Adam | 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: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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A re-creation of an historic beer style originally made in Dortmund, Germany.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.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-12-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,473
Reviews:
1,029
Avg:
4.23
pDev:
9.93%
 
 
Wants:
625
Gots:
493
For Trade:
39
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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MickeyHops
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjones5045
3.91/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Waggman
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyBread
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jacobob10
4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle; Batch Number 86. I believe that puts the bottling date sometime in 2012.

Poured into a snifter glass, it's a dark ruby-brown color and clear around the edges when held up to the light. Very small head that forms a thin film over top of the beer and clings to the edges of the glass. Deep, complex malt aroma centered around figs. Picture biting into a Fig Newton, only without the pastry exterior and just going straight for the fig paste filling. Add in some chocolate, nuts, and caramel for good measure. No sign of oxidation at all. Amazing sweet malt flavor without being cloying at all. So smooth on the palate, full bodied and warming, but the alcohol is well hidden. It's made for sipping but is almost too easy to drink given its strength.

Purchased at Capone's in PA several months ago and enjoyed as a night cap on my birthday. A beautiful beer that is big in flavor while showing great restraint. I paid a premium for this note bottle given its age, but it's the only time I've ever seen it and was totally worth it.

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Photo of ineluctablemodality
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jodio
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.79/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerBeak81
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rarigney
4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GreatStoutman
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ruger_44-Redhawk
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Update, opened an aged batch 82 on 7/11/17 in Big Sky Montana on our Mountain West camp tour. This is still one of my favs. This aged version has tons of smoke and leather smell. And the taste is the same. Over abundance of leather and smoke.

First off, I'm fortunate to live very close to Hair of the Dog brewery. Adam is one of my go to beers that I always have aging in the back of the fridge and in the basement. I love the complexity of flavors that flows from every sip. I get leather, tobacco, little vanilla, maybe some plum or tannins, smoke and raisin. I love this style which seems to be some what hidden from a beer market with so much to choose from. I understand that this style isn't for everyone, but if you are beer connoisseur you will love this. Cheers.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.9/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
4.44/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thorkelson
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdamSkylar
4.38/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drpimento
4.69/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

mmm a masterpiece. Aroma is heavy caramel and toffee. Flavor is so much more complex, cocoa, peat, tobacco, roast, malt, bittersweet with a slight bit of carbonic tang. The carbonation is perfect for the weight and the rest of the texture of the beer. A sipper for sure, but I also, just for the hell of it, took a big gulp. Really good.

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4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Epicfail97081
3.83/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SomethingClever
3.07/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: khaki colored off white head nice creamy looking texture. Body was brackish dark amber brown nearing black with no clairity.

S: smells like huge piney resiny hops some very light leather and oak

T: smokey huge smoke light hops

M: creamy and medium i thought it would be much thicker.

O: This is a horrible beer its smoke over plays the entire taste and the feel is is too thin and the beer completely misrepresents what you thnk. It is not a quality ba old ale it is a smoked beer that is just average.

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Adam from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.23 out of 5 based on 2,473 ratings.
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