Doggie Claws

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  1. googzoid10

    googzoid10 Initiate (186) Nov 10, 2008 Oregon
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    Has/was HotD Doggie Claws been bottled/for sale in '10, '11, '12 and '13?
     
  2. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Yep!
    Saw all three years on tap at their taproom and had the '12 in tap and from bottle...both amazingly delicious.
    Still have a pair in the cellar too.
     
  3. guajolote

    guajolote Aspirant (247) Sep 12, 2008 Oregon

    It's been bottled since 2002, if I recall correctly.
     
  4. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    not yet in 2013. Release date is November.
     
  5. honkduh

    honkduh Aspirant (260) Jun 2, 2011 Oregon
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    @hairofthedog: Today we are releasing Doggie Claws 2013 starting at 11:30 for $120 per case or six dollars a bottle
     
  6. distantmantra

    distantmantra Savant (975) May 23, 2011 Washington
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    So probably a week or two before we see it hit Seattle?

    Hopefully the shipments to WA are carbonated this year.
     
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  7. anteater

    anteater Crusader (764) Sep 10, 2012 Oregon
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    Anybody with past experience have any idea about how long this will be available to go in the tasting room?
     
  8. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aspirant (204) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    had a magnum of '01 recently that was excellent.
     
  9. waltersrj

    waltersrj Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2010 Washington

    I got to try a 2001 Magnum last December as well...it was excellent.
     
  10. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (480) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    anyone know if the bottle tastes like the draft? I found this years draft a bit underwhelming
     
  11. DimensionX

    DimensionX Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2010 Oregon

    Haven't tried the current vintage in draft or bottles but did try the Little Dog version and it was absolutely incredible, I wish they would bottle that.

    Anteater it is usually around for a couple weeks.
     
  12. oregonskibum

    oregonskibum Zealot (523) Mar 14, 2009 Oregon

    I've had it twice on tap in the past week and both times was a little disappointed. I thought last year's version in bottle was excellent, one of the better vintages in recent memory (my bottles were well carbonated with minimal sediment). But I'm a little worried about the 2013 bottle version. I normally just buy a case, but will likely get a bottle to try first.
     
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  13. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I personally almost always find Doggie Claws a little hoppier than I prefer my barleywines when it's fresh. Give it a year, though, and it's perfect.
     
  14. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (480) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    so I am having a bottle now, it imo is better than the tap I had at the matt release, it's darker too. also it's well carbonated not flat. case for me!
     
  15. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    Only a 20% increase from last year. I wonder, maybe they produced less than last year.
     
  16. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    Yeah, we cracked a bottle tonight as well, and despite my previous comment, I'd say this vintage is already drinking quite nicely.
     
  17. oregonskibum

    oregonskibum Zealot (523) Mar 14, 2009 Oregon

    I went ahead and bought a case on your recommendation. And I'm not disappointed. Enjoying my first bottle right now. Perhaps not quite as good as last year's, although dang close. I'll have no problem finishing off 3/4 of the case over the next two months and the rest into the cellar.
     
  18. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (480) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    well glad you liked it, did you get a bottle to try before getting that case?
     
  19. oregonskibum

    oregonskibum Zealot (523) Mar 14, 2009 Oregon

    Nah. I get a case every year, so unless someone reported it was terrible, I'm game for the $120 investment.
     
  20. OregonHopmonster

    OregonHopmonster Aspirant (234) Jan 15, 2011 Oregon
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    Stopped by HotD today to grab a few more bottles of Otto and ordered a Doggie Claws to go with my sandwich. I was surprised by how hoppy it was but initially chalked it up to how variable the beer is year to year. Later found out it was a dry-hopped version. Excellent!
     
  21. RedMedicine

    RedMedicine Aspirant (223) Jun 3, 2005 Oregon
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    Nice little Wednesday there for you. I'm jealous.
     
  22. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (480) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    that would explain it. my wife didn't like it as much this year due to the hoppier taste, which I'm fine with. thanks for the info.
     
  23. DeschutesNut

    DeschutesNut Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2010 North Dakota
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    Anyone got any word on when DoggieClaws '13 is actually gonna get released?
     
  24. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    It was released last Saturday. Almost certainly still available at the pub. Don't know when it'll hit distro.
     
  25. anteater

    anteater Crusader (764) Sep 10, 2012 Oregon
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    Available now for $6
     
  26. wiescins

    wiescins Aspirant (292) Dec 16, 2009 Illinois
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    My wife and I are visiting Portland in a week or so, any chance we will be able to pick up a couple bottles of this while we are in town?
     
  27. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    I'm 95% certain it's still for sale at the brewery. And once it hits distro, it'll be fairly easy to find for a month or two.
     
  28. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,474) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    +1 on this. Like kscaldef said, you really should have no trouble finding DC around town and/or at the tasting room. The beer will also likely be on tap over at the tasting room, should that be the place you decide to pick some up.
     
  29. IPAguy2009

    IPAguy2009 Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2010 Oregon

    Had this one yesterday at HOTD, excellent vintage!
     
  30. googzoid10

    googzoid10 Initiate (186) Nov 10, 2008 Oregon
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    Thanks for all the updates. If anybody has a '10, '11, & '12 to trade, let me know. I have a bunch of stuff I could offer up. Preference to someone that has all 3. Thanks!
     
  31. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,474) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Just as an "oh by the way...."

    HOTD usually puts on multiple vintages of DC in the tasting room during OBF each year. This past year, they were pouring 4 different vintages, I think going back to 07 or 08. Anyway, I know July is a long ways away, but it might be something to keep in mind if you're around next summer.
     
  32. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (271) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Just grabbed a few bottles against my better judgement.

    Any reports of carb problems with this vintage? It seemed like every bottle that came to Eastern WA last year was totally flat and murky.
     
  33. spillred

    spillred Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2011 Oregon
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    I've had 2 bottles of 2013 - one had very low carbonation the other was dead flat.
     
  34. whiskey

    whiskey Aspirant (271) Feb 25, 2012 California
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    Awesome. :rolleyes:
     
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  35. yojimbo1

    yojimbo1 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Kansas

    I was wondering about this too. Sad to hear.
     
  36. kscaldef

    kscaldef Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2010 Oregon
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    We've opened at least 6 bottles this year and they've all been great. Well carbed and delicious.

    Tonight's bottle:

    [​IMG]
     
  37. w_klon

    w_klon Initiate (183) Aug 1, 2012 Oregon
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    Likewise. Ive had two and both were perfectly carbed (As opposed to the flat, murky ones of 2012. I really enjoyed 2012, personally). Also, a little more hops and bitterness than last year FWIW.
     
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  38. m4ttj0nes

    m4ttj0nes Aspirant (204) Feb 21, 2012 Oregon
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    2013 is delicious.
     
  39. punkhim

    punkhim Initiate (192) Dec 22, 2011 Washington
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    Same for me.
     
  40. Phobicsquirrel

    Phobicsquirrel Devotee (480) Oct 1, 2013 Oregon
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    Yup, no probs for me
     
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