Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room

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Belgian Tripel
Ranked #518
Ranked #40,366
3.62 | pDev: 16.3%
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
Notes: 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)."
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4.2/5  rDev +16%
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 +15.2%
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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4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
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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3.48/5  rDev -3.9%
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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Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 179 ratings