1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Doggie ClawsDoggie Claws

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,059 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,059
Reviews: 534
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 11.03%
Wants: 396
Gots: 251 | FT: 19
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: faernt on 11-16-2004

"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: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,059 | Reviews: 534 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Beer21
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikepcarney
4.7/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mrcraft
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chickenm
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OleDixie
3.43/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hopstout
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2013 vintage. Poured in a snifter, the beer is a muddled, opaque, nut brown coloring with no head. Aromas of raw honey, chocolate, molasses, rich toffee, booze, and earthy notes. Flavors are rich and smooth forward, with toffee and molasses sweetness. Creme highlights and earthy notes blend to help balance the booze. Date, fig, and raisins round out the rich characteristics. Smooth, creamy, robust bodied, with a rich, layered, sugary sweets, old world fruit aftertaste. The finish is smooth, creamy, and warming, with a molasses and cream linger.

Photo of Wayne17
2.4/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Wow this is a let down. Had to be the least appealing beer I've ever seen. Looks like diarrhea to be quite honest and smells vaguely barley wine-ish. Taste isn't AWFUL but it's certainly not good. A weird plastic-y aspect to this that doesn't sit well. And still looking at it is giving me the willies. Bottle says its a 2013 in case anyone cares.

Photo of t8dd
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Green_street_hooligan
4.89/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of Harvest06
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grilledsquid
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stogirelli
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of HookemHoos
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of Anaxagoris
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of SeattleBoB76
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of vande
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of wolf_switzer
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of sludgegnome
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
93 out of 100 based on 1,059 ratings.