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Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

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Blue Dot Double India Pale AleBlue Dot Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

843 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 843
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 221
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Available in kegs year-round; rotating release in bottles, dated by 'Season' and 'Year' ('Spring 2009', 'Winter 2010', etc.)

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2005)
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BDLbrewster

Minnesota

4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy honey colored amber with a moderate amount of visible carbonation and no real head to speak of.

The nose is heavy with airy citrus, fresh cut grapefruit, passion fruit and subtle pine.

The taste provides a fair dose of under ripe mango, passion fruit and grapefruit pith. The backbone is solid, but hides underneath the fruity onslaught. The bitterness is not nearly as strong as expected, and the alcohol is hidden well. One of the more well balanced West Coast DIPA's in my opinion.

The mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, and far from syrupy. Perfect carbonation, pretty much a knockout here.

Honestly this comes off to me as a good Midwest DIPA. The great subtle balance of fruit and bitterness works to make this a killer in my book. Will seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2010 02:43:13 | More by BDLbrewster
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Light malt, heavy citrus hops. Similar to Julius but not as citrusy. Bitterness lingers, perhaps too much. More pine than I would like. Overall solid beer. Would drink again, great summer beer. ..............................................................

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3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle "Spring 2004" into pint glass.

Appearance 3.00 - Golden orange with a muddy green tint. Quite hazy. Present but not particularly voluminous head is egg shell white, fine, firm, and staying. Very fine-grain bubbles with moderate lacing. Looks a little murky honestly.

Smell 4.00 - Tropical aroma is immediate and forceful. Mainly rich ripe pineapple with some strawberry and papaya backing it up, and lingering dried apricot. Little to no yeast aromas, though an underlying subtle layer of grassy pale malt is detectable.

Taste 3.00 - Like the appearance, it's a little murky. The malt is grassy and hay-like and the hop bitterness is flat and persistent, its constant presence muting the ripe tropical fruit flavors which are present, and follow the nose, but fail to truly stand up. The pineapple and papaya is largely lost in the enduring bitterness, itself influenced by the damp straw of the malt. The main fruit character is lackluster white grapefruit.

Mouthfeel 3.75 - Very pleasant texture is smooth and creamy, with a really excellent effervescence. The hop acids dry the tongue and cheeks, clawing a bit at the enamel of the teeth. Proper for its style. Full round weight in the mouth, like whole milk, follows the hazy appearance.

Overall 3.25 - An enjoyable example of the style, but off the mark. The killer aroma promises a tropical banquet that never shows up to the party. Texture is pretty spot on and the appearance is fine, but overall the taste is a plain grapefruit bitterness and grassy malt notes - enjoyable but average.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my first experience with Hair of the Dog brewing...hope it wont be my last. This dipa pours a hazy golden straw color, quite light for a double ipa. It gas a small and short lived white head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is very hoppy with lots of floral and pine notes. Some citrus as well as a hint of bready malts and yeast. The mouthfeel is nearly full bodied and quite sticky. Flavor is all hops. Mostly herbacious and floral and pine notes. There is actually very little malt to back it up. This was good but not what I was expecting. Seemed more American pale ale than double ipa. Still worth trying.

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Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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