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

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

966 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 966
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 391
Gots: 248 | 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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Ratings: 966 | Reviews: 528 | Display Reviews Only:
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Washington

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

12-01-2011 06:56:03 | More by rab53
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VAbdoyan

California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

12-01-2011 04:42:23 | More by VAbdoyan
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ottodyer

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-01-2011 03:10:35 | More by ottodyer
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -4.3%

11-30-2011 19:53:40 | More by djrn2
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Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

11-30-2011 03:30:24 | More by surlytheduff
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

11-29-2011 20:53:38 | More by Kaydogg
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RViator325

Washington

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-29-2011 04:10:02 | More by RViator325
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-29-2011 03:58:18 | More by brandoman63
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beerandcycling88

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -33.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

A Pours a dark cloudy brown color topped off with a pretty thick white head.

S Lots of hop type notes. Lots of pine and a bit of citrus. Also a hint of a sweet malt type note.

T Maybe its just this bottle but there is definitely an off taste here that I just can't put my finger on. I don't know what it is but it keeps me from enjoying what seems to be a hoppy piney barley wine.

M Thick almost syrupy like a barley wine should be.

Overall I would have liked this one a lot more if it wasn't for that unpleasant off note that just kills the flavor for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 23:10:07 | More by beerandcycling88
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bwiechmann

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +19.6%

11-27-2011 22:31:54 | More by bwiechmann
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, 2010 edition, picked up last summer at the tasting room in Portland, along with the t-shirt they didn't have in my size...

This beer pours a muddy dark bronze hue, with an eruption of billowing tight foamy light beige head, which sits on its laurels for a spell, eventually settling to reveal some nice latticework lace around the glass. It smells strongly of bitter citrus rind and pine resin, over a complex, stratified malt, exhibiting caramelized brown sugar, hard toffee, and mild treacle notes, with a slight, shadowy warming lurking behind it all. The taste is big, and strong like traktor; the still sturdy pine and citrus essences digging in against a rising caramel cream sweetness, bolstered by some dark sugary fruit esters, and simmering, but not hot, alcohol. The carbonation is soft, and just a bit tingly, the body medium-full in weight, a tad syrupy, and genuinely smooth. It finishes fairly sweet, with the lingering of the main malt notes, but not without the nicely offsetting bitter hops.

A stellar west-coast American barley wine - grandiose flavours, with a silky drinkability that comes as the biggest surprise, even more so than the seemingly AWOL booze. Handle with care, this is one bitch of a siren of a beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Missouri

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

5/5  rDev +19.6%

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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

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

2010 and 2009 bottles poured into snifter - this review is based on the 2010

Pours an opaque amber color with some brighter golden tones. Some lingering floaties in there too, especially towards the latter third of the bottle. A frothy beige head rests on top, fading into some spotty lacing and retaining with some layered film.

Stiff barleywine nose riddled with pine and citrus tones. Layered, rich maltiness with a decent sweetness. Caramel and burnt sugar with syrupy honey. Soft alcohol warmth.

Decent punch of citrusy pine up front - some of the hops are still hanging onto this bottle a year later. Plenty of rich malty character with caramel and bready notes. The honey is prevalent, creating a feeling of sticky sweetness. Finishes with some more citrus peel and a decent alcohol warmth.

Fuller body, decent carbonation, sticky and coating on the tongue. This is a really nice barleywine...I definitely preferred this to the 09, which I found a bit too sweet. I'd like to get some of the most recent vintage and see how it compares.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 15:38:05 | More by xnicknj
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Missouri

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Indiana

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Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
93 out of 100 based on 966 ratings.