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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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884 Ratings

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Ratings: 884
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 223
Gots: 53 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Exiled, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

From 22oz bomber to Bruges hybrid glass on 10/22/11
*From notes

-- Mucho thanks for this one, SirRuss --

Bottled: Summer 2011

A: It looks like a glass of fresh squeezed lemonade. A forceful pour yields a frothy two finger head. Decent yet unspectacular lacing follows, as does minimal lacing.

S: Wads of pineapple and mango bumrush the nose. It's pretty killer stuff.

T: Fruit up front. As it moves back, there's a good bit of heat from the alcohol, and it lingers for some time. This is most certainly a traditional west coast style IPA.

M: Undercarbed. Sure there's some carbonation, but it ain't much. If this was more properly balanced, I think it would help alleviate the hotter back end of the flavor profile.

O: HotD's Blue Dot is a damn nice DIPA. I just wish they could get the carbonation issue with this under control. If they ever do, this is one to seek out with the best of 'em.

Rhettroactive, Nov 25, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

sacrelicio, Nov 25, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ChrisPro, Nov 25, 2011
Photo of suncrust
3.15/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured to a tulip.

A- Poured a cloudy, very unfiltered sandy colored yellow. Murky, swampy, ugly. Plenty of sediment with no head and very light carbonation.

S- Sour citrus notes, tart apples, oranges and strong pulp aromas. A bit on the pungent side but overall the smells are light. Nose has a similarity to frozen fruit concentrate.

T- Nice oily malt hit upfront with a citrus punch. Sour grapefruits, rinds, and an aggressive hop bitterness are the foremost flavors. Lemony citrus hops dominant the hop flavor profile. Finishes with a sharp earthy pine bitterness that lingers. Hops are somewhat of a palate crusher on this one. Rough around the edges. At times, this beer tasted like a lemon meringue pie.

MF- Heavy, aggressive, and syrupy. Hop bite tingles the tongue with an interestingly aggressive texture throughout. Very fresh plant-like flavors that give an impression of biting directing into a fresh hop. Sharp, soapy feel with an oily character to round it out.

O- Lots of sediment created an unflattering look, that wasn't prevent even with a very slow pour. I kept thinking this beer was leathery like an old baseball glove. The lack of carbonation was a disappointment. Overall a loose IPA (not nearly as crisp as most Pacific Northwest IPAs) that yielded typical HotD intensity. They make better beers.

suncrust, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

kpattonunc, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

FreshmanPour77, Nov 23, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

twelveinches, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

BobbysLiquors, Nov 23, 2011
Photo of whatthehull
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted sept 10th 2011 (from notes)


A - swampy brownish/orange, no head and a tiny bit of lacing

S - tons of citrus, lots of grains and wheat, so much malt, a slight yeast nose, flowers and spice

T - lots of orange and citrus, a bit of fresh cut grass, lots of woodsy type flavors, flowers, a tad sweet, some soil, some spices, citrus rind, grains, very wheaty, funky yeast and tons of malts

M - medium body, medium complexity, low acidity, medium balance and medium finish

D - fairly drinkable as far as double ipas go. Much more malt and a light but nice bitter hop. Lots of citrus and very nice bouquet.

Final thought - don't know the price. Thanks to my buddy Eric for this one. Not the best beer ever but it is nice and drinkable

whatthehull, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Dunkelhund, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

mmcnaughton, Nov 20, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Jules11788, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

johnhenryconway, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

I2uss, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

TheRealDBCooper, Nov 18, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

kevwcamp, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

chcfan, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Texasfan549, Nov 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

hopburster, Nov 17, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

joefc, Nov 17, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

jag21, Nov 16, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter 2011 vintage. Reviewed 5/16/11.

Straw yellow leaning towards light gold. Murky (chill haze?). Dirty white head that bubbles out quickly.

Orange, honeysuckle and other floral aromas. Juicy grapefruit. Lots of caramel malts. Tends to the sweet side, with mango sweetness as well, but you do get a good dose of pine on deep sniffs.

Juicy citrus gives way to rye spices. Dry and papery. Some tropical fruit flavors. Big dose of pine hop bitterness. Very down played malt profile, more bready than anything. The bitter finish mellows as it warms, giving a more leafy flavor.

The rye adds some nice flavors to a good IPA base. It's right up there with Hop Rod Rye.

litheum94, Nov 16, 2011
Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 884 ratings.