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

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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 14.1%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Scottish Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-21-2012

Scottish Ale made with homegrown Willamette hops.
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 7
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On tap at the tasting room on 8.2.12.

A - Served a dark red-brown with a foamy light tan head that lingers around.

S - Sweet malts, with a subtle hop finish.

T - Again sweet malts, tiny bit of hops and a smooth smoke. I will say it is a different smoke than most smoke beer, I guess more natural than most.

D - Tons of carbonation, medium body. Sweeetttt.

O - Fit for the style. Sweet and malty with a hint of smokey hops.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the tasting room. 12oz glass.

A: Thick, opaque brown. Leaves some thin lacing.

N: Light malt in the nose. Pine and floral elements. Not particularly strong or inviting; just there.

T: Very aggressive bitterness sliding into leather and smoke with a backend of sweetness. Pine, baker's chocolate. If no one told me, I might think it's Adam. Appropriate level of alcohol for 8%. Does get a little sweeter as it warms.

M: Medium mouthfeel. Prickly.

O: A pretty decent Scotch ale, but I was expecting something else. Feels too bitter.

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on-tap at Hair of the Dog.
from notes.

Medium-dark brown with very light tan head.

Smokey malts, light caramel. Lightly bitter hops.

Taste follows the nose, with very lightly, smokey leathery malts, blended with caramel and floral bitter hops.

Medium body, with average carbonation.

Very enjoyable beer, another new one from Hair of the Dog that I would like to see brewed with some regularity.

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On tap at the tasting room.

The beer pours a copper amber color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is atractive in this beer, as I get plenty of sweet malt, but toffee and some noticeable smoke that is attractive. The flavor profile replicates the nose, but thankfully there's enough underlying hoppy bitterness to keep this from tasting too sweet (though the beer is on the sweet side). Mouthfeel is medum bodied, with a fairly long finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile... I was surprised to read that it's 8%.

Like the Lila lager, this is a nice enough beer, but it tends to pale in comparison to what else is on offer at the tasting room.

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On-tap at the brewery's tasting room in Portland, OR.

Pours a deep, burnished red colour, with a solid haze and a full, slightly spiritous body. Head is off-white forming a bubbly and fine crown. Some translucent sheeting lace forms when tilted, leaving a gooey and fine residue. Good looking beer.

Nose is malty to its core. Slight sharpness comes through, however, leaving pithy hops, along with a slightly weedy vegetative character.

Light crisp malt on the front palate, with a touch of pepper, before some sharp boozy notes come in half-way through. It loses all hint of sweetness about here on the palate, leaving head and pepper to bring in the rear, along with a touch of vegetation.

Feel is smooth, with the booziness providing a smooth, warming, insidious glow to the palate. It's boozy, no doubt about it. Prickly, even.

You can feel this beer. It's big and bold. But it's not aggressive and arrogant for all of that. It has a conception to it that brings you in. Good stuff.

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Will from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.