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Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2001-2002)

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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Doggie Claws has a light copper color and an intense herbal hop character. The beer is ready to drink now but will improve with age.
2001 and 2002: Ahtanum and Vanguard Hops
2003 on: Simcoe and Amarillo Hops


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prufrockstar (960) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Taste, poured out of a magnum at Last Drop Bottle Shop, as part of a 2001-2006-2013 vertical. I figured my chance to try this one was long past, so big thanks to the folks at Last Drop for putting this event together and digging up some cool, old HOTD bottles. Anyway, the beer. Pours a murky orange-gold with a small ring of bubbles. I don’t know why it impresses me when old beers are carbonated, but it does. Aroma of melted caramels, plum, apple, toffee, sherry, nuts. Taste: definitely tastes old, but less oxidized than the 2006 sample was. Moderately sweet, just the slightest hint of bitterness at the end, lasting finish on the dry side. This is one worth sipping. Smooth, creamy, slick medium-full body. Overall: I’m impressed by how well this held up. Probably just a bit past its peak, but still a magnificent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8440) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle. 2002 vintage. Shared by Dennis at Alan’s house. Pours brown with off white head. Nose and taste of olive, orange peel, sherry, oxidation and caramel. medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BuckeyeBoy (2715) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2013
12oz bottle 2002 vintage thanks to toby. Pours out a dark gold/amber topped with a small head. Aroma of caramel malts nutty wood and some oxidation. Taste is as the nose sweet malts bread and some old hop notes. Has held uppretty well.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
IrishBoy (3836) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 28, 2013
12 oz bottle from Walt from 2/2009. Should have drank this years ago but was waiting for a special occasion. Nose is toffee, prunes and a little vanilla. Clear rust with a small, lightly lacing beige head. Flavor is lightly oxidized with toffee and a light bitterness. Must have been really awesome when it was fresh!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
2001 Magnum poured into my hair of the dog tulip. I found this magnum a week ago while cleaning out my cellar. I had completely forgotten about this! This one was over the hill by a few years. This one thinned out too much. The malts were still there in the aroma and flavor accompanied by a vinous cardboard note. Bummer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle, 2002 vintage, from Brouwers. Pours a clear amber with a white head. Smells of prune, flowers, orange peel vanilla and a hint of spice. Tastes of an exquisitely forward-hopped prune and cherry, with a medium sweetness counter. Texture is syrupy. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Finishes with a beautiful spice bouquet. This has aged very well, and I’m happy to have had the opportunity.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3 liter bottle
Aroma: caramel, toffee, oxidization
Taste: toffee, caramel, nutty, vinous
A great beer at ten years old. It would not have held up much longer as there was already signs of oxidization.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29332) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2011
Bottled. An unclear red-brown beer with a thin lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of malt, caramel, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt and caramel as well as a bit of oxidation, leading ot a dry alcoholic finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (13410) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2011
Bottle at Papsø’s - Thanks. Clear amber/golden - white head. Sharpness, nutty, amber malts, fruity, light oxidation, roasted, ryebread, light licorice, light roasted, sweetness, dried fruits, caramel. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (20807) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 16, 2011
Bottle at Papsø. Hazy orange red coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Sweet aroma of caramel, dried fruits and berries with oxidized notes. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits and hops. Sweet and hoppy finish.


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