Whippet Wheat - Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Whippet WheatWhippet Wheat

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BA SCORE
82
good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.61%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: chaz01 on 05-13-2010)
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Photo of Jason
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz brown bottle, no freshness date.

The wheat stands tall with dense froth, very cloudy but not enough to block the view of all of the bubbles. Powdered clove, dried bananas and chalky yeast infiltrate the nostrils. Smooth creamy yet bitty from the yeast presence ... there is a nice little crispness snap as well. Big yeast and wheat twang, dry clove and a fruitiness (banana and pear for the most part). Faint esters and more yeast. Finishes very dry.

A good stab a the style, a bit too much yeast if that is possible but it seemed to have slightly taken over here. Good drinking regardless.

More User Reviews:
Photo of GameOfBeers
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ValpoExpo
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Photo of Milkysunshine
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clouded apricot golden orange forms a nice bright white head. Aroma has some nice citrus tones with sharp wheat accents. A bit of banana/clove but it's pretty subtle compared to the German counterparts brewed out there. Flavor is really sharp with a citric tone and finishes with banaa bubblegum and clove notes. Cabonation in the body is a bit off not as effervescent and creamy as other hefeweizens. Body is light to medium nothing out of whack here. Overall I could drink a couple of these but the Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss/or most German versions are straight up better tasting beers.

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Danasaurusrex
4.38/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

beautiful semi-transparent amber color. this has great hints of citrus and goes down very smoothly. it reminds me almost of blue moon's citrus smell/taste but a more complex flavor. this has a subtle clove/cinnamon smell but not so much in the taste. would be great paired with an orange slice or a pineapple/banana garnish.

Photo of Sammy
3.45/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Orange coloured body, some white head. pleasant enough wheat aromas. Taste a bit orangey, cloves,bannana bread, and above average mouthfeel, although some carbonation offset. Decent drinkability, though not terribly.It's the style but not the best representative.

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Ezone024
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

pours out a flat cloudy orange color with 0 head, faint aromas of vanilla and banana.

i'm not getting much yeast in the flavor, yet it does have a unique refreshing flavor. it is mostly a spicy bite of cloves that leaves a dry taste on the tongue. a little bit of banananess in the back. Good summer session for sure.

i do feel like i just smoked a clove cigarette after drinking this

Photo of tempest
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a bottle from Abe's Cold Beer. It's a smooth ale, but it's just halfway between an American wheat and a hefeweizen with a mix of toasty wheat and yeast character. There are mild clove and banana notes, but the flavor tastes a bit thin and simple for a hefe. The clove and spice are stronger in the aroma, but it's not enough to make for a complex, satisfying beer. Not a bad beer, but not a great hefe.

Photo of grahuba
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of output01x
3.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a weizen glass.

A slow pour yields an unimpressive 1-finger white head that quickly fades to a light dusting. The body is a clear deep golden color with a good amount of rising bubbles. Lacing is minimal to nearly non-existant.

Strong wheat is the dominant aroma with notes of citrus, banana, and clove.

Tangy sour apple and green banana overshadow a light wheat and spicy clove. The flavors are complimenting and even for the style. While decent, the flavors are unfortunately weak.

Light bodied with good carbonation, this beer is refreshing and easily drinkable. It passes over the tongue nicely and does not overpower foods.

The body is much too clear for an unfiltered hefeweizen. The head retention and lacing were also disappointing. The flavors were pretty standard and good, but rather weak compared to other beers of this style.

Photo of leinie13
3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of thomscottson
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mikesgroove
3.95/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

hazy and cloudy look to this one I have to admit, as I was waiting to find some sediment, but none came forward. Nice three inches of white then topped out over the glass and settled down lightly into a nice little pillow of white, which was reinforced but lots of carbonation.

The aroma was light and very pleasing. Nice touches of grain, light wheat and a touch of a banana like aroma all coming through rather nicely. Some almost light grass like hops bouncing around in there as well. The flavor was very crisp, very clean with a well rounded profile that was very pleasing. Nice light rush of grass and grain, light bready malts and a touch of banana again coming through quite cleanly and clearly

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of buschbeer
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I poured into a pint glass to little head. It is golden, amber in color. The aroma and taste are light in cloves. I tend to get more of an orange scent and flavor than banana. The mouthfeel is great for the style. This beer goes down easy and has a clean finish.

Photo of metter98
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that quickly died down, leaving only a thin film covering the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bananas from the yeast are present in the nose along with underlying hints of wheat.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of bananas and some notes of wheat. It's hard to pick up any hints of cloves.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The taste of this beer is all about the bananas but there's enough underlying wheat to keep things from being overpowering. I thought that the taste was a very good representation of the style, but it could have used more head and carbonation and stronger aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

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Whippet Wheat from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.