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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

985 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 985
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 11%
Wants: 388
Gots: 247 | 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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Poured into a beer glass.
A - Pours a somewhat murky amber color (I poured it a little fast and there was a reasonable amount of sediment). The half finger of head slowly dissipates to a fine lacing.
S - Very hoppy with some malt and carmel in the background.
T - Somewhat off pine/resinous hop flavor up front. A little bit of malt in there but mostly hops, hop and more hops.
M - Medium mouth feel with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O - An average American style barley wine. Not very well balanced. Maybe in 3 years the hops would have dropped out some but here and now not very pleasing and I like barley wines.

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S- Honey, malt, toffee, leather, bitter hops deep within, and some vanilla. Smell is muted but nice.

T- Sweet malt juice with a slight hint of bitter hops. So good. It has all you want in the flavor. Sweet honey, vanilla, toffee, leather, tobacco and bitter soap with a crisp pine tar finish.

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Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
93 out of 100 based on 985 ratings.