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

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2,063 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,063
Reviews: 972
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 564
Gots: 441 | 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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-29-2011 03:58:14 | More by brandoman63
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Janderson91

Alabama

4.7/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to eclipse54 for sending me this one in a LIF. Will be starting the next round soon! Always excited to try a new one from HOTD. Finally have time to sit down and write a review as I drink. Batch #82. Enjoyed on 11/27//11.

A - Poured into a Wild Heaven tulip at cellar temp. A very deep, dark purple color with a two finger tan head. Leaves no lacing. Small cap of foam remains throughout the enjoyment of the glass.

S - Excellent aroma coming off this one. Lots of leather, tobacco and dark fruits. Also some figs, grapes, chocolate, and alcohol. Very complex.

T - Follows the smell. All of the above descriptions apply. Very sweet but the alcohol bite balances it out. Figs, grapes, leather, plums. This is simply the best old ale I've had and I can't imagine one the taste being any better in the style.

M - Mouthfeel is excellent as well. Medium to full-bodied with a nice amount of carbonation on the back end rendering this one quite drinkable.

O - Overall, this is an excellent beer. One of my favorites. I've loved everything from HOTD so far. Need to get my hands on some Cherry Adam or regular Adam from the Wood soon. Keep up the good work HOTD!

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2011 03:40:45 | More by Janderson91
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justintcoons

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an extremely dark ruby red that appears almost black. Over 3 fingers of creamy, tan head explodes over the snifter and dissipates slowly leaving behind thick, beautiful lacing.

N: Fig, dates, leather, molasses, tobacco, red grapes, plum and hints of cherry and cocoa.

T: Red grapes, raisin, dates, plum and tobacco upfront. This is followed by molasses, leather, roasted barley, fig and some oak. Finishes with huge fig notes, dark chocolate, and hints of leather. Very light citrus and fruity esters make an appearance throughout.

M: Medium bodied, creamy, soft, sticky, dry and bitter.

O: This is one robust beauty! Dead on for a fantastic Old Ale. Huge dark fruit, leather, tobacco and molasses notes throughout. I can't even imagine what some cellaring would do to this. Alcohol is not detectable. EXCELLENT!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2011 23:40:47 | More by justintcoons
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curly31989

Illinois

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-27-2011 23:25:54 | More by curly31989
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-27-2011 22:10:16 | More by JAHMUR
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

11-26-2011 22:40:27 | More by bsuedekum
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-26-2011 22:07:47 | More by GarrettB714
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Miamilice

Vermont

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-26-2011 17:52:30 | More by Miamilice
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to UCLABrewN84 for sending this one.

Pours a deep, slightly translucent brown. Less than a finger of head fades slowly, leaving just a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

Smells of sweet malt and dark fruit dominate, with a little smokiness in the back.

The flavor begins sweet and dark, hinting at raisin, plum, and molasses. Some bitterness comes in at the end, with more roasty, smoky flavors.

Full-bodied, with minimal carbonation, this beer sticks to the tongue.

Excellent beer overall, with complex and well-balanced flavors. It makes me want to check out some other offerings from Hair of the Dog.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2011 04:52:27 | More by Pellinore1
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-25-2011 14:08:53 | More by sacrelicio
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baybassboy

California

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-25-2011 02:04:58 | More by baybassboy
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beagle75

Iowa

4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.
Batch 74

A: Slightly hazy, dark garnet color with a fine peripheral ring of mocha-tinted bubbles. Scant lacing remains on the glass.

S: Treacly fruit and grain is more candied than roasted, although some smoky and savory qualities are present. It is very dark, with a suggestion of spirituous complexity.

T: Begins sweet, with fermented dark malts and equally dark fruit that draws heavily upon figs and dried plums. Acidity is restrained while minerality is sharp into the middle where roasted grain is more pure, but still refined. A whiff of chocolate is transient on the palate, staying mild in intensity even at its most pronounced. The finish is complex in its moderate bitterness, with layers of herbaceous flavor amidst continued mineral presence and restrained alcohol notes.

M: Medium viscosity, smooth and slightly syrupy on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: While plain Adam does not possess the rarified qualities of the barrel-aged and fruit-fermented version, it represents a strong contribution to the field of American strong ales. Flavors are decadent and very English; very much the old ale of repute that has been taken to the next level. At about two years of age it is smooth, yet bitter in the finish with a pronounced earthy hop character whose herbaceousness contrasts every other feature. Roast lingers on the palate, nearly scorched but appealing. Alcohol shows a constant but metered presence, adding to the potential for sipping pleasure.

Serving type: bottle

11-24-2011 03:43:56 | More by beagle75
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madtowndmb1

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-24-2011 03:08:08 | More by madtowndmb1
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honkduh

Oregon

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-23-2011 04:12:04 | More by honkduh
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BobbysLiquors

California

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-23-2011 00:25:48 | More by BobbysLiquors
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quirkzoo

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 17:51:32 | More by quirkzoo
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-22-2011 16:03:59 | More by thewimperoo
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CAbeerCAbeerCA

Maryland

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-22-2011 05:08:13 | More by CAbeerCAbeerCA
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jIsh

Colorado

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-21-2011 03:39:39 | More by jIsh
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radioscooter

Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into my Douglas Scotch Ale Thistle glass. (oh well)

Pours a medium root beer brown. Hazy.

Smell is earthy, toffee, a little grassy, sweet.

Taste - Wow. Hells yes. From the darkest depths of Mordor comes..Adam. Hmm. Well it is an OLD Ale. Toffee, burnt caramel, marshmallow, robust, boozy full-on flavor. Low carbonation. Very little lacy meets cagney, hazy head.

Not a complex lotta goin' on here. Very blunt. Old. Stonehenge. Killer.

Fantastic. Gets you some.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 03:27:44 | More by radioscooter
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

11-20-2011 19:18:30 | More by DoctorB2B
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 17:24:21 | More by Rempo
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freewill35

Indiana

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 04:34:37 | More by freewill35
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bigdaddypolite

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +17.1%

11-20-2011 02:48:19 | More by bigdaddypolite
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -6.3%

11-20-2011 02:47:55 | More by mmcnaughton
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,063 ratings.