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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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975 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 975
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 389
Gots: 246 | 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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portia99

Massachusetts

3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle (2008 Vintage) poured into a Portsmouth goblet. Bottle courtesy of Arbitrator. Thanks!!!

A - Pours a gorgeous, crystal clear copper, with a very thin layer of bubbles, quickly falling to a thin, thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. Vague attempt at lacing - really thin coating that disappears very quickly. Note: very thick layer of yeast left at the bottom of the bottle - didn't pour this very gently either - that yeast is not moving.

S - Rich malt - caramel, molasses and a slight honey aroma. Some citrusy hops hit me immediately upon opening the bottle but these are less pronounced in the glass. Very nice.

T - Balanced far to the malt side. Good and rich malt flavors, somewhat sugary, a litle bit of caramel, and lots of honey flavor comes through in this one. Hops come in on the swallow giving just enough of a bitter bite (more of a nibble) to balance off this otherwise very sweet beer.

M - Thick and rich, bordering on the syrupy side. Coats the tongue and flavors linger well after the swallow (especially the honey - stays on the lips). Mild carbonation, plenty of life but not enough to distract - nice, smooth and creamy.

D - This is definitely a sipper. Can't see too many circumstances where I would want more than one. Seems like a perfect beer to be savored in front of a fire on a cold winter day (or an unusually cool June day in MA, like today, whichever). Alcohol is apparent - blends well with the other flavors...and there is plenty of flavor to be had here.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2009 20:33:09 | More by portia99
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Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
93 out of 100 based on 975 ratings.