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:
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Photo of Mattamath
5/5  rDev +46.6%

Photo of Ezra-Poundit
5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Easy to drink. Thirsty Dog never disappoints.

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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 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 Brock915
4.52/5  rDev +32.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zack
4.5/5  rDev +32%

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4.4/5  rDev +29%

Photo of sleazo
4.39/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A_Pours a hazy straw coloured hue. The small head dissapeared as quickly as it arose. The lace it leaves is a thin sheet of bubbles. Rather interesting looking with the lace.

S_Potent aroma of thick raspberry jam. It dominates both the malt and the hop profile but it does smell of real fruit.

T_more of those fresh raspberries. The inital sip is mildy sweet with the berries coming to the forefront. A pleasant bitterness follows and mellows out as a nice dry finish in the form of biscuity malt. There is also a mild tartness that one would find in the actual fruit. The aftertaste is pleasingly raspberry. The raspberry does not overpower at all but is a good component.

M_On the lighter side with a slightly below avg carbonation which seems to work well here.

D_Fruit beers have a tendancy to be cloying or artificial tasting but this one does neither. The raspberries are there but do not smack you in the face. This is a really fresh tasting beer and one that I could easily session on a hot day. A very well done fruit brew.

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Photo of Ricochet
4.3/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

This flavor, I have reviewed so far back when Thirsty Dog had a brewpub in Akron. I hadn't seen it until the Brew Keeper started carrying it, and I made it a go-to beer when they didn't have my fave BK beers. Now that the Brew Keeper has given up the ghost, I can still cozy up to this for memories...

I may just finish it before reviewing it. Fruit beers to me are win only if you flavor them strong enough to be a fruit beer but not strong enough to be "candy like". They usually end up being too sweet in that case. This one has some of that candy like raspberry flavor, but has a bitter balance plus a sweetness that stops at "PEZ" . Yep, this is liquid Pez.

It's light orange color and little head and little lace add to the total package. There is a slight malty finish at the and it make a creamy start in the mouth that finishes like water.

What can I say, I love this beer, and it's refreshing and balanced nicely.

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Photo of Lanstrum
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of camartin27
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of domnalbrecc
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of OB1
4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

Photo of 7KD8
4.16/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good good good good good

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

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 tigg924
4.07/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: hazy, 1/4 inch head, bright golden yellow in color, moderate carbonation

Smell: sweet raspberries

Taste: sweet raspberries bit of honey

Mouthfeel: sweet, light bodied, high carbonation

Drinkability: A nice and sweet summer treat. I could throw back several. This is a fruit beer that still tastes like beer and the raspberries taste natural.

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

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 SilentSabre
4.05/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I know alot of BA's don't care for creations such as this, but honestly, if it's well crafted, I really enjoy beer of this sort.
Part of my haul from Peace Street Market in Raleigh, NC.
Poured up a cloudy yellow-orange colour with a nice, soapy, white head that stayed put for a good 2 minutes. This actually had the look of a good hefeweizen with the colour, cloudiness, and the bit of sediment sludge around the edges of the bottom of the bottle. This looks inviting. Many times with brews such as this, smell is sort of hit or miss. This one, however, smelled quite nice. A little bit of biscuity malt accompanied by a moderate raspberry smell. It wasn't too assertive, nor was it too modest. The raspberries are there in the smell, easy to detect, but not overpowering. Perfect. This didn't seem to start as one thing, then progress to the next (ie, malt up front, followed by raspberries) rather, the drink was consistent all the way through, being an even blend of somewhat modest lightly toasted malts with a pleasant raspberry flavour. Really nice, this one; almost thirst quenching. Feels sturdy in the mouth, certainly not too thin, and highly drinkable. I wish I had bought more of this.

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Photo of tallfellapgh
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of athouve1
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of teyuders
4/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of DrDemento456
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light orange in color with a nice layer of foam.

S - It doesn't smell too overpowering. A candy sweetness, slight raspberries and a bit of wheat.

T - Wow that's light! The taste is spot on with raspberry first then a sweetness and finishes with a mild grain of malt or hops which makes you hoist another sip.

M - Very light. Kind of wish for more body.

D - Yes and more but sadly my beer stores do not carry much Thirsty dog. I tried to get more Pumpkin and they said no, so I doubt they could get this. Sadly though I have appreciated more fruit beers with more ABV so this one really isn't worth tracking down.

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Raspberry Ale from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
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