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Fred From The Wood - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

416 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 416
Reviews: 228
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 10.12%
Wants: 489
Gots: 95 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Aged in new, medium toast American oak barrels for at least 6 months

(Beer added by: freed on 03-28-2005)
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4/5  rDev -5.9%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev 0%

12-01-2013 00:35:47 | More by ncaudle
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Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-30-2013 03:50:01 | More by camartin27
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-27-2013 19:49:05 | More by YieldToNothing
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2013 Vintage. Poured in to snifter.

A - Murky deep brown; almost completely opaque with a thin layer of dirty white head.

S - Big woody/oak aroma up front with toffee, caramel and a candy-like sweet aroma.

T - Charred oak, toffee, burnt sugar, molasses, tobacco (which really intensifies as the beer warms) and a hint of smoke.

M - Full body. Light carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 00:01:32 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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belgbeerdrinker

Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-20-2013 06:29:12 | More by belgbeerdrinker
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 year bottle as a lucky grab from a shelf in Ocean Beach. Pours a murky amber color with a small toffee colored creamy looking head. Aroma of honeycomb, molasses, maple syrup, some lemony soapy aroma. Flavor is big sweet toffee, figs, maple syrup, honey, bready, sweet brown sugar and molasses, oak, vanilla. Vanilla oak, tobacco, and maple on the finish, lingering dry on the palate. Light booze and warmth but the dryness of the oak keeps it in check. Heavy bodied but still with medium high carbonation that prickles the tongue. Huge complex flavors. Awesome brew and I was surprised how much oak remained on this after 4 years.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 00:54:21 | More by BMMillsy
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MCain04

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%

11-09-2013 22:13:32 | More by MCain04
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Washington

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-04-2013 08:22:20 | More by strongaf
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dmorgan310

Panama

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%

11-03-2013 02:27:08 | More by dmorgan310
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srgj88

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

11-02-2013 03:25:14 | More by srgj88
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California

3.5/5  rDev -17.6%

11-01-2013 07:21:58 | More by topdown
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.9%

10-30-2013 03:48:01 | More by Mike
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-28-2013 16:13:22 | More by MinorThreat
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

10-25-2013 02:58:46 | More by TimoP
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jaasen64

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from '09 poured into HF stemmed glass, thanks Michael (black13) for the hook-up.

A- Pours a translucent reddish,mahogany copper nice carbonation with consistent rising bubbles, just a faint white head forms that dissipates fairly fast to a flat top leaving clinging lacing to the sides of the glass.

S- Definite oak, some honey, slightly malty, faint hints of yeast and tobacco, slight mustiness that Im assuming it picked up with age- doesn't make the beer smell bad, just different then I was expecting. Decently aromatic and fairly complex, definitely different.

T- Initially comes out as being sweet with a nice touch of honey and malts balanced with oak. Next to these flavors is an interesting muskiness that provides a hint of sourness, not what I was expecting at all with this but oddly enough it balances with the oak, sweetness, and hints of tobacco- in a way it almost adds complexity, but I think I'd prefer it fresh. Finishes with more sweetness coming through with honey, slight cherries, and a bit of toasted wood.

M- Medium bodied, very smooth although the slightly sour presence adds a little bit of sharpness to it, nice carbonation throughout.

O- This beer was definitely a little bit different then I thought it would be. Over the last few years it picked up a musty, slightly acidic quality to it. It didn't completely ruin the beer, more of just added an interesting presence to it while still showcasing the wood and sweetness. None-the-less I think I would prefer this fresh and in my taste Adam is definitely a better beer. This beer was interesting to try but I definitely wouldn't trade the cellar for it.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2013 23:30:21 | More by jaasen64
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New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +5.9%

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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Indiana

4.25/5  rDev 0%

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Illinois

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Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.9%

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New Jersey

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Washington

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New York

4.25/5  rDev 0%

10-14-2013 19:41:51 | More by laxer8811
Fred From The Wood from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
94 out of 100 based on 416 ratings.