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RATINGS: 918   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


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7855) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 28, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 2005 - fresh
When properly poured it’s clear dark orange and cedar colored. Extremely strong bouquet of grassy fresh hops and tree sap. Sweeter malt nose than previous years. More of a homebrew funky malt flavor, almost a little spoiled... very different from 2003 and 2004 - which I prefer largely over the 2005.

2004 - fresh
Murky dark brown and copper with a large fluffy tan head. Very sharp malt nose with pine, tree bark, sap, caramel, loads of honey, and a some hops. Very roasty flavor and a toasted bread and nut note that stands out... along with some hazelnuts and some birch. Really, really fantastic... this is an amazing beer, even this young. I have an 03 and an 04 saved, and I can’t wait to see how they behave in the cellar.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Experiment_Ale (858) - 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 (1226) - 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 (3435) - 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 (3610) - 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 (443) - 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 (2927) - 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 (424) - 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 (435) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jkwalking05 (3619) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
travita (3831) - 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.


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