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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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12958) - 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 (3014) - 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 (6174) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
beersearcher (2382) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeTheYounger (1182) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
gkost (1709) - 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.

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