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Fred - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,493 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,493
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 354
Gots: 293 | FT: 20
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fred was created to honor beer writer and historian Fred Eckhardt. It is made with aromatic and rye malts and includes 10 different hop varieties.

10% alcohol by volume
65 IBUs.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-13-1998)
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Batch 90, poured into a glass at fridge temperature.
A - Lots of pressure on opening and some head tried to escape the bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow color with 2 fingers of white head. The head is very long lasting.
S - A bright, clean crisp hop smell with hints of spice.
T - A balanced hop front with moderate amount of hops.
M - A light bodied beer with lots of carbonation.
O - A nice, strong, golden ale that is well balanced.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased from Texas Wine & Spirits in Carlsbad CA
Batch 83

A: poured foamy into a chalice glass, hazy copper heart with golden yellow edges. Creamy white head retains nicely

S: faint perfumed grains and rye, dry grass scent.

T/M: unique taste up front. Hard to pinpoint, but a sweet licorice-like taste that gives way to a grainy rye. A little warmth lingering on the tongue. A little boozy. These flavors are pretty subtle behind the center-stage rye grain which is pretty overpowering. Silky mouthfeel, it's bubbly enough but really coats the tongue nicely. Very nice.

O: very good with the strong ale class, I'll leave it as interesting for my personal tastes but one cannot deny that this is a well- made ale. At the price, I probably would not purchase again as this is not my preferred style.

Serving type: bottle

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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,493 ratings.