DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz pour at HOTD. Light golden color, almost bland lager-like in appearance. Aroma is grainy malts, very clean. One could think this smells like squash though it’s most certainly placebo. More like pilsner malts though I could see someone mistaking that for squash if you were looking. Though if you didn’t know this had squash in it you would never say it smelled that way. Taste is watery, smooth, clean, low bitterness. Very drinkable. This is a nice gimmick but probably HOTD’s weakest brew.
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not my favorite from them. 10 karat pour produced quite a bit of white spotty lacing. Malty, sugary aroma...a bit vegetal. Flavor is sweet and earhy. Medium mouthfeel...glad they opened!!!
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at HoTD, pours a clear light gold with a nice small white head. Aroma is summery but indistinct it just smells fresh. Flavor is slightly vegetabley with some light spice, very refreshing and drinkable.
Rastacouere (6128) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ HOTD. A squash 5% beer with pils malt and no hops? Can you anticipate the train wreck? You should not because it impressively turns out awesome. A full-bodied amber cloud covered by a generous, tight off-white foam. Squash flavours are exquisitely extracted, making this a stunning broth with a soft spicy, vegetal, earthy character. Drinkability is unexpectedly there as well thanks to its again judiciously extracted pale malt base. Malty, firm palate. No bitterness, but still balanced, due to proper fermentation and the well established limits to crystal malts.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a big, wine style beer that is still very drinkable. Had with pizza at Tastebuds in Portland. Not a super fan of Hair of the Dog but this is my favorite to date of their stuff.
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had on tap at the brewery from Alan. Poured a clear amber color with a nice head. Very smooth mild aroma, mild spices. Very unique. I thought this was very cool.
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 On tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a nice frothy off-white head. Smells floral and fruity. Malty, spicy pumpkin/squash taste with a little fruitiness. Smooth and crisp.
Ibrew2or3 (6881) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of fishingnet. It pours coppery gold with tiny white head. The aroma is modest in strength with spices, sweetness and smooth chewy squash like veggies. The taste is sweet up front with maltiness then moving into sugary-ness and squash goodness. The malts grow a bit into the finish. Nice stuff. It seems a tad on the sweet side overall.
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler courtesy of fishingnet. Pours a copper color. Aroma of mild pumpkin. Flavor is a mild spice, veggies, and squash with some sweet malt notes. Very very drinkable. Glad i was able to try this one.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks fishingnet for the share. Pours a hazy brown-yellow with an off-white head. Nose is some vegetable and squash, but mostly mildness and gourds. FLavor is very similar. This is a great warm-up beer since it is so mild, yet it is still enjoyable. Medium-bodied and enjoyable, but it is so incredibly mild.