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Thirsty Dog Irish Setter Red

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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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A medium-light body and a freshly-ground caramel malt flavor with no bitterness. The combination of American caramel malt and the finest Kent Goldings hops from England add an inviting "noble" flavor and aroma. IBU 16, OG 13.4 P


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5555) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2016
Bottle. Nose a little vegetal, a little weedy (not the kind with THC). Pour deep and hazy blend of reddish amber and brown, abundant carbonation and a large but airy and foamy beige head. Taste lightly sweet, lightly dry, medium bitterness starts slow but sneaks up on you, harsh dark caramel with interesting scored notes, and the sweetness transcends fruit into hard candy. So a lot of aggressive caramel malt, which works well here, but a little herbal-grassy clash. Full body picks up cloy with volume. Not a disaster, but it’s a hard pass. [2016.08.03: 2.6]

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4778) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2016
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Greenville, South Carolina. Appearance: Pours a clear, dark reddish-copper body with a reluctant, stray, off-white head. Smell: Fairly neutral aroma, small touches of toast, brown sugar and a thin measure of earthiness. Taste: A thinned taste of toast with a little grain backing. Lightly sweet with some hints of dry brown sugar. A mixed, vaguely berryish fruitiness. Very minor hops, softly earthy and just a bit spicy with near nil bitterness imparted. Fairly relaxed, mild finish that’s a wee bit drying. Mouthfeel: Light-bodied. Medium carbonation. Overall: A refreshing, easy-going, harmless red.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanscourt (1360) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Toasty sweet hop note on a copper body. Quite drinkable, floral hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ordybill (1302) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 2, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. This beer has a roasted malt aroma that matches nicely with the reddish / amber color of the beer. The head is a medium sized tan colored head. The flavor is full of malt and some hops in the background. I found this to be a thoroughly refreshing brew. I am glad I tried it and I will drink it again.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrewMaster0912 (49) - Marysville, Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2015
Pours a light color with very little foam on the head. Has a light caramel malt taste and doesn’t have a very dry aftertaste. Aroma is light and has a regular beer smell to it. Overall it’s good and I recommend giving it a try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4578) - Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pear/apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, light pear/apple, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness. Light herbal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, biscuit, brown sugar, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Nicely clean with well restrained yeast ester notes in the aroma and flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Irish red ale style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/bready malt, earthy hops, and light fruity yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sturmthis (1095) - Bavaria, GERMANY - APR 3, 2015
On tap. Amber with little white head. Caramel malt aroma. similar taste, some nut. Nothing special.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerman6686 (6255) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
This poured a red color with an off white head. Aroma was of grassy hops, caramel and toast. Flavor similar, pretty standard for the style but no real underlying flaws.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DialSquare (4238) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview. Amber pour with beige head. Aroma of roasty, toffee, apple. Tastes of caramel malt, yeasty, light hop, raisin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shrubber85 (10587) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet apple/caramel malt and lightly bitter straw flavor. Light buttery finish.


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