Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by jeff1973:
3.95/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Hair of the Dog tulip. Batch #83.
A - Hazy light burnt orange. Giant light tan head. The head is almost annoying as it hardly dissipates to let you drink the beer.
S - Figs, a little bit of a grassy smell. I'm not getting a whole lot.
T - Figs, caramel, a hit of bubblegum, then really dries out to more than expected bitter finish. Although, overall, very well balanced between the sweet beginning and the dry, bitter finish. A bit of booze is present.
M - Medium carbonation (even with all the head). Medium heavy mouthfeel. Very creamy.
D - Medium low. Creamy, thicker mouthfeel and hint of booze reminds you to take your time.
A good beer. The bitter finish was a bit off-putting a first (I think because I wasn't expecting it), but a 1/4 of the way through it became really enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2011 02:45:02 | More by jeff1973
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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 1,517 ratings.