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

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2,122 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,122
Reviews: 975
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 570
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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

thewimperoo, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

CAbeerCAbeerCA, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

jIsh, Nov 21, 2011
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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.

radioscooter, Nov 21, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

DoctorB2B, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

Rempo, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

freewill35, Nov 20, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

bigdaddypolite, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

mmcnaughton, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Nightrain87, Nov 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

davesway10, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bacher468, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

beefandbean22, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

KGarrett, Nov 19, 2011
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4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, batch number 82, from a random grocery store stop whilst in Portland earlier this year.

This beer pours a very dark, opaque brown colour, with caramel highlights, and a towering column of thick, creamy, and obviously foamy beige head, topped with a nice sundae swirl, which all settles at pace, but it's got a long way to go. Along the way, however, is revealed some nicely consistent honeycombed lace around the glass. It smells of sweet toffee malt, semisweet chocolate, fig and plum, bitter grassy, piney hops, and a slight booze nasal ruffling. The taste is sweet malt, more cocoa-dominated at this point, with a lessened caramel stripe, muddled spiced-rum blottoed black fruit, and tasty all the same for its balancing effect, a bit of ethereal dusty musty tobacco leaf, and mild green, somewhat citrusy hops. The carbonation is quite soft, the body full, smooth, and kind of creamy. It finishes on a gentle teeter-totter of laid-back fruity chocolate and woody citrus hops.

Oh my Jebus - wow. What...an...old ale! All the multifaceted characteristics just work so well together - sweetness, fruit, dust, florals, dryness. And with barely a lick of alcohol warming, this is one pleasing devil in disguise.

biboergosum, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BeerArchivist, Nov 18, 2011
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3/5  rDev -29.7%

aanth, Nov 18, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Batch 75. Poured from a 12oz bottle into my CBS snifter. It poured a dark and deep brown color with a thin, frothy tan head barely covering the top of the beer. Great head retention and lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma shows some nice dark fruits and brown sugar notes to it. Caramel and toffee are there as well. Some hints of chocolate and smoke start to come out in it as it warmed. very nice aroma overall.

The taste shows more of the sweet, maltiness to it up front with some notes of caramel, cherry and fig to it. Towards the finish some of the chocolate starts coming out with a little roasty, bitterness. Some smoke lingers after the finish. Great range of flavors to it overall.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being below average. Overall it was a fantastic beer. The sweet, malty flavors were good but what really set it apart for me was the lingering smoky, dark chocolate flavors in the finish. Awesome beer to sip on this cold evening.

billab914, Nov 18, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

nmann08, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +17.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.1%

csiewert, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

codynevels, Nov 17, 2011
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pest, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

joefc, Nov 17, 2011
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,122 ratings.