Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by chiefydawg:
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle poured into a flared pint glass.
White, thick, fluffy head tops a hazy orange body. Highly carbonated. Easy to look at as long as I know I can drink. Head lasts long, and the lace sticks well.
Dry, tart,citrus rind scent with a nice (though recessive ) Grape-Nut scent. Like a lemon candy almost, with the pleasant, almost sourness backed by sweetness.
Mouth-full of American C hops! Fills the mouth (more on that later) with a viscous hop juice that has a sweetness to it. You know how Bells Two Hearted has that fresh hoppiness, yet balancing sweetness, yet clean drinkability? Fred is that on some serious growth hormones. Hopheads will relish in its nearly harsh piney citrus resin, but will note how the malt backbone ameliorates it. Remarkably, the finish is tight enough to invite another drink, and the mouth war starts all over.
Seems to be enough hop material to create a resiny, thick mouthfeel. The clean, nearly astringent bitterness scrubs the palate, tempting the next sip. Easy to swish this one around the mouth a bit for fun, though there is a nagging tingle at the back of the palate reminding you that this is no penny candy.
Even though this has a notable drinkability for its kind, I would not recommend too many of these in one sitting. They would fill your belly quickly, but not before filling your head with thoughts of how irresistable and invulnerable you are.
I would call this a DIPA any day of the week, and one of the better ones at that.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2012 02:53:48 | More by chiefydawg
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
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,377 ratings.