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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

863 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 863
Reviews: 476
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.86%
Wants: 222
Gots: 47 | 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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ipafool

Oregon

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-29-2011 06:59:36 | More by ipafool
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-29-2011 01:25:52 | More by bigfnjoe
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titosupertramp

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-28-2011 01:21:17 | More by titosupertramp
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-27-2011 22:10:36 | More by JAHMUR
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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-26-2011 22:08:15 | More by GarrettB714
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-25-2011 19:14:32 | More by Exiled
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.95/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

11-25-2011 19:11:33 | More by Rhettroactive
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sacrelicio

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-25-2011 14:09:01 | More by sacrelicio
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ChrisPro

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-25-2011 04:52:11 | More by ChrisPro
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suncrust

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -22.2%

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.

11-24-2011 01:05:27 | More by suncrust
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kpattonunc

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-23-2011 18:13:45 | More by kpattonunc
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-23-2011 16:27:32 | More by FreshmanPour77
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twelveinches

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

11-23-2011 07:01:01 | More by twelveinches
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BobbysLiquors

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-23-2011 00:23:15 | More by BobbysLiquors
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whatthehull

California

3.53/5  rDev -12.8%

Tasted sept 10th 2011 (from notes)

Tulip

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

11-22-2011 07:59:57 | More by whatthehull
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Dunkelhund

Oregon

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-21-2011 05:54:42 | More by Dunkelhund
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-21-2011 00:42:08 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-20-2011 02:48:11 | More by mmcnaughton
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Jules11788

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-19-2011 20:29:36 | More by Jules11788
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johnhenryconway


4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-19-2011 05:41:57 | More by johnhenryconway
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CoryR

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-19-2011 04:30:13 | More by CoryR
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I2uss

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

11-18-2011 18:43:57 | More by I2uss
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

4/5  rDev -1.2%

11-18-2011 00:29:54 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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kevwcamp

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

11-17-2011 17:07:31 | More by kevwcamp
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chcfan

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

11-17-2011 16:37:32 | More by chcfan
Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
91 out of 100 based on 863 ratings.