Whippet Wheat | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company

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81
good
135 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:
135
Reviews:
44
Avg:
3.55
pDev:
13.52%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
26
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 135 |  Reviews: 44
Photo of Caveworm
4.06/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Whippet Wheat | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company. Poured from the bottle into a pint glass, the head's three fingers thick, with webbed lacing, and a hazed medium gold body.

I smell banana esters, clove, and bubblegum. Hard to mess up a hefe.

Tastes like a slightly boozy version of the smell. More of a trippel flavor IMO. Still good regardless...

Medium-light mouthfeel with fair carbonation.

I'll go ahead and give Whippet Wheat | Thirsty Dog Brewing Company a 4.

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Photo of PlayerSixtyfour
4.21/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I just had this on tap a little bit ago and it is FANTASTIC.

It pours an opaque yellow/orange with a thin head that stuck around for the entire drink

The taste is very banana forward; true to the style. Its crisp and refreshing. Perfect for the summer. I could drink this all day.

It had a slightly thick mouthfeel witch I love in beer.

I didn't rate the smell because honestly I dont remeber the smell other than it was a great first sniff. (So ignore the smell score)

This is honestly one of the strongest Hefeweizens ive ever had.

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Photo of DeanAmbrose
3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pale straw in color. Very faint aroma. Taste was of mild citrus. Clean and crisp finish. Very refreshing. Over all a well made beer. One of my favorite beers from Ohio.

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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 West_Chester_Ale_Tester
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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Whippet Wheat from Thirsty Dog Brewing Company
3.55 out of 5 based on 135 ratings.
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