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

Blue Dot Double India Pale AleBlue Dot Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

789 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 789
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 789 | Reviews: 465 | Show All Ratings:
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

01-20-2013 20:47:31 | More by Gobzilla
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-18-2014 16:11:35 | More by DRTBrewster
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jellikit

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange. Hazy. Thin head. No lacing.
S: Sweet. Citrus. Grapefruit.
T: Well balanced. Hops, malts and alcohol pair well with each other. Citrus. Grapefruit.
M: medium-low carbonation. Medium body.
O: Very drinkable imperial IPA. Not in-your-face on any level. Will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 04:07:18 | More by jellikit
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dcisco44

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.9%

04-15-2014 01:52:08 | More by dcisco44
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-14-2014 13:23:30 | More by BMart
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bigjoe786

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-07-2014 04:21:18 | More by bigjoe786
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Paige

California

2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

04-03-2014 18:16:11 | More by Paige
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604growler

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-02-2014 03:00:59 | More by 604growler
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jbuckley1972

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-31-2014 21:03:29 | More by jbuckley1972
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disko

Louisiana

2.93/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pains me to write this.
Blue Dot is my favorite IPA/DIPA. Or it was, we will see. I am military, so the only time I can drink this is when I come home to visit, and I make it a priority to buy a few. Winter 2014 release.

Appearance 3/5: Same old milky orange color, but super hazy, ok well..moving on, maybe i just dont remember...also, little to no head. oh boy.

Smell 4.25/5: Yum. Malt backbone with orange, tangerine, pineapple.

Taste: 2.50/5. The beer i remember is there, somewhere. But not it's bordering overly sweet for this style. Huge citrus notes and a big malt base, it was a balanced beer up until now.

Mouthfeel 2/5. Undercarbonated.

Overall 3/5: I am giving this a generous 3 only because of the beer that I know it's supposed to be, and am hoping it's just an error in production.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 06:15:52 | More by disko
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-31-2014 05:16:49 | More by Erik-P
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vma

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-25-2014 21:20:00 | More by vma
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chossboss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-19-2014 07:09:00 | More by chossboss
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Blaze5445

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-18-2014 23:16:16 | More by Blaze5445
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Beerbuddy21

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-17-2014 00:43:17 | More by Beerbuddy21
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khargro2

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-16-2014 14:04:33 | More by khargro2
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PeakedInHighSchool

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-15-2014 15:40:40 | More by PeakedInHighSchool
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-14-2014 19:06:23 | More by smutty33
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weonfire

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-13-2014 01:37:05 | More by weonfire
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Bearman13

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-11-2014 21:17:23 | More by Bearman13
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StJamesGate

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-10-2014 18:45:21 | More by StJamesGate
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Metaltildeath

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.2%

03-10-2014 13:08:39 | More by Metaltildeath
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Oakengroves

Oregon

4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours evenly into a brisk, brownish amber color.

Smell - This beer smells truly amazing. A brisky, piney floral hoppy aroma. The definition of what an IPA should smell like. It tastes great, but it smells even better!

Taste - Orange and lemon piney hop goodness. Very floral and fruitish for an IPA. Great light flavor, yet intensely hoppy! An outstanding IPA flavor!

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a minimal carbonation.

Drinkability - If you love hoppy IPAs, you will enjoy this beer! Outstanding, floral hop flavors.

Overall - An outstanding, balanced DIPA. Highly recommended, especially if you can find it on tap or for less than $7ish for a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 23:25:03 | More by Oakengroves
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ayatsato

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

03-09-2014 22:37:24 | More by ayatsato
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Yogafist

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

03-09-2014 04:51:31 | More by Yogafist
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Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 789 ratings.