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
Ratings:
1,188
Reviews:
552
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
11.89%
 
 
Wants:
402
Gots:
266
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 1,188 |  Reviews: 552
Photo of smithj4
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rivenin
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of riotontheroad
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IPAchris
4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jlindros
4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tap at the brew pub.

Big foamy head, fades slowly, nice lacing, murky auburn reddish color.

Nose big sweet candy, sweet reddish caramel malt, big crystal malt and toffee buscuit, , mild fruity esters, hint herbal hop background, hint of booze.

Taste big caramel, like caramel sugar daddee candy, toffee, toasty reddish malt, mild herbal spicy hop in the background, hint of booze warmth with fruity esters, candied fig and date, finish little sticky, mostly dry, hint more booze, long caramel toffee candied creams.

Mouth is thicker, creamy chewy like caramel creams, nice carb, hint of booze.

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Photo of Jstonerock24
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warrendietrich2001
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardAbbey
1.3/5  rDev -68.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

I couldn't imagine this was the intended product. Entirely flat, skunky in smell and taste, this was, in a word, undrinkable. If you left apple cider sitting in a cupboard for a few months, forgotten and unrefrigerated, it might taste something like this. Or it might actually taste better. HotD makes some great beers, but needs to focus on their QC.

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Photo of Farnswurth
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fargrow
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Boilerup
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of domdomdomdom
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mehinaman
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Have to admit I was really disappointed in this one as it came highly recommended. It just seemed to be really flat to me. Almost to the point where I am wondering if I got a skunked bottle. I don't think so though. I realize this beer has a lot of fans so I will simply say it is not for me

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Photo of rhynosorus
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of larbush
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DLSheidy
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kacytennic
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Good beer, complex flavors that were very well balanced, Nice hoppy ness thats complimented nicely with sweet malt, really great combination. Hops arent over the but hang around really nicely to work with the other flavors.

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Photo of papat444
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Flashback #164

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Photo of VashonGuy
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2013 bottle, into a snifter.

Look: clear amber, modest head, with some lacing that lasts.
Aroma: dark fruits, caramel, some alcohol
Taste: sweet, malty, a little boozy. I get just a bit of hoppiness. No bitterness to speak of at all.
Mouthfeel: still some carbonation. Very smooth.
Overall: a tasty barleywine that hits the spot for me. Not the best I've ever had by any means, but quite good, and well worth having again.

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Photo of keags_beer
1/5  rDev -75.7%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Super bad bottle. Must have been capped wrong. Looked like sewer water, with a lot of sediment. It was awful. Will re-review when possible again.

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Photo of PacNWDad
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CaseyBollmann
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Doggie Claws from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.12 out of 5 based on 1,188 ratings.
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