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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

853 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 853
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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theghost3

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Appearance is cloudy copper with a 2-finger white head that quickly dissipates. It initially looks like liquid grapefruit; not as dense as grapefruit juice, it looks more like grapefruit in the rind. Moderate lacing.

The smell is very citrusy--lots of grapefruit with a hint of sweet tangerine and sour Pilsner malts. The taste is overwhelmingly grapefruity hops. There are some traces of sweet-to-sour malts and astringent notes. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, but on the fuller side of medium. A bit thicker than I would expect from the style.
Finish is crisp.

I am very happy to have the chance to try this one. It's the closest thing to grapefruit I had ever had in a beer. The appearance, while amazing, does not get a 5 because it's not quite what's expected from the style. This would go great with anything cinnamon or Greek cuisine.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2011 18:59:30 | More by theghost3
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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 853 ratings.