Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by Cavery:
4/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a Stone Nonic, bottle provided to me by Klym in a recent trip.
12oz all to myself,
A: Very cloudy orange juice with some squeezes of milky caramels. A thick 3 finger head hovers over the body, with extremely bead-like bubbles. Some of the oddest formations of lacing I've ever seen, looks like its written in some alien language. This glass is trying to tell me something about the future.
S: Complex sweet Mexican inspired spices on peach and mango flesh. A spicy like IPA character to this barley wine that reeks of Mexican influence. Tamarind sweetness with spoon fulls of coriander infused honeys. Brown sugar and agave nectar continue on the complexly sweet theme. Bright and enticing. A clean and light hop character is the subtle garnish on this beer.
T: Salty mango flesh with some tamarind pits. There's an unusual earthiness to the sweet tropical flavors that I can't quite pinpoint. Apricot sweetness with some gummied candy flavors added. The flavors honestly almost come off as artificial, but they aren't bad at all. A theme of orange-colored tropical fruits reigns supreme. Alcohol is blended well with the sweetness.
M: A very pleasantly fizzy mouth that wins me over sip after sip. There's a really frothy characteristic to this that's hard to explain. Reminds me a lot of a cream soda, which is shocking considering the style. Really airy and light, with a lighter mouth feel to compliment the unique fruity notes.
O: This one is quite the curve ball! But make no mistake, this pitch is a strike. The flavors are really quite interesting, and the mouth takes the flavors for a ride. Flavor sensations of gummies, spices fruit flesh, and frothy non-alcoholic beverages shine like stars in the sky. This would be a fascinating offering to age, I just don't know what you'd end up with. The alcohol is very well blended, but not missing. Quite good, and shows many indications that it could improve with time.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2011 04:03:52 | More by Cavery
More User Reviews:
4.11/5 rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
on tap at the brewery, Portland
Hazy deep gold with white film that’s steady and trails.
Sugar and orange peel nose.
Lots of sugar cookie, a bit of rye spice, fair whack of citrus, melon and kumquat.
Fruit punch finish and dry linger.
Medium, chewy, slight oil.
Very fruity for a golden ale. Rye is subtle, the hops are significant. A style bender in the best way.
Serving type: on-tap
03-10-2014 18:41:12 | More by StJamesGate
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Aroma: Sweet malt, brown sugar, fig.
Appearance: Hazy dark amber, nice two finger off white head that settles to a covering.
Flavor: Sweet malt, brown sugar, raisin, fig, bitter hops. Very much like an america style barleywine with the amount of hop flavors.
Mouthfeel: Full body in but not quite heavy, Syrupy but not thick, some alcohol warming.
Overall: Good beer, would buy again. Maybe age some for a year and see where the flavors go. $5.99 for 12 floz
Serving type: bottle
02-28-2014 17:56:27 | More by buzzardman
4.38/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
A- Deep golden with a billowy white head of 2.5-3 fingers. Good staying power and clings oh so well. Very clean looking until I got greedy and attempted to get the last drop before a portion of the sediment hit my glass.
S- Pilsner malts, sweet confection candy, spice of rye, and a mixture of both bright and dark fruits. Fruity esters. A lot going on here and it seems to work.
T- Impeccable balance. A healthy does of sweet malts and intense hopping, accompanied by a soft booze character. Toffee, wood, and spicy grain.
M- full body, yet easy drinking for the abv. Syrupy and creamy. Alcohol settles in with a bite towards the finish.
O- No clue how to classify this beer, but it really doesn't matter. It's a strong ale that goes hard to the paint with intense flavors and complexity.
Pair with lamb, braised pork belly, or flavored cheeses. Serve at cellar temp and age if possible.
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 03:24:12 | More by Bosoxfan20
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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