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

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

1,511 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,511
Reviews: 827
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 11.71%
Wants: 358
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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mcgwire756

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-21-2011 21:37:36 | More by mcgwire756
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CelticAleMan

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

12-21-2011 05:04:54 | More by CelticAleMan
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s1ckboy

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

12-21-2011 02:28:00 | More by s1ckboy
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-20-2011 08:25:27 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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draheim

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (Batch 82) poured into a tulip. Explosive carbonation bolsters a ridiculous monstrous head that fills 80% of the glass; the rest is a clear golden-amber color. This is already making up for the pancake-flat Ruth I had a few weeks ago. Head is creamy, fluffy, eternal. Rocky, gravity-defying.

Aroma is spices, yeast; some herbal, floral & fruity notes.

Taste is pale pilsner & rye malt, candi sugar, nice floral hops. Lots of indistinguishable fruit. Relatively sweet, a little boozy. Chewy, full-bodied mouthfeel.

Overall, wow. A really nice strong ale. Can't think of another beer I've had that quite compares to this. Good balance of elements - an imperial Belgian pale?

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2011 07:12:50 | More by draheim
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sukwonee

Washington

5/5  rDev +22%

12-19-2011 20:08:50 | More by sukwonee
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honkduh

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-19-2011 03:28:08 | More by honkduh
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 78, 12 oz bottle.

Clear light golden color with a thin off white head. A few dots of lacing and a thin film. Aroma has honey, grass, light pepper, honeydew; overall fairly sweet. Medium thick, syrupy body with low carbonation and light alcohol in the finish. Sweet flavor with light malt and bread underneath candi sugar, melons, honey and clove. Always a treat, this bottle was a little sweeter than I remembered, but still smooth and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 20:52:40 | More by yourefragile
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recall1242

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-18-2011 12:56:07 | More by recall1242
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texasclimber

Texas

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-18-2011 06:50:00 | More by texasclimber
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leprakhan

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-18-2011 05:42:25 | More by leprakhan
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vicsju1991

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-18-2011 03:12:31 | More by vicsju1991
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-18-2011 01:34:22 | More by mhaugo
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-17-2011 19:46:04 | More by xnicknj
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tedho21

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-17-2011 14:58:55 | More by tedho21
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beerman999999

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-17-2011 04:33:55 | More by beerman999999
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gwguest

Kansas

3/5  rDev -26.8%

12-17-2011 03:56:51 | More by gwguest
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darkmoon66

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

12-16-2011 10:59:55 | More by darkmoon66
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Beertracker

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +22%

12-15-2011 23:08:51 | More by Beertracker
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johnhenryconway


4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-15-2011 12:59:39 | More by johnhenryconway
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hopburster

Washington

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-15-2011 06:21:10 | More by hopburster
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billab914

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 76 poured from a 12oz bottle into my CBS snifter. It poured caramel brown in color with a thin white lacing scattered across the top of the beer.

The aroma has some sweeter caramel and malty flavors to it at first. I get some candied orange like flavors to it as well giving it kind of a fruity, zesty citrus flavor. A little bit of an herbal like spice comes through as well.

The taste shows a little more of the sweeter, malty, caramel flavors to it up front. In the finish some bitterness comes out with a little bit of an orange citrus flavor to it. Nice balance of malty sweetness and citrus bitterness to it.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being below average. Overall it was a pretty good beer that I really enjoyed. it had a nice range of flavors to it and managed to stay relatively balanced overall. very enjoyable beer to sip on this evening.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2011 02:14:12 | More by billab914
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therobot

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +22%

12-14-2011 16:18:36 | More by therobot
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xraided81

California

4.8/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2010 Vintage;
Pours a 4 inch fluffy off white head into a tulip. Pours a bright golden orange with a slight hazy cloudiness, persistent head.
S: Double IPA hop profile, aggresive west coast american hops shine through with sweet bready aromas from the malt creeping through as the beer warms up.
T: caramel, sugar, dark ripe fruits, dried oranges, candied pineaple
M: Effervescent persistent carbonation, medium mouthfeel, has the mouthfeel and body of a double ipa more than a barleywine.
O: this is the easiest drinking barleywine i have ever head, beutiful looking beer, that taste as delicious as it looks, if this was available in 6 packs i could easily put one down during a football game, and would proabably not remember much of the game, great beer cant wait to try bourbon fred from the wood

Serving type: bottle

12-14-2011 07:27:37 | More by xraided81
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +22%

12-14-2011 06:56:31 | More by spycow
Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
92 out of 100 based on 1,511 ratings.