Flavor is sweet, strong, with a nice balance of malt and bitter. Really I get a lot of honey, full coating of tongue, and a very slow fade of flavor. Medium to thick body, almost chewy. As it warms up, I taste more citrus, like tangerine, but still warm sweetness. Wonderful, memorable beer. Definitely putting some away for later. Tasted from the bottle @ 62F.
Doggie Claws has a deep copper color and an intense hop character. I use Simcoe and Amarillo hops along with Organic Pilsner malt, British crystal and dark wild flower honey collected on Mt. Hood. The beer is ready to drink now but will improve with age. Happy Holidays from the curs at Hair of the Dog. - Alan Sprints, Brewmaster