Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by HiroProtagonist:
4.5/5 rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed while drinking...Batch#51. Pours (into a Duvel tulip) with a rapidly expanding voluminous light tan head. Larger bubbles below and a fine self-stadnding foamy crown rising an inch above the rim. This settles down slowly over several minutes. Rings of clingy lacing remain with a large foam poof on one side. Color is hazy orange with a red hue. Smells lightly spicy (coriander? orange-citrus?), with nice hoppiness, and subtle maltiness and sweet candy sugar. Taste is very interesting, complex, and WELL balanced with a driving hoppiness holding it together. A tad sweet, but not exactly malty, and a sublte dried fruit undertone. A hint of warming alcohol at the end. Flavors carry on the palate for a good length of time. Mouthfeel is full, smooth and enveloping- excellent. This one grabs me the right way! Midway through consumption the head settles into a 3 millimeter blanket and stays that way. I like this one very much- along with Hair of the Dog's "Adam". YUM.
Serving type: bottle
12-27-2003 02:18:16 | More by HiroProtagonist
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2.33/5 rDev -43.2%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2
Poured from the bottle into a Hair of the Dog tulip glass.
Lifeless pour. No carbonation, just a gooey orange apricot glow out of the bottle, filling with an orange and a screeching lifeless faint tan collar on the edges. Nothing going on here.
Aroma is sweet malts and honey. Hop aroma hinting toward spiced pine, with some clove esters a bit. Sugary. Sucrose, and lots of syrup
Palate hints at what could have been. Flat flat lifeless body. Palate fills with a bit of woody hop and pine, but is overtaken by sugary syrup and sucrose thickness. Lifeless and overly sweet.
Remind me to never drink bottle Hair of the Dog ever again, I'll stick to the brewpub where the beers actually shine. This is a disaster, basically drinking liquid sucrose with a bit of hop bitterness.
--- Old review look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4 | Final 4.3
Fred consists of very yellow almost lemon yellow opaque appearance. A good solid head that doesn't seem to dissipate too quickly.
The nose on the beer is quite surprising. An overwhelming sense of tropical fruit, specifically mango, and sweetness. Tastes of a sweet sugary honey, but not of heavy alcohol that linger in aftertaste.
An enjoyable beer but depending on your preference for fruit you may not care for it.
Serving type: on-tap
07-12-2014 01:20:49 | More by smakawhat
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,516 ratings.