Whippet Wheat | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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81
good
132 Ratings
THE BROS
80
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Whippet WheatWhippet Wheat
BEER INFO

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

Style: Hefeweizen

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by chaz01 on 05-13-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
41
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.52%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
25
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 132 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of OhioCoastie
3.72/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tone77
3.09/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is mild wheat and graininess, very little aroma. Taste is wheat, banana, lemons, hints of green apples at the finish. Feels medium/light bodied in the mouth and overall is a mediocre beer.

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Photo of Yancey82
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colonia25
3.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of logicalparadox
3.39/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lightman
3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of smithj4
3.62/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JustinSparks
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nelsonr_emi
4.34/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JPadilla
2.39/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of PEESHALEODEJANARO
3.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another pickup from Beer Noggin in Bronxville, NY around Christmas time. I enjoy Wheat beers and Hefeweizen, so that's what attracted me to grab one. Didn't look or smell really anything noticeable, but it was a good tasting beer. Could have a few of these. The 5.2% ABV is a good amount too. I remember it being smooth and easy to drink. It left a good enough impression not to turn another one down in the future.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.97/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Boone757
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDominator
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlaskaAg
3.35/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of manfromanotherplace
3.58/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brutaltruth
3.27/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

From the bottle in a pint glass, this hefe pours a cloudy, dirty, light amber color with yellow highlights. A moderate head of white dissipating foam fades to a thin fluffy layer with light lacing. The nose is banana, clove, some light wheat notes, and a strong well water note I have never smelled before. Flavors follow with a moderate banana flavor, medium clove on the back, lemon zest, on the middle, and an odd flavor liken unto well water like I have not tasted in a long time. Creamy and smooth with prickly on the aftertaste. Not one I would visit again and a disappointment from one of my favorite breweries in Ohio.

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Photo of bshiban
3.54/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robwestcott
3.74/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jp32
3.06/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3

Cloudy, murky, dirty tan-orange color. Nice fluffy head. Aroma is of hard well water and cloves.... maybe even cilantro or something?

The taste is plain, simple, and nearly tasteless until the finish. Even then you still have to force some flavor out of it. I have several flavorful Hefe's lately, and this is not one of them. It is however very crisp and refreshing when cold, I will give it that, but its definitely lacking in the flavor department.

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Photo of cyrushire
3.63/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Afra109
4.94/5  rDev +39.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic light get full flavor! Would be a great "all day" beer for the beach or other summer event! Not overly filling!

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Whippet Wheat from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 132 ratings.
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