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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - 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!!!

3.9
   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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rastacouere (6126) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeTheYounger (1144) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 30, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
snakeoilpete (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 31, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6849) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Growler, courtesy fishingnet. Copper kettle color, minimum lacing and no head. Spicy vegetable notes, some citrus and pineapple, big pumpkin/squash and some grapes. Full of sweet grain and vegetal notes, nice full profile of caramel and brown sugar. Medium-bodied, crisp and quite drinkable. Unique and glad I got to try it.


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