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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2716) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 28, 2013
Had on draft at the brewery. Belgian hop aroma, estery, sweet pilsner malt. This is very drinkable, the sweet malts work well the yeast character, bready. This may be too drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1510) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 2, 2014
On tap at hotd. Colour...light straw with a thin white head. Nose...quite squash-like with bits of spice and yeast. Palate....lightly frothy with grain up front and squash all around the palate. The grain lingers across mid palate and there almost an anise like flavour now and then.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TAR (2526) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Draught at Hair of the Dog, circa 2008: Misty honeyed-copper. Tight and creamy head slowly diminishes. Muddled but intriguing nose of butter toffee, dried apples, vanilla taffy, leather, and caramelized sugar. Soft pinpricks of scant carbonation. Dense honey-packed sweetness unites with copious amounts of brown sugar, though the sugars are kept in check by a light leathery astringency and squash-derived starches. A date and baked yam sweetness renders the core fairly flabby. Squash generates a quite vibrant toasted-nut dimension. Malt sweetness is seamlessly integrated with the teasing sugars provided by the squash. Finishes pleasantly soft yet with a firm dose of minerals which slices the malt and squash beefiness. It does exhibit good malt persistence and depth, though it does suffer from excessive sweetness at times. But no doubt a fun creation that proves to be more than a novelty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bule (1402) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2007 Vintage on tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy mud brown color with no head at all. I've not tasted the regular Greg for comparison. Lovely balance of sweetness and malt.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Cloudy orange and a soapy white head. Sweet bread, some biscuit, and a bit of a butternut squash note. Pumpkin, a hint of spice, some yeast, and maybe some tea. Nice sweet flavor that is mostly bread, biscuit, and toast. A bit of toast. Nice sweet and earthy squash notes, light yeast, and hints of spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Super hazy, funky light brown and gold coloured body with a very thin tan head. Aroma of mild squash and malts coming through with very little else, perhaps some sugar. Light-bodied; Strong squash and honey flavour up front with some lighter nuts and a bit of caramel. Light aftertaste with some earth, light squash and a mild sweetness. Overall, nice to try - very light and worth tasting, but not exceptional. A good alternative to some of the higher octane beers from the brewery! I sampled this pint on draught at the brewpub in Portland, Oregon on 25-April for US$4.50.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - DEC 26, 2013
1/15/2012. On tap at the brewery in Portland. Cloudy golden yellow with a white head. Fruity and malty aromas with spicy notes. Very interesting brew and quite delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6250) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at the brewery
Hazy yellow with a small white head and good lacing. Aroma of pils malts and sweet fruit. Flavors of malts and caramel, herbal

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Draft motherfucker. I knew I wouldn’t want to drink this after a few sips, that’s why I bought an entire glass full. It tastes like peach juice except at the very end, there’s a hint of throw up, reminding me that its not peach juice. Fruity & weird and the finish is less than enjoyable but I am drinking it because I’m cool.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VastActiv (4239) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 13, 2013
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Colour is deep golden with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, hints of spices, sweetness and some malts. Quite juicy.

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