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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,213 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,213
Reviews: 983
rAvg: 4.26
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 576
Gots: 457 | FT: 36
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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: Ratings & Reviews
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4.98/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of astronautjones
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of portia99
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (batch 73) poured into a snifter. This is a weekend of vintage beers for me...compared to the '02 Old Horizontal, this is pretty young, but HotD's website says this was bottled on 8/3/08 so still pretty old (coincidentally this was my 10th wedding anniversary day)

A - Pours with a very faint carbonation...looks almost still on the pour with some tiny, fine bubbles barely making a collar. Body is near black with maybe a faint purpleish tint to it.

S - Cola, licorice, prunes, alcohol, caramel, some roast, and chocolate.

T - A bit roasty with some burnt malts and faint acrid, dark roast coffee-ish flavor up front. Lots of dark fruit, plums, prunes, figs, a bit of dark cherries. I get a faint red wine like fruity/tannic character also. Still getting a bit of cola, some sugary sweetness, notes of chocolate, and some complementary alcohol. The underlying roasty/acrid bitterness really brings everything together here keeping the beer from becoming cloying in sweetness - the bitter brings everything back to balance - starts sweet and then is cut off and brought back by the roast...really nice.

M - Near still, but still showing enough carbonation to keep things alive. Body is medium. Sticky with sugars that are left on the lips after each sip allowing you to get a second taste of the caramelly, burnt sugar character after each sip. Shows a good balance of dark fruits, various sugars, chocolate, alcohol and roast.

O - Adam certainly deserves its high ratings. Even after 7ish years in the bottle it holds up and maybe has improved since being fresh. Great complexity and balance along with a scary drinkability for a 10% beer. This ranks right up there as one of my favorite strong ales. Great stuff...glad I have more of this batch to savor in the future.

Photo of chart813
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BIll_Currie
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

hair of the dog doesnt make a bad beer

Photo of bkenis
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jemarent
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of almostjay
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moshulu
4.26/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wiescins
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZachKelly
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikepcarney
4.89/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leitmotif
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mbw314
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle (batch 84; 2011) poured dark reddish-brown with a good head.

Wonderful aroma. Given the aroma, the flavor is initially disappointing but it finishes strong and leaves a great aftertaste. Good complexity. ABV partially hidden.

Smooth, medium-full body.

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4.55/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nunya
3.91/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of t8dd
4.76/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harvest06
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Braden
4.43/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PG2G
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,213 ratings.