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Doggie Claws brewed by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Doggie Claws brewed by Hair of the Dog Brewing Company

Doggie Claws is a Barley Wine made in the West Coast style. Big malt and hops make this copper colored ale one of our most popular products. Produced in September and October and released in November, this Beer will improve for years to come. Alcohol: 11.5% by volume. IBU's 70
Doggie Claws brewed by Hair of the Dog Brewing Hair of the dog beers
Beer Review from Beer Advocate:
Aromas begin with tons of sweet honey and toasty bready and much lesser caramel malts. Fruity hops join the party next with citrus and some lesser tropical fruits as well. Smells become more intense and pleasant as it warms and once the head recedes so you can actually get a good whiff of the liquid itself.

The tastes begin with sweet honey, bready and butterscotch malts, caramels emerge more as it warms. Nice balance of light bitter hops with adequate amounts of fruit flavor hops as well. Quite fruity overall (balanced fruit though); nice pineapple and orange mainly. Finish is nice and dry from the higher ABV and adequate carbonation. Nice dryness and crisp finish.

Overall I really enjoyed this Barleywine. It is much more balanced in the hop department and doesn’t linger into that hazy DIPA/American Barleywine category that most west coast breweries seem to love now (Stone, Green Flash, Sierra Nevada, etc. which are all too heavy on the bittering even with aging). This is perfect after about a year of aging and from what I have read is one of the style which is better consumed in the 6 mo - 1 year range. Highly recommended.

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is an American microbrewery based in Portland, Oregon. Hair of the Dog produces unusual beers using traditional craft-brewing techniques. Several of its beers are bottle conditioned. The brewery's claim to fame was its barley wine Dave, which was among the strongest beers ever brewed, at 29 percent ABV. The high alcohol level was achieved by repeated freezing and removal of the frozen water, a process called freeze distillation. The brewery's Adam beer is a recreation of an Adambier, a historic brew that was originally made in Dortmund, Germany. This dessert beer has 10 percent ABV.

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