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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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ldhughes3, Feb 17, 2013
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4.8/5  rDev +12.4%

Batch 79 bottle into a tulip, bottled January 2010.

A - great, an opaque brown with very billowy, mocha head that lingers pretty well.

S - great again. Very fruity compared to some batches I've had, strong fig notes. Also noticeable leather and tobacco, more tobacco than leather. Less sweet than Adam from the Wood smells, for instance, but some noticeable toffee. All-around excellent.

T - fantastic. Lots of fig with some dark, sweet cherry notes. Rich maduro tobacco and a bit more sweetness than the smell, largely goes with the fruit. Despite the sweetness I wouldn't call it a sweet beer - it's more of a richness, with enough bitterness to balance it out. It has the caramelization of a good toffee but without all the sugar. The aftertaste is more along the leather side. The richness and complexity of the best quads but without the Belgian yeast, giving it a character all its own. Really great and amazingly different from the Wood version, even, but you can tell that the Wood version evolved from this.

M - a little less full than I would like. The 3-year old bottle is well-carbonated but not fizzy. It's not thin by any stretch but with the richness of the flavor, it could use just a bit more body. Having had many bottles/drafts of this, I know it varies some.

One of my favorite beers, just finally took the time to review it. Wonderful for anyone who likes a rich, complex beer/old ale/quad. A great beer fresh or with plenty of age, along with its variants.

OSUBeerStudent, Feb 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

JLapadura, Feb 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

egrace84, Feb 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

bluckbeyes, Feb 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

tswater, Feb 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

thegoon55, Feb 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

e30todamax, Feb 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

Fuzzycuffs, Feb 10, 2013
5/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ChrisMon02, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Azrael, Feb 09, 2013
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4.23/5  rDev -0.9%

Review number 200, so a special beer for that one! !2 oz bottle from a colleague from Portland. I poured this one into my perfect pint. From batch 81, so bottled Sept 2010, 2.5 yrs in the bottle.

Appearance: A nice dark brown beer with ruby highlights when held up to the light. This one has a huge head.

Smell: The head is retaining some of the smell. It has subsided since opening the top. I get rich malts and wonderful strong dried fruit esters. Good cigar tobacco.

Taste: Taste follows the smell quite nicely. Very complex and layered. Big malts that have some residual sweetness. Enough bitterness to edge up against this fact. The malts have a note of chocolate to go with the fruitiness. All of these fruit that I am describing is of the dark dried variety. A solid example of an old ale.

Mouthfeel: Almost viscous body with low carbonation. Strong flavors last a long time on the finish.

Overall: Old ales are not for the faint of heart, but I love flavorful beers. This one does not disappoint. I wish I could get this one regularly.

kagent777, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

ipc2000, Feb 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

dipaguy, Feb 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Unchi, Feb 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

ChefHopMeister, Feb 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

taospowder, Feb 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

yojimbo1, Feb 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

mattdbh, Feb 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

Kopfschuss, Feb 05, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

markmcconv, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

derkfromwi, Feb 04, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%

Batch 75. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Half Acre snifter.

A- pours a dark amber/brown with a huge 3" tan head. Thick walls and trails of lacing remain on the glass.

S- peat, light smoke, toffee, and some light citrus.

T- sweet toffee, some smoke, peated malt, with some citrus and bitter pine.

M- medium body and high carbonation. Syrupy at first with effervescence that builds.

O- very good old ale. Huge head had me worried of infection but was not the case. Has some peat, smoke but not overpowering.

kawilliams81, Feb 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DrinkSlurm, Feb 03, 2013
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,119 ratings.