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

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An organic ale named after Greg Higgins of Higgins restaurant in downtown Portland. Greg is brewed without hops and makes use of the kambocha (green pumpkin) squash for about one-third of the total sugars, lending it a distinctly squashy, pumpkin taste. This beer is available on draft at Higgins, at the brewery and occasionally elsewhere in the Portland area.

Added by Bierman9 on 01-26-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
14.13%
 
 
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9
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Photo of distantmantra
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

Photo of Smurf2055
2.47/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours muddy brownish with two finger big bubbly chalk white head, quick dissipation. Smell is squash, sweeter veggie, a bit earthy. Taste is bland, squash and veggies, sort of like a light bodied abbey ale, but sweet. Thin mouthfeel. Interesting and drinkable, but I don’t really want to try it again.

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.12/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

one of the more if not the most unique of the local beers I had in Oregon this past April

A: like a Wit infused with almond milk, notably dense-cloudy.... strange (maybe imaginary) pearly-olive-green reflection/highlight (or is it green-gold)... wasn't much head to start, basically looks still thereafter

S: first off, yogurt-y-doughy.... obviously, no hops (if you've read the literature).... the essence of a farming field after the harvest

T: silky, doughy - mild fruit - light gourd stem - clean and vinous aftertaste.... not all that beer-like of a flavor (a thick Wit - Hitachino White - the closest comparison?)

M: more like lightly-meaty coconut milk - the opposite of clean or crisp.... mild showing of carbonation starting in the middle

O: odd, yet moreish creation - i'm really into these alternative ingredients -there's enough IPAs and Imperial stouts out there, jeez.... I'll be able to instantly recall the taste of this one for a long while

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of DefenCorps
3.74/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Higgins last night. What a fantastic food experience.

A mildly hazy yellow-orange with a thin, white head that falls off leaving no lacing, this looks decent. The nose is delicate, having a blend of squash sweetness and flavor (the way it is expressed is unique), a doughy, grainy malt character along with a little earth. The palate opens a little bitter with a mild sweetness from the squash, a moderate earthy, squash flavor, a nice, mellow, grainy sweetness and some honey. Drying on the finish, with a touch of honey and pumpkin, this is very nice. Recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of vkv822
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap @ Hair of the Dog.
from notes.

Intriguing, very cloudy golden brown with a thin white head and light lacing.

The pilsner malts really shines through nicely, with squash adding a light sweetness.

Medium body, mild fizzy carbonation.

Really enjoyable, I was impressed with the enjoyable flavor profile despite no hops being used. I went into expecting more of a novelty beer and wound up finding something I would gladly drink again.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of pmarlowe
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Greg from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
3.68 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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