Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by nmbr0ne:
3.78/5 rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Served from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: When I first poured it I was alarmed because it came out very hazy. I got very little head. There isn't that much lacing on the sides of the glass or the top of the beer.
Smell: Surprisingly, I like the smell. It smells very sweet. I get hints of apples, honey, and a few spice notes. At the same time, I smelled what seemed to me to resemble red wine vinegar.
Taste: It has a sweet beginning when it enters the mouth. The sweetness turns into a lingering bitterness that stays on your tongue for a while after sipping. I feel like it's a hoppy finish.
Mouthfeel: It's not thick like a syrup. It's not water like either though. I'll say it feels creamy. It has a bit of carbonation.
Overall: It's a beer I can sip, but not one I can have too many of. I wouldn't want to have too many of it anyways. It's not my favorite, but it is definitely a good beer. I like the balance that is formed by the sweetness at the beginning of the sip and the bitterness at the end. It's enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
09-03-2011 01:41:03 | More by nmbr0ne
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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
3.61/5 rDev -12%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Bought in Portland Oregon. Poured into a snifter, drank while watching a movie. Aged for a couple of months (at least 3 from purchasing date). Didn't pour sediment out as the bottle instructed.
A&S: upon opening this brew the carbonation pop was very lackluster. No head even when poured vigorously. Transparent dead light orange with hints of yellow. Smell consisted of sweet candies, malty tones, and some spiciness.
T&M: Taste was primarily sweet candy, earthy hops, complimented with an alcohol kick. In my opinion overly sweet. Mouthfeel with very thick and dead, no carbonation bite.
Overall: Honestly I think I over hyped this beer and it didn't live up to my expectations. I have only had two beers from this brewery, and even though I didn't find this one great, I really want to try more of their stuff based on recommendation.
Serving type: bottle
07-04-2014 05:16:33 | More by minterro
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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