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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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18351) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (13138) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
Bright amber colour. A bit strange - not distinctively gourdy, but at least a clean, crisp, moderately malty amber ale with toasty/caramelly accent. Hrm.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12222) - Orange County, California, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Cloudy orange and a soapy white head. Sweet bread, some biscuit, and a bit of a butternut squash note. Pumpkin, a hint of spice, some yeast, and maybe some tea. Nice sweet flavor that is mostly bread, biscuit, and toast. A bit of toast. Nice sweet and earthy squash notes, light yeast, and hints of spice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 23, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2003 (2003): Sweet herbal aroma, with some candy sugar/bubblegum. Taste is sweet, light Tripelesque, herbal and mint. Different squash from last year, with a better taste. (2002): Cloudy golden in appearance, with a mild fruity aroma. I'd never guess the squash without being told -- the flavor is very fruity and mild, with hint of alcohol. No noticeable bitterness. (6/3/6/3/12)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11317) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2007
Date: 11/30/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale Fest

hazy dark gold, frothy beige head, light sweet malt aroma, sweet malt flavor, big starchy character, lots of spicy character to balance the sweetness,

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10700) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9461) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (8395) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2004
Sampled @ brewery, RBSG 2004. Clear light yellow. Spicy nose, some definite squash there, with some yeast and alcohol... spicy peach, very light and fresh tasting. Nice, even carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (8113) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Hair of the Dog, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of squash, candied pineapple. Flavour of squash, spices (like pumpkin), with a very dry palate. Fairly simple and uninteresting. Decent.

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