Oakes (12429) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dull tan, thin head, great floral aroma with delicate spice. Firm malty character, slight yeast, alcohol in the finish. The light florals are neither as prominent nor refined as in Franconian examples, though.
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at hotd. Pours out a copper yellow topped with a small head. Nose is great wheat grass bread malts and wet straw. Taste is tons of the wet straw heavy grain and a nice end.
Steve_0 (2622) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Brewery. Pour is clear golden with a big white head and great lacing. Fruity, straw, biscuit, lemony, and grassy in the aroma. Taste is doughy, fruity, lemon peel, biscuit, and bready with a crisp bitter finish. Light body with high carbonation. Nice heller.
Experiment_Ale (1003) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At Hair of the Dog with Taylor, Stephen, Dina, and Rob. Pours clear bronze orange with light lacing. Aroma is grainy malt, hint of earthy hops, clean. Taste is grainy, chewy, dry hay, hint if hops. Nice and drinkable.
Ernest (6200) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 5, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at HotD.
Head is small, mostly diminishing.
Body is clear dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with notes of sugar / cotton candy.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Dreadfully sugary and simple, and more boozy than you’d expect, like pretty much everything HotD makes anymore. I was excited to be able to drink here all week, but one visit was more than enough...after trying the taster flight and a bottle of 2013 Matt (80% of which went down the drain at $18, fuck that!), I walked out with no interest in coming back. Sad.
kaser (2643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Had this on draft at hair of the dog brewery. Orange. Flowers. Tropical. Weird. Not digging this hair of the dog shit like the reviews told me to
50belair (2219) - Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Cloudy yellow pour with a white head. Mild hoppy aromas. Nicely balanced with mild hop and malt notes. Good body and mouthfeel.
Getbetter (831) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a tap at the taproom.The appearence is clear orange with a thin white head. The taste has a tropical fruity malt .Great maibock....highly recommend.
ACHops (675) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In tap @ HotD. Pours cloudy pale amber with very thin head. Aroma is light but roasty malts and floral spice on the finish. Taste is similar: big crisp light malts up front, with oaky spiced hops on the finish. I’ll wager this is the most flavorful lager I’ve ever had. Easy drinking too, which is not the norm here.
daknole (9057) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
amber pour at HotD. Flavors of caramel, hops, light grain, some spices are noticeable. Really a nice brew.