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

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 15.25%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Bitter |  3.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
An experimental beer, moderately hopped and low alcohol. First made from second runnings of Doggie Claws 2010; subsequent releases of Fred or Adam second runnings.

(Beer added by: djbreezy on 09-19-2010)
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Reviews by cbarrett4:
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cbarrett4

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -4.5%

Poured into pint glass during Portland Mighty Mites small beer festival~

Seems the other reviewers had growler sealing problems... Poured with the same hazy gold hue but with decent head that quickly dissipates leaving a nice bit of lacing. Very pilsner-like aromatics. Focus is on the yeast and malts, very light and fresh aroma. Palate is clean and simple. More emphasis on the lager-like flavors. Finish is short and simple.

Overall a very good session beer and one that I enjoyed. It's not the greatest beer in this style, but it's a nice effort.

(Also posted this review under Little Dog - Fred since many people here are reviewing the Fred and Adam Little Dog under this umbrella)

08-28-2011 20:33:03 | More by cbarrett4
More User Reviews:
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

10-25-2013 03:00:43 | More by TimoP
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%

Tried at the taproom in Portland.

This beer appears a cloudy, very pale straw hue, with two fingers of foamy white head, which leaves some nice layered painted lace around the glass as it settles. It smells of white cracker grain, lemon, and grassy hops. The taste is quite in line with the nose - crisp grainy malt, zippy lemon, and earthy, grassy hops. The carbonation is moderate, the body light, but nowhere near thin, and nicely smooth. It finishes hoppy and edgy.

Seems more like a veritable Continental pils, and a good one at that. The lower booze (to no apparent detriment) provides a nice offset to the other higher octane offerings from this brewery.

07-13-2011 06:31:22 | More by biboergosum
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seanthornton152

Oregon

4/5  rDev +13%

11-16-2011 07:31:02 | More by seanthornton152
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

02-27-2012 03:35:05 | More by twowheelssoar
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.63/5  rDev +2.5%

Served in a tulip glass. Half finger of head on a cloudy, medium straw colored body.
It smells like wet grain and hay, in the best possible way.
The taste is nice: wet grain and mild bitterness.
Fizzy texture with moderate carbonation and medium body.
Pretty good flavor and drinkable.

12-29-2012 22:28:17 | More by Fatehunter
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

04-22-2014 19:09:43 | More by jason_nwx
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oso

Illinois

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-19-2014 16:51:10 | More by oso
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KDawg

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +7.3%

had at the tap room. Poured from tap into a pint glass. Pours a great amber color with a real good head.

Well balanced and classic bitter notes of toffee, caramel, malts and some biscuits. Very nice depth considering the abv.

Very good feel, but lacking some depth on the flavors of malts, toffee, and caramel.

It's shocking how much flavor is brought at 3.2%. Seriously, it's a massive achievement and this is just a real good beer on the whole. This is a picture perfect session brew.

06-27-2012 19:04:55 | More by KDawg
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jaydoc

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

11-24-2013 17:15:50 | More by jaydoc
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

A borderline see-through to opaque gold yellow color, with a white head. Bouquet consisted of an almost ashy smoke characteristic, with hints very faintly of apricot.

Kind of a weak taste in the palate but a surprisingly chewy mouthfeel for such weakness.

Little Dog in many ways has similar characteristics (I felt) to Greg in that is seems to have a crispness like a white wine.

10-10-2010 05:11:35 | More by smakawhat
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

03-09-2013 00:56:43 | More by foxyaardvark27
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

07-27-2014 02:05:35 | More by DrBier
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tehmogue

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +13%

03-16-2013 21:57:23 | More by tehmogue
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +13%

07-10-2013 17:51:01 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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CaptainQ

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

11-11-2013 06:50:18 | More by CaptainQ
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vkv822

Oregon

2.95/5  rDev -16.7%

12oz. tulip snifter on tap at the tasting room.
from notes.

Arrives in a HotD snifter, burnt orange body with lighter orange edges, slightly hazy and a quite thin white head that dissipates quickly.

The aroma is of light citric hops and a biscuity malt backing.

The taste is a lot more balanced then the nose, but follows the same profile.

Fairly low carbonation, near flat. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, but the low carbonation gives the impression of a more watery body.

A decent beer, but in my opinion not quite as enjoyable as the other Little Dog offerings I have tried.

11-27-2011 05:39:13 | More by vkv822
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T_Hass

California

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

12-04-2013 19:49:25 | More by T_Hass
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KevMo84

California

4.25/5  rDev +20.1%

05-31-2014 07:09:23 | More by KevMo84
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kamikazeokami

Oregon

3/5  rDev -15.3%

05-18-2014 07:20:38 | More by kamikazeokami
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SocalKicks

California

3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

01-23-2013 04:31:35 | More by SocalKicks
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spamages

Michigan

1.5/5  rDev -57.6%

12-31-2011 22:47:52 | More by spamages
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

08-06-2014 20:34:09 | More by nmann08
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +12.4%

I'm afraid I can't pinpoint which batch this Little Dog was the second runnings of (best guess Fred, if any) - it was advertised as simply "Little Dog" on the HOTD tap room menu, an "English mild ale, tasty and drinkable, 3.2%"

A: light-golden bread crust, fairly clear, nice glow.... not much foam or lace to speak of

S: mellow-moderate sugar-sweet cereal aromas.... very mild mineral quality and woody/grassy hops

T: they called it "moderately hopped" and I wouldn't disagree - hoppy-bitter more than I'd expected.... soft, almost doughy, biscuity, cereal-malty, bold-toasty malt constitutes its backbone... hardly mild in flavor... one could tell the alcohol is lacking though, extremely mild fruity ester in the background, great balance though for what it is

M: noticeably round up front but immediately washing out clean and quite light.... fortified, minerally spring water?... crisp and smooth

O: what a score, whatever batch they washed this off of.... follows the "trend" of local "milds" I had out there - soft-bready foundation with a punch of bold toasted grain and earthy hop dancing upon it

05-15-2013 21:28:47 | More by Bouleboubier
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oregone

Oregon

3.83/5  rDev +8.2%

Clarification; These are not the Doggie Claws runnings. Sampled two different Little Dogs: Adam and Fred. Little Dog is a catch-all for whatever batch Alan is brewing and they carry the original brew name after. I.E: Little Dog Adam.
Reviews here are averaged and the two beers are very distinctly different. Adam has the smoked malt playing lead while Fred actually shows some upfront hop character (no bitterness) to run with the malt. Both, however different, were excellent brews.
Sessionable to the extreme, but great beers to boot.

02-23-2011 08:05:52 | More by oregone
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Little Dog from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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