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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

855 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 855
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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ctdfalconer

California

4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

I really like this beer. I find that all too often, double IPA brewers seem to just shovel in the hops without much regard to drinkability. There are choices one can make that will yield better overall smoothness of character while still delivering a big hoppy hit. Blue Dot is right on the money with its even malty body, big hoppy aroma, and grapefruity-piney hop flavor. This is exactly the sort of hop profile one expects from a good double IPA, but without the harsh face-twisting, leg-shaking bitter that shows up so often (I'm sorry Stone et al, any brewmonkey with a bucket and a scale can punish us with hops). Hair of the Dog delivers massive hoppiness with surprising gentleness, for which I am thankful. Sure there's a lot of sediment in the bottle, but that don't bother me.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2007 03:06:13 | More by ctdfalconer
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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 855 ratings.