Doggie Claws - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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3.73/5 rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Doggie Claws 2002 was served from a 12 oz. bottle. When poured into a Duvel tulip, a massive off-white head rose up and out of the glass then slowly receded, leaving numerous patches of crusty lacing and a tall rocky plateau formation with the consistancy of whipped cream. The beer itself was a hazy but vibrant orange-amber hue. The delicate nose was well composed, consisting of roasty candy malt with notes of orange peel and lime, and a tinge of alcohol. I found the taste to be problematic. While the flavor profile was characteristic of the style, it was lacking in strength and finish. I did enjoy the sweetness level, which was on the low end. Perhaps poor aging conditions overly subdued the big roasty flavors and the equally hoppy bitter finish that I look for in barley wines. The mouth feel was OK, but felt a little thin in the finish. As this wasn't really a big beast of a beer, it was quite drinkable, especially for the style. The 2003 effort was much better.
Serving type: bottle
02-06-2004 05:07:48 | More by HiroProtagonist
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