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RATINGS: 155   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.6
maekchu (3997) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAR 5, 2012
Clean and clear aroma w/ some fruitiness and a bit of yeast. Cloudy, dark straw. Minimal head. Slight alcohol is noticeable through the light wine-like flavors. Bit vegetal. Decent carbonation and light fruit in finish. Very refreshing, works quite well with squash subbing for hops.

3.4
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
Draft @ HotD. Pours a mostly clear yellow with great white lace. Aroma of sugery/honey fruit and mild grain. Taste is sweet, grainy, with some honey and spice. Mildly refreshing. This was a very interesting brew.

3.7
1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Tap at HOTD. Pours to a hazy straw colored body with a white head. The aroma is slightly sweet pilsener malt. Mild alternative sourced sugards. The flavor is sweeter pilsener malt than expected. It must be from the squash. Almost like a cardamom, but that could simply be a mild astringency. The palate is smooth and medium light bodied.

3.1
CheersMate (1343) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Draught from the brewery. Hazy golden appearance with a strong head. The bartender had quite the difficult time pouring it, because it was quite carbonated. Prickly carbonation on the tongue. Not a lot of squash is hitting my taste buds. I’m getting a TON of that pilsner malt. Subtle vegetable backing, but I wouldn’t say that it could be easily identified as squash; however, there is a distinct earthy/vegetable taste to the beer. The beer seems to settle quite a bit, carbonation wise. I love Hair of the Dog stuff, but I don’t know, this beer seems to be dominated by that pilsner malt flavor. The squash addition seems to play only a minimal role. It was quite the pungent brew (I’m speaking in past-tense because I had this last night), but I didn’t get much squash. Overall, this was a unique experience, but I was expecting a different dimension. I’ve been waiting to try this for years.

3.4
notalush (5895) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - DEC 16, 2011
Hmm, an interesting brew, this - light body, tangy, wheaty - a bit of honey and wildflower - squash adds an interesting sweetness to the mix - a touch of phenols add further depth - a light tingly acidity on the tail end - interesting.

2.9
Matts_Property (837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2011
On tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours a cloudy blond with a small white head. Aroma of candied fruits, pineapple and squash. Flavour of squash, candied pineapple, spices, cinnamon - similar to a pumpkin beer. Dirty flavour, interesting, but not a fan of this style.

2.9
mcberko (18389) - 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.

3.7
Wombata (625) - Kobe, JAPAN - OCT 5, 2011
2009 on Draft. Aroma: Ripe, rich malt plus a little pumpkin Flavor: Rich, mild, full-bodied initially, then malt with a slight pumpkin note. Finishes very soft and round.

3.4
dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Pours a light gold with a thin white head. Musty hops, squash in the aroma. Smooth malt taste, yams and a touch of hop bitterness. Weird brew.

3.3
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Bready, slightly sweet and tart aroma. Very light clear straw color with small bubbly head. Cereal grain, flaked corn flavor with biscuit like finish. Hay on the finish. Soft and smooth and light motuhfeel. A good pilsner style that is more substantial in malt ocmplexity. Enjoyable yet approachable.


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