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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (4545) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bvc (1161) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Draft at HotD during earth day sale. Poured a hazy orangish/tan/golden color with tight slightly off white head that leaves some lacing on the way down. Nose is malty sweet with hints or cooked squash and some spice. Body is smooth and somewhat creamy on the feel. Nicely balanced malty earthy flavor with hints of sweetness and spice. Interesting well made brew and a bit of a departure from the rest of Alan’s beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11222) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2009
growler @Tampa Wkly Gathering-pours a white head that bubbles and hazy amber color. Aroma is sweet light malt, vegetal. Taste is sweet light malt, vegetal, some spice, creamy. OK/mild effervescence. Thanks fishingnet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Growler, thanks to fishingnet sharing. Poured a medium dark honey color. Very unusual and hard to categorize. Sweet fruity hoppy nose. Flavor was slightly fruity slightly spicy with mild alcohol notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Growler courtesy of bvc. Thanks Brandon. Pours a clear copper with a one finger white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of squash and light sweet pilsner malt. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with no bitterness. Very different but good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hopeye (39) - Oregon, USA - APR 30, 2009
Difficult to describe this one. The aroma is unassuming, so you don’t expect the interesting flavors you get. I an only describe it as "old" tasting, and I mean that in a good way. I was surprised not to yearn for hops.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Draft at higgins in Portland. I didn’t think hotd made a bad beer, but here ya go. Like a maltier version of budweiser.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17535) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2008
Draft @ HOTD. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty aroma with some spicy hints. Sweetish malty fruity spicy flavor. Has a fruity spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
Draft @ HOTD. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with the slightest green tinge; thin off-white head with fine-bubbled lacing. solid amounts of candy sugar, oranges, and general bitterness in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: not a ton of squash flavor here, but instead a very drinkable, well-attenuated candy sugar and dried orange core with plenty of balancing mineral bitterness; really nicely done, balanced ale with lots of candy sugar presence. Medium finish: dried fruits (oranges, esp.), candy sugar, and light lasting bitterness.

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