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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
This beer is similar to Hair of the Dog's Ruth beer, but instead of hops, several varieties of squash are used. Available only at Higgins, a Portland restaurant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7061) - Brier, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Tap at HOTD. Stoked to finally stumble across this one, after years of (admittedly never bothering) not getting over to Higgins to try it. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with very little head, no lace. Mild sweet cereal and soft gourd on the nose. Creamy medium body with minimal carb. Lightly toasted grain and soft gourd on the mid palate, very coherent and approachable. very light tannin on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (9776) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2016
Draft - Sweet butterscotch, caramel and some earth. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet, a bit syrupy and a touch of earthy notes. The squash gives a very sweet earthy not that is interesting, but not really tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (3630) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
Draft at HotD. Bright golden brown. Thin creamy foam. Creamy beer, mild earthiness, balanced sweet active body, great carbonation. Sweet finish. Lovely, but hard to describe.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 16, 2015
[2/24/15] Draught at Hair of the Dog in Portland. Hazy golden. Aroma of malt, pumpkin and a fruity note. Sweet flavor with malt, pumpkin, caramel and a spicy note. Medium-bodied. Sweet and not very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1571) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2015
Gold pour. Fruity aroma, flavor of fruits and grapes. Weird, and not great.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
TylerGreenDC (667) - - FEB 26, 2015
Draft. No aroma. Little carbonation. Tastes like sugared corn mash. Maybe bad lines? Can’t imagine thus is as intended, but then again I’ve never tried a squash beer. Maybe it’s just a not-good idea.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1595) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2015
On tap. A: Cloudy gold with a thin white head. N: Squash, peppercorn, leaves, biscuit, cracker, honey, lavender, T: Sweet and lightly bitter. M: Light body, crisp carbonation, no alcohol. O: Easy drinking and delicious beer. The squash shines through very well and this goes down so easily.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1886) - Earth, Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Have had 5-8 times in the past 8 years on tap in PDX and SEA. Hints of pils grass and butternut squash on the nose. Dry and not so bubbly dirt and grains on the palate blended with squashy goodness in the finish. Light but intriguing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 29, 2014
This is pretty damn cool for a small beer, and a hopeless one at that. Aroma and flavor are crisp...pilsner like but with a fruity squashy kick. So very easy to drink and good even among the big beers

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
Tap at brewery. Hazy light white yellow pour. Don’t know about squash but fruits and Chardonnay. Light body Easy to drink

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