but not overpowering. Perfect. This didn't seem to start as one thing, then progress to the next (ie, malt up front, followed by raspberries) rather, the drink was consistent all the way through, being an even blend of somewhat modest lightly toasted malts with a pleasant raspberry flavour. Really nice, this one; almost thirst quenching. Feels sturdy in the mouth, certainly not too thin, and highly drinkable. I wish I had bought more of this.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 20:55:40 | More by SilentSabre
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tallfellapgh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

08-23-2013 01:09:43 | More by tallfellapgh
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athouve1

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-19-2011 17:11:10 | More by athouve1
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teyuders

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-16-2011 05:25:29 | More by teyuders
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light orange in color with a nice layer of foam.

S - It doesn't smell too overpowering. A candy sweetness, slight raspberries and a bit of wheat.

T - Wow that's light! The taste is spot on with raspberry first then a sweetness and finishes with a mild grain of malt or hops which makes you hoist another sip.

M - Very light. Kind of wish for more body.

D - Yes and more but sadly my beer stores do not carry much Thirsty dog. I tried to get more Pumpkin and they said no, so I doubt they could get this. Sadly though I have appreciated more fruit beers with more ABV so this one really isn't worth tracking down.

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2010 09:40:49 | More by DrDemento456
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-23-2013 17:31:54 | More by bigfnjoe
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TaylorK

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

01-01-2013 01:46:02 | More by TaylorK
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Kalev13

Delaware

4/5  rDev +18.7%

02-14-2013 15:17:25 | More by Kalev13
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Beer_Slayer

Texas

4/5  rDev +18.7%

07-30-2013 22:12:24 | More by Beer_Slayer
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angelmonster

Colorado

4/5  rDev +18.7%

06-01-2014 15:53:24 | More by angelmonster
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b1515152004

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +18.7%

01-18-2014 13:57:16 | More by b1515152004
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-15-2013 21:28:44 | More by Stoutlad
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itsjustzach

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.7%

11-21-2011 10:39:11 | More by itsjustzach
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JobyBroBeerski

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +18.7%

01-31-2013 01:23:15 | More by JobyBroBeerski
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swinyeju

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +18.7%

08-04-2012 00:39:24 | More by swinyeju
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Pillowburn

Michigan

4/5  rDev +18.7%

05-08-2014 11:23:52 | More by Pillowburn
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Raspberry Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 142 ratings.