Irish Setter Red | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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Irish Setter RedIrish Setter Red
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3.58/5
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122 Ratings
Irish Setter RedIrish Setter Red
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:
#39,171
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
122
pDev:
12.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
7
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of ordybill
4.05/5  rDev +13.1%
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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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +11.7%
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 superspak
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pear/apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pear/apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nicely clean with well restrained yeast ester notes in the aroma and flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Irish red ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of StretchZep
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent Red Ale! Loved this one a lot. :)

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Photo of Ozzylizard
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Undated bottle at 40 degrees into shaker
Aroma of toasted malt
Head large (6 cm, aggressive pour), off white, creamy, slowly diminishing to 4mm frothy ring and layer
Lacing average – few medium islands and archipelagos of tiny to small bubbles
Body medium amber, clear
Flavor initially very malty with some caramel; no hops, no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, watery, lively carbonation

Appearance 4, Aroma 3.75, Flavor 3.5, Palate 4, Overall 3.75

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Photo of socon67
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SINKTIPS_N_SUDS
3.65/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bonis
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
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 Muzak
2.66/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Odd aftertaste some sort of spice

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Photo of misternebbie
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

nice Irish Red, again like most of their beers don't really have much access in my area, to bad because its very nice, good ABV around 6 percent and a rich malty flavor with strong hints of caramel and nuts.

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Photo of djchrismac
3.57/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kimberly_B
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of gentryka
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of northstar23
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of goods003
3.28/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of heerboth
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of bendukes86
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mikepcarney
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of slym
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of yanosh
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of camhelffrich
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Mojo
3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle -> Foothills Brewing globe glass

A - pours up red and clear with a small off white head. There is minimal lacing and minimal retention.

S - sort of weak nose. Bread, nuts, not much else

T - very typical amber ale profile. Caramel malts give way to a dry not all that bitter finish. There is a bit of a yeasty taste involved.

M - not much of an aftertaste, medium thickness.

O - kind of blah. Not bad, certainly not great.

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Photo of johng90
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of freewill35
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Irish Setter Red from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.58 out of 5 with 122 ratings