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:
#1,788
Reviews:
560
Ratings:
1,203
pDev:
11.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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407
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267
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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

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

Photo of tim007007
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mnbearsfan
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Intlpostman
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of thebrownbagspecial
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rjd722
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
3.25/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of nmann08
3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2015 vintage bottle. Pours a very non impressive flat looking cloudy brown. No head nor carbonation, 2.00. Smells much better then it looks Dried fruit on the nose with unique apricot type aromas, 4.50. Taste is mellow, semi sweet. The way a good Barleywine should be, not to sweet and overpowering. Hard to believe it's 11%. No burn at all just tasty complex malty delishiousness. 4.50

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Photo of snaotheus
3.33/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2016-01-01
12oz bottle of 2014 served in a tulip. Bottle opened with surprisingly, disturbingly little gasp.

Beer pours flat, brown, muddy looking. Smell is wood, smoke, very oaky.Alcohol. Taste is very sweet, lots and lots of that oaky characteristic. Some strange buttery characteristic.

Mouthfeel is slick, thick, oily. Not a fan. I've had it other times, and thought it was good. I suspect I got a bad bottle, based on the butteriness and the lack of pressure when I opened the cap.

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Photo of brotherloco
4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2010 bottle.

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Photo of JGlitz87
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 1,203 ratings