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Irish Setter Red | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Ohio, United States
thirstydog.com

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,788
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
118
pDev:
12.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
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28
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 43
Reviews by SINKTIPS_N_SUDS:
Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Photo of Jpinoniemi
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BuckeyeSlim
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant red tinted amber under a 1” off-white foam collar. S: Not a lot of aroma, some spice and earthiness. T: Big malt flavors with spice – some cardamom and a touch of cola. F: Average to above average carbonation, average to below average body. O: A respectable Irish Red.

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Photo of Cynic-ale
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of jminch
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of WVbeergeek
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark caramel color burgundy amber brown color with a nicely formed off white tan head, fine speckled lacing scattered evenly. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel amber malts, and a touch of nuttiness. Flavor wise it's clean as far as hops go maybe a bit of underlying earthiness from the low hopped East Kent Goldings. Flavor is full of caramel breadiness all malt not filler here, solid drinking Irish Red. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with even carbonation light drinking complex Irish Red style ale from Akron. Drinkability overall is solid the type of beer that does well for the micro craft community during drunken holidays like St. Paddy's Day.

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Photo of chinchill
3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of tallfellapgh
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of marmstrong1212
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of tdm168
3.88/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with 1/4" of bubbly head that fades to a thin lacing. Caramel malts dominate the nose. The taste is similar to the smell; caramel malt with a sugary sweetness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, smooth, and moderately carbonated.

This one's not bad. One dimensional, but rich and drinkable.

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Photo of socon67
3.67/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WoodBrew
3.46/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was in Cleveland area and the local store had a bunch of Thirsty Dog brews...so I made my own six...if you know what I mean. The Irish Setter poured a clear red amber with sligthly off white head that left some lacing. Mostly malt on the nose with touch of sweetness. The taste carried a caramel malt base with some hop balance. The mouthfeel was light to medium body with good carbonation. Overall a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of tempest
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle at Liberty St Tavern with a slice of pizza. Overall, this was a simple and smooth red ale with a velvety caramel bread character and medium body. It wasn't too thick, like some Irish reds, there was just enough balancing bitterness so the hops weren't too sweet. Just a fine pizza beer.

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Photo of ordybill
4.05/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer has a roasted malt aroma that matches nicely with the reddish / amber color of the beer. The head is a medium sized tan colored head. The flavor is full of malt and some hops in the background. I found this to be a thoroughly refreshing brew. I am glad I tried it and I will drink it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of nicholas2121
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Irish Setter Red brewed by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, with an ABV of 5.90% This brew pours out copper color with a nice off white head. I really like the color of this brew. There is some decent lacing to this brew. The smell of Irish Setter Red sweet with roasted grians and malts. There is also a hit of hops in the smell of red ale. The look and smell are really inviting. Now for the taste, it is smooth and clean. You pick up on some roasted grians and malts. Was kinda hoping for more flavor. Not much to write home about, not saying it bad or anything. Just thought there would be more to the flavor. Don't get me wrong it a smooth drinking red ale, and it is refreshing. There is also a mild sweetness to the taste of this brew.
The mouth feel of Irish Setter Red is Smooth, Sweet, Clean and Refreshing. There is nothing overpowering about this Red Ale, it goes down and smooth.
Overall I'm giving Irish Setter Red a 4.25 out of 5. I would buy this brew again. Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, did a decent job with this brew.
The look and smell or great. Need to work on the flavor.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.6/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a fine ruddy red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. Light lacing roamed around the glass. The smell started off with a dry roasty caramel note and then allowed a decent sweet nuttiness to roll underneath my nose. The taste was basically the same. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was definitely there with a basking sharpness but nothing overbearing. There was a light dry caramel aftertaste and finish. Overall, I say this was a decent Irish Red ale I could do again

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Photo of Brutaltruth
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from the growler in a snifter. This nice red ale pours a beautiful reddish brown with a very nice off white head of foam that turns slowly into a modest ring, a thin pool, and features FANTASTIC sudsy lacing. Nose is minimal....some light grain, some sweet malts, a hint of hops.....about it. Flavors sweet toasted malts to the front and sides. A crisp grain note tot he back blending in nicely with minimal hop use. An excellent red ale that improves vastly with warmth. Smooth crisp mouth feel finishes lightly dry with a moderately sweet finish. Very nice.

Cheers!

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.47/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear copper/red color with about a half inch off-white head that went away pretty quickly. There's a decent amount of lacing left on the glass. Aroma is caramel and bready malt. Taste is the same as the aroma, it's all malt. I don't notice any hops in either the aroma or taste. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium with moderate carbonation. It's smooth and easy enough to drink. It's a decent brew, it's not one of the best Irish Red Ales I've had but I still think it's worth a try.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Caveworm
4.35/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Irish Setter Red | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, this brew's head is two fingers thick, with spotty lacing, and a deep reddish brown body.

Smells like plenty of caramel, alongside full-bodied grains and malts with a slight funk at the end.

I taste a mildly sweet, balanced blend of the aroma. I'm getting that small bit of tea flavor mid-palate, as one should with a red ale. Also a smidge of dark fruits like raisins, plums, etc.

The mouthfeel is medium-light with mild carbonation.

Overall, I'll choose to give Irish Setter Red | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company a 4.25. This has massive potential to be a top-notch red if they would add just a dash more malt flavor.

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of screamking
3.95/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours murky caramel brown, with a thin 1 finger khaki head that sits for a minute. I like the look of this Irish red more than others I've had. Very earthy aroma with some citrus notes of orange. Also a lot of sweet wheat bread. The sweetness carries over in the taste. Most of the citrus is gone, replaced with caramel and more of that breadyness. Mouthfeel is quite wonderful, very easy to drink, and very thirst quenching on a hot day. I am always weary of this style, not a fan by any means. This however, I like a lot. It does seem more of a American take on a Irish red, but regardless this is a great beer.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

hazelnut highlights are riddled throughout with a wonderful mix of colors. A smallish head of light tan then pops up from the bottom of the glass and reaches about a half an inch before settling back down again.

Aroma is of light caramel, roasted nuts, light touches of butterscotch like sugary notes. Warming brings out a very earthy and pronounced flavor to it. Really nice done but a touch light. This is my only complaint as it did not have the pop I was really looking for at the time. Smooth, even flavor really did not deviate much from beginning to end as the overall impact was nicely put together.

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Irish Setter Red from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.57 out of 5 with 118 ratings
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