Hair of the Dog Brewing Company Reviews




douglas88
4
Hair of the Dog Fred - Oat Rye Barrel
On tap at the brewery. Pours a orange color with a small white head. A big nose, sweet whiskey, fruit. Oranges, soft palate, sweet big malts, whiskey bite, vanilla, some heat. Very flavorful. Chewy sweet finish. Lovely.
Thursday, August 17, 2017

maekchu
4.2
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle. Big thanks to douglas88. Huge barrel nose, overlaid onto chocolate, something like maple syrup, and heavy dark fruit. Black, slick, no head. Rich dark fruit flavors, wood, bourbon, cherries, and light chocolate. Heavy body, a little viscous coming out of the bottle, little carbonation. This one has big bourbon notes at the outset, but the aroma is smooth and not overpowering. Complex and subtle. The first several sips are astoundingly good. Yet it impresses a bit less after it warms up. Still, this is a top notch brew from one of the best brewers in the world.
Monday, August 14, 2017

KyotoLefty
4.3
Hair of the Dog / De Molen Putin Russian Imperial Stout
Bottle thanks to Douglass. Black with lace. Huge nose of oak, vanilla, berries, citrus, a bit of soy but not too much. Complex and lovely. Soft, silky, awesome body: full but still light even in the summer heat. Treacle and vanilla and chocolate and bourbon. Awesome.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

czar
3.8
Hair of the Dog Matt
pours unclear medium dark brown with a very small beige cap offering minimal retention and lacing. smoked raisins, charred berry fruitiness, woody maple syrup, some beef concentrate, madeira traces, salt. low if not flat carbonation, medium to full body; sweet smoky finish. complex smoky american strong ale.
Sunday, August 13, 2017

nutjes
1.6
Hair of the Dog Cherry Michael
Van ’t vat in Gainsbar te Kortrijk. U: Troebel donkerroodbruin met een beige schuimkraag. G: Vooral gedroogde pruimen, wat kersen en rot vlees. S: Zoetzuur. Terpentijn, rottend vlees en pruimen. M: Medium body en lichte carbonatie. Dikke textuur. Dit is echt niet mijn ding.
Thursday, August 10, 2017

langeveld12
4.1
Hair of the Dog Adam
Pours dark brown with no head. Taste of licorice, sweet fruits, roast, nuts, spices, honey, caramel, coffee and chocolate. Mostly sweet, bitter finish. Well balanced. Medium bodied, low carbonation. Complex. Very good!
Tuesday, August 8, 2017

lasboobz

Sask89
3
Hair of the Dog Greg from the Stone
Pours a pale yellow to golden colour with a white head. Aroma is a little fruity and slightly sour. Taste is a little sweet and somewhat sour in the finish. Lighter on the palate with good carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

Sask89
3.6
Hair of the Dog Cherry Lila
Pour a cloudy ruby colour with a frothy pink head. Aroma is slightly muted but with noticeable cherry notes. Taste is moderately sweet but not overly. Light body, fair carbonation, and smooth on the palate
Friday, August 4, 2017

Sask89
4.2
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
Pours a deep murky amber colour with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is heavy in caramel and toffee, fairly boozy. Taste is rich and malty sweet, reminds me of butterscotch. Full body, creamy mouthfeel, and mild carbonation.
Friday, August 4, 2017

billzav

billzav
4.9
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood

Friday, August 4, 2017

billzav
4.8
Hair of the Dog Fred

Friday, August 4, 2017

billzav
5
Hair of the Dog Adam

Friday, August 4, 2017

Quick3Beers
4.4
Hair of the Dog Adam
Pours a beautiful rich brown, luscious khaki head. Woody, coffee roasted malt aroma, wonderful rich roasted flavor. Great beer.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DroolYeast
4.2
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Bottle. @ grimfest. aroma is tons of oak, some cherry, vanilla, light fruity, dark caramel and light booze. Pours brown with off-white head. Taste is heavy sweet, warm alcohol, more caramel, and oak, full bodied, smooth syrupy feel and sweet vanilla/oak finish.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017

DraftTamer113
3
Hair of the Dog Adam

Sunday, July 30, 2017

rami_pl
3.7
Hair of the Dog Fred
Rami Rami is drinking a Fred by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company at Czerniakowska Intensywne, owocowo-zbozowe, tropikalne, solidna giryczka, lepkawo slodkawe, czuc troche utlenienie, ale fajnie sie pije calosciowo ewidentnie
Thursday, July 27, 2017

fiery_1
4.2
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood
355ml bottle @ the brewery. Vintage 2014
Pours a semi opaque brown colour. Nose is ample wood and bourbon. Flavour is just wow... lots of bourbon, caramel an vanilla, raisin. Just yum.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

fiery_1
3.5
Hair of the Dog / Omnipollo Maja
355ml bottle @ the brewery. Pours a clear caramel copper colour with a thin white head. Nose is vanilla with a bourbon influence. Flavour is sweet upfront maltyness with a mix of alcohol and woody character. The maple eludes me entirely, while the vanilla is only present on the nose. It is medium bodied with quite the alcohol presence.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

fiery_1
2.9
Hair of the Dog Beer Week
Draught @ the brewery. Pours an almost clear golden colour a small white head. Nose is grainy with some bready notes. Flavour is a potent almost herbal mix of malt and bread with a slight boozy finish.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

fiery_1
3.3
Hair of the Dog Cherry Lila
Draught @ the brewery. Pours a clear golden colour with a tiny white head. Nose is earthy and herbal. Flavour is presenting that Pilsner and Vienna malt and a hint of herbalness.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ferris
3.5
Hair of the Dog / Omnipollo Maja
Bottle - Caramel notes and woody notes. Clear gold with a decent white head. Woody, sweetness and scotch notes. Not tasting bourbon or maple. Sweet and boozy, may get better with age.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

fiery_1
3.5
Hair of the Dog Rose
Draught @ the brewery. Pours a hazy copper brown colour with a thin white head. Nose is an interesting mix... I certainly get flowery pepper, but it blends almost like another herb towards a rosemary nature. Flavour is imparting that herbal character with a sweet malty backbone with a Belgian-esque sweet influence.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

fiery_1
3.1
Hair of the Dog Greg from the Stone
Draught @ the brewery. Pours an almost clear golden colour with a thin white head. Nose is very light bready malt with a fruity note. Flavour is a light fruity character, some tart, some roughness, and malts.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ferris
2.8
Hair of the Dog Lila
Draft - Light sweet bready fruit. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Grains and bready notes with some fruit. A bit earthy and a long sweet finish.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

fiery_1
4.3
Hair of the Dog Cherry Adam from the Wood
Draught @ the brewery. 2017 Vintage
Pours a opaque brown with a thin brownish pink hued head. Nose is wood, barrel, leather, tobacco. Flavour is delicious similar to the nose but, finishing with a nice sweet if not cherry influenced bourbon warmth. Just lovely and there’s some lingering cherry character on the palate afterwards.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ferris
3.2
Hair of the Dog Rose
Draft - Light fruity and caramel notes, cloudy copper with a decent white head, herbal and Berry sweetness with a long fruity herbal finish.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ferris
3.5
Hair of the Dog Greg from the Stone
Draft - Light Berry fruit. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Berry sweetness and a light soft malt. Slick on the tongue. Nice.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ryecatcher
3.8
Hair of the Dog Fred
Bottle while visiting my brother. Pours is gold with a decent off-white head. Nose is stone fruit, brown sugar, bread, grass. Mouth is relatively sweet, sticky palate, lots of fruit, caramel, candied orange peel, warm and boozy finish. Another one of those beers that I would rather saved for a Chicago winter, but I was in Seattle and well... HOtD doesn’t leave the West Coast. So I drank it in Seattle. In July.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

ryecatcher
3.8
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
Bottle (2015 release). Dark copper pour medium off-white head. Lots of dried fruit, caramel, honey. Fairly sweet, nice carbonation, dates, raisins, figs, plums, caramel, brown sugar, toasty bread. Warm finish. Definitely a winter brew, but I was in Seattle visiting, so I drank it in summer.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

beerplace
4.2
Hair of the Dog Matt
#1700 rating. Small bottle shared at Brian’s. Pours a murky dark brown with no head. Aroma is smoky, dark fruits, prunes, bourbon. Taste is oily, boozy, dark fruits, prunes, chocolaty. Very nice.
Sunday, July 23, 2017

Inbreak
3
Hair of the Dog / Dieu du Ciel Oatmeal Stout
25.09.2015, tap @ Borefts:
Small light brown slightly bubbly mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich and dry, licorice, rubber, dark malts, grass, burnt coffee, burnt grain, hops. Taste is dry and burnt, licorice, burnt grain, minerals, weeds, grass, ashes, burnt coffee, weeds. Medium bitterness, burnt and watery mouthfeel. Fair enough.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dedollewaitor
4
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Bottle @ Ratebeer Odense Summer Gathering, 2017. Pours Amber copper with a White head. Woody and dry. Fruit and bourbon. Caramel, Wood and mollasses. Lovely Warming sipper!
Thursday, July 20, 2017

MrOrla
4.1
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
Bottle @ RBSG Odense 2017. Pours muddy brown with no head. Aroma of dried fruits, heavy malts, boozy, toffee, slight vanilla, raisins. Taste is deep toffee, loads of sweet dried figs, figs, wooden, vanilla. Good stuff!
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Christian
3.9
Hair of the Dog Otto from the Wood
RB Odense Summer Gathering 2017. Cloudy amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with dark bread, dried fruit and roses. Sweet malty flavour with dark bread and fruit
Thursday, July 20, 2017

radarsock
3.8
Hair of the Dog Matt
Popped its cap off at 3:00 pm. Made steak with Lebanese garlic sauce as a complimentary sustenance.
An dedicated, terrifying special release will finally be opened. Matt loudly announces to me how good it think it smells. Smoked acorns in a vat of dark caramel was instinctual. Let warm and burnt sugary, vanilla sugary, and aggressive woody goodness will invade your olfactory similar to how the boozy maltiness common in those freakish Bruery strong ales have come out. The magical rum raisin flavor only appeared when I started sniffing heavily at the liquid as if I were in the depths of a serious coke binge.
The maltiness of this strange and wonderful brew is a miasma of interesting and irreverent bellicosity. Matt cares not where you’re from, an intense donnybrook will be in your future with this unforgiving mammoth. If the burnt sugary aestheticism isn’t for you, give the bottle for the air to inspect for a few minutes before drinking again: boiled beets, graham bread, oak, and rum raisin ice cream can be seen leering in now. A well-meaning sugar bomb that probably was at its prime two years ago.
The palate-washing warmth is possibly the most impressively "scotch like" I’ve encountered in a beer all year. A single asthmatic exhalation of tobacco leafs, underripe figs, and maple sugar on its slowly lingering finish.
Thick, creamy almost, and complex: another unquestionable oak-bready beer with a noteworthy burn.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

gunnfryd
4.4
Hair of the Dog Matt
KRS 110317. THX to Bergstaden. Dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma isdried fruit, chocolate, smoked, bourbon. Flavor is dried fruits, raisin, alcohol, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, caramel, oxidation, oak. Full Body. Complex very nice beer.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

beerplace
3.9
Hair of the Dog Doggie Claws (2003-)
355ml bottle from Bottleworks, Seattle shared with George on Greenpoint campground. Hazy amber, tan head. Aroma is caramel, slightly bready, malty. Same taste. Quite good. Typical HoTD beer.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

KennethArd
4.4
Hair of the Dog Fred from the Wood
Vintage 2008. Powerful aroma of caramel, nuts, raisins, dried apricot, dates & wood. Clear reddish brown with long lasting creamy head. Medium sweet & medium sour taste. Medium body, creamy texture & soft carbonation.
Monday, July 17, 2017

fonefan
3.3
Hair of the Dog Pig Dog from the Stone

Draught @ Mikkeller & Friends, Stefansgade 35, Copenhagen, Denmark 2200.

[ As Hair of the Dog Pig Dog from the Stone ].
Hazy - murky matt medium amber orange colour with a small, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, sweet malt, caramel, dried fruit, sharp, light vegetables. Flavor is moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter with a long duration, dried fruit, wood, sweet malt, pale malt, wet wood. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. Some weird wet aroma - flavor !! [20170510]
7-2-7-3-14

Sunday, July 16, 2017

anders37
2.9
Hair of the Dog Pig Dog from the Stone
Draft @ Mikkeller & Friends, Copenhagen. Pours a murky orange amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity spicy wet concrete aroma. Fruity malty spicy wet concrete flavor. Has a fruity spicy bitter wet concrete caramel finish.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

j12601
3.5
Hair of the Dog Bourbon Fred from the Wood
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed amber with a thin white head. Banana on the nose, over bourbon (faint) with some yeast and wood. Big bourbon and brown sugar lurking on the nose. Prominent and unapologetic, bourbon covering everything. Malt, booze and old wood on the nose. Falls off quickly. Bit strong wood and bourbon on finish, malt and flabby fruits. Tough to drink, with a bit of old fruit. Quite the unpleasant challenge.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

j12601
3.8
Hair of the Dog Greg from the Stone
On tap at the brewery. Pours a softly hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft malt with a bit of funk and a soft acidity on the nose. Musk, a touch of tangy acidity. Medium bodied, soft acid, fruit. Tangy and soft with some light acidity, a bit of musk and fruit. Gentle stone and stone fruit into the finish, musk, toast, a bit of sweet acidity.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

j12601
3.6
Hair of the Dog Beer Week
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft musk on the nose, a bit of spicy cinnamon and feisty yeast. Medium bodied, soft malt, a bit of sweetness, stone fruit lurking behind old pineapple and citrus. Muted and dull. Like a great flavor went down a dark alleyway and got mugged.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

j12601
3.6
Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed apricot amber with a thin white head. Soft citrus on the nose, a bit of musk, citrus, toast, malt. Dank weed on the nose, papaya, malt. Medium bodied, big spicy malt, toast, warm melon and spongy tropical fruit. Malt, a bit of citrus, toast, malt. Slow malt into the finish, a bit of grapefruit, toast, malt. Sticky and sweet, but the caramel fades to a low quality grapefruit bitterness.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

j12601
3.8
Hair of the Dog Saison
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed brown amber gold with a medium sized white head. Soft musk, yeast, floral and delicate. Musk, soft hay. Medium bodied, musk and malt, a touch of wheat. Musk into the finish, soft fruit, a bit of hay.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

j12601
3.6
Hair of the Dog Lila
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear amber with a thin white head. Crisp and clean on the nose, a soft hint of cinnamon, a bit of toast. Lemon and citrus. Medium bodied, soft malt and a good bit of toast. Malt, warm and sweet, a good bit of malt into the finish. Slow toast and yeast.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

j12601
3.7
Hair of the Dog Rose
On tap at the brewery. Pours a hazed gold with a medium sized white head. Soft malt, a bit of spice, musk, yeast, fruit. Medium bodied, big malt and a bit of fruity wheat. Soft malt, big sticky plum into the finish. Sweetness. Soft malt, a bit of toast.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

KansaiBeerLvrs
4.1
Hair of the Dog Adam from the Wood - Rye Whiskey
Bottle shared by Douglas, cheers. 2015 vintage. A dark deep brown verging on black. Hugely rich boozey savoury umami aroma with whiskey and oak accents. Full bodied and velvety smooth with tons of oak and berries. This was seriously tasty stuff.
Thursday, July 6, 2017