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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924 Ratings

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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.89%
Wants: 226
Gots: 56 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle, Fall 2008. Pours a slightly murky orange/brown with a small white head. Aroma of grassy and tons of tart grapefruit. Flavor just like biting into a fresh grapefruit with some light melon and a hint of citrus and orange zest. Light hop bitterness. Nice flavor profile and easy to drink. Yum!
Aroma: 8/10
Appearance: 4/5
Flavor: 8/10
Palate: 4/5
Overall: 14/20

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz 'Summer 2011' bottling. The cap popped with a very small hiss of carbonation...poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Pours a murky dull orange color with pretty much no head...there are carbonation bubbles visible on the side of the glass. Whatever the case, the few big bubbles of off-white head do leave some patches of spotty lacing on my glass.

S: Tropical &, pineapple, and Other wet herbs and spices as well. Moderate astringency.

T: Tropical again, lots of mango and papaya and grapefruit...spicy as well, could be the rye malt working with the hops...good upfront bitterness but the biscuit characters of the malts balance it out.

MF: Soft carbonation and soft light-to-medium mouthfeel...the bottle conditioning does wonders here. Love this.

O: Not sure how old it is at this point but I enjoyed it. Good bitterness levels but its not an outright palette assault...good dryness but not over-the-top. While it definitely showcases the hops, its still pretty balanced and approachable.

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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 924 ratings.