The Old Thumper from nearby Shipyard Brewing was a hazy gold in color, generated a great foamy head, and delivered a nice hoppy aroma with a medium body. The Atlantic Blueberry Ale from Portland's own D.L.Geary offered an expected berry-like aroma with its dark gold color and unexpectedly tart fruity flavor. From the same brewery came London Porter, with a medium body and dry black patent flavor. The Seadog Pilsner appeared a clear gold color and creamy head accompanied by a medium body and hoppy flavor. The Carrabessette Honey Brown Ale was a dark brown color with a malty aroma and nice malty flavor. The Allagash White appeared a hazy light gold accompanied by a tart and crisp flavor but clean aftertaste. The unfiltered Allagash Double was a hazy dark brown and produced a malty flavor and slightly tart aftertaste. The Lake St. George Oatmeal Stout offered a medium body that was evenly balanced, with a light chocolately flavor. From nearby Casco Bay Brewing Company came the Katadin Pale Ale was a dark amber color with a very nice combination of malt and hops in the flavor and left a very good impression. The Katahdin Red was a nice dark amber color of medium body and malt-dominated flavor.
It's easy to spend plenty of time at the Hedgehog with its agreeable atmosphere and friendly staff and clientele. A full liquor selection was available as well as a terraced patio outside and black & white prints hanging inside. Show up on Thirsty Thursdays and the normally $3.00 pints can be had for $1.00.
35 India Street
Reviewed by Tom Ciccateri - July, 1996