Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by thatruth:
4.08/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle, just to try, from the Beer Junction in West Seattle, poured into pint glass.
even when poured marginally slow, this sucker's head and contents exploded everywhere while pouring to gather the head. hard to judge, but i'll say "two finger" off-white head with moderate, frothy lacing. pours a crystal clear champagne color into a brilliant, orange-amber body with a peach tint and lots of haze and sediment.
smells of pine and lemon with a orange peel and citrus hops aroma. wheat and a lettuce, or garden-y, vibe is present.
tastes absolutely hoppy, with a slightly buttered bread palette. hops have a fruity sense to them i can't quite hit the nose on - definitely fruity, though - maybe pears and lemons.
big, warm, frothy on-bringing plays out to a tried and true crisp, dry finish. comparable to a fresh sprite or ice cold american adjunct lager, even though i'm enjoying this beer at around 55-60 degrees. 10% alcohol content hidden very well.
a solid, dignified ale that stands out from the crowd. if my right hand and lap weren't sticky as hell the experience would have been that much greater.
Serving type: bottle
09-09-2011 23:58:19 | More by thatruth
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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.