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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,553 Ratings
THE BROS
93
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,553
Reviews: 830
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.98%
Wants: 367
Gots: 294 | 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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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.9%

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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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smakawhat

Maryland

2.33/5  rDev -43%

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.

07-12-2014 01:20:49 | More by smakawhat
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jaymo18

Virginia

4/5  rDev -2.2%

07-11-2014 04:43:45 | More by jaymo18
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Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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minterro

Colorado

3.61/5  rDev -11.7%

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.

07-04-2014 05:16:33 | More by minterro
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Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.2%

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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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Arizona

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California

2.63/5  rDev -35.7%

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.

06-27-2014 03:37:37 | More by Oakhtar
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 1,553 ratings.