Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale | Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room

Blue Dot Double India Pale AleBlue Dot Double India Pale Ale
BA SCORE
4.03/5
1,052 Ratings
Blue Dot Double India Pale AleBlue Dot Double India Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
Oregon, United States
hairofthedog.com

Style: American Double / 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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,102
Reviews:
501
Ratings:
1,052
pDev:
10.67%
Bros Score:
4
 
 
Wants:
230
Gots:
94
Trade:
2
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4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Winter 2016 bottle

A: Pours a deep straw color. Very effervescent. Solid finger plus of white head
S: some pine and citrus
T: Malty Sweet citrus rind
MF: boozy sweet.
O: very disappointing. Heard good things about HoD. Hope I enjoy their other offerings more

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Photo of Keananmichael5
3.67/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a pint glass from a 1 pt 6 oz bottle on March 28, 2016.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SovereignGood
4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well this was bottled a few months back but it still tastes awesome so here is a quick review.

L: Hazy, deep orange color. People talk about the craze with the haze nowadays and this definitely falls within that category. About a pinky size head that seems to leave a nice bit of lacing on the glass.

S: Orange, tangerine, tons of citrus notes. Smells like a west coast IPA but stronger.

T: For being an old IPA, this tastes awesome; on par with fresh IPA's. Very nice citrus notes that explode in your mouth. Very juicy taste that lingers nicely for a good amount of time until its cut by bitter and sweet notes.

F: Nice light to medium mouthfeel that suits the style perfectly.

Honestly, I was expecting an old IPA that tastes like onions but this sure did surprise me. I noticed the bottle date was about 6 months ago but this tastes as fresh as IPA's less than a month old. First Hair of the Dog beer that I've had but I will surely be looking for more.

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4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LouZ
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had in taproom - Golden color with a finger of lasting head and lacing. My sniffer was off due to a cold, but taste was vibrant citrus and sweet malt. Very smooth feel. I really enjoyed this one and will seek again.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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 1,052 ratings
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