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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Brewed by:
Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Available in kegs year-round; rotating release in bottles, dated by 'Season' and 'Year' ('Spring 2009', 'Winter 2010', etc.)

Added by BeerAdvocate on 08-14-2005

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4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a Dogfish Head tulip, Spring 2018 release

L: Clear golden amber pour with 1 finger of fluffy white head. Falls fast... solid ring of lacing.

S: Grainy malts and piney/herbal hops.

T/F: Follows the nose. Toasted grains and light malts give way to a bitter pine/resin forward hop profile. Somewhat herbal/medicinal. Very classic 'west coast' IPA. Mild earthiness/spice. Not picking up the 'juice' that other reviewers are mentioning. Oily on the tongue... gentle pine and bitterness at the finish.

O: A solid west coast DIPA. Good flavor and bitterness... very drinkable.

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Beavertown Extravaganza. Aroma has honey malt and some green apple. Taste is malty with generic earthy hops and resiny bitterness on the finish.

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4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle to tulip. The appearance was a golden sunshine yellow color with a two finger’s worth of white foamy head. Seemed to really take it’s time in dissipating, I didn’t mind. Some heavy lace ran here and there. The aroma spoke of some sweet to soft spicy rye, light floral hop tones, some herbal, light citrus, a touch of resin, light passion fruit and ended with some sweet fresh grassy tones. The flavor came between the sweet to spicy portions and then subtly allowing the passion fruit to make a light presence. Not much of an aftertaste, seemed somewhat fresh piney to that passion fruit with a cohesive piney to grassy and passion fruit sweet sort of finish. The palate was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt spot on. ABV felt as projected. Bitterness was there yet contained enough to not impart much hop abrasion. Overall, well, damn! I totally understand the hype train behind this one. I’m jumping on!

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Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair Of The Dog Brewing Company / Brewery And Tasting Room
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1,067 ratings