Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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Reviews by alleykatking:
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
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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
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.