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RATINGS: 141   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (10520) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 29, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazy gold with medium creamy white head that lasts. The aroma is spice, grass, wheat. Medium mouth, crisp, grass, light bitterness, spice, very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
@ Hair of the dog 16-3-9: lätt och frisk med små toner av örter. Kanske lite tvålig eftersmak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (7999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2016
On tap at the Brewpub. Hazy golden with a white head. Fairly relaxed with grass, some fruit, malt and some caramel. The finish was a bit dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (7619) - 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 (12903) - 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 (4728) - 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 (12189) - 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 (1709) - 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 (803) - - 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 (1953) - 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.

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