Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by SportsandJorts:
3.78/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: a dull golden color. a big, 3 fingers, creamy white head that fades slowly and leaves a lacing on the top and sides. hazy and murky, and just shy of opaque
Smell: huge spicy rye aroma hits me right away.some earthiness to it along with citrus. moderate amount of sweetness and a string booziness. one of the smellier beers i've had.
Taste: opens up with a mix of earth and spicy rye. middle plays out with a mixture of sweets and citrus. I get hints of dark fruits, and a definite caramel/toffee flavor. a good amount of citrus peeks out occasionally. good strong bit of alcohol
Mouthfeel: sticky and bitter rye. little alcohol astringency but still warm. moderate bitterness and a full body
Overall: a good beer. great rye character but missing a little bit in the rest. i'd prefer a bit more citrus and a bit more sweetness. but overall a pretty good beer.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 01:03:44 | More by SportsandJorts
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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 1,515 ratings.