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Doggie Claws - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
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970 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 970
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 389
Gots: 248 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
"a Barley Wine made in the West Coast style. Big malt and hops make this copper colored ale one of our most popular products. Produced in September and October and released in November, this Beer will improve for years to come. Alcohol: 11.5% by volume. IBU's 70"

(Beer added by: faernt on 11-16-2004)
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HiroProtagonist

Maryland

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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Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
93 out of 100 based on 970 ratings.