Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Reviews




vulcanmeister
4
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
Pour at 2016 Eastern Oregon Beer Festival. Aroma roasty and malty, notes of raisins and carmel sweetness, medium mouth feel. Slightly hazy reddish brown with small head. Very smooth richness. Slighty citrusy bitter finish with linger brown sugar and a glow of warming alcohol. Nice!
Thursday, June 30, 2016

tmoreau
4
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Shared 2016 12 oz. bottle poured to a snifter displaying a clear, amber color, with a presentable layer of off white head foam, and spots of lacing. The nose was brown sugar sweetness, hint of vanilla, dried fruit, cherry skins, and peach. Medium bodied with decent carbonation, the taste was similar notes, added some tannic astringency, and booziness that didnít get in the way, Very nice!
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Alengrin
4.2
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle straight from the brewery, shared by Trevor at Chimipalooza. Loose, thin, light beige head, blackish robe with chestnut brown edges. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, chocolate liqueur, wet leather, glue-like solvents, coffee grounds, candied cherry. Soft candied banana and raisin sweetness in the onset balanced with light umami flavors, soft carbo, thick and oily mouthfeel, deeply chocolatey, full malt body with a roasted bittering touch but not overly coffeeish, spicy hops and some strong but still non-astringent bourbon-like alcohol in the end while the chocolatey maltiness continues. Very rich, opulent beer, could have done with a tad more roasted bitterness perhaps, in this form actually closer to an imperial porter than to an imperial stout, but by all means delicious.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

WeeHeavySD
4.2
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
2016 Bottle from Hair of the Dog taproom! Deep amber pour, almost no head. Nose is syrupy sweet reminiscent of Adam from the Wood an aroma that might live with me forever. The taste is rich sweet and full bodied. Tons of interesting peach and brandy notes! Yummy
Sunday, June 26, 2016

WeeHeavySD
3.7
Hair of the Dog Little Dog Light
Smooth sweet and light. Drinking on my innagural visit to the hair of the dog tasting room here in Portland! Really flavorful mild ale perfect for this time of day!
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Christian
4.6
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood
Bottle at home. Near black with a tiny off-white head. Strong, complex aroma, with cherries, roasted notes of chocolate and licorice, vanilla and caramel, and all held together by vineous alcohol character of bourbon and dessert wine. Sweet and complex flavour of dessert wine, cherry and aged barleyw wine. As good as any Adam from the wood. World class.
Monday, June 20, 2016

thomashall
4.2
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
Bottle shared by Bvery, thanks for sharing this monster. Dark black pour, no head. Aroma is bourbon, dark fruits, some vanilla. Taste pretty much follows, a little boozy. Very delicious.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

BVery
4.3
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
Bottle. Deep mahogany / brown pour with very minor head. Ungodly aroma - dark fruit, wood, bourbon, vanilla. Similar taste. Could use a little more carb. This is great.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
2.7
Hair of the Dog Cherry Lila
On tap at hotd pours out a muddy amber topped with a small ring of a head. Nose is that stone mineral notes some cherries and a rich malt..taste is more of the stone mineral notes light cherry and some odd end.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Weezel
3.8
Hair of the Dog Adam
Deep ruby pour. Aromas of smoke, berries, and cola. Smokey up front with jammy fruit notes. I would call it a smoked quadruple. Very well done.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

pintbypint
4
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA
650ml brown bottle. Summer 2016 release. Cloudy golden with a short creamy white head. Thin spotty lacing. Aromas of grapefruit and some malt sweetness. Taste has thick grains, rye, grapefruit and general citrus. Pithy grapefruit finish with sweet malts lingering. Some alcohol and a lot of lasting bitterness. Medium body with a creamy carbonation. Fresh, hoppy, very satisfying.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Zymurgeist2
3.8
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Stone
Bottle to tulip. Dark fruit, chocolate and cola aromas. Clear brown with ruby highlights and a light brown head with moderate patterns down the glass. Taste is chocolate, alcohol, and cherry. Moderate alcohol burn.
Saturday, June 18, 2016

AndySnow
3.3
Hair of the Dog Ruth
How: Draught.
Where: Omnipollos Hatt, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy pale amber colour with an off-white head.
Aroma: Citrus, hops, yeast.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, sour, citrus.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

luttonm
3.3
Hair of the Dog Cherry Lila from the Stone
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Dark, red-tinged brown. Small bubbly bright white head. huge spiced cider body, sweet smooth sip. Gets hugely metallic, licking a battery sensation. Coppery metal, watery finish. Not a lot of cherry. Touch dry cough syrup. Quite odd. I feel like I donít get it.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
3.8
Hair of the Dog Stock Ale
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Creamy off-white foam, light leathery brown. Tart, dry alcohol. Dry leathery body, pretty brightly carbonated. Brandy notes throughout. Full body and flavor. Mild, rich flavors, weaker body on finish. Dig it.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
4.2
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout
Hair of the Dog, Portland. 2015 bottle. Pretty still, deepest have brown, thin highlights. Amazing depth and complexity on aroma. Lovely rich, cherry, deep roast. Absolutely HOTD, fig, vanilla, tannic, depth of malt. Mild alc note on backend but very well hidden. Sharp, delicious. RIS meets Adam. I dig it.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
3.7
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Stone
Hair of the Dog, Portland. 2015 bottle. Huge, unexpected head. Lingering foam. Mineral, very fine foam. Deep, lovely brown, much denser than aged versions. Big, fresh, mineral and salt aroma, masking the leathery malts. Rich, tons of mineral, peat, oyster. Lighter, sharper, salt and mineral. Very interesting.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
4.1
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Rye Whiskey
Hair of the Dog, Portland. 2015 vintage bottle at the brewery, tasted side by side with the 2014 bourbon barrel Adam. Grainier aroma, sought lovely, ruddy, earthy funk grains. Cool, clean in a sense. Spicy, pepper grain and alcohol touching the leathering rich Adam is fantastic. Amaretto, almond, kailua. Spicy dry finish. Light, lactic espresso. A little more leather and less complex than í14 Bourbon. Really nice, mellowing of base with added spice.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
4.3
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
Hair of the Dog, Portland. 2014 vintage bottle at the brewery, tasted side by side with the 2015 rye barrel Adam. Great sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma. Alc, syrup, maple. Vanilla extract. Warmer fruit, wood, oil, bright bourbon. Rich, clean. Tiramisu. Lighter weight. Rich, aromatic. Tons of bright bourbon.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
3.8
Hair of the Dog Ruth
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Bright yellow, creamy foam. Fresh aroma, clean sharp malt. Pils crisp, but round full body. Round fruit, bready malt backing. Very tasty.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
4.2
Hair of the Dog Fred
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Bright, clean gold with pretty white foam. Hazy yeast, full sweet mouth. Perfect balance of cream, alcohol and yeast. Just a terrific, landmark beer. Great bread, a touch lactic and full rich alcohol.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
3.7
Hair of the Dog Greg from the Stone
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Deep, heavy hazy gold. Great white cream. Earthy punch, melon, sweet, very round flavors. Smooth, melon, wort, overripe veggies. Pretty nice.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
4.1
Hair of the Dog Rose
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Deep brown-red, offset rose foam. Peppery, dark fruit tea. Robust hibiscus-sweet tea on big, smooth body. Tart carb and yeast body. Sweet peppercorn. Nice variation, tasty.
Monday, June 13, 2016

luttonm
3.9
Hair of the Dog Lila
Hair of the Dog, Portland. Bright, clouded soft gold, creamy tight head. Clean fruity hop, creamy, light lactic body. Assertive and smooth. Great boy, very refined. Spring fresh with nice alcohol weight just behind. Quite tasty. Fresh.
Monday, June 13, 2016

neepsntatties
3.8
Hair of the Dog Golden Red Dot From the Wood
On tap at HOTD. Colour...deep, cloudy, garnet amber with a thin head. Nose...very fruity, especially crushed cherries and Brooks prunes with a slight funk. Palate...tangy, zippy and filled with dried cane fruits and raisins. Thereís still a funkiness to this, but pleasingly so. The finish is tangy, slightly vinegar like and long.
Friday, June 10, 2016

neepsntatties
4.1
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws from the Stone
On tap at HOTD. Colour...hazy amber with a thick ecru head. Nose...quite hoppy and infused with tropical fruits and fruit leather. Palate...full, frothy and broad in the beam with heady hoppiness and thick malt. The mid palate is robust and somewhat tannic and brims with boiled English sweets. The finish dry and sweet.
Friday, June 10, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
4
Hair of the Dog Golden Red Dot From the Wood
On tap at tap at hotd pub Portland. Pours out a muddy brownish color with a ring of a head. Nose is nice bourbon barrel vanilla pit fruit cherries peach and plenty of sweetness. Taste is more of the sweet malts toffee caramel pit fruit cherries peach a nice bourbon barrel vanilla punch.
Monday, June 06, 2016

douglas88
4
Hair of the Dog Golden Red Dot From the Wood
On tap at HOTD. Pours a reddish brown color- amazing how the fruit changed the appearance- with a small bubble of head. A big boozy bourbon and fruit nose. Leather, tobacco, ripe peach, fresh cherry, toast. Huge bourbon. Awesome.
Monday, June 06, 2016

blueshockey24
3.8
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA
Bomber. Pours hazy golden with off white head. Aroma is citrus grapefruit and lemon. Taste is sweet fruity grapefruit tangerine and pine with piney grapefruit finish. Pretty good.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

monk191
3.8
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws from the Stone
An interesting version of the doggie claws. More intense boozy notes then the regular version. Pours a slightly darker Amber with a white head. Smells of strawberry, honey and a bit of bacon. Taste starts smooth, but then a sharp booziness comes in at the finish. Good, but the original is a bit better. Had on tap at the brewery.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

monk191
4
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
A fantastic barleywine. Pours a beautiful bright Amber with a thick white head. Smells of strawberry And honey. Taste is thick, with strawberry and vanilla and honey with a very smooth, sweet finish. Had on tap at the brewery.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

monk191
3
Hair of the Dog Ruth
A decent pale ale. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick soapy white head. Smells of lemon. Taste is simple but refined, with lemon and herbs, and a hint of tropical fruit. Had on tap at the brewery.
Saturday, June 04, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
3.5
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws from the Stone
On tap at hair of the dog. Pours out a hazy amber brown topped with a ring of a head. Nose is floral hops earthy notes sweet malts. Taste is more of the floral hops some mineral earthy notes and caramel toffee sweetness.
Friday, June 03, 2016

tiong
3.9
Hair of the Dog Stock Ale From the Wood
Rated on 25.5.2016. Draught @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, syrup, wood, oak, vanilla and citrus. Taste is strong, slightly boozy and woody with some oak, vanilla, toffee, syrup and citrus. Finish is warming, sweet and slightly caramely with hints of oak, wood and vanilla. Quite heavy and sweet.
Friday, June 03, 2016

drpimento
4.8
Hair of the Dog Adam
mmm a masterpiece. Aroma is heavy caramel and toffee. Flavor is so much more complex, cocoa, peat, tobacco, roast, malt, bittersweet with a slight bit of carbonic tang. The carbonation is perfect for the weight and the rest of the texture of the beer. A sipper for sure, but I also, just for the hell of it, took a big gulp. Really good.
Thursday, June 02, 2016

popery
3.6
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout
The beer is dark brown, not quite opaque in the center. Appears viscous and slick. No head even with a vigorous pour. The aroma has a huge molasses flavor. Caramel, treacle, other deeply toasted sugars. Mild cocoa note. A little bit of fruit, some date and prune, but less than I remember from trying ti fresh. Solid bourbony vanilla flavor. Some oaky coconut, as well. Light booze note in there. Mild sweet doughy malt base. Big sweetness in the taste. Lots of sugar in there. A little bit watery compared to the aroma. It just somehow doesnít pack the same flavor punch. Lots of toasted sugar, still. The barrel dominates in the taste a bit. Big oak. More fruit. Big bourbony flavor. Not as much heat as expected but itís there. Odd mineral, herbal flavor to it. Very slick feel. Fairly thin, though. The beer is pretty much dead flat, so that didnít help. I liked the aroma but there was something off with the taste.
Thursday, June 02, 2016

emartell
4.7
Hair of the Dog Adam
Aroma sumamente intenso y complejo. Se perciben notas a cuero, caramelo, frutos secos e higo principalmente. De color negro, con tonos rubŪes a contra luz, de cuerpo redondo, carbonatacion baja y una abundante corona de espuma de alta retenciůn. En boca es compleja, intensa y llena de sabores. Al paladar se perciben muchas notas que no surlen estar juntas en la misma cerveza. Chocolate, frutos secos como ciruela y pasas, algo de higo, una intensa nota ahumada. De una impresionante intensidas y un final largo y duradero. No cabe duda que se trata de una cerveza ķnica, muy bien lograda y equilibrada y que seguro mejorarŠ con el tiempo.
Friday, May 27, 2016

tiong
4.2
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
355ml bottle @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. 2015 vintage. Pours dark brown with a small white head. Aroma of ripe fruits, plums, wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee and syrup. Taste is smooth, slick and warming with loads of ripe fruits, plums, wood, oak, bourbon, vanilla, toffee and syrup. Finish is smooth and syrupy with loads of ripe fruits, bourbon, oak, wood and vanilla. Quite heavy and massive slow sipper, but really well balanced and tasty.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

tiong
3.7
Hair of the Dog Little Dog Light
Draught @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. Pours dark reddish brown with a smooth white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and toffee. Taste is smooth, malty and caramely with some hints of earthiness, toffee and syrup. Finish is smooth, malty and slightly syrupy with some earthiness, toffee and caramel. Quite tasty for a mild ale.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

tiong
4
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Stone
Draught @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of malts, ripe fruits, citrus, grass, earthiness and caramel. Taste is smooth, slightly sweetish and mineraly with some malts, fruits, ripe fruits and citrus. Finish is heavy, warming and malty with some mineraly notes, caramel, pine and toffee. Pretty smooth and balanced, despite being quite heavy.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

tiong
3.8
Hair of the Dog Lila
Draught @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. Pours hazy yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of juicy fruits, grass, grainy malts and earthy notes. Taste is smooth, earthy and sweetish fruity with some grass, pine and citrus. Finish is crisp, hoppy and earthy with some malts, fruits and pine. Pretty hoppy for a maibock
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

tiong
3.5
Hair of the Dog Ruth
Draught @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. Pours hazy yellowish with a smooth head. Aroma of grainy malts, grass, hay, citrus and lemon. Taste is smooth, grainy malty and grassy with some hay, earthy notes and floral hops. Finish is smooth, grainy and earthy with some hay and citrus. Feels almost like a kellerbier.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

bursprak
3.9
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Bottle at Dangerous bottleshares 20th edition!! Featuring Zakoon and Aaron. Murky brownish pour with chunks of fruit in it. Notes of caramel, lingering tartness, vanilla, peaches and some sweet malts.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Marko
3.5
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA
Grazie mille, Albertoooo! Poured a hazy golden body with a white head. Aroma... dried grapes, citric hoppiness, sweet maltiness reminiscent of crystal. Citric taste, lemon & peach ice-tea mix, sweetish, soft, light tropical touch, very full malty backbone, overly so perhaps, eating up the 80 IBU like they arenít there. Interesting - really not my type of IPA or Double IPA, but I can respect it. And Iím really glad Iíve tried it!
Monday, May 23, 2016

AndySnow
3.8
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
How: Draught.
Where: Omnipollos hatt, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a tan head.
Aroma: Hops, malt, floral, caramel, alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Caramel, sweet malt, fruit, hops, some fruit, alcohol.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Vestergaard
4
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Bottle at Dangerous bottleshares 20th edition!! Featuring Zakoon and Aaron. This one thanks to Aaron. Pours a hazy, reddish amber with lots of bad chunks and a small, white head. Aroma has lots of caramel, vinous oak, canned peach, cherries. Taste is very sweet. Still lots of oak but not as acidic as expected. Very tasty actually! Sticky body and a fairly low carbonation.
Saturday, May 21, 2016

Desverger
3.5
Hair of the Dog Michael
Bottle@Ronny & Co Tasting, Copenhagen (11/05/2016) - pours fuzzy amber with white head. Sour fruity aroma and taste, acidic, grapes, light vinegar, cherry and berry fruits, funky, light floral, some dried fruit, tart on the palate, dry tart finish.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Prufrockstar
4.2
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - 1978 Heaven Hill Barrel
Draft at Fred Fest. AFTW kicked up in intensity. Huge barrel component, lots of smoke, deep rich brown sugar. Smooth and potent. Impressive. Most impressive.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

DYCSoccer17
3.8
Hair of the Dog Sour Cherry Pannepot
On tap at HOTD on 4/15/16. Listed as "Sour Cherry Pannepot From the Wood". The aroma has tart cherry with light lacto and a light vanilla funk. Turbid dark mahogany body with no head. Starts with light acetic fruity cherry notes. Becomes a bit sweet in the middle with some chocolate hints. This really has a chocolate-covered cherry flavoring. Finishes warming with some ethanol. Lightly tart/sweet balance is nice. Really enjoyable.
Sunday, May 15, 2016

DYCSoccer17
3.7
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Stone
2015 Vintage Bottle at the brewpub. The aroma has some slight sherry notes with some oxidation and leather notes. Opaque dark mahogany body with a smallish light-tan head present. Starts pretty roasted with tobacco flavors. Somewhat sweet in the middle with light peat and smoke. Finishes a little roasted with leather hints. Quite decadent.
Sunday, May 15, 2016