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

Blue Dot Double India Pale AleBlue Dot Double India Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

789 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 789
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%


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
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Ratings: 789 | Reviews: 465 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by jeff1973:
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jeff1973

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Hair of the Dog tulip.

A - Nice vibrant burnt orange color. Eggshell colored head with great lacing.

S - Citrus, pineapple, mango, a bit of straw.

T - Follows nose. Citrus, pineapple, mango that dries out to a nice bitterness with just of touch of malt sweetness.

M - Medium low carbonation. Gives a nice silky mouthfeel that make for an easy drink.

D - Pretty high. The fruit from the hops makes it very refreshing and the dryness from the hop bitterness makes you want to take another sip. Alcohol is very well hidden.

Great beer! Has everything that I am looking for in an IPA. Great taste, good bitterness, extremely easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2011 03:01:17 | More by jeff1973
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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jellikit

Washington

4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange. Hazy. Thin head. No lacing.
S: Sweet. Citrus. Grapefruit.
T: Well balanced. Hops, malts and alcohol pair well with each other. Citrus. Grapefruit.
M: medium-low carbonation. Medium body.
O: Very drinkable imperial IPA. Not in-your-face on any level. Will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 04:07:18 | More by jellikit
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -25.9%

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disko

Louisiana

2.93/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pains me to write this.
Blue Dot is my favorite IPA/DIPA. Or it was, we will see. I am military, so the only time I can drink this is when I come home to visit, and I make it a priority to buy a few. Winter 2014 release.

Appearance 3/5: Same old milky orange color, but super hazy, ok well..moving on, maybe i just dont remember...also, little to no head. oh boy.

Smell 4.25/5: Yum. Malt backbone with orange, tangerine, pineapple.

Taste: 2.50/5. The beer i remember is there, somewhere. But not it's bordering overly sweet for this style. Huge citrus notes and a big malt base, it was a balanced beer up until now.

Mouthfeel 2/5. Undercarbonated.

Overall 3/5: I am giving this a generous 3 only because of the beer that I know it's supposed to be, and am hoping it's just an error in production.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2014 06:15:52 | More by disko
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Oregon

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

03-18-2014 23:16:16 | More by Blaze5445
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California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Georgia

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4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Pours evenly into a brisk, brownish amber color.

Smell - This beer smells truly amazing. A brisky, piney floral hoppy aroma. The definition of what an IPA should smell like. It tastes great, but it smells even better!

Taste - Orange and lemon piney hop goodness. Very floral and fruitish for an IPA. Great light flavor, yet intensely hoppy! An outstanding IPA flavor!

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with a minimal carbonation.

Drinkability - If you love hoppy IPAs, you will enjoy this beer! Outstanding, floral hop flavors.

Overall - An outstanding, balanced DIPA. Highly recommended, especially if you can find it on tap or for less than $7ish for a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

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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 789 ratings.