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

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Maibock / Helles Bock |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopwave on 05-17-2012

First introduced at FredFest 2012. The brewery's first lager is named for brewer Alan Sprints' mother, Lila.

Sprints calls the beer a 'pale bock'. Lagered for 12 weeks.

Dry hopped with spicy Noble Saaz.
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Lucky Baldwins Trappiste in Pasadena, CA.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy tan head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, citrus zest, and some perfume-like aromas. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick on the finish. There is a mild hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

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3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the tasting room.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. Don't get a whole lot on the nose, just some light honey and cookie dough. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but there's just more of it. The beer has some sweetness to it, but there's some light bitterness in the finish that helps to balance that bitterness very well. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a soft, lightly bitter finish. Alcohol is completely unnoticeable in this beer.

A nice enough beer, but given the other options at the tasting room, it's kind of hard to imagine ordering this again.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap a the brewpub.
My daughter's name is Lilah so this was a must stop for me.

A - Pours a dark and hazy orange with a nice hazy cream-colored head that never really fades much but leaves a ton of lacing on the glass.

S - Some sweet heavy citrus and fruit. Some nice maltiness as well.

T - Very fruity and nice. Dark oranges and red apples. Very hard for me to place.

D - Good heavy body with solid carbonation.

O - Very different flavors here but they are very very welcoming. Glad I caught this fruity, citrusy one on tap.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewery today.

Darker than most helles bocks, this beer is a faintly hazy amber with a dense off white head with excellent retention and lacing. The nose is solid. Initially too cold, this does need to warm up to really open up. Bread, toffee, caramel, and honey are most prominent. This does differ from other maibocks in that the sweetness is more complex instead of that classic liquid bread aroma. Hop character is modest, with some earth And toffee.

The toasted grain character on the palate does make this beer unique. Less sweet than most, there's a blend of toffee, grain, honey and toast. The midpalate has a moderate hoppiness, mildly earthy and a touch minty. Mildly sweet on the finish, this beer is outstandingly soft and creamy on the palate. Very nice stuff.

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Lila from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
86 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.