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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

882 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 882
Reviews: 479
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 223
Gots: 52 | 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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Ratings: 882 | Reviews: 479 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of wildlife
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

spring 2014

a - pale hazy yellow, thin quick-dissipating head

s - earthy, tropical fruits, sweetness, slightly piny, tart

t - hops with staying power. passionfruit, pine, grapefruit, oranges on the finish, sweet malts, some subtle tartness/funkiness of a light sour. hops stick around between swigs.

m - resinous at sip but clean finish. fairly bitter. carbonated just enough, super refreshing

o - very drinkable and really well-balanced. mouthfeel matches the taste so well, makes this beer near perfect. held up really well for a bit later in the season.

wildlife, May 26, 2014
Photo of bnewms87
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

bnewms87, May 24, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

dfhhead25, May 24, 2014
Photo of Beaver13
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow orange with a medium white creamy head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grapefruit and dank resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet fruity malts with lots of dank resiny piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a solid DIPA. Right up my alley with hops and balance. Slightly too harsh and dank/catty/resiny.

Beaver13, May 23, 2014
Photo of GolfingGq
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

GolfingGq, May 21, 2014
Photo of sanford_and_son
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

sanford_and_son, May 20, 2014
Photo of oso
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

oso, May 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

BG718, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

raulazzer, May 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

mportnoy, May 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

HoppyToday, May 12, 2014
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.76/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is kind of like the Kate Upton of beers for Raul: it has curves, it's voluptuous, it has all the good things that a player would look for... but if the main man isn't into blondes, he's not into blondes. And this style of "IPA" to Raul ain't his thang. It's more like an IPL, but Raul will move on.

Again, the sucker is clean, smooth, well balanced... but that pale malt... no mami!

A good brew, but not Raul's style.

RaulMondesi, May 07, 2014
Photo of Fitze
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Fitze, May 05, 2014
Photo of rawfish
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I heard there is batch to batch variation on this beer and the Winter 2013 was a dud so here's the new Spring 2014 batch. Cheers to Carl Sagan and we are off.

Pours incredibly cloudy, pale yellowy peach in coloration. The pour barely nets a head, a half finger of loose white bubbles with barely any retention. Sudsy lacing left on the glass.

The malt is clean and bready with a spicy kick of sharp rye. It works well with the uplifting yellow citrus and rising bright spicy pine and herbs.

Clean pilsner malt with a slight white bready and caramel sweetness to it. The spicy rye flares up the piney hop flavors and the backing of orange citrus. Nuances of vinous fruit and earthy herbs in the finish. Alcohol is really felt despite the label boasting a paltry sum of 7%. Medium bitterness and lingering pine and rye.

Heavy yeast and barely adequate carbonation don't make for a beer you can pound down. Alcohol rears its ugly head constantly , at least this has a scrubbing dryness and bitterness isn't overly done.

A good IPA that has been around the block, the rye malt is in perfect harmony with the abrasive and piney Northwest hop profile. Had Hair of the Dog seen higher distribution I'm sure there would've been much more hype to this beer.

rawfish, May 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

DCLAguy11, May 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

pester, May 02, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

jason_nwx, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

DRTBrewster, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of jellikit
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Orange. Hazy. Thin head. No lacing.
S: Sweet. Citrus. Grapefruit.
T: Well balanced. Hops, malts and alcohol pair well with each other. Citrus. Grapefruit.
M: medium-low carbonation. Medium body.
O: Very drinkable imperial IPA. Not in-your-face on any level. Will buy again.

jellikit, Apr 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

dcisco44, Apr 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

BMart, Apr 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

bigjoe786, Apr 07, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

Paige, Apr 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

604growler, Apr 02, 2014
Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 882 ratings.