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

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1,072 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,072
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.82%
Wants: 400
Gots: 253 | 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:
Beer added by: mattmaples on 10-12-2001

"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"
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look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Perhaps beyond my current palate, but I don't think so...It looked, smelled, and tasted bad (like medicine or some kind of stale/infected cider more than beer). Still, I recognize I'm in the minority on this verdict. Maybe you'll love it! (Edit: refers to 2014 batch, which may have had "issues.")

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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The beer offers lots of dark fruit flavor of dried dates, without being too deeply like caramelized dark fruit like a quad. This is surrounded by sweetness along with woody and earthy flavors.

The sweetness is almost too cloying as the beer tastes as if honey or a fruited syrup was added.

In general, good earthy and rich American barleywine flavors, but it is surrounded by too much sticky sweetness.

Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
93 out of 100 based on 1,072 ratings.