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Doggie Claws | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
"a Barley Wine made in the West Coast style. Big malt and hops make this copper colored ale one of our most popular products. Produced in September and October and released in November, this Beer will improve for years to come. Alcohol: 11.5% by volume. IBU's 70"

Added by mattmaples on 10-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,662
Reviews:
555
Ratings:
1,194
pDev:
11.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
404
Gots:
266
Trade:
16
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,194 |  Reviews: 555
Photo of Tyecko
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stevoj
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from share on 11/12. Hazy brown pour with small tight beige head. Very malty all the way through, in both aroma and taste. Notes of caramel and a bit of hops finish this one off.

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PugsandBeer
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of newbeeraday
1/5  rDev -75.8%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MickeyHops
2.23/5  rDev -46.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.25

Photo of weareallfalafel
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.39/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.87/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of tregan_20
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JoeBond
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of elNopalero
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This pours a pleasant caramel color.
Light notes of toffee and toasted coconut, and a light chocolate note. Nice sweet finish. Another tasty brew from Hair of the Dog.

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Photo of rarigney
2.22/5  rDev -46.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2

Seems that I join many of the other reviews, having obtained a bottle from 2015 and looking forward to trying it, only to be disappointed by what must be a quality control issue. Absolutely flat, zero carbonation. About the only taste I can describe is a bit of alcohol. Very muddy appearance. Not a pleasant experience.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

It seems fresh from the tap makes the difference with this one. Glad I had it on tap in one of those beautiful taster glasses.

A: Bronze with a light tan foam that stuck around for a while. Light lacing.

S: Heavy malts and brown sugar, dark fruit, caramel, apricot. Some booziness.

T: Goes down like a champ: strong, sweet, not cloying. Caramel, burnt sugar, light bourbon, honey, toffee and dark fruits. Let it warm for even more punch.

M: Medium to heavy wit medium, chewy carbonation.

O: This one clawed its way to my taste buds. A sipper from barleywine heaven. Damn fine.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of msumike89
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
3.72/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

Photo of zak333
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mynie
2.03/5  rDev -51%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Glugs out of the bottle like some kind of weird cinnamon tea. Very thick and uneven looking. Just... unappealing, even for the style and strength.

Smells okay but not great. Very thick, lots of hops and malt syrup.

Tastes like garbage. Crazy malt, way too thick, and then some bright hops--challenger, maybe--kind of fix things near the end.

I don't know what they were going for here. It falls way short of what I consider decent for an American Barleywine, though.

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Photo of drone
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KeyWestGator
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCimpi
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,194 ratings
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