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

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BA SCORE
93
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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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ThreeWiseMen

California

3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

2006 bottle shared with Swimsum and lynx1245 on 06-11-09. Poured into a New Belgium globe.

Appearance: Clear, bright, amber with absolutely no head and no lacing. No carbonation. No nothing. Looks very oily; similar to a cognac. (3.0)

Smell: Bourbon, caramel, honey, and candy of some sort (butterscotch maybe?). Really sweet. (4.0)

Taste: Straight-up honey. Tons of sugar with some bitter hop remnants and alcohol in the back. Very sugary but not cloying. (4.0)

Mouthfeel: Oily, sugary, syrupy, and warm in the finish. Dry too. Overall, alcohol is hidden quite well. Carbonation is very low. Finishes with a nip of sharpness. (4.5)

Drinkability: This was very nice to split, however I think an entire bottle might be a little much. Very good, just too much one-sided sweetness. (3.5)

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2008 bottle sampled at the 2009 Central Coast BA Bacchanal (04-04-09).

Appearance: Hazy caramel body with small, white, foamy, halo. (4.0)

Smell: Lots of citrus, alcohol, tons of caramel and honey, candy, and a big dosage of herbal hops. Sweet, syrupy, and very fragrant. (4.0)

Taste: Tons of caramel malt, sweet syrupy citrus, and pine. Very smooth and sweet. Really packed with flavor! (4.0)

Mouthfeel: Very sticky and syrupy, yet creamy especially when swished. Well-carbonated and definitely smooth. Medium to heavy in body. Warm, but not as hot as I had expected. (4.5)

Drinkability: Not the best barleywine out there, but still pretty damn tasty. If this were more available, I would definitely buy it. (4.0)

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2009 18:34:25 | More by ThreeWiseMen
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