Hair of the Dog Rose

Hair of the Dog Rose

Rated 3.439 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Inc.

Portland, OR, United States

Style:  Abbey Tripel

7.5% Alcohol by Volume

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"Rose is named in honor of Portland, Oregon, which is known as the "Rose City." In this beer, hibiscus flowers, beets, and pink peppercorns are used to give the ale a reddish hue and spicy character."

ID: 350 Last updated 15 years ago Added to database 20 years ago

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Overall Rank4445
Overall Percentile90.6
Style Rank91 of 547
Style Percentile83.4
Lowest Score2.1
Highest Score4.7
Average Score3.505
Weighted Score3.439
Standard Deviation0.640

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  • PHILB 2479 reviews
    rated 2.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Bottle: Poured a medium hazy amber color ale with a medium foamy head with below average retention. Aroma consists of sweet malt with some very subtle yeast characteristics and some spiciness. Taste is dominated by a cloying sweetness which is rather unspectacular with some spices. Body is fuller then average with some low carbonation which doesn’t benefit for the style. Overall, I thought this was a rather unspectacular take on a style that I usually enjoy a great deal.

  • STOUTLOVER72 2327 reviews
    rated 3.5 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Bottle poured out a hazy orange/deep gold color with an aroma of fruity esthers, yeast, herbal notes and pepper. Mouthfeel is biting and well rounded. Flavors were grass, alcohol and citrus. This was nice, considering that Triple's aren't my favorite style.

  • ANTE 2674 reviews
    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Lively golden appearance with a nice creamy white head. Lively aroma of oranges, herbal tea with a lemony sour note. Soft and well-rounded flavour of oranges, yeast and citrus acidity. Lång medium bitter finish. Fresh, lively and clean.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.5 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 9 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled from bottle. Pours hazy amber-gold with a creamy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is bold: dark fruits, clove, pepper and alcohol. Flavor is pretty balanced, but this beer has a bit of a candy aftertaste. Alcohol and belgian yeast are present as well. Perhaps a bit underattenuated, which is not consistent with the other HotD products I've tried. Medium-full body. A good beer, but it falls short of this brewer's other products.

  • HANNAH 1021 reviews
    rated 3.7 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours brownish-pink and cloudy with with foamy, pastel pink head. The peppercorns are highly evident in the spicy aroma, also plenty of hops, and cherry topnotes. The base beer reminds me alot of New Belgium's Abbey (one of my favorites), but with more fruit character (I guess imparted by the beets?). Full bodied and warming, but with almost effervescent carbonation. If available in my area, I'd definitely order one of from time-to-time as a party starter.

  • BIEGAMAN 551 reviews
    rated 4.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 9 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 9 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Batch 40. A most unique and striking piece of work which left me slightly dumbfounded. An over-excited pour which left behind a great lacing. An almost pink colour, quite the site. Now: the near impossible task of describing its aroma and taste. Both would contain a wild orgy of flavours, a most diverse and eccentric profile. Coriander and orangy notes were in the nose, along with strong hoppy presence. The taste was well full of the hibiscous flower, beats (or other fruity notes) perhaps (only perhaps apperent) on the way down. A long finish with good resonance. Neither sour nor sweet, who would have thought such a bold mouthfeel would be this incredibly hard to place? Very estery but distinct from fruity. A strong overcoating of flower-like notes.I'm surprised this beer doesn't get a little more respect. Certainly a long way from the typical tripel. A wild bit of something.

  • GROMIT 306 reviews
    rated 3.0 15 years ago

    Aroma: 4 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 3 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 5

    Batch 37 Pours a beautiful orangish brown with a *huge* head that completely coated the side of my Orval glass. The head was so huge that I barely fit the bottle into two glasses. I tried to be careful, but it was just way too foamy. The aroma got nicer as the beer warmed. Subtle fruits are very apparent typical for a Tripel, but a little sweeter. Taste bombs. After reading the other reviews I'm sure I have a bad bottle, but there is a *serious* metalic taste going on. It's not just an aftertast but the taste in general. Aside from that it's not bad and has the typical Tripel flavors, but even as the glass warms I can't get past the taste. Mouthfeel is average, but I'm likely biased by this point. Overall I shouldn't comment. I love this brewery (it's received the only perfect score I've ever given for its Doggie Claws), but this was bad.

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 3.4 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Batch 37. Hazy orange colour with mediumsized head. Fruits, alcohol and yeast in aroma. Also some peachy hints. Glavour is sweet fruity with hints of peaches, strong alcoholic sting. Quite dry and hoppy aftertaste.

  • WILLBLAKE 934 reviews
    rated 2.3 15 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 2 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 4

    12.22.04 12oz bottle, batch 33, thanks to loweredsixth. When I cracked the cap off of this brew, I noticed an unusual white moldy looking funk on the lip of the bottle, I wiped it off with a wet towel and poured into my etched Duvel galss. I love HOTD and I love Tripels, so you can imagine how much I wanted to love this brew...so much so that I had to beg Fresno for a bottle. Anyway, the pour was murky and golden with massive lacing. The bottle flirted with gushing, but gave up at the rim. Huge beige head of large bubbles. Little eff is enticed after the pour by the glass etching. This pen sucks..Oh, nevermind...A strong sense of grenadine is noticed with each whiff, along with some fresh peach, light must, sugar syrup, lots of alcohol, apple skin. This can’t be right. Flavor is salty, sharply tart like lettuce ofr grass, fresh pineapple core; really it’s not that tasty or sweet, or drinkable. There was that (typical HOTD) mold around the cap; maybe it was infected, bad, etc. Lots of burning alcohol; I’m terribly disappointed. My dad confirms my detection of butterscotch. Damn. Oh, hell -- it’s infected.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 4.1 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 10 | Overall: 8

    Hazy golden amber body is topped by a very ample, creamy, off-white head that takes for ever to even shrink, much less do anything resemble fade. Very fruity nose with cherry pits and apricots studded with cloves. The flavor has an interesting little bit of choclate malt riding underneath everything else. Very strong flavor and aroma, but not overbearing.

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