Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale - Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
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3.68/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a hazy, golden brown in color with a small amount of head (the pour was not aggressive). Lacing around the glass edge as you drink. Carbonation levels look good. I was surprised by the haze and odd coloring, but everything else seems normal.
S: Floral hops, grapefruit, orange and apple cider. Sweet malts linger in the background, but they are rather subtle. Some earthiness.
T: Similar to the smell, though less fruity and more floral. Fairly bitter with lots of grapefruit pith and a touch of pine. Some earthiness is present... grass and a bit of onion, mostly. The malts only come through towards the finish with a bit of breaded toastiness. Lingering flavor is bitter grapefruit. Less balanced than I had hoped, and a little bitter for my tastes, but still quite solid with a plethora of citrus hop characteristics. From the aroma, I was hoping to pick up a bit more orange or tropical fruits, but the grapefruit definitely dominates the palate.
M: Medium bodied with good carbonation and a bit of substance that lends some chewiness. Very smooth and fairly drinkable.
O: Not quite as good as I had hoped, but still quite solid. I could use a bit more balance and a little less bitterness, but I'm sure some people will appreciate those characteristics. Other than that, this one is pretty tame for a double IPA and fairly drinkable, though it does have a little bit lower ABV than some of the other imperial IPA's I've had. As my introductory brew to this company, I look forward to trying out more. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle
09-10-2011 01:43:53 | More by kflorence
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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 855 ratings.