Hangdog | Figure 8 Brewing

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Brewed by:
Figure 8 Brewing
Indiana, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JamesS on 11-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 7 |  Reviews: 2
Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Al_M
4.52/5  rDev +45.3%

Photo of rsquared59
3.5/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of Jay_Ulreich
2.9/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I live right down the street from this place. Growlers filled on Sundays, so thats pretty sweet. I want to like this beer, I really do. It tastes like an extract brew. And maybe it is, thats okay, Im fine with that. I dig the malt profile, as it reminds me of my earlier beers. I totally agree with the only other review of this beer, and that theres no balance, the hops are totally fighting the malt. I am a self proclaimed hop head, and I dont think I have ever said "I dont like the hops in this" until this beer.
A- dark brown, decent head for a growler.
S- Funky. Smells just like malt extract and theres hops in there too, and they are weird/scary.
T- Maybe they used a weird yeast, or maybe they fucked up royally when adding the hops? I cant blame the hops... This stuff is just plain weird. Reminds me of when I put a bunch of leftover ingredients into my extract brew when I was first starting out. Its not bad.... I just am completely missing what they were aiming at.
M- the best part about this is the mouthfeel. Its smooth and almost chewy, which I dig. But still, its just "ok"
Overall, I support my local brew pub, and I hope I dont keep you from visiting this place, its really nice. They have much better beers there though!

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Photo of psmith161
3.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of bozodogbreath
4/5  rDev +28.6%

Photo of JamesS
2.95/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a fairly light brown, although with decent head and a bit of decent lacing. Very spicy hop aroma, with licorice hints in the nose. Very licoricey flavor with a fair bit of rye spiciness and some roasty maltiness, but overall the flavors just do not match well (very competing), with too much in the licorice/anise department. Went down alright, with malt smoothness and rye/hop roughness balancing out. On tap at Tomlinson Tap Room.

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Hangdog from Figure 8 Brewing
3.11 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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