Doggie Claws - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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3.55/5 rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Thanks go out to AwYeh for splitting his only 12oz bottle with me.
Pours a murky light brown with oranges mixed in. Looks like unfiltered apple juice. A large, foamy, rocky, soft, light tan head caps the body. Very lacy, leaving rungs of residue. Good looking beer.
Smells light, with a sweet floral character defining it. Jasmine and a touch of juniper make it springy and perfumish, while a little ethanol provides astringency.
Taste is hoppy, with a tempered lemon citrus to start, before moving to grain and lightly toasted malt. The roast malt then moves to a balanced malt/hops middle and a dry roast finish. Very balanced yet pungent, but the vodka-like ethanol I got wasn't too pleasant in either the nose or taste.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, with average carbonation. Pretty middle of the road. Drinkability is hurt by the excess astringency - this beer tasted, felt, and drank like straight vodka a little bit, although the good qualities in the beer far outweighed this one negative.
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2011 10:07:22 | More by madvermin
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