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RATINGS: 136   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   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.


3.5
   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.

3.6
   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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jason (1737) - 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.

3.5
   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.

3.9
   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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (3128) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Cloudy amber color with no head. Aroma of citrus, spice and squash. Taste is heavy on the squash as advertised. A bit too vegetabley.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2869) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Madness@the Moose YEHA. 1 Liter handbottle provided by yobdoog, I think it was filled at Higgins restaurant. I was excited to try this. Aroma is not surprisingly weird with light sweetness and definitely vegetable but not in a bad way. Taste is actually pretty plain, tastes like a pale ale with a bit more crystal malt sweetness. It very easy drinking and definitely a fine beer without using any hops. Extra points for creativity and being able to pull this off.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (10001) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Poured a medium orange color with a very small sized heat. Aromas of yeast, earthy, citrus, spices, and squash. Tastes of spices, squash, and caramel. There was definitely squash in there that made this one different and interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Poured a hazy yellow orange color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, orange, squash, bread, and toffee. Taste was dry, bready, light spices, and a mild, toffee finish. Pretty interesting / nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - DEC 16, 2007
Hand bottle from Samurai Artist. Thanks Ezra! Pours a nice hazy amber color with a medium off white head. Aroma of herbs, spices, malt and bread. Taste was different from any other beer I have had, but in a pleasant way. The flavor is well balanced, smooth and very easy to drink. Has a sweet dry finish.


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