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Raspberry Ale - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Raspberry AleRaspberry Ale

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78
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137 Ratings
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Ratings: 137
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.38
pDev: 17.75%
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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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -70.4%

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

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

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

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -18.6%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Pennsylvania

2.65/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Nevada

2.88/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +18.3%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -11.2%

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

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

06-29-2012 00:23:54 | More by JLaws
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ck132286

West Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -26%

05-13-2012 21:54:10 | More by ck132286
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Dweedlebug

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

05-13-2012 06:05:15 | More by Dweedlebug
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jeesa


3.75/5  rDev +10.9%

04-18-2012 03:03:01 | More by jeesa
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andrewj17

Ohio

4/5  rDev +18.3%

03-25-2012 23:21:14 | More by andrewj17
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BluBeers

Ohio

3/5  rDev -11.2%

03-04-2012 07:11:22 | More by BluBeers
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meanmutt

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -3.8%

02-18-2012 14:37:18 | More by meanmutt
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Yoda22

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A - pours a clear straw yellow - quickly dissipating half finger of head with minimal lacing.

S - Woah, Raspberry Ale indeed. The smell they nailed.

T - The raspberry is of course in there, not as strong as the head. There is a slightly off aftertaste that I can't really describe or identify but it does not add to the flavor. It just seems lacking/artificial.

M - Very light/watery. I guess this makes sense for a 3.9% beer, it's definitely sessionable. But the mouthfeel reminds me of a BMC lite.

O - Very average overall hence my 3.0 overall rating. It's fine if you like this type of thing but really nothing special. I have homebrewed raspberry wheats that i'd drink over this any day.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 22:34:04 | More by Yoda22
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jkara27

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

02-07-2012 01:22:08 | More by jkara27
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recent trip to Ohio allowed for a chance to try a sampling from Thristy Dog. The Raspberry Ale poured a clear pale orange with and an initial big white head that settled quickly to a thin layer which left a spotty lace. The smell is dominated by raspberries The taste is a little more well balanced with sweet malts and subtle citrus hops, but raspberry flavor is prevalent. The mouthfeel is light in body with decent carbonation. Overall it would be a great summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2012 15:28:49 | More by WoodBrew
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Hopstimatic

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-19-2012 16:55:43 | More by Hopstimatic
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schoun

Texas

3/5  rDev -11.2%

01-07-2012 14:15:35 | More by schoun
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StayCeeJay

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev +3.6%

01-01-2012 01:47:28 | More by StayCeeJay
Raspberry Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 137 ratings.