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

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

2,097 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,097
Reviews: 973
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 10.07%
Wants: 570
Gots: 446 | 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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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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derkfromwi

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-04-2013 01:53:41 | More by derkfromwi
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kawilliams81

Illinois

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.

02-04-2013 01:04:13 | More by kawilliams81
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

02-03-2013 20:16:51 | More by DrinkSlurm
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match1112

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

02-03-2013 18:38:24 | More by match1112
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Budinetz

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +17.1%

02-02-2013 19:05:33 | More by Budinetz
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superspak

Michigan

4.73/5  rDev +10.8%

12 ounce bottle into snifter; Batch 77, bottled 8/13/2009. Pours cloudy almost opaque dark reddish brown color with a small light khaki head with poor retention, that reduces to a thin lacing cap that lasts. Minimal spotty lacing, and some nice alcohol legs as well. Aromas of huge raisin, prune, fig, molasses, toffee, caramel, chocolate, toast, dark bread, leather, tobacco, earth, wood, and herbal earthiness. Insanely complex and balanced aromas with big strength; Wow. Taste of big raisin, fig, molasses, toast, toffee, prune, leather, tobacco, chocolate, roasted malt, dark bread, light char, earth, wood, and herbal earthiness. No bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark fruits, molasses, toast, toffee, caramel, chocolate, dark bread, leather, tobacco, earth, wood, light char, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible flavor balance with huge complexity of malty notes; with zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Light carbonation and very full bodied; with a very slick, creamy, and lightly syrupy mouthfeel that is incredible. Alcohol is insanely well hidden with almost zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a world class old ale! Huge complexity and balance of malty flavors; and dangerously smooth to sip on. This blew me away, wow.

02-02-2013 07:18:12 | More by superspak
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devilben02

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev -0.7%

I bought a bottle (batch 76) in Indianapolis while I was in town for the 2010 Final Four (Go Duke!), and it sat in the fridge-space within my kegerator for nearly three years before I finally broke down and drank the damn thing. I don't know if I should be glad I waited and let this bottle age gracefully or if I should be angry that I let so much time pass before appreciating the beauty of what was contained in that bottle.

The first impression is fine enough, with the beer pouring a near opaque cola brown, with a thin but present beige head. The aroma entices me from the second I open the bottle, though, with a subtly complex and alluring assortment of characteristics ranging from dried figs to old leather, light wood smoke, and a light but noticeable sweetness. The flavor is likewise wonderfully varied, with notes of molasses, raisins, a little licorice, some earthy, almost peppery hops, some alcohol, a pinch of orange peel, pine mulch, dark brown sugar... I should stop since I might be making things up at this point. The texture is dense and mouth-filling, but it doesn't become syrupy and overwhelming.

Overall, this rich, exceptionally complex beer lived up to the expectations that became greater every year I didn't drink it, and I was supremely content to take a long time savoring and contemplating its nuances.

02-01-2013 05:31:20 | More by devilben02
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CityofBals

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -23.9%

01-31-2013 23:36:06 | More by CityofBals
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12owls

California

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-31-2013 22:58:59 | More by 12owls
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callmemickey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-31-2013 22:47:52 | More by callmemickey
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chetw

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-30-2013 20:30:52 | More by chetw
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Holmes698

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-28-2013 17:26:57 | More by Holmes698
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bb8189

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-26-2013 18:30:23 | More by bb8189
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -18%

01-26-2013 04:07:32 | More by AlexFields
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kingmaker

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-26-2013 00:28:59 | More by kingmaker
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mecmd

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +11.2%

01-25-2013 05:43:08 | More by mecmd
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DmanGTR

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-25-2013 03:07:22 | More by DmanGTR
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BKBassist

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-24-2013 19:10:44 | More by BKBassist
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

01-23-2013 06:10:32 | More by rjacobs6
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-23-2013 06:05:30 | More by johnnyboy76
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

01-23-2013 04:30:40 | More by SocalKicks
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phishbone23

New York

3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

01-22-2013 21:34:17 | More by phishbone23
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ejyoung

Arizona

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-22-2013 19:57:00 | More by ejyoung
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Franch

New York

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-22-2013 06:52:37 | More by Franch
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev -6.3%

01-22-2013 04:29:23 | More by fivetime
Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
95 out of 100 based on 2,097 ratings.