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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 15/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2008
Tasted @ Higgins in Portland.
Orange colored brew. Beer fits the Higgins restaurant well. Vergatable, spicy aroma. Malty, spicy, earthy, yeasty and vegetables in the flavor. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
draft @ HOTD brewery - dark orange and clear; sweet aromas of vegetables, spice and grain; drinks very smooth; warm and sweet; interesting, grainy texture

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Sample - North American Organic Brewers Festival - Portland, OR
Aroma – Huge aroma with the squash leading the pack.
Appearance – Dark Amber in color with a nice head and semi cloudy.
Flavor – A great beer mixed with the squash this was a wonderful beer. Love the deep rich flavors.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, great texture with a good dry finish.
Overall – Another great beer from Hair of the Dog. Alan just brews the best stuff. Loved the flavors this was a great beer glad to have tried it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 12, 2008
On tap at HOTD sale in Portland--light, clouded copper-amber body with no head. Nose of chewy, squash and some subtle sugars. Spicy, malty, and interesting, though not that great. Might pair up good. I need to revisit this brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 4, 2008
Draft from beer dinner at Collins Pub. Very vegetal with spiced malt. A little alcohol burn. Smooth and interesting. Enjoyable. Served with a squash soup that was a wonderful, if not obvious, pairing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Hand bottles at both SD Strong Ale Fest and Madness at the Moose. Poured a lightly hazed golden copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was sweet and malty. Almost a candy like quality to it. Oddly some alcohol. The flavor was malty with a hint of spice. The body was fuller than expected for such a low alc beer. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Poured light hazy amber with a small head. Veggie aroma. Taste is slightly spiced, with a mixed veggie undertone of squash and slight sweet citrus. Surprisingly not bad. This one surely opens the door to the no-hop creativity. Very glad to try this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2007
Hand Bottle. Sampled at YEHA. Poured a light golden body. Light vegatable aroma. Flavor is light vegatable taste, sugary, yeast. Very earthy and intresting. Very quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - DEC 18, 2007
Yobdoog shared this at YEHA. lightly hazy orange in color with a light ring of bubbles around the glass. Aroma was caramel as well as weird vegetable, obviously from the squash. Taste is smooth pale malts with some squash. Interesting beer. Thanks Trevor, wanted to try this one for a long time.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2007
I really enjoyed this one. Thank you SamuraiArtist for the hand bottle. Aroma of some spices and roasted vegetables but very mild. A slight bitterness to balance to sweet roast aroma. Taste was also a bit sweet, maybe caramel or brown sugar with some bitter raw vegetable. Definitely a bit foody from the squash which does stand out which I was hoping for and contributed to the nice body. Glad I got this oddball, very nice.

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