Doggie Claws - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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4.45/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This year's bottle is adorned with an even cooler label than last years. The silver is cool, and it seems to be made of vinyl or something. Yeast has settled on the bottom, and as I pour, the yeast goes with it. An immense head forms on top, and as it recedes slowly, it leaves thick, lace around most of the glasses. The rusty red liquid is quite hazy, and the yeast has finally settled on the bottom of the glass.
The aroma is quite powerful, and the immense hop aroma almost interested my wife. As the aroma of hops dies, more and more of the fruity malt and yeast smells creep up. A slight musk also comes out after the hop aroma & foam head dissipate.
The taste is quite something. It goes in several directions, and my tongue is somewhat confused. In fact, I've drunk most of the beer trying to figure out how to describe it. It has a very crisp, dry bite, and a green freshness from the hops. The hops also add their own layer of spiciness. The malt is equally robust, giving the beer a fruity roundness and tartness. The yeast adds a somewhat cidery flavor, which is finished by a crispness again from the hops and carbonation. Its really quite a spectacle of a beer. Certainly wonderful, but not for mass consumption.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2004 02:21:06 | More by freed
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Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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