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

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.56
pDev: 14.89%
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:
Beer added by: djbreezy on 09-19-2010

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.
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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.97/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

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4/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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2.71/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

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3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of HopHead84
3.4/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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3.9/5  rDev +9.6%

version i had was from De molen cease and desist wort. balanced, easy to drink. good for style.

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3/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of dgilks
3.77/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very cloudy with an amber colour. Foamy off white head. Some lacing. Fair head retention.

Bready, biscuity and quite resinous. Unique aroma. I like it.

That is hoppy as anything with a big resinous, piney, tea like character. Some bread crust and a hint of roast come through. Very interesting.

Light body with moderate carbonation. Good.

This is a very intriguing ale. The small beer concept is executed here with some serious panache and I like the result. Very good.

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4.5/5  rDev +26.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

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4.13/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

An occasional release at the HotD Tasting Room, available on a mid-July afternoon in a lovely tulip glass (12 oz. for a paltry $2.50). I've seen it listed at both 3.5% and 4.0% abv.

A: Almost clear, a light straw/golden. Not much carbonation, what little is there rises sleepily, crawling up the contours of the glass. Very nice head, a finger+ of frothy white suds with sturdy clinging lace in dappled patterns and broken ribbons.

S: Dry crusty bread and raw grassy/spicy hops. Hay/straw, notably musty. Moments of malty wort and sweeter honey, biscuits.

T: Remarkably robust flavor, some sticky pine and a pithy/zesty citrus rind. Sturdy malty backbone, but a draping bitterness (that approaches a threshold it never quite crosses) provides plenty of depth. Fluttering fruitiness and sprinkles of spice, this one may be a bit simpler than than bigger beer from which it was 'born', but not by much...

M: Surprising medium feel (again, one could easily be fooled into believing this to be a much heartier APA, for instance). Good carbonation and refreshing crispness, despite lacking some in the appearance. Minor demerits for some gumminess and tongue stickiness in the finish, but so be it.

O: So damn drinkable! Truly a sessionable beer, low alcohol and bold flavors (and cheap draft price, too!) would keep me returning to this again and again. As a 'small beer', this may not be to everyone's liking, but I'm fascinated by it and will continue to enjoy it as long as Alan and crew keep brewing Fred, Doggie Claws, Adam, etc.

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4.25/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of Hojaminbag
3.7/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Little Dog has a yellow body and white head. Retention and lacing are both ok.

The aroma is quite hoppy, with lemon, pine and then some more citrus doing the heavy lifting. Notes of grain come through also.

Little Dog is definitely hop-focused. Lemon is there, but it is not as powerful as more bitter citrus flavors, and everything takes a back seat the resinous pine flavors. The malt backbone adds a little bit of grain, but it is subdued.

Light body, highly carbonated.

After working my way through and Adam from the wood and needing to stay upright for many more hours, I decided to give Little Dog a taste. It was interesting, and it certainly manages to pack a lot of flavor into a low-ABV beer.

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3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.3%

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Little Dog from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
81 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.