DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the pub. This was described as a dry, hoppy amber which about sums it up. Cloudy. Aroma shows nice floral hops, recognizable as HotD with the traditional house character to back it up. Taste is super dry with a nice hop flavor and quick finish. Certainly unrecognizable from Doggie Claws with no sweetness or alcohol. Super drinkable. This is one of the best versions of Little Dog.
theisti (3856) - Kansas, USA - NOV 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz tulip draft at the brewpub in Portland, Oregon. The pour is a hazed golden yellow with a small white head. The aroma is light grass hop along with a bit of cracker malt. The taste is the cracker malt up front, thinner, with grass soft citrus behind. The palate is light bodied with soft carbonation and a clean dry finish. Crisp easy drinking. Glad I could try.
BVery (9514) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at HotD. Mostly clear golden pour with a white soapy head. Buttery grains. Slightly grassy. Crisp palate. Just okay.
Sledutah (6973) - Utah, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark amber with a medium sized off-white head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of caramel, chocolate and toasted malts
Nice and smooth
VastActiv (5603) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Portland. Colour is clear orange with small bubbly white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, sweetness, hints of toffee and some malts.
daknole (10848) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
neepsntatties (1750) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HOTD. Colour...light amber with no head. Nose...lightly hoppy with some toffee notes. Palate...quite mild with hops at the forefront and biscuits mid palate. There’s some light sweetness and a bit of butterscotch and malt but all is quite subdued.
after4ever (7539) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at hotd. Pours a cloudy medium amber with no head or lace. Mild toasty brown bread crust nose. Light still body. Toasty malty mid palate. Soft finish.
douglas88 (8335) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep copper color with a medium beige head. A light fruity hop nose, some toffee and a bit of grass. The flavor is sometimes harsh bitterness, medium earthy biscuit malt, some honey, nutty, grassy. Quite flavorful. Nice brew.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ HOTD. Pours a hazy, orange-copper color with a modest off-white head. Refreshing, lightly piney and herbaceous aroma; hop-forward in the nose, with a hint of crystalline sugar. Nose follows suit: a lean, piney, and reasonably bitter pale-ish ale with a lightly coarse core; hints of candy sugar and a lingering, dry, crackly toastiness emergent and lingering in the finish. A touch rough, but plenty of enjoyable piney bitterness.
beernovice39 (3270) - Idaho, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Hazy amber pour with a thin off white head. Scent is herbal and malty. Taste is grassy, pine and some roastiness.