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

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2,119 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,119
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 571
Gots: 452 | FT: 34
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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TGanyone, Sep 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

masterofsparks, Sep 01, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -15.7%

Stillyman11, Aug 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Daniel101, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Aug 29, 2014
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2/5  rDev -53.2%

Way too sweet! Far from the mellow characteristic expected of the style. Unfinished fermentation, young batch?

BrewtalHonesty, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

daryk77, Aug 25, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Thedrizzle, Aug 25, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

Deathwray3927, Aug 24, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +6.8%

ckeegan04, Aug 24, 2014
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4.36/5  rDev +2.1%

Upon opening the bottle and pouring the first little bit, I was nervous as the carbonation was so thick and high that I thought I had gotten a bad bottle. After about 5 minutes the carb receded and lingered around the top like a crown. Dark in appearance and displayed a wonderful aroma of brown sugar, molasses, and raisins. This was very reminiscent of Sucre in it's body and flavors. At 10%, the alcohol was hidden very well. I need to grab a few more bottle of this on my next purchase. A wonderful Old Ale that is worth drinking over and over. And, if you've never had it, go and find it; I promise you will not be disappointed.

Cubatobaco, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

mchengcit, Aug 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

jordanimal, Aug 22, 2014
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4.96/5  rDev +16.2%

Ben-Felsing, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

suckaj, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mltobin, Aug 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ronricorossi, Aug 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

AndyCowles75, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

kushlash23, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

edhizdeid, Aug 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

getkrunkhoe, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Heretic42
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

Appearance: Pours a murky, mostly opaque dark brown. Very little head that dissipates quite quickly.

Smell: Lots of tobacco and oak on the front, rolling into a raisin-esque sweetness. A slight tinge of alcohol sits beneath it all.

Mouthfeel: Quite low in carbonation and a little bit slick on the tongue. Finishes surprisingly dry for the ABV and the aroma.

Taste: There's a lot going on here. There's dark fruit sweetness, caramel, a bit of leather, and the tobacco that comes through on the nose is there too. I usually get vanilla from oak, but none here. The alcohol is certainly present, but doesn't detract much from the beer. The sweetness isn't cloying at all, but for some the tobacco/leather qualities might be.

Overall: Great beer overall; bold, flavorful, complex, and a tiny bit boozy. I wish the alcohol was hidden a bit better.

Heretic42, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

wils1705, Aug 16, 2014
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3.83/5  rDev -10.3%

neurobot01, Aug 16, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

CTGoodbeer, Aug 15, 2014
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.