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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDurden24 (1664) - 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 (7789) - 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 (8457) - 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 (1207) - 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 (2060) - 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 (1084) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 11, 2012
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crackedmachine (477) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jredmond (6923) - New York, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sherm1016 (1261) - 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 isn’t overpowering, with a sweet, fruity finish. Zero bitterness, which would makes this even better. A very interesting for a hopless beer.

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