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Hair of the Dog Little Dog (Doggie Claws)
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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.63/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 105   ABV: 3.5%
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Little Dog’ Doggie Claws is made from second runnings of Doggie Claws. This beer is similar in style on malt and hops, but less intense and easier to drink a full glass of.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (10439) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
A hazed amber ale with a thin lacing off white head. In aroma, nice grainy malt with nice herbal British hops, lightly floral. In mouth, a nice roasted malt with light treacle, grassy and lightly piney hops, very nice and pleasant. On tap at brewery, Oct. 7 2012.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
Tap at Hair Of The Dog, Portland - 06/11/12. Obscured mid amber with a thin off white head that soon clears to the edge. Good lacing follows. Nose comprises pine, hops, tropical notes, mango and grapefruit. Taste follows nose with a touch of caramel malts. Light end of medium bodied, slightly on the thin side with soft carbonation and a light bitterness in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
Poured at the HOTD 20 party. Flavor is hoppy up front with some caramel and butter notes. Bready flavors and lightly bitter on the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (8896) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Growler at Paul and Ryan’s tasting. Pours light amber. Nose and taste of hops, wheat, pine and slight bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Growler thanks to brainlair. Pours low haze orange with a thick creamy head. Weaker retention. Nose is grassy and herbal hops, toffee, fresh honey biscuit, butterscotch, caramel chews. Taste is extremely soft, nicely hopped and bitter. Toffee, fresh bread, pizza crust. Soft dough in the background. Insanely soft palate. A masterpiece in malt extraction and liberal hopping. A Ryan Artuso beer x1000. Perhaps a Michael James beer as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2011 draft at the brewery, fall 2011 batch. unfiltered and cloudy orange body with an off-white patchy bubbled head. bright, prickly high-acid dry hopped nose, it’s astoundingly fresh, grassy and green without any excessive resinous / oil from the cones. this is hop soup, yup. comes across similar to the first batch of Little Dog Fred, with it’s bright, snappy, zesty and prickly hop acids, but it’s fuller-bodied with stronger esters. of course it’s impossible to make a comparison to Doggie Claws as it lacks the sweet / sugary / waxy / soap ester character and obviously is nowhere near as full-bodied and chewy. yeast is doughy and english in nature, i think this is what really ties it all together and propels this beer (and the first LD Fred batch) to mid-to-upper 4 levels. i had to bring in a small pour of the current LD Fred batch to compare, and yes, the Fred version as it is now isn’t as bright, fresh, grassy and vibrant as the Doggie Claws, and is a shadow of what i found back in January. but this release, this is it once again. incredible and vibrant hop flavor; toasted / cracked pale malt; rustic yeast; strongly bitter without reaching what i’d call ’astringent’. back end is entirely dry, body is light, pillowy and firm and does not at all seem like it’s under 4%. a stunning achievement.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (7046) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2011
On tap at Hair of the Dog, split with Matts_Property, pours a hazy dark golden orange with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bitter hops, caramel, sort of like an IPA. Flavour is very dry, with somewhat bitter hops, roasted / burnt bread, sort of an English quality with American hops. Very well-made for the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
deyholla (6953) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 Growler shared by someone at Paul and Ryan’s 5000 celebration, thanks! Poured a hazy orange amber with a white head that dissipated slowly to the edges. Aroma was full of tropical fruit, citrus, flora and a bit of backing bitter grapefruit. Flavor began with citrus and a bit of tropical fruit and became more bitter as grapefruit grew. There was a bit of a grain backbone. Nice!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6790) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Draft at the brewery. Pours a cloudy, dull orange with a small white head that laces the glass. Aroma of fresh grassy hops, straw, sweet malts, honey, an toast. Flavor of honey, melon, pale and sweet malts, straw, grass, and herbs. Light-bodied, with medium, deceptively sharp, carbonation and a crisp mouthfeel. Excellent session ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 6, 2011
Growler at the double 5k tasting courtesy of Trevor. Pours a clear gold with just the faintest touches of haze. Floral on the nose, light grainy sweetness and citrus. Grainy and toasty. Medium bodied and lightly sweet, grain and crackers. Slow bittern finish with grapefruit notes. Very refreshing.


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