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

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

Style: English Dark Mild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Rifugium on 12-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
9
Reviews:
4
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
11.11%
 
 
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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Photo of Rifugium
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at HotD, Portland, OR

A parti-gyle style beer made from Doggie Claws barleywine. As such, this can't be considered a barleywine by any means, not to mention it was only 3.5%ABV. So I'll say it's a mild ale.

Poured a cloudy, burnt orange color with a small off-white head, that displayed moderate lacing. Aroma was pretty subdued. Considering this was bred from a barleywine, I was surprised to pick up major hop notes in the nose. Taste was just as surprising, huge on the grapefruit, lots of citrusy hops, nearly IPA-like, but a bit more watered down than a full-blown IPA. Sweet malts came in near the finish, and left a mildly bitter aftertaste. Medium-bodied, and pretty drinkable overall. Almost indistinguishable from the actual Doggie Claws brew. Neat.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery yesterday.

Hazy orange with a dense, white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is super hoppy, (aromatic rather than bitter) with a blend of fresh Cascades and Simcoe (I think?). Big grapefruit and orange nose, there is no malt here. The palate opens with a big hop flavor and low bitterness, with the pungent blend of Simcoe and Cascades lending a blend of tropical fruit and grapefruit. Moderately chalky mid-palate, this beer is light in body,highly carbonated and has a drying finish. Hop oils are low, this is all flavor hops here. Excellent.

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Had on tap at HotD. Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy orange with a small white head on top with great retention and nice lacing.

S: Plenty of citrus on the aroma, a little nondescript in terms of fruit, as well as some pale a malt.

T: Very similar to the aroma, some light citrus, grapefruit and orange with a bit more pale malt.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation, very easy drinking.

O: A pretty good beer, extremely drinkable, not entirely surprising at 3.2% abv.

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Photo of vkv822
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Hair of the Dog.
from notes.

Hazy dark golden, with faint red/brown tinges and a thin white head.

Delicate hoppy, citric notes in the nose with some pale malts in the backing in both the nose and taste.

Medium body, mild foamy carbonation.

I was impressed by the strong hop presence in such a low ABV beer. Really enjoyable.

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4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of kirkse
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DimensionX
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of schoun
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Little Dog (Doggie Claws) from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
3.96 out of 5 based on 9 ratings.
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