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

BA SCORE
91
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1,814 Ratings
FredFred
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-13-1998

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,814
Reviews:
864
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
11.98%
 
 
Wants:
382
Gots:
315
For Trade:
18
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Photo of BeerMe8
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

You’ll know what you’re getting into at first whiff. Malts and alcohol greet you, a murky copper color with just a ring of head around the glass. Some caramel/ toffee sweetness mellows the whole thing. Alcohol burn and warmth all the way down.

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Photo of ckollias
4.68/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcisco44
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hopley
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Roelleke1986123inkijk
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of spacecake9
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a clear golden color, much like apple cider. Very small head, lots of tiny bubbles.
S - Aroma is a very mild raisin.
T - Flavor is sweet, mild raisin, caramel, with a fairly bitter finish. Boozy.
M - Mouth feel is on the sticky side, medium carbonation.
O - Not my favorite from HOTD, but a very good beer. Make sure you let it get to room temperature.

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Photo of pagriley
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.94/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MDDMD
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of cd34
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Brewery.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The alcohol is hidden beautifully in this strong ale. The aroma of cloves and other spices leads to the initial flavor profile. The back notes of the sugar mellow it all out. Just a really good beer.

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Photo of probert
2.66/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Reinmogard
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of dabear85
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerbom
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.66/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GMan310
3.76/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

hard beer to take down. very smooth ill say that. the look is not great either. hope too try adam next. this was not so great.

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Fred from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.09 out of 5 based on 1,814 ratings.
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