alexsdad06 (4350) - 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 (4744) - 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 (4215) - 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 (2740) - 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 (2567) - 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 (8450) - 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.
trancecyclist (41) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Capone’s in Norristown, during Philly Beer Week. Cerasus, not to be confused with the similarly-named Cerberus (an oak-aged Belgian Trippel) is an outstanding sour from this Akron brewery. Had a 5-oz pour which arrived as a light-red with a slight head and fairly low carbonation. The cherry flavor is very forward, and yet the beer is very dry in its sourness, making for an outstanding American sour. I’ll be looking for this one again!
crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice red ale, has some caramel swet notes, lots of cherry/fruit flavor, mdium sourness, medium to low funk.
Dogbrick (7113) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at Hal & Al’s. The beer pours a clear dark reddish-amber color with a thin white head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Sparse strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of cherries and malt. Light-bodied with a tart cherry character and flavors of wheaty malt and light spice. The finish is dry with a cherry and pine aftertaste. Above average Flanders style Red Ale overall.