KegOstertag (92) - - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank in pilsner glass from 12oz bottle. Aroma- citrus and rye scents. Appearance- murky/muddy orange. Tons of head and carbonation. Head did not dissapate. Taste- rye taste and boozy flavors. Not too alcoholic but its noticeable blended with the rye and citrus. Palate- strong alcoholic mouthfeel. Overall- not bad but definetely a bit boozier than expected for a golden ale.
luttonm (4449) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Bright, clean gold with pretty white foam. Hazy yeast, full sweet mouth. Perfect balance of cream, alcohol and yeast. Just a terrific, landmark beer. Great bread, a touch lactic and full rich alcohol.
tightslice (832) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is strong fruit (apple, pear) and caramel. A tad sweet but incredible mouthfeel and the right amount of rye and hoppy bitterness.
spkevin (433) - Doetinchem, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Borefts ’15. Notes from then: Sweet! Lots of candy notes. Syrup. Like it a lot!
RRistow12 (636) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a murky dark orange with white head. Nice strong aroma is brown sugar, caramel, some fruits. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet with a little alcohol burn. Flavors of brown sugar, biscuits, toffee, caramel, dark fruits. Big tasty beer.
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Temptation (257) - - FEB 9, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very great beer, plenty of flavour and aroma to raw grain, brown sugar, biscuit and a slight bitter hint, which balances to the perfection.
bulldogops (1682) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 6, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rating #1677 - #CBC2015 - Beer 62 - On tap at HOTD w/ Ferris. Hazy brassy coloured pour, bubbly head, not much lacing. Aroma is sweet sweet citrus and honey - mango, peach, vanilla. Taste is an alcoholic hoppy punch, lots of IBUs tempered with sweetness, and a ton of alcohol on the palate, but not thoroughly undisguised. Just a big bold beer for flavour-lovers. Awesome.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4246) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hair of the Dog Fred on tap at Imazato. A mellow brassy gold. A juicy fresh orange citrus aroma easily to confuse with an IPA. The taste is malty and gives a sort of caramel spread and orange blossoms flavor. After the hoppy bouquet the more malt forward flavor caught me by surprise. This is a damn solid beer and in no way reveals it’s huge 10% ABV. Had some in a snifter and it totally boosted the taste.
mrjez (381) - Osaka, JAPAN - JAN 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Imazato. Poured a bright orange gold, pretty clear. A difficult aroma to pin down, lots going on - dense hop mix, floral, strong grassy and earthy notes. Nothing feels out of place not overpowering. The flavour gives a sharp booze feel with a tonne of citrus, kind of like a liqueur, but this is carried by a medium body with an effervescent feel. Interesting stuff. A sipper, with plenty of flavour to take in. We all shared a glass of the start of the tap, which was filled with sediment, very cloudy, and it had a remarkable funky yeast, rye, and hop aroma. Makes me wanna try a bottle so I can measure my pour to mix some of this in.
mephisto (1285) - TAIWAN - JAN 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aged for at least 3 years. pours clear golden with thin white head, it has big bready aroma with hint of spice. it tastes medium sweet, sour, and finishes bitter. full bodied.
MattH (750) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Aroma is a ton of peach. Taste is peach and pine. Finish is bitter. Mouthfeel is slightly sticky.