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

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965 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 965
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 391
Gots: 248 | FT: 17
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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cosmicevan

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4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to comfortablynumb1 for the smooth trade.

a - opened the 12oz bottle and filled my founders tulipy sniftery type of glass. The beer poured a deep murky reddish copper with a reasonable off-white head that was frothy and hung around for a while. Lacing was present but left mostly sparse evidence of where it had been after swirling the glass.

s - Nice caramel woody malt smell with a touch of hops in the background and an almost fresh spring water smell. I swear I smell notes of oak.

t - Big BOLD taste. Much like the nose strong vanilla caramel malts with a good hop backbone. Very nicely balanced and not too much in any one direction.

m - Leaves a nice tingle. Full bodied and rich.

o - If I didn't see the label on the bottle, I'd guess that this was a Deschutes reserve brew. It has that same delicious caramel/vanilla flavoring and is really subtle. This is a worldclass barleywine. Extremely tasty. I'd LOVE to have some of this to sit on. VERY pleased with this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 23:26:51 | More by cosmicevan
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Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
93 out of 100 based on 965 ratings.