1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Blue Dot Double India Pale AleBlue Dot Double India Pale Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

858 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 858
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 221
Gots: 50 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 858 | Reviews: 476 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by alleykatking:
Photo of alleykatking
alleykatking

Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle. Many thanks to betsona for busting out this gem!

A- Pours a light hazed golden straw color. Two finger white head shows good retention. Beautiful thick streaks of lace all over the sides of the glass.

S- Citrus hops run amuck in the front of the nose. Grapefruit is the dominate aroma for most of the front of the nose. Light caramel bready notes hint toward the middle but this is quickly masked with a dose of citrus and piney hops. Ending has a nice bittery pine hop aroma and finishes with hints of alcohol. Damn this is a lovely smelling beer!

T- Citrus hops in the front decimate the taste buds right off the get go. Nice juicy grapefruit along with hints of mango and orange in the front of the beer all the way toward the middle of the beer. Middle of the beer is about the only time the hops do not shine in this beer and take a secondary flavor to a lingering caramel malt base. The hops pick right off where they left off in the ending where it at times feels like I'm sucking on pine needles dipped in grapefruit juice. Alcohol is not really shinning at the end as the hops even dominate this last section of the beer.

M- Medium mouthfeel. Carbonation is good for the style. Hops, hops, and more hops dominate the palate leaving resin all over the teeth, lips, and palate itself. Aftertaste is hints of alcohol and crushing hop flavor. This beer is not balanced and is very hop forward which is great for the style. No off flavors at all in the beer as I was drinking it. Medium alcohol drying on the palate with hints of higher drying here and there.

O- This beer is a crushing DIPA. There is no if's and's or but's about it. The alcohol is low enough to enjoy it a lot although the hops at times make it a little difficult. I love the taste of this stuff I just don't like how it destroys your palate for the evening. Overall give me a couple pints of this and I'll be happy.

Serving type: bottle

06-01-2011 02:13:41 | More by alleykatking
More User Reviews:
Photo of zestar
zestar

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

08-01-2014 06:21:53 | More by zestar
Photo of whitenads
whitenads

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-31-2014 18:25:07 | More by whitenads
Photo of Bjorn2bWild
Bjorn2bWild

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-29-2014 16:45:05 | More by Bjorn2bWild
Photo of schnarr84
schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-27-2014 20:26:50 | More by schnarr84
Photo of Clemskis
Clemskis

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-26-2014 01:19:54 | More by Clemskis
Photo of Knoxrb12
Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-24-2014 12:19:00 | More by Knoxrb12
Photo of brpendergast85
brpendergast85

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-23-2014 03:27:31 | More by brpendergast85
Photo of Howlader
Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-20-2014 15:16:07 | More by Howlader
Photo of ScottieD
ScottieD

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-18-2014 02:53:24 | More by ScottieD
Photo of DrMindbender
DrMindbender

South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -63%

07-17-2014 19:26:20 | More by DrMindbender
Photo of waddellc2
waddellc2

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-17-2014 03:27:48 | More by waddellc2
Photo of atpca
atpca

California

3/5  rDev -25.9%

07-16-2014 05:49:28 | More by atpca
Photo of jakewatt135
jakewatt135

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

07-15-2014 03:13:42 | More by jakewatt135
Photo of PretzelCity
PretzelCity

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-14-2014 20:21:29 | More by PretzelCity
Photo of davegray
davegray

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-14-2014 04:56:11 | More by davegray
Photo of Dag48
Dag48

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-11-2014 00:41:39 | More by Dag48
Photo of Ultra-Plinian
Ultra-Plinian

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-10-2014 18:20:56 | More by Ultra-Plinian
Photo of HollyHops
HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-07-2014 03:16:38 | More by HollyHops
Photo of abuono
abuono

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. ..............................................................

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2014 02:01:30 | More by abuono
Photo of stogirelli
stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-03-2014 21:26:04 | More by stogirelli
Photo of BigV
BigV

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-03-2014 17:45:10 | More by BigV
Photo of tobelerone
tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-03-2014 05:07:56 | More by tobelerone
Photo of IBUQT
IBUQT

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-03-2014 01:40:12 | More by IBUQT
Photo of DrBier
DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-30-2014 04:35:37 | More by DrBier
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.