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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

869 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 869
Reviews: 477
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 223
Gots: 49 | 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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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.

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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 869 ratings.