Ruth - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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3.88/5 rDev +9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Opaque straw colored brew with thin white head.
S: Floral & light malt nose.
T: Bread and cereal notes in flavor. Nicely balanced malt backbone & hoppy finish.
M: Light bodied, smooth brew with a fair amount of particulates.
O: A very tasty APA.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2014 23:59:45 | More by Paincane
3.66/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap into a tulip glass at the brewery.
A-My pour arrives with about a finger of dense, white head. The beer is very murky and light honey in color. The head leaves a nice bit of clingy lace as I drink. A bit cloudy for my preference, but not terrible looking.
S-The aroma is pretty smooth with a doughy, bready malt base that is a tad sweet. Another whiff or two reveals a bit of citrus hops that give the brew a bit of orange peel and lemon.
T-The taste is hoppy for the style with earthy lemon and citrus flavors combining with the doughy malts. It is balanced, but slightly sweet for the style.
M-The feel is medium to full body for a pale ale with a chewy, doughy feeling. The carbonation is light to moderate.
O-This is a slightly odd pale ale. I has a bit of hoppy kick, which you might expect, but the chewy, doughy malts and murky appearance are a bit odd. That being said, it is not a bad-tasting beer, its just not one that I would sit back a drink a lot of.
Serving type: on-tap
01-12-2014 23:48:34 | More by spoony
2.48/5 rDev -30.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
It's not ugly, but doen't really look the style. Had I not seen it was a pale ale, I'd guess this to be a wit. The pour is a milky golden yellow. Very hazy. The head is a macro looking white. Very carbonated looking head, but the lacing is nice.
Same as the look. Not unattractive, just doesn't smell like a pale ale. Lots of malt and yeast on the nose, with some flowers and honey. The hops don't shine at all.
I get lots of yeast, think pepper. Kind of a biscuity flavor (yeast). Whatever hops are in there, it doesn't seem to be the citrus kind because there's not even a hint of pine or Hawaiian fruit.
I don't care for the thick, almost chewy feel. Normally I'd appreciate it, but that would be in stouts or strong Belgians, not in pale ales. This is full and earthy with an astrigent bitter finish.
This misses the mark. I've been interested in Adam and Fred, but was only able to get this from a friend near Portland. I was excited. Now I'm disappointed. The look is wrong, the smell is wrong, it doesn't taste good and it feels worse.
Serving type: bottle
01-09-2014 02:39:59 | More by RickS95
3.85/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this on 2014-01-04 in Columbia, PA
A - Pours an opaque, unfiltered straw-orange with a short white head and mild lacing.
S - Sweet red grapefruit flesh, pear, very light malt, hop floral.
T - Grain, pear cider, orange flesh, some grass, nice amount of zest bitterness. Finishes pretty dry with some pepper, a touch of fruit sweet/tart and significant, burgeoning bitterness that lasts for quite awhile.
M - Light to medium body and light carbonation give a firmish feel for an APA. Soft at first then a little prickly.
O - Not your typical APA by any means. Plenty of flavor for 4.5%. If it wasn't expensive/hard-to-get in PA, I'd have it more often. I quite enjoyed this bottle.
Previous Review Below:
Had this in Portland, OR on 2010-01-31
A - Pours a straw yellow with a short white head
S - Mild, sweet pear and hops.
T - Grain, pear and orange creamsicle with pretty strong hop bitterness. Initially, fairly sweet but partially dries on the finish. After a bit, there's a creeping bitterness on the aftertaste that blossoms into strong grapefruit.
M - Light to medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Creamy with a viscous wine-like feel.
O - At first blush, I would've given this a lower score but the subtleties of the flavors impresses me; particularly the way the expanding grapefruit bitterness develops in the aftertaste.
Notes: Resampled from a bottle on 2011-05-31. Modified a couple of the tasting notes.
Serving type: bottle
01-04-2014 20:49:19 | More by Tucquan
Ruth from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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