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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bready, slightly sweet and tart aroma. Very light clear straw color with small bubbly head. Cereal grain, flaked corn flavor with biscuit like finish. Hay on the finish. Soft and smooth and light motuhfeel. A good pilsner style that is more substantial in malt ocmplexity. Enjoyable yet approachable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
elihapa (1533) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 9, 2011
On tap, brewpub. Pale gold, clean. Aroma is lightly bready. Flavor has sweeter malts, light apple. Great clarity, both flavor, color, finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
trevor211 (1429) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Pours a light, transparent yellow. Grains and some vegetal notes on the nose, which really come through in the flavor. Sort of like a tea - just not my cup.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2010
Pours a hazed almost murkey orange with a thin yet lasting head. Aroma is sweet, nutty, grain, gritty, vetetable, squash, herbs and light spice. Flavor is a light caramel, weedy, earth, vege, squash, light metallic hint, orange zest, and light maple syrup? Finish is a bit gritty, but overall kinda interesting beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
guntlipz (19) - Portland, USA - OCT 29, 2010
Love drinking this at Higgins. Thankfully it is ususally easily obtainable for me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11224) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2010
A lightly hazed amber orange ale with a thin white head. In aroma, pleasant fruity malt with caramel and some nice madera tones. In mouth, a good caramel and fruity malt, a bit maderized, very smooth, no hops, as promised, but good. On tap at Hair of the Dog, Sept. 4, 2010.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 1, 2010
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 itís most certainly placebo. More like pilsner malts though I could see someone mistaking that for squash if you were looking. Though if you didnít 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 HOTDís weakest brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2979) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 21, 2010
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!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2010
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 16, 2010
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.

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