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

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Blue Dot Double India Pale AleBlue Dot Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

844 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 844
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)
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cosmicevan

New York

3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

big thanks to ehammond1 for hitting this long-time want of mine. he sent me 2 bottles, one of which was devoured the other night in a Hair of the Dog horizontal tasting...this one to carefully capture my thoughts. enjoyed from my hair of the dog tulip.

bottle dated spring 2012

a - brew poured a murky straw yellow with a thin bubbly head that fizzled away fast. really murky and hazy. subsequent harder pours had a bigger frothier foamy head.

s - nice soft citric bouquet. some lemon. grapefruit bitterness on the finish. subdued, but nice.

t - grapefruit juice to the T, but not as pungent. some lemon citrus and bitterness on the finish.

m - soft with a bitter finish. very light and easy to drink.

o - very grapefruity. some lemon and some bitterness...being spring 2012, probably a bit on the older side...i bet this is more hoppy when fresh. very tasty, very glad to try this one. easy drinker. soft and subtle...quite good.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 01:21:27 | More by cosmicevan
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Appearance 3.00 - Golden orange with a muddy green tint. Quite hazy. Present but not particularly voluminous head is egg shell white, fine, firm, and staying. Very fine-grain bubbles with moderate lacing. Looks a little murky honestly.

Smell 4.00 - Tropical aroma is immediate and forceful. Mainly rich ripe pineapple with some strawberry and papaya backing it up, and lingering dried apricot. Little to no yeast aromas, though an underlying subtle layer of grassy pale malt is detectable.

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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 844 ratings.