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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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149 Ratings
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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.37
pDev: 17.51%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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ally24al

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-27-2013 12:10:40 | More by ally24al
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Stoutlad

Indiana

4/5  rDev +18.7%

04-15-2013 21:28:44 | More by Stoutlad
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Skott1123

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

04-14-2013 04:45:27 | More by Skott1123
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Whatalesthetiger

New York

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

03-01-2013 23:48:25 | More by Whatalesthetiger
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thegodfather1076

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev +12.5%

Presentation: Very cool label in the traditional TD fashion with a K-9 inspired theme. Gives a short description of the beer, as well as web info, ABV info, and a small bit of brewery info.

Appearance: Poured from a 12oz bottle into a 13oz tulip glass. This poured out a slightly hazy golden honey color with a 1½ finger white foam head of an airy light density. Head retention was OK sticking around for 1min 37sec before fading to a nice foam coating and ring. Lacing is good.

Smell/Aroma: Smell is heavy on raspberry with a slight corn malt scent.

Flavor/Taste: Taste is very raspberry dominated on the front end before the same corn malt that hits the nose come through in the flavor as well. Not much else going on.

MouthFeel/Drinkability: On the heavier side of light bodied with a crisp and smooth feel. The perfect amount of carbonation. Very drinkable.

Overall/Comments: This was a very good offering. While not complex at all, it claims to be a raspberry ale and that is exactly what it is. Easy drinking, flavorful, and refreshing. Perfect for a hot summer day. Classified as a Fruit Beer at 3.9% ABV. Consumed 2-14-13.

02-26-2013 10:24:58 | More by thegodfather1076
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Kalev13

Delaware

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +18.7%

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

Virginia

4/5  rDev +18.7%

01-01-2013 01:46:02 | More by TaylorK
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tmt71883

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2012 14:04:05 | More by tmt71883
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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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cliff1066

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

12-17-2012 05:16:41 | More by cliff1066
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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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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.3%

11-14-2012 18:31:23 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.6%

11-13-2012 00:36:58 | More by IPAchris
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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +11.3%

11-07-2012 04:17:29 | More by SCZ
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.4%

10-16-2012 22:32:03 | More by kaelingirl
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bzach

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11%

10-16-2012 09:44:59 | More by bzach
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cjoc83

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -21.4%

Pours into the glass a hazy straw color, definitely unfiltered, can see some sediment floating around. Massive head of small bubbles fades quickly to a ring and leaves no lacing. Lots (I mean LOTS) of carbonation is visible. Not a very remarkable looking beer.

Smells pretty damn good though. A nice, tart raspberry smell is the dominant note, with some grain mixed in.

If only the taste followed the nose. Starts off pleasantly enough, with a raspberry taste that is both sweet and tart, but after that it's all downhill. The raspberry segues into a grainy taste that reminds me of Miller lite. It's very off-putting, and doesn't get any better as you go along. This beer leaves quite an unpleasant aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is thin, watery, and entirely too carbonated. At times I felt like I was drinking straight foam.

This beer, which is my first from Thirsty Dog Brewery, really did not cut it for me. The initial raspberry flavor is nice, but the grainy, skunky aftertaste killed the whole experience. I'm not going to write off an entire brewery just because of one beer, though; I'll definitely seek out something else by these guys at some point. But the raspberry ale? Never again.

09-27-2012 22:33:24 | More by cjoc83
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nurseindisguise

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11%

09-07-2012 01:00:18 | More by nurseindisguise
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gpawned

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

08-31-2012 03:52:57 | More by gpawned
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

2.88/5  rDev -14.5%

Pours a golden color beer, was a little disappointed there wasn't any raspberry noticeable in the appearance, flimsy 1/3" white head disappears rather quickly. I liked the raspberry aroma, was very nice.

Flavor tastewise, was very thin body, overly sweet, didn't get the raspberry flavor, more like a candied confection they sell out of an ice cream or candy truck. The beer was all over the place, if I could only smell it, it would be cool. But the overall lack of any 'beer' qualities and the crushing sweetness without any malt depth or quality left me wanting to share it more than drink it.

Drank while camping in Truckee, the night before the Solar Eclipse party.

08-15-2012 17:56:50 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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chasmandocharles

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11%

08-08-2012 22:03:03 | More by chasmandocharles
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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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sperrykk

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11%

07-17-2012 20:46:34 | More by sperrykk
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JLaws

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.9%

06-29-2012 00:23:54 | More by JLaws
Raspberry Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.