Troobie99 (60) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
As I recall, Ruthís a small beer of Fred, though if thatís wrong--well, you heard it on the internet. I am pretty certain it was named for (brewer) Doug Sprintsís grandmother. In any case, itís a wonderful session ale. Perfectly unassuming, yet it has a funky yeast quality that seems Belgian, though the brewery claims itís Wyeast Scottish, so go figyah. Dry and lip-smacking. A HoTD when you canít quite DO a HoTD. Or maybe a summer HoTD. Oh, I found it in the saison category, which is absurd.
jjgmd (1728) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the brewery in Portland, pours a rusty orange color with a beige head. Nose is sweet and a bit fruity with some citrus . Taste is sweet and fruity as well as mildly hoppy. Finish is sweet and fruity as well, ends dryly with a mildly long finish . Quaff Score 7 / 10
zgaier (1652) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog Brewery. Pours a hazy orange with a white head and aroma of fruits and hops. Taste is of resin, hops, citrus, malt, and caramel with a dry finish.
bartzluke (337) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 22, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 oz pour into a stemmed tasting glass from tap at the brewery in Portland. Orange and hazy with a big white head and lots of lacing. Nose is really clean and crisp hay/grass. Medium body, creamy, on the crisper side. Taste is light but very flavorful. Orange. The pils malts provide a nice backbone. Biscuity finish. Great pale ale.
JakeG (26) - Sherwood Park, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy bubbly orange-yellow with a small white head. Nice lacing. Aromas of citrus hops, fruit, malt and spices. Tastes very juicy and citrusy -- quite refreshing. Medium bodied.
hopdog (9856) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a hazy golden color with an averaged sized head. Floral, toasty, some citrus, and fruity.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at the brewpub
Cloudy blond color. A beer rooted in the quality of the malt, and ethereal for its freshness; delicate hops, the mouthfeel has a gentle sweetness, the final is bitter and long.
WABeerFiend (324) - - JAN 16, 2015
0.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 04.29.14.
A: Flat. No head or lacing at all. Somewhat opaque orange. Sediment is there.
S: Corn or grain first. Citrus, orange, lemon. Itís very sour.
T: Burnt biscuit, bitterness, tangerine.
M: No carbonation.
O: The bottle read that this was unfiltered so I couldnít use that as a gauge for how old this was. At any rate, this was simply terrible. 3 sips into it and it was a drain pour. The was one of the most unbalanced beers ever. It was undrinkable.
Sarlacc83 (1366) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery.
A: Cloudy orange color with a foamy white head.
N: Biscuit, pine, oranges, some grapefruit. Toast. Not as complex as I would like.
T: Sweet and lightly bitter.
M: Light body, creamy carbonation, and light alcohol presence.
O: A sweet throwback APA. Hard to rate this when every APA is an IPA in disguise, but itís easy enough to drink.
bmsulliv (209) - - NOV 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid pale ale, nice hop balance. Way better than the other beers on tap at hair of dog brewery
Art (2266) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a bottle without noticing the date. Ended up being a year old. Pours a clear golden yellow with a full white head. Floral aroma with slight oxidation. Taste is slightly bitter and the "old hops" taste isnít really there. Pretty good actually. Not the same beer but great base.