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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

864 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 864
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 222
Gots: 48 | 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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stogirelli

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-03-2014 21:26:04 | More by stogirelli
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BigV

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

07-03-2014 17:45:10 | More by BigV
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

07-03-2014 05:07:56 | More by tobelerone
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IBUQT

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

07-03-2014 01:40:12 | More by IBUQT
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-30-2014 04:35:37 | More by DrBier
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Walkerjgt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-29-2014 02:06:35 | More by Walkerjgt
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-28-2014 22:19:54 | More by WDJersey
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SamuelR

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-26-2014 05:43:43 | More by SamuelR
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

5/5  rDev +23.5%

06-25-2014 21:48:16 | More by Sir_Goatman
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LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-23-2014 02:08:09 | More by LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
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More_betterness

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-18-2014 04:01:04 | More by More_betterness
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Blunted420

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

06-17-2014 06:05:55 | More by Blunted420
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JothHu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-15-2014 01:57:17 | More by JothHu
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Oakhtar

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-13-2014 15:59:08 | More by Oakhtar
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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-09-2014 20:41:48 | More by aslamm75
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fthegiants

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-08-2014 21:16:17 | More by fthegiants
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Sunhunters

California

3.33/5  rDev -17.8%

22 oz bottle "Spring 2004" into pint glass.

Appearance 3.00 - Golden orange with a muddy green tint. Quite hazy. Present but not particularly voluminous head is egg shell white, fine, firm, and staying. Very fine-grain bubbles with moderate lacing. Looks a little murky honestly.

Smell 4.00 - Tropical aroma is immediate and forceful. Mainly rich ripe pineapple with some strawberry and papaya backing it up, and lingering dried apricot. Little to no yeast aromas, though an underlying subtle layer of grassy pale malt is detectable.

Taste 3.00 - Like the appearance, it's a little murky. The malt is grassy and hay-like and the hop bitterness is flat and persistent, its constant presence muting the ripe tropical fruit flavors which are present, and follow the nose, but fail to truly stand up. The pineapple and papaya is largely lost in the enduring bitterness, itself influenced by the damp straw of the malt. The main fruit character is lackluster white grapefruit.

Mouthfeel 3.75 - Very pleasant texture is smooth and creamy, with a really excellent effervescence. The hop acids dry the tongue and cheeks, clawing a bit at the enamel of the teeth. Proper for its style. Full round weight in the mouth, like whole milk, follows the hazy appearance.

Overall 3.25 - An enjoyable example of the style, but off the mark. The killer aroma promises a tropical banquet that never shows up to the party. Texture is pretty spot on and the appearance is fine, but overall the taste is a plain grapefruit bitterness and grassy malt notes - enjoyable but average.

06-08-2014 08:05:57 | More by Sunhunters
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freshflesh

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-08-2014 06:12:01 | More by freshflesh
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Jtrigonis

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-07-2014 04:55:34 | More by Jtrigonis
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lochef81

Michigan

4.09/5  rDev +1%

This was my first experience with Hair of the Dog brewing...hope it wont be my last. This dipa pours a hazy golden straw color, quite light for a double ipa. It gas a small and short lived white head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is very hoppy with lots of floral and pine notes. Some citrus as well as a hint of bready malts and yeast. The mouthfeel is nearly full bodied and quite sticky. Flavor is all hops. Mostly herbacious and floral and pine notes. There is actually very little malt to back it up. This was good but not what I was expecting. Seemed more American pale ale than double ipa. Still worth trying.

06-05-2014 04:09:27 | More by lochef81
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-05-2014 00:02:00 | More by Kurmaraja
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AnalogErik

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-04-2014 03:29:27 | More by AnalogErik
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -10.4%

Hair of the Dog 3 dot DIPA in a 22 oz bomber.
Hazy pale light amber; like an unfiltered apple cider. Good, lasting white head.
Mild for style; drinks Iike an unfiltered IPA.
Not clean. Mainly herbal hops. Some bready malts too.
O: OK but unrefined and amateurish.

06-01-2014 23:28:37 | More by chinchill
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casapy

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-01-2014 19:25:46 | More by casapy
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev -1.7%

Thanks to nate321 for this bottle, which showed up this week amidst a bunch of other stuff I've long wanted to try. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife.

The pour is pure dehydrated urine sample. Full stop. Carbonation level is low, which is almost an expectation when I pop the top on a HotD bottle. The nose is full of lovely floral & tropical notes. Really nice.

Blue Dot IIPA is like a guy in a tux walking out of a bog: you don't expect something this routine from a place like HotD. Flower stamen is very strong & suffuses the senses, backed by dashes of lemon & citrus before a bracing shot of bitterness arrives mid-palate. More roses & lilacs on the finish. Sticky & thick for an IPA, but plenty easy to slug.

Simple but delicious, for my money this is having a boutannaire held to your face for half an hour. Very good beer.

06-01-2014 02:14:49 | More by maximum12
Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 864 ratings.