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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

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

852 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 852
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
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)
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atowle25

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

Apparently this was just bottled a week ago, so I was very much looking forward to this beer! Poured into a pint glass, the first thing that stands out to me is the cloudiness. Pours a very hazy, yellowish/gold color. It's quite apparent that there is very little carbonation. Almost looks like a flat hefeweizen. The look is not exactly bad...just different. Smells great. A bit of a grassy smell to it along with some citrus and lemon. Very nice. Taste is similar to the nose, with a pleasant grapefruit bitterness on the finish.

Overall, it's on the mild side for a IIPA, but it has tons of flavor. The downside? This beer was pretty damn flat. No getting around it, the lack of carbonation is definitely gonna bring the score down, and I'm honestly not sure I'd buy it again unless I knew it didn't have this issue. There are certain styles where a lack of carbonation doesn't matter much, an IIPA is not one of them. Sad - because this is a really delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 21:09:55 | More by atowle25
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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 852 ratings.