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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (9406) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2012
Draught at the brewpub. Peach-yellow-brown color. Flat. Aroma of squash, spices, soft malts. Rich and potent. Sweet squash flavor with honey, some alcohol and spices. Quite flavorful. Soft, silky palate, a bit light. Strange, sweet, a bit cloying, but nice.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mymaestro (55) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Spicy, a little like cider with a touch of herbal flavor but no aroma. Sweet, not bitter or sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
NavyOfficer27 (12) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2012
not much of a nose but what itís got in smooth bitter goodness makes up for it! wow... I hold others to this standard! well done

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DYCSoccer17 (3639) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 19, 2012
12 ounce sample on tap at Brouwerís Cafe. The aroma on this is lightly fruity, with hints of strawberries. Pretty faint, and not really dynamic. Murky, hazy copper-golden body with a small, weak, off-white head. Starts sweet, lightly sugary, and very undercarbonated. Body is fairly thick and chewy. No hop bitterness. WTF is this? Tastes like wort to me. Most disappointing beer I had in Seattle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1673) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Very hazy and and cloudy light brown color with fruity flavor, kind of different without hops (squash instead), but still tastes pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8084) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
olio (9386) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sarpa (1387) - FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
tap@the brewery grey-brown color, no headmgrape-juice aroma, watery grape flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
ration (2138) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
120712. From Tap at at the brewery. Pours hazy light brown with no head. aroma bubblegum, malts. Slight caramel and keathery taste. Not Bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ACHops (1376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2012
On tap @ Brouwerís. Let me say up front I would never seek out a squash beer. But itís 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 thatís squash in there too. No hops to speak of. Odd beer. It just doesnít measure up as something youíd drink consistently, but you have to give them credit for having the stones to do a beer like this.

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