Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Reviews




mR_fr0g
4.1
Hair of the Dog Adam
Borefts Beer Festival 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. An attractive deep caramel brown coloured pour with a sticky sticky light tan head. Aroma is woody caramel ,apple, toffee, dried fruits. Flavour is composed of woody bourbon, apple, tooffee, caramel. Nice layered, rounded malts. Palate is sticky sweet, moderate carbonation, velvety .
Monday, July 25, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.2
Hair of the Dog Saison Mirepoix
Borefts Beer Festival 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. A hazed, milky orange coloured pour with no head. Aroma is woody, apricot, wheat. Flavour is composed of stale wheaty grains, apricot , bready grains, tangy finish. Palate is semi sweet moderate carbonation. Not a huge fan.
Monday, July 25, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.7
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout
Borefts Beer Festival 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. A viscous dark caramel brown coloured pour with no real head to speak of. Aroma is caramel, toasted coconut, boozy, bourbon. Flavour is composed of caramel, brown sugars, stick, woody bourbon and some hot solvent in the finish. Palate is full bodied, sticky sweet, moderate carbonation.
Monday, July 25, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.7
Hair of the Dog Ruth
Borefts Beer Festival 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. A nice translucent golden orange coloured pour with a nice sticky white head. Aroma islight cramel malts, chewy, earthy citrus, hoppy, low mineral. Flavour is composed of semi sweet malts, midget gem mixed hops, c hop, slight grassy apricot. Little caramel. Palate is semi sweet, moderate / low carbonation. Nice delicate apricot, peach.
Monday, July 25, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.5
Hair of the Dog Adam - White Peach
Borefts 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. A chunky think orange coloured pour with no head. Aroma is white peach, funky, earthy, bark, woody. Flavour is composed of funky fresh fruit, tangy fruit, solvet, oak and wood. Palate is tangy sweet, hint of sour. Lingering oak and bourbon.
Monday, July 25, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.4
Hair of the Dog / Dieu du Ciel Oatmeal Stout
Borefts 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. Aroma is nutty, malty, toasted coconut, cherry. A chestnut brown coloured pour with a loose mid tan head. Flavour is composed of thin malts, nutty, tangy apple, earthy malts. Palate is thin, malts, low. carbonation. Nice coconut character.
Monday, July 25, 2016

MarcoDL
4.6
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Rye Whiskey
Bottle at tasting. Dark brown color. Delicious, divine aroma of vanilla, raisin, ripe fruit and whiskey. Rich taste of ripe fruit, mild subtle smoke, chocolate, rich smooth vanilla, boozy raisin, red fruit and an infitine finish. This is worldclass. Wow, what a beer.
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Chudwick
3.8
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood
12oz bottle 2014 release thanks to Prufrockstar- nose is like regular version but a little cough syrup or brandy. Flat. A little nutty probably from the ageing. Earthy.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Chudwick
4
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
12oz bottle 2014 release thanks to Prufrockstar- nutty upfront with some latent bourbon. Complex and earthy as the others. Flat too. Sweet to the lips. Boozy on the finish.
Friday, July 22, 2016

Chudwick
4.1
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Stone
12oz bottle from 2015 thanks to Prufrockstar- nose belgian quad meets dark fruit. Sip adds more pronounced dark fruit. Also reminds me of an English Strong Ale specifically the Fullerís vintage ales. Sweet but not too sweet. Great body.
Friday, July 22, 2016

charule
3.4
Hair of the Dog Fred
Bottle thanks to my friend Kyle for bringing one back. Poured thick hazy orange with no head. Aroma sweet resinous malt fruit syrup. Light carb med bod. Taste sweet light bitter malt juice. Hop resins lingers around too much
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.7
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - 1978 Heaven Hill Barrel
Borefts 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. Aroma is big solvent, alcohol, caramel, brown sugars, paint stripper. Black / caramel brown coloured pour with a fading tan head. Flavour is composed of caramel, smooth roast, warming bourbon, tangy apple, solvent. Palate is velvety smooth, sticky, moderate carbonation. good.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.4
Hair of the Dog Peach Fred from the Wood
Borefts 7th edition day 1 25/09/2016. keg. A chunky, orange amber coloured pour with no head. Aroma smoked cherry, peach fruits, funk. Flavour is composed of fresh peach, tangy, biscuity grains, salty, umami, oak, warming bourbon, boozy. Palate is spritzy, tangy, semi sweet, low to moderate carbonation. Lingering oak.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

mR_fr0g
3.7
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Single Malt
Borefts day 1 25/09/2016. Keg. A caramle brown/ black coloured pour with a loose lasting tan head. Aroma is big tcp , phenol, medicinal notes, smoke. Flavour is composed of sweet caramel, black malts, smoked malts, rauch, peat smoked malts. Palate is sticky, full bodied, moderate carboantion. Big and bold.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

KansaiBeerLvrs
3.9
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle served in a snifter. Hair of the Dog Putin Russian Imperial Stout This pours a completely still and deep inky black with wisps of ruddy tan/rust brown head. The aroma is a bit boozy but incredibly sweet with lush maple syrup, some whiskey like sharpness. It's got a thick full rich smooth body that goes down velvety smooth with a dose of heat. The taste is savory, umami, whiskey, oak, rich chocolate, maple syrup, heat and wonderful. This was a pricey bottle but worth it. I wish It had a bit more head of foam though. Well worth trying. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

jredmond
3.4
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Single Malt
Draft at RnHw with Max. Pours a deep brown body with no head or lacing. Nose is leather shoe shine, burning alcohol and peat. Mouthfeel is aggressive bourbon/scotch/malt alcohol whatever.
Tuesday, July 19, 2016

monk191
3.7
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Single Malt
An awesome extremely smoky beer. Pours a deep brown-black with little head. Smells of smoked bacon. Taste is sweet, with lots of cherry, smoked bacon, and more smokiness in the finish. Good, but intense. Had on tap at the brewery.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

monk191
3.5
Hair of the Dog Golden Sabbath
A very good Belgian strong. Pours a nice bright orange. Smells of honey and floral notes. Taste is smooth, with Belgian floral and herby notes, and honey in the finish. Had on tap at the brewery.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mark_Eck
3.5
Hair of the Dog Fred
Bottle. Pours hazy dark golden color. Aroma and taste are lots of bitter malts, caramel, and some dark fruits.
Sunday, July 17, 2016

blueshockey24
3.9
Hair of the Dog Fred
Bottle from brewery. Pours golden hazy with thin off-white head. Aroma is sweet malty boozy. Taste is sweet malty with hits of caramel and bread with a boozy finish. Pretty good. Not my favorite style but very solid.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Zymurgeist2
3.4
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
From bottle to tulip. I love everything from HOTD, and love the Fred. But this one missed the mark for me and was muddled and disjointed throughout. Notwithstanding that, I love Fred Eckhardt and am sure he is enjoying a beer with Michael Jackson right now.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bule
4.8
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
12oz bottle pours a copper color with a little head. Delicious fruitiness over the Fred base. Subtle cherries and peaches that somehow deliver a fruit salad of fruitiness greater than the individual fruits. Nice carb balance.
Saturday, July 16, 2016

CheersMate
3.2
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Single Malt
Holy peat, Batman. I preface this with that I am in no form or fashion a scotch expert, or even one that enjoys scotch, quite honestly. Peat, wood, peat, leather, peat, and a subtle smoke. The flabby, undercarbonated texture simply is not my thing. Lingering leather and peat flavor. I wish this had more of a substantial texture. Decent, but not great 3 ounces was more than enough. A little hot at times.
Friday, July 15, 2016

toffsbury
3.8
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws from the Stone
Very strong mineral taste; definitely tastes like it came from concrete. Not necessarily a bad thing. Very good, although I kind of regret not getting the Adam instead. Typical barleywine aroma of caramel, toasted marshmallow, maybe some caramel popcorn. Palate is not as thick as expected, but all right... a bit watery. Near the end of the glass the concrete-mineral taste gets really strong.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

jredmond
2.6
Hair of the Dog Peach Fred from the Wood
5oz pour for $10 at Rattle n Hum West. Pours a deep brown body with no head or lacing. Nose is identical to a watered down bourbon mixed drink. Mouthfeel is thin and super boozy with notes of soft peach, bourbon, oak/oxidation, and some rum fruitiness. Dear Christ.
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

RRistow12
4.3
Hair of the Dog Adam
Tasted from bottle. Super complex beer. Aroma is very sweet with notes of molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits, toffee and caramel. Taste is moderate to heavily sweet with a mild bitterness. Flavors of fig, prunes, raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, caramel, toffee, chocolate. Very interesting complex beer. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, July 11, 2016

beernbourbon
4
Hair of the Dog Adam - White Peach
tap at the tasting room. Pour is murky brown with almost no head. Aroma is cocnut, brandy, vanilla, rich toffee malt, and light fruit. Flavor is very true to nose with more fruit and less earth tones. awesome.
Sunday, July 10, 2016

rarbring
4
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
Overall: Sweet raisins, wood, dried apricots, nuts. Bitter almonds.
Note: On-tap at Omnipollos hatt. Reviewed 2016-07-10.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

kryon
4.2
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
Pours hazy rose hip with low white head Aromas of fudge, caramel, dried fruits, malty backbone, vanilla Taste has notes of caramel, dried fruits, oak, fudge, hints of vanilla Mouthfeel is creamy, full bodied, low to medium carbonation, medium sweetness, medium bitterness
Sunday, July 10, 2016

SudsMcDuff
4
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood
shut up yolanda! .. . closer of the evening .. deep brown .. lots of fruit, caramel, toffee, cherry juice, and fancy wood .. chewy level is at about an 8 .. long sticky finish .. a beautiful beer . . To sum up, youíre all wrong and I hate your stupid faces.
Saturday, July 09, 2016

SudsMcDuff
3.7
Hair of the Dog Beer Week - Grand Cru
baby goblet at the brewery .. . pours out amber plum .. . decent foam .. . cherry skin, dirty barrel, old fruit .. . mouth has a zing, medium finish .. good stuff but not great .. . .
"Are you in defense mode right now?" "maybe I am. Maybe I ainít, rum ham." "did you just call me rum ham?!"

Saturday, July 09, 2016

WeeHeavySD
4
Hair of the Dog Lila
Golden pour with a bright white head. Subtle sweet nose. Taste is rich and nicely hopped. This feels even more sessionable than it might be at 6%. Definetly one of the most sessionable hotd beers. Nothing bad to say about this one.
Friday, July 08, 2016

WeeHeavySD
4.5
Hair of the Dog Adam - White Peach
Taster at Hotd. Deep brown almost black pour with no head. Nose is fantastic, reminds me of the old school Adam from the wood. Nose has some bourbon in there too. Taste is glorious rich bourbon overtones on Adam flavor. Canít quite taste the peach here but doesnít mess with the epic taste and mouth feel. Notes of Port wine in there too! Epic!
Friday, July 08, 2016

VsXsV
4
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
Draught at Omnipollos Hatt. Light hazy deep amber liquid with medium off-white head. Aroma of raw sugar, wood, raisins, bourbon, red berries and light toffee. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, raisins, red berries, bourbon and light booze. Medium to full bodied with medium carbonation. Very nice.
Friday, July 08, 2016

douglas88
3.8
Hair of the Dog Stock Ale From the Wood
On tap at the brewery. Aged in brandy I believe. Pours a copper color with a small white head. A big vinous nose, some toasted malts. Sweet, sugary, big brandy, some hot alcohol. Sweet earthy malt base. Solid.
Thursday, July 07, 2016

neepsntatties
3.9
Hair of the Dog Golden Sabbath
On tap at HOTD. Colour...cloudy dark gold with no head. Nose...definitely redolent of honey with plenty of floral notes. Palate...dry, lightly tart and delightfully friendly with jasmine flowers, honeycomb and quince. Thereís an almost alum like hit on the back palate and stealth fruity notes on the finish.
Friday, July 01, 2016

neepsntatties
2.6
Hair of the Dog Stock Ale From the Wood
On tap at HOTD. Colour...very cloudy dark gold. Nose...hmmmm...odd. Funky, tangy, old white wine and mustiness. Palate...dry, very tart, odd funkiness and old fruit. Not a fan.
Friday, July 01, 2016

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