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Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)

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RATINGS: 920   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Doggie Claws has a deep copper color and an intense hop character. I use Simcoe and Amarillo hops along with Organic Pilsner malt, British crystal and dark wild flower honey collected on Mt. Hood. The beer is ready to drink now but will improve with age. Happy Holidays from the curs at Hair of the Dog. - Alan Sprints, Brewmaster


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbruner (2280) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle thanks to trade with jdb288! Pours a hazy copper brown with thin khaki colored head that leaves light lace. Aroma is whole cone resinous hops, definitely simcoe, then it falls to deep fruits and booze. Taste is more towards the malty sweetness, no bitterness, dark fruit of English yeast esters, nice balance and no booze until it hits your gut. Light carbonation, warming, damn fine.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alengrin (853) - BELGIUM - AUG 8, 2014
New Year’s beer with wild honey, Simcoe and Amarillo. Off-white head on a deep bronze beer. Complex, tempting aroma of caramel, candied cherries, dates, ginger, chocolate, grapefruit; very exciting, complex taste, fruity and malty sweetness in so many layers, exotic fruits, deep and creamy palate, ending in a warm but never astringent alcoholic presence as well as delicate aromatic hops. Another masterpiece of my favorite American brewery and again a contender for the title of ’best beer I ever had’. Man, I wish I could have this any day...

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (977) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2014
At Hair of the Dog with Taylor, Stephen, Dina, and Rob. Pours cloudy brown shit. Aroma is cardboard oxygen fig, raison, apple. Taste is cardboard, molasses, brown paper bag, oxygen, some fig, sticky. Overpowering barleywine, sweet oxygenated.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bth122 (1253) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Hazy copper color. Big fresh hops with a big malt backbone. Caramel and floral/citrus hop notes. Creamy texture. Medium heavy body. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3454) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Vintage 2005. Clear amber of color with a weak off white head. An aroma of honey, hops, sweet an weak oxidieced. A flavor of hay, hops, malt and oxidieced.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3699) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Draught @ Hair of the Dog

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of fruity hops, malts, syrup, sweet toffee and caramel. Taste is sweetish, hoppy and malty with some honey and fruity notes. Finish is crisp malty, sweet and syrupy with some wood, honey and fruits. Quite balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (490) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 5, 2014
Very murky brown. Aroma is honey. Taste is honey sweet, woody hops, bitterness. Finish and lingering flavour is hop syrup. Nice stuff. Couldn’t drink a lot. Overall, lovely mixture of american and english style barley wines.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (3076) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Bottle, 2011. Pours clear ruby chestnut with a medium tan creamy head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is rich malty, chocolate, toffee, raisin, date. Medium sweet, malty, biscuit, just a bit of bitterness. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. ABV very well masked. Nice beer, but not all that complex.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (441) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2014 Pours cloudy brown with a minimal light tan head. Aroma is malts, malts, malts with a little carob thrown in. Taste is a little carob, milk chocolate, and roasted malts. Sweetness and bitterness are well balanced in the finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (450) - Michigan, USA - MAY 4, 2014
Cloudy copper light tan head. Lots of toffee and molasses aroma. Toffee with molasses then switches to brown sugar in the end. Citrus hops fighting their way through. Medium body and carbonation.


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