Thirsty Goat Amber | Thirsty Planet Brewing Company

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Thirsty Goat AmberThirsty Goat Amber

Brewed by:
Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Added by wagenvolks on 06-29-2010

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 162
Photo of _drummer_
4.02/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this at Pluckers in Austin, served in a glass. Dark(ish) red color. Great balance of hops, malts, and spices. Smooth finish. Enjoyable beer - great with wings.

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Photo of gerite
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bought in six pack in Texas and drunk on the beach in Florida. A little lite on the mouthfeel but overall a very enjoyable amber ale. A good balance of hops and malts and the label ain’t bad either.

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Photo of DoctorZombies
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish Amber almost copper draft pour; thick beige head; decent cap and retention; pretty good lace and clarity. Semi sweet caramel nose; semi sweet caramel malt flavor. Lite, almost watery mouthfeel; moderate carbonation. Lite, almost nothing, hop linger...

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Photo of JohnDee
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a translucent reddish amber color. Mildly sweet malt flavor with a hop aftertaste that's somewhat bitter but not objectionably so. Light bodied. This is a good, straight-up ale.

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Photo of UPMD_Bill
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap.
Straightforward caramel malt aroma and sweetness. Adequately carbonated and goes down easy, and surprised to see it's listed as 6.8% here because it felt sessionable. Surprised by bitter finish at the end because of lack of hops on the nose. Overall, good but nothing particularly special.

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Photo of Realbeerguy
1.49/5  rDev -58.6%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.75

This is the stinkiest beer I've ever had. On the good side, the beer has a cool label, silly goat. On the bad side, the beer smells and tastes like a mulch heap.

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Photo of HipCzech
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the W Austin Wet Deck, served in a Greenstripe plastic cup. Clear, light brown amber with a decent head of off white foam. Mild aroma of toasty cereal grains, slight fruit ale yeast. Malty body with caramel notes, more yeast fruitiness, slight spice and peppery bitterness. Medium body and good carbonation. Flavorful without much complexity; crisp and bitter enough to balance the malt and remain enjoyable poolside during August in Austin.

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Photo of HamdenHector
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: crystal clear; amber colored; 1 finger off white head that receded to a thin collar; OK lacing; steady stream of tiny bubbles rising;

S: caramel, fresh wort, a little grass and citrus;

T: malt sweetness all the way through; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: not very complex or interesting;

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Photo of ElJacobian
3.9/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is an underrated beer. It smells fantastic - caramely and malty, and somehow it even smells like it's going to be crisp. The taste is great too. A nice mellow balance of caramel and toffee but with a very crisp finish. I'd definitely try this one again.

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Photo of MNishCT77
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz. on tap at Ginny's Little Bighorn on Sun., 12/28/2014 (Chicken Shit Bingo), unknown brewing/packaging dates, poured into plastic cup, drank over 30-45 minutes

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Photo of Durge
3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A fairly clear copper brown colored brew with a solid off-white head and
great lacing. The aroma is a very subtle grainy malt, not much else. However,
the flavor jumps out with a healthy evergreen hop blended with deep molasses
malt. There's some grass bite with a neat chocolate idea floating around. I
might add a little rye grain as well. Really pretty enjoyable with a medium body
that delivers a very fine, pretty mild carbonation and a slight resin to a
smooth, easy drinking brew. Not bad.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap at Opal Divine's Marina in Austin, TX

A: Pours a crystal clear medium amber in color with light amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall light beige head that quickly reduces to a very thin film covering about half of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light aromas of sweet caramel and toffee malts and just the faintest hint of grassy hops.

T: The flavor of this beer is almost all sweet malts with both caramel and toffee notes. There is a light amount of grassy hops in the finish that lends a light amount of lingering bitterness.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp but slightly thin/watery.

O: Easy to drink and could be sessionable as I could easily put a couple of these back. Nothing special but definitely an enjoyable everyday kind of beer.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.92/5  rDev +36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the Thirsty Planet’s Amber that’s been wood aged and dry hopped. It looks a pale yellow-orange color with a lot of foam that lets off a big grassy hop aroma. Grassy hops dominate the flavor as well, in a way that I completely forgot about this being an amber originally. I don’t pick up a distinctive malty sweetness but the beer does have an exceptionally well-rounded finish. Simply wonderful. It’s like a completely different beer and one I would gladly welcome seeing again.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

growler courtesy of fthomasl, thanks dawg! Pours a lightly hazed amber color with a small tan head that leaves some spotty lace.

Nose is surprisingly nice, caramel and toffee with a few dallops of sugar. Malts are nice, bold and varied. Nice hop aroma too, bright and tropical.

Taste is pretty big, lots of hop flavor and tons of bitterness. Lingers on and on... Malts are no slouch either. Loads of sweet toffee and burnt toast. Not bad, but a little homebrewey. Not much depth and the flavors dont meld together all that well. Its almost a bit too much going on here, the beer could be simplified dramatically.

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Photo of bisonkron
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - lighter than other ambers in general, white head that fades quickly. nice carbonation.

S - light caramel, light hops, and slight tea notes

T - very light on taste, not bad, but very light for my preferences. very light caramel taste, the malts make it through the taste a bit and are refreshing

M - very light, crisp, a bit of silkiness in there as well.

D - very drinkable, and just the right amount of kick for the summer.

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Photo of mrarkadin
1.97/5  rDev -45.3%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Had a pint at the draughthouse.

A - Light orange. With a very small head that disappeared almost at once. Not sure why they call this an amber.

S - faintly malty with some caramel, minimal hop aroma

T - Best way to describe it is watery. Very little carbonation and a slight malt sweetness.

M - Light and crisp.

D - It goes down easily because there isn't much body, but the lack of complexity or much flavor doesn't really make we want another.

Thirsty Planet is a new brewer, so maybe this will improve with time.

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Photo of LittleDon
3.47/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A pint served at Ruta Maya.

Amber and clear with little visible carbonation. Poor head retention, it was there and gone in no time. Malty aroma with a bit of caramel sweetness. Big mouthfeel, very chewy. Noticeable carbonation up front, heavy middle with a malty flavor. Lots of hops on the back end. Reminded me more of a lighter colored bock than an amber.

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Photo of cysiam
1.1/5  rDev -69.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Half-pint draft.

a - Pours a very light orange/golden color with moderate carbonation and small head with little retention. The lightest color of this style I've ever seen.

s - Faint malt aroma. Not much hops in the nose.

t - Some mild malt flavor but nothing stands out. There is a hint of hops at the beginning. Nothing lingers after.

m - Watery mouthfeel.

d - This is one of the worst examples of amber I've ever drank. The flavor is lacking all around and the mouthfeel super thin.

I'm really glad I only ordered a half-pint of this. Never again.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Draught House in Austin.

The beer pours an amber color with a white head. The aroma is pretty straight forward with a lot of caramel malt. The flavor is a mix of caramel and toffee malt. I also get some chocolate, earthy and grassy hops and some iced tea notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Draught House, Austin.

Looks like the carbonation issues surrounding the first batch of Thirsty Planet's Buckethead have been remedied, as 'the Goat' sports a healthy cap of newspaper-white foam. Good retention, too, although there isn't much lacing to be seen. Color is typical for the style, with a glowing, copper-amber body and appropriate clarity. Sweet toffee and caramel malts dominate the aroma. Yeasts smell buttery and fruity with a hint of shoe polish (in a good way, like Fuller's ESB).

Hops hit the tongue first with sharp, grassy notes. A citric, bitter hop bite lingers into the finish. Amber malts are slightly sweet and supply a superb balance of English toffee and caramel. Yeast contributes a light presence of tropical fruitiness. Everything seems to be working well together with Thirsty Goat, and the mouthfeel is similarly on-point. Crisp, well-carbonated, and slightly creamy on the back of the palate, but bitter and lively at the same time. All in all, a solid, refreshing Amber from the burgeoning Thirsty Planet brewers. Baaa!

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Thirsty Goat Amber from Thirsty Planet Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 162 ratings.
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