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Rose | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States

Style: Tripel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally known as 'Golden Rose' - discontinued in 2005.

"Rose is inspired by the Belgian Tripel style. It is a top fermented ale which has a deep golden color with a light refreshing body. The beer has a subtle hop profile using the Northwest's finest whole hop flowers. We use Aromatic and Honey malts along with Candy Sugar to give it a unique and fruity character. It is 6% alcohol by weight (7.5% by volume)."

Added by Mitchster on 02-27-2002

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Photo of purplehops
4.34/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch # 34
Rose pours a deep orange-amber with an off white head that stays around for a while and leaves plenty of lace down the sides of the glass. The aroma is candi sugar, alcohol, star anise, caramel, mace, pear, green apple, green grape, and raw grain with a hint of nutmeg. The taste has an astringent start that quickly gives way to candi sugar and malt flavors with orange and coriander notes. The finish is fruity with apricot and pear flavors blending with spice flavors of mace and pepper and a touch of alcohol. Aftertaste is malty with citrus and coriander flavors trying to hold back the alcohol and grain flavors. Mouthfeel is medium with some carbonation roughness to it.
Overall a very nice ale. It would be a great ale if they could balance the flavors as well as they have balanced the aromas. The smell of Rose is pure heaven IMHO.There are better Triples out there but something about Rose keeps bringing me back to it (and it's not easy to get it in Maine). Perhaps it is the hope that one day it will all come together like their other beers (Fred & Adam).

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Photo of Gusler
3.92/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Ah another “Dog” for an “Old Dawg”, Its nice also to have a source for Hair Of The Dog that is local. The beer pours a refulgent orange, and is a tad hazy to boot. Head is modest in size, frothy in texture, and off white in color and as it evanesces quickly, the lace is suspect. Large malt nose, citrus crisp and clean, a respectable sniff with the start a bit sweet, lots of malt and the top middling in its feel to the palate. Finish is strikingly acidic, hops are perky in their spiciness and the aftertaste dry and lingering, a fine drinkable brew ‘tis true.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4.09/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 36: They must have changed the name from Golden Rose to plain Rose somewhere along the way. After hearing so much about Adam I was not expecting too much from this, but this is a very good beer. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a thick and lasting off-white head. Mild lacing. Exceptional aroma of sweet fruit and candy. Nice tart fruity (apple?) flavor with a sweet almost honey finish. I don't know where the alcohol is hidden in this one, as it tastes like it has about as much ABV as a glass of Kool-Aid. $3 a bottle, but definitely worth it.

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Photo of cretemixer
3.57/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a dirty copper color with a ivory head that diminishes quickly to a carbonation fed "cling ring". Extremely sweet aroma: apricot, raisins, honey. Very sweet syrupy taste with a definite alcohol warmth. Malty. High end of carbonation with a thick mouthfeel that left a coating on my tounge. Not my favorite style but I'm trying to expand my horizons.

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Photo of 49degrees
3.93/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

[Batch #35] A very enjoyable Belgian styled triple that pours with an very rich golden hue and a thick frothy white head. Head rises to about 1" before giving way to a mellow surface coat with reasonable lacing on the glass. Brew carries a moderate amount of sediment

A little sharp on the taste and aroma but has a very enjoyable and very long aftertaste that carries its hoppy emphasis. The hints of honey malts come through, but don’t get flattened like so many brews that try to blend out the offering with sugary malts. For once, this honey malt helps keep the harshness of the hops off their peak, but blend incredibly well under the bottle conditioned environment making for quite an enjoyable ale.

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Photo of Wildman
4.23/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured a dark gold color and formed a nice foamy white head that left some nice lace. Some carbonation was present. An aroma of malt, citrus and some candy(?caramel). The flavor was sweet, with elements of hops, and some other fruit I can't place. Finish was sudsy due to the carb and had elements of the malt and traces of alcohol. Not a bad beer, but not the best rep. of this style.

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Photo of jreitman
4.27/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy orange with very little head. Citrusy and "clean" aromas. Sweet malt underscore citrus (orange) flavors and a good, but not overwhelming alcohol kick. There was a surprisingly strong (for the style) hop bite, but it did not detract from the beer. A very interesting brew. Not my favorite Tripel, but definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of marc77
4.48/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Clear amber hue w/ aggregates of yeast dancing amongst the bubbles. Tremendously thick, dense, creamy, rocky off - white head leaves intricate lace. The aroma is comprised of honey, lightly caramelized sugar, nutty sweetness and a surprising hint of butterscotch. Mild clove and mustiness round out the aroma. Rich, caramelized sweetness is perceived in flavor at first, and quickly gives way to honey - drenched, candied green apple notes. Yeast esters are fairly subdued, but fermentation byproducts including light acetaldehyde and clove are well integrated into the flavor profile. Hop bitterness is expectedly mild, but prevents overbearing sweetness. Full bodied for a tripel, w/ a slick, creamy mouthfeel. Finishes w/ mellow sweetness slowly fading and a light alcohol warmth slowly fading. Rose is a delicious and full bodied tripel. It's relatively low strength but deep flavor profile lends superlative drinkability.

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Photo of cokes
4.2/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 34.
Murky golden-orange body. Mountainous pale beige head slowly sizzles its way down to a substancial lacing.
Dough and candied sweetness on the nose. Sizable amounts of dark and tropical fruits as well.
Peppery taste off the bat. Then in come the fruits. Some pineapple and rum-soaked raisin sweetness. Some slight carmel and toffee notes. Turns bready and dough-like towards the middle. Alcohol rears back and roars. Slayed only by the grapefruit hops at the finish.
Full bodied and creamy, yet spritzy with the high CO2 levels. Quite delighful and interesting in the mouth.
Actually seems much stronger then the listed 6% ABW (7.2 ABV). As it is certainly a major player here, both in the taste and in the warmth it provides.
The more I drink this, the more I like it. Another winner from Hair of the Dog.

A big, rosey thanks to Bighuge

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Photo of Viking
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Coppery-orange beer. Head is initially huge and bubbly, but fades quickly. Still leaves a bubbly lace on top. Interesting smelling beer - doughy and fruity. Reminds me a bit of zany homemade bread. Malty flavor, with enough hops to keep the malt in line. Yeast and alcohol flavors blend with the malt in an oily finish. Overall, a damn interesting beer. Not my favorite Tripel or favorite from HotD, but it's still a winner.

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Photo of Bighuge
4.17/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep golden color with nice carbonation and a good sized frothy/rocky head. This brew has got that trademark Hair of the Dog hop aroma that I really like. Grapefruit and tangerine. MMMMMM. The body is light. There is some alcohol that hits you pretty fast, but it isn't overwhelming and does not mask the other nice complexities going on here. Fruity esters are abundant. Nice hop accents. And solid malt backing. As I work my way through the beer, the alcohol doesn't let you forget it's around. Maybe a little too much for my liking, but at least it doesn't get in the way of everything else.

Another solid offering from Hair of the Dog.

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Photo of Murph
3.48/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tons of sediment suspended in this brew. It poured with a nice creamy head and an orange glow to it. Smells are honey, light fruits and faint alcohol. The hop bitterness of this beer brings it a little bit out of balance IMO. Also, there is too much yeast in the taste. The candy sweetness and light fruit tastes should be more prevalent than they are. Definitely a drinkable beer but not one of my favorite Tripels.

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Rose from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
3.57 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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