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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (5026) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 1, 2012
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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1056) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2012
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 isnít overpowering, with a sweet, fruity finish. Zero bitterness, which would makes this even better. A very interesting for a hopless beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2012
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. The aroma sweet fruity and melon notes. The flavor is a rich caramel and sugar, some dried fruit, light vegetal notes. A bit odd/interesting.

0.8
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
pearlbeer (13) - Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
It was ugly and gross. No hops in this one, and it proves why that is a bad idea. Looked like hell as well. Nasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
maekchu (1766) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2012
Clean and clear aroma w/ some fruitiness and a bit of yeast. Cloudy, dark straw. Minimal head. Slight alcohol is noticeable through the light wine-like flavors. Bit vegetal. Decent carbonation and light fruit in finish. Very refreshing, works quite well with squash subbing for hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Westmeister (1534) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft @ HotD. Pours a mostly clear yellow with great white lace. Aroma of sugery/honey fruit and mild grain. Taste is sweet, grainy, with some honey and spice. Mildly refreshing. This was a very interesting brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
1FastSTi (3283) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Tap at HOTD. Pours to a hazy straw colored body with a white head. The aroma is slightly sweet pilsener malt. Mild alternative sourced sugards. The flavor is sweeter pilsener malt than expected. It must be from the squash. Almost like a cardamom, but that could simply be a mild astringency. The palate is smooth and medium light bodied.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CheersMate (1299) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draught from the brewery. Hazy golden appearance with a strong head. The bartender had quite the difficult time pouring it, because it was quite carbonated. Prickly carbonation on the tongue. Not a lot of squash is hitting my taste buds. Iím getting a TON of that pilsner malt. Subtle vegetable backing, but I wouldnít say that it could be easily identified as squash; however, there is a distinct earthy/vegetable taste to the beer. The beer seems to settle quite a bit, carbonation wise. I love Hair of the Dog stuff, but I donít know, this beer seems to be dominated by that pilsner malt flavor. The squash addition seems to play only a minimal role. It was quite the pungent brew (Iím speaking in past-tense because I had this last night), but I didnít get much squash. Overall, this was a unique experience, but I was expecting a different dimension. Iíve been waiting to try this for years.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4631) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Hmm, an interesting brew, this - light body, tangy, wheaty - a bit of honey and wildflower - squash adds an interesting sweetness to the mix - a touch of phenols add further depth - a light tingly acidity on the tail end - interesting.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours a cloudy blond with a small white head. Aroma of candied fruits, pineapple and squash. Flavour of squash, candied pineapple, spices, cinnamon - similar to a pumpkin beer. Dirty flavour, interesting, but not a fan of this style.


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