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

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2,035 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,035
Reviews: 971
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 558
Gots: 439 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany. Adam was the first beer produced by Hair of the Dog.

10% alcohol by volume
50 IBUs.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001)
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-26-2012 03:28:35 | More by Envelopes
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Very dark brown. Slight cloudiness as a bit of sediment makes it into the glass. Forms a smallish light tan head that doesn't bother sticking around for long. No lacing.

S: Wonderfully aromatic and rather complex. Dark fruits, dried fruits, raisin, tobacco, brown sugar, leather.

T: Taste is much like the aroma. Raisins, brown bread, molasses, burnt caramel, a bit of earthy leather and just a hint of leather. Finish is long and earthy.

M: On the heavier side of medium with a very easy carbonation and a mild bitterness. There is a dry, chalky, alcoholic feeling on the finish.

O: While Old Ales are not my favorite style and I couldn't see drinking this beer on a regular basis, I can't deny it: this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 02:01:01 | More by Florida9
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

10-20-2012 01:35:10 | More by Gehrig13
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10-13-2012 06:51:22 | More by throwerbri
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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British Columbia (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 84

Appearance. Pours a murky deep brown with a little red and 2+ fingers of thick, light tan head that has great retention and leaves some nice thick lace.

Smell. Molasses, brown sugar, smooth booze, roasted malts, and a little dark fruit.

Taste. Molasses again, some tobacco and roasted malts, dark fruits - plums and raisins, a little cocoa powder and smoky wood. Quite dry, but enough sweetness to bring out the flavours nicely.

Mouthfeel. Medium-full body with medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Nice big beer that's smooth and has a bunch going on, all in a nice balance. Exemplary for an old ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2012 02:18:33 | More by Rutager
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

10-10-2012 01:37:06 | More by t0rin0
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

10-08-2012 20:33:46 | More by mattizmyname
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

10-05-2012 03:58:50 | More by duff247
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Alberta (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Opaque black with a tan colored head that rises out of my glass. I think the bottle had been shaken a bit earlier in the day, probably accounts for this.

S: Very complex. Dark fruit, tobacco, leathery, smokey, a bit of vanilla, slightly oxidized. Unique and delicious.

T: This is a very impressively balanced beer. Not nearly as sweet as other examples I've had of Old Ale. A rich, dark smokiness is a beautiful counterpoint to the sweetness of this style.

M: Full but not overly syrupy. Very creamy. Fantastic beer to drink.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 01:53:36 | More by mattsander
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4.73/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours as brown as possible before you get to black with a thick, tan creamy head. Smells of dark fruits, brown sugar and toasted malt, and the flavors definitely match up. Love the sweetness, but it's balanced with some smokiness and bitterness and a trace of alcohol. Very rich and full-bodied mouthfeel. This is an awesome, complex beer that could take the place of dessert after a good meal.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 01:44:08 | More by CaptainPiret
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-28-2012 03:39:54 | More by jmccraney
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-22-2012 03:43:16 | More by RMoeNay
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-21-2012 04:00:12 | More by HopsintheSack
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

09-21-2012 00:19:47 | More by metalgdog
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

09-20-2012 05:00:26 | More by TonyTalon
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

09-19-2012 03:59:52 | More by SavageHopHead
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4.13/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz bottle.
Batch number: 85

Pours a nice opaque brown. Quite dark actually with no light coming through and not a lot going on at the edges. There is a nice 0.5 inch light tan head that is creamy and sticks around for a while. Nice dense bubbles.

Delicious nose. Molases and carmel notes intermingle with some good dark fruits. Dates and prunes and some raisins. There is some brown sugary sweetness perceived as well. Very malt forward. Very nice sweet notes.

Flavor starts off with some strong malty roast. Some tobacco and coca notes with some slight coffee. There is some slight boozy heat that creeps up. Then in the middle there is more of a sweet and dark fruit note. The flavor sort of threw me off because the nose was much more sweet. Still very nice Old Ale. Malty and grainy with some good sweetness and some nice leathery and roasty notes. Mouthfeel is a bit crisp for my liking but still good.

Pretty good Old Ale. Not my favorite but still good. I enjoy a bit more sweetness in the flavor but there are still some nice interesting smoked and raosty notes. Some slight coffee and coca can be perceived too.

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2012 22:29:35 | More by JoEBoBpr
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark brown-orange with a medium creamy brown head. Nice lacing. Aroma: Smokey, caramel, dark fruits, chocolate, and some leather. Taste: Smokey, malt, caramel and dark fruits. Good bitterness in the aftertaste (long duration), but not overwhelming. Body is rich. Overall: Very complex and well balanced.

Serving type: on-tap

09-16-2012 22:35:39 | More by stoutluvr420
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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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