DialSquare (2498) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Winking Lizard on Bethel. funk booze aroma - sharp long lasting vinegar taste. also grape, cherry, vanilla, oak. Very sharp and solid vinegar pucker. Well played. 7.8
shrubber85 (7290) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Peach, lemon, and barley malt aroma. Cloudy amber with minimal head. Sweet-tart lemon-peach and barley malt flavor. Light musty leather finish. Very nice.
TimsRatings (397) - - APR 15, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Ridgewood (Raleigh)
Pours reddish. Sour aroma. SOUR taste. Fans of sours will love this.
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JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glass at World of Beer Easton on 3/31/14. Hazy reddish amber pour with a medium off-white head. Aroma of sour cherry, sweet malt and balsamic vinegar. Sweet malt flavor with tart cherry before a funky and dry sour finish that has a bit of graininess to it. Nicely done.
alexsdad06 (5246) - Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler sample shared by Dogbones. Pours a clear reddish orange amber color with a thin white head. The aroma and flavor have a nice tart cherry burst, wood, funk, vinegar with some red wine tannin like character. Surprisingly tasty.
DrSilverworm (5899) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
64oz growler, shared by doggones. Totally clear red orange amber color. Thin white head. Couple loose ropes of lace. Big raspberry tart aroma. Nice big sour taste. Bigger body. Lighter, smooth carbonation. More dry finish. Nice bigger tart sour taste, light sweet. Very tasty, lightly fruity raspberry sour ale. Lightly sticky. Great stuff, like it a lot. Lightly spicy, tart tannic sour taste. Love it.
b3shine (5132) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler to snifter (shared by Dogbones). Looks good; a transparent light caramel with soft carbonation. Smells and tastes tart and lightly funky with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap in Cleveland, OH
Sitting at Lizardville I decided to drink something local. It has been a while since I revisited Thirsty Dog. This was a welcome reintroduction and well worth the cost, even if it was a bit expensive. I would recommend giving it a try if you like to see what breweries can do with their sour programs.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel red base sticks to the glass. A minimal head and lack of carbonation pair with clear icy legs. Sour cherries, vinegar, and musty oak spark the senses with vinous aspects of an inexpensive bottle of red wine.
Flavor / Palate - The fluidity of the mouthfeel traps the sweet and sour blend nicely. Vinegary undertones swirl on the tongue. The delayed kick is a finishing touch for a fine release. I would not have pegged Thirsty Dog as a brewery capable of this before now but look forward to seeing if they can do so again.
JStax (2772) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. Pours a transparent copper with a white head. Aroma is musty, dry tartness. Taste is more of the same. Not that complex, but good nonetheless.
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a cloudy/murky ruby, reddish / amber color and a small sized off white head. Woody, cherries, dark fruits, and some vanilla. Nice medium sour finish.