JPDurden24 (1664) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy and and cloudy light brown color with fruity flavor, kind of different without hops (squash instead), but still tastes pretty good.
laiti (7789) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013
Draught @ the brewpub
Aroma is slightly sweet and tart with grapefruit, apricot and hay. Flavour is sweet with grapefruit, some peaches, pineapple juice and fruit sugar. Warming alcohol in the finish. Sticky and somewhat leathery palate. A bit odd.
olio (8457) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampler @ Hair of the Dog, Portland.
Pours murky green-brown color with minimal head. Looks like dish water. Aroma of nettle, grass, honey and goose berry bush. Flavour of honey, hay, goose berry, toffee hints and some fruits. Quite odd.
Sarpa (1207) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap@the brewery grey-brown color, no headmgrape-juice aroma, watery grape flavor.
ration (2060) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
120712. From Tap at at the brewery. Pours hazy light brown with no head. aroma bubblegum, malts. Slight caramel and keathery taste. Not Bad.
ACHops (1084) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Brouwer’s. Let me say up front I would never seek out a squash beer. But it’s HotD... Gotta try it. Pours opaque brownish orange with super thin head. Aroma is earthy sweet. Taste is funky fruit, slight tartness, grassy herb finish. Yeah, I guess that’s squash in there too. No hops to speak of. Odd beer. It just doesn’t measure up as something you’d drink consistently, but you have to give them credit for having the stones to do a beer like this.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Brouwer’s Cafe.
Pours muddy brownish with two finger big bubbly chalk white head, quick dissipation. Smell is squash, sweeter veggie, a bit earthy. Taste is bland, squash and veggies, sort of like a light bodied abbey ale, but sweet. Thin mouthfeel. Interesting and drinkable, but I don’t really want to try it again.
crackedmachine (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brouwers. Pours a transparent orange-amber. Sweet, malty aroma. Flavor is also quite sweet, and the lack of hops to balance out the sugary squash is definitely noticeable. Squash flavor is quite mild, and it seems like the vegetable contributes sugar sweetness more than the flavor is squash flesh.
jredmond (6923) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at brouwers with Linh and Nhi. Pours a clear orange amber with white lacing. Aroma is weird spice and malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is thin with notes of weird fruit, sweet malts.
sherm1016 (1261) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
3oz pour at HotD. Pours a cloudy, yellowish-amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet, fruity, floral. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bready, the squash comes through, but isn’t overpowering, with a sweet, fruity finish. Zero bitterness, which would makes this even better. A very interesting for a hopless beer.