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

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60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 14.93%
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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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

spamages, Dec 31, 2011
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1.5/5  rDev -57.7%

atpca, Jul 16, 2014
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2.68/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Poured a light gold color with good carbonation leaving a nice white cap

S: Weak citrus, sordove musty and bitter

T: Pretty much citrus, and pretty one dimensional. Lots of off putting hop bite on the end.

M: Light body, carbonation was to much for this lighter bodied beer.

O: Average. Second runnings of Doggie or Fred may be good for some but not this guy. Not a fan and I prefer the first runnings and I dont see how this could be classified as an APA either.

barleywinefiend, May 31, 2011
Photo of vkv822
2.95/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

vkv822, Nov 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

oso, May 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 29, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

kamikazeokami, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

drummermattie02, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

ndclimber, Jul 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

CaptainQ, Nov 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

SocalKicks, Jan 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

IpeeA, Jul 08, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

SCZ, Oct 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

moonknight31, Aug 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

Phobicsquirrel, Oct 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

pmarlowe, Jan 08, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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)

cbarrett4, Aug 28, 2011
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3.4/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12/17/2010

On tap at Hair of the Dog in a nifty little tasting glass that beckons for me to purchase it. Sorry little fellow, your tulip shaped friend is only a dollar more and is much more practical.

A: Prominent smoke character brings to mind smoked apple wood bacon and beach wood. Some citrus hops shine through, as does a little bready malt.

F: Flavor is an interesting combination of smoke and citrus hops. They coexist nicely. Lightly bitter, with a touch of bready malt. Finish is a combination of bitterness and smoke that lingers.

M: Upper light body, moderate carbonation. Mouthful is a tad thin.

Overall: An interesting and well crafted beer, but not one I desire to drink again.

HopHead84, Dec 18, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

twowheelssoar, Feb 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

foxyaardvark27, Mar 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

DrBier, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

nmann08, Aug 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

kbrown, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

spycow, Oct 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

leftoverburrito, May 09, 2013
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Little Dog from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
81 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.