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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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (547) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (499) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (4116) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
12 oz bottle. Cloudy deep amber with little to no head. Aroma is of honey, molasses, raisin bread, toffee, prune, and caramel, and light banana. Taste is of toffee, raisin, prune, molasses. Lots of hop junk and yeast in the bottle (like 1/6 of the bottle is crud), but it is a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (4304) - Frisco, Texas, USA - APR 19, 2014
Bottle. The look is very very filled with sediment, hops, yeast. The look is murky and some type of orange brown color. The smell is pine, yeast, alcohol, fruits, grassy, pineapple, and nice. The taste is pineapple, fruits, pine, apples, hops, and good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lothore (582) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
A- Pours a cloudy, blood orange hue with little to no head. S- Sweet caramel, dark fruits, brown sugar with a nice hoppy afterthought. T- Dark fruits, fig, caramel and a wave of piney hops that sweep across the tongue. M- Thick with low carbonation. D- Although carbonation was a little low for my liking this is an amazing beer. Extremely tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (1707) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle share in 2013. Pour is deep ruby with no head. Aroma is of pineapple juice, toffee, caramel, and candi sugar. Flavor is similar with the hops coming out more - citrus, floral, honey, dark caramel. Finish is hoppy and boozy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2198) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
On tap at the brewery. 2013 vintage. Pours a dark brown with light head. Aromas of candy, dark fruit,and roasted malts. Flavours are same; smooth, malty, and sweet. Really well balanced. Also had the 2004 in a 12 oz bottle Poured a dark garnet red brown. Aromas of brown sugar, raisins, dark caramel, and roasted malts. Flavors are rich and similar. Incredible. 9/4/9/5/18

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 21, 2014
2013 bottle. Pours a very murky brown color with a nice foamy light tan head. Lots of sticky pine in the nose, chocolate and caramel, light citrus, dark cherries and plums, and a nice bready malt note. Nice piney hops up front on the taste, nice dark red fruits, toffee, caramel, and a great earthy flavor coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1386) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Sample at Ale Alpharetta. Pours brown, with almost no head. Bitter chocolate is dominant in the nose, with notes of maple syrup and vanilla. Very sweet flavor, with a light bitterness, and a slightly dank finish. Heavy body, sticky, thick, and grainy. Overall, this is a nice, sweet and malty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7439) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Bottle from bytemesis - thanks!! Very murky reddish brown pour. Raisin / dark grape, caramel sweetness, graham cracker, maybe a bit of grapefruit. Very smooth and full on the tongue. Excellent!

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