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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,512 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,512
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 359
Gots: 292 | 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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BigV

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-03-2014 17:44:10 | More by BigV
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IBUQT

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-03-2014 02:47:48 | More by IBUQT
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bret717

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

07-01-2014 03:33:36 | More by bret717
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Can_has_beer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-30-2014 12:48:44 | More by Can_has_beer
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Wayne17

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-29-2014 22:00:48 | More by Wayne17
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FalconOne

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-28-2014 18:37:21 | More by FalconOne
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sammyg832

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-27-2014 16:12:57 | More by sammyg832
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-27-2014 14:26:05 | More by megamass
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Oakhtar

California

2.63/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Batch 93....third straight flat Fred I have had. Started with batch 88 and now two straight batch 93s are drain pours.

Overall this beer smells and looks great, but I need some more texture. Supposedly bottle conditioned, but there is absolutely no carbonation in this batch. Extremely disappointed with my Fred experience thus far.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 03:37:37 | More by Oakhtar
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SamuelR

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

06-26-2014 05:44:00 | More by SamuelR
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PTEdelman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-22-2014 11:58:23 | More by PTEdelman
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my_knew_craft

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-21-2014 18:40:05 | More by my_knew_craft
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-19-2014 13:34:55 | More by bleedsblu
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Joe_Mahma

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-19-2014 13:30:11 | More by Joe_Mahma
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davidwhatshisnam

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-19-2014 02:07:23 | More by davidwhatshisnam
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CaptCleveland

Ohio

3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into tulip. No bottle dating. Batch 91, for what it's worth.

Thick, viscous, pale orange/apricot liquid. No head or lacing.

Dried fruits, zest, sugar cane.

Tangy, spicy molasses, syrup honey.

Thick, sticky, medium to full body.

Appreciate the chance to try this, but it doesn't do it for me.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 00:05:03 | More by CaptCleveland
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johnny5martini


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-17-2014 03:54:36 | More by johnny5martini
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22Blue

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

06-14-2014 15:37:07 | More by 22Blue
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mookihouse

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-13-2014 06:02:38 | More by mookihouse
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yeaprolly

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

06-12-2014 23:50:50 | More by yeaprolly
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-12-2014 11:58:28 | More by kingjohnh
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-11-2014 02:48:12 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.46/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

12 oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
10% ABV, Batch #91.

A - Plenty of carbonation streams through the tarnished apricot colored beer, keeping the pillowy off-white head afloat. Sparkling like a fresh blanket of snow, the tall, plateauing foam drapes sheet after sheet of lace on the glass in beautiful fashion.

S - Caramel-drizzled flaky biscuit leads the charge into the nostrils with sharp, spicy rye following closely behind. Delicate fruit nuances of Turkish apricot, white grape sangria, and notes of Honey Crisp apple make their way through warming alcohol while floral, slightly fruity hops punctuate this intensely complex aroma.

T - Rich toasted malts bring forth a Munich-like breadiness akin to an Oktoberfest with honey-spread biscuit flavor and spicy rye bite. Encapsulated by notes of phenolic alcohol, the aromatic fruity esters balance delicately with floral hop attributes.

M - Carbonation dances on the tongue, livening up the medium-full bodied beer while warming alcohol dries out the palate, lingering on the tongue with balanced smoothness.

O - Fred is an ever-changing beer, revealing more and more of itself, leaning towards it's alcohol bite as it warms. Rye and bready malts make for a great combination that work surprisingly well with the yeast's fruity esters. This is one beer I'm pretty excited to open in a few years!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 00:23:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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ViragS

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

06-10-2014 10:00:51 | More by ViragS
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OleDixie

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

06-10-2014 04:54:29 | More by OleDixie
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,512 ratings.