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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
90
outstanding

948 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 948
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 227
Gots: 68 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2005

Available in kegs year-round; rotating release in bottles, dated by 'Season' and 'Year' ('Spring 2009', 'Winter 2010', etc.)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 948 | Reviews: 485
Photo of Vukusich
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of leaddog
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Pours a murky dark gold with a finger of bubbly white head.

Smell - citrus and leafy hops, bready caramalts, orange peel, citrus.

Taste - Starts off with a nice punch from the hops followed by the bready caramalts, orange peel, and citrus.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation. Finishes sticky with a lingering bitterness.

Overall - A DIPA that has the elements there. The aromas suggested a less hopped brew but the taste showcased the nice bitter punch from the hops. Definitely a worthy DIPA.

Photo of Beernoobie
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reebtaerG
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured bottle winter 2015 into Lost Abbey teku
Nice IPA with great aroma and taste, solid. 1st time having Hair of the Dog and I'm not disappointed can't wait to try the others!

Photo of AJBlankey
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claybob43
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of zander4dawin
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sweet ipa with a deep lingering bitterness that waits for the finale.

Photo of Domvan
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macesq
3.96/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of toothirsty
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of twofacedmonster
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of user785335
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpkpr
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rderedin
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bfred805
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mr-jj
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an IPA glass from a 22 oz bomber.

Color is a hazy orange with a thin white head that faded quickly. Decent lacing. Smell is very juicy - lots of tropical and citrus juices with some pine and herbal notes. Flavor is grapefruit and pineapple with brown sugar malt sweetness to balance the huge hop presence. Finish is bitter grapefruit rind that lingers and is quite dry for such a juicy beer. Body is medium/full with lots of piney hop resins that coat your mouth.

Overall, an excellent DIPA from HoD. I'm a fan.

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4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaeone
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of davelag
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber into a snifter, the beer pours with a ton of head atop an unfiltered, hazy, golden copper coloring. Great lacing on the glass. Aromas of tropical abundance, with pineapple and melon all over the place, citrus highlights, and a nicely toasted, grainy backbone. Some apricot, caramel, and piney highlights throughout, as well. Flavors are resinous and peppery spiced forward, with a solid bitter blast. Toasted grains in the backbone, with a solid balance of sweet tropical fruits, grapefruit, cedar notes, floral highlights, and a tangy lemon zest. Very fruit leaning, on a full, slightly effervesced body. The aftertaste is slightly acidic with all the citrus and tropical fruit lingers. Smooth, slightly dry and crisp finish. Good beer.

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3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Soneast
3.7/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
90 out of 100 based on 948 ratings.