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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

787 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 787
Reviews: 464
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)
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Ratings: 787 | Reviews: 464 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Neffbeer:
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sent from Seattle. It poured a little flat, but after that...heaven. The smell was caramel and fresh grapefruit/pineapple. The flavor was full of dank hops and left me with a dry bitter finish. Mouthfeel was a touch thin due to lack of carbonation, yet one can't argue with the elegant precision of hopistry.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2010 05:08:43 | More by Neffbeer
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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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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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Winter 2014 batch

Aroma - Fresh citrus, pine, peach, pineapple, grass, white wine

Appearance - Cloudy pale/golden amber, good head and retention.

Flavor - Floral, honey, grapefruit and pine notes. Very smooth, not bitter at all.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, pretty full body, velvety, creamy

Overall - my first time with this beer. I really like it. It's unique, floral, honey-sweet but balanced with pineapple/peach/pine. I Don't consider a 7% IPA to be a double. This is a very good, balanced and unique IPA (not a double)

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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 787 ratings.