Raspberry Ale | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RunawayJim on 04-18-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
197
Reviews:
74
Avg:
3.41
pDev:
17.3%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
31
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a dark orange close to reddish/brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. Lacing, uh...it was slightly there - speckled but in a messy sort of way. The smell had some tart raspberry but then a sweet raspberry allowing a decent wheaty/graininess to come in. The taste was mainly just the tart raspberry and the sweet raspberry, slightly inviting. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was good for the style and for me. There was a slight dry raspberry-esque sort of finish. Overall, decent raspberry ale I think I could do again.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy pale golden/straw/light pinkish color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of juicy/lightly tart raspberries, fruit seeds, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of raspberries, pale malt, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big juicy/lightly tart raspberries, fruit seeds, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Slight herbal bitterness and fruit tartness on the finish. Lingering notes of raspberries, fruit seeds, peach, pear, apple, wheat, cracker, lightly toasted bread, light honey, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and balance of raspberries, pale malt, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/tartness balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/tartness as well. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, fairly creamy/grainy, and slightly acidic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 3.9%. Overall this is a very nice fruit beer. All around nice robustness and balance of raspberries, pale malt, and light fruity yeast/earthy hop flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink. Very flavorful for the low ABV, and never watery feeling. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BeerTest
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OhioCoastie
2.5/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.56/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HamdenHector
3.36/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger faint pink head that receded quickly to a splotchy cap; no lacing;

S: assertive raspberry; slightly artificial and sweet, but it's somewhat natural;

T: follows the nose, but not as assertive; no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; low to moderate carbonation; lightly dry finish;

O: not bad for a fruit beer;

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Photo of Alphakitty
3.54/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nicholas2121
4.53/5  rDev +32.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Raspberry Ale brewed by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, with an ABV of 3.90% This brew pours out amber color with a small white head. The head to this brew goes away fast. The smell is rich with raspberry sweetness, grains and malts. There is a hit of hops at the end of this brew. The look a small are really inviting. I like raspberries so I like the smell. Now for the taste, it is rich but smooth with flavors. You first pick up on the raspberry sweetness, then you pick up on the grains and malts. The body of this brew is light, nothing heavy here. I really like this brew. There is nothing overpowering about Raspberry Ale , it has a decent balance to it. The mouth feel of raspberry Ale is Sweet , smooth , clean and refreshing. Overall I'm giving Raspberry Ale a 4.50 out of 5 . If you are a fan of raspberry looking this one up. I would buy this brew again. Thirsty Dog Brewing Company, did a nice job with this one.
Thank You

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Photo of neenerzig
4.15/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a standard pint glass out of a 12 oz bottle, this beer pours a pretty clear medium golden color with a white head that's only about half an inch thick when first served that settles pretty quickly to a pretty thin ring lining the inside of the glass. Lots of little bubbles continuously rising ton the beer's surface. Strong aromas of one slightly toasted caramel malts along with ton of raspberry sweetness. The flavor profile is pretty much the same, with some caramel malts that gives way to raspberry sweetness. The only aspect of the raspberries present here is the sweet aspect, no tartness or slight sourness at all. The flavor is fantastic nonetheless. No discernible hop presence here at all, and that's okay. Has a fairly crisp, yet also smooth, slightly frothy, medium bodied mouthfeel with moderate carbonation. One of the best, if not the single best, raspberry beers I've ever had that isn't a sour type beer of some sort.

Eric

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Photo of StretchZep
4.11/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SNorton101
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swierczt
3.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nelsonr_emi
4.62/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPadilla
3.57/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jjwisenheimer
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griggsy
3.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.93/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Pours a yellow beer, nothing that gives it away as a fruit beer. Aroma was nice, smelled like raspberries.

Taste was an overly sweet compared to its thin body perfume fruit beer. Too much sweetness, not enough 2 row.

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Photo of Sabtos
2.81/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Diamond556
2.07/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ESchweers
4.14/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sandlin73
2.56/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.31/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DougT
3.61/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Raspberry Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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