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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
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

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1,035
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4.04
pDev:
15.35%
 
 
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Photo of Sammy
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle yielded a bitterness I thought was more 100 than 80 IBU. First, the taste buds are assaulted by bitterness, then citrus is left that is satisfying. I thought the alcohol to be above 7% as well. Well malted down, carmel.Above average mouthfeel.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Tasted and reviewed again February 2011 - Winter 2011 bottling. Former high rating from 2009 tasting must be revised. Review of Winter 2011 follows:

Tried again Winter 2011 Batch. Pours a hazy orange amber with medium size white head.

Pine, desert cactus nose, none of the brighter fruity character or pineapple character/citrus character noted in earlier batches.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and balanced.

Flavors are all dull pine with a pine bitter "dull" character. No bright character at all.

Big simple pine bitter finish.

Newest batch a bit of a disappointment here, especially when compared with earlier bottlings.

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Review from 2009: Pours an orange amber with a thick white head.

Bright, lightly sweet citrus, grapefruit and pine nose; layers and nice.

Mouthfeel is full and bright with just the right amount of carbonation.

Flavors follow nose. Nice hoppy IPA. Bright, clean and bold citrus, grapefruit flavors with a light hint of oranges and then goes quickly to a strong bitter grapefruit and pine resin.

Medium pine/grapefruit finish.

A very nice drink.

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Photo of t0rin0
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle. It is fairly light in color for a DIPA. Its orange mostly and its the clear. The head is offwhite and leaves a touch of lacing, not much though.

The smell is mostly of hops. Theres a ton of fruit smells like orange and grapefruit. Theres also some of that piney goodness that comes from chinook or cascade. Not much smell other than hops. Alcohol is noticeable but not distracting.

The taste is surprisingly sweet from the hops. I thought there was orange peel in there at first. Its citrusy for sure and moderately bitter for the abv (7% by the way). Not much of the piney flavor comes out and the same goes for the malt. There is a little sweetness that comes from the malt but not much else. Its a very interesting take on a DIPA.

Light/medium body and dangerously drinkable. Just don't expect a heavy beer, its pretty light. Almost a summer beer really.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.05/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i had no idea these guys made beers that werent enormous strong ales, so this was cool to see on their tap list. its a good one too, quite typically northwestern, nice punchy hops with grapefruit and pine family appearances. its hazy and its aromatic, juicy on the hops, but also very malty, a little richer than most, with some caramel to it, although really the hops are so aggressively dosed that it almost doesnt matter whats going on in the malt bill. pine at first with bitter citrus later on, a shade of sweet in there, but its both oily and bitter, the hops dominate the flavor and the texture, as they should in this style. i wonder if its called double ipa because the hops are doubled. the abv here doesnt suggest it should be a double, i guess its all case by case, but the hops are huge here. somehow it remains pretty approachable though, like, its so juicy and ripe and fresh that it attracts me like a honey bee to a bright flower, i cant get enough. some yeast breadiness to this too. carbonation is there, which helps keep it moving, and while the hops complexion isnt new in terms of whats in here, its new in the way it stands out like this even from a larger grain build. fun stuff, highly recommended.

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Photo of metter98
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Hair of the Dog Brewing Company, Portland, OR

A: The beer is quite hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles on the surface and a webbing of photos down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy and piney hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell, but has moderate notes of underlying caramel malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness. The pine lingers into the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a solid West Coast IPA. The pine seems to get stronger as the beer warms up.

Serving type: on-tap

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Photo of largadeer
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spring 2008 batch, 7% ABV.

Appearance: Hazy, slightly turbid pale amber. An inch of head rises from a gentle pour and settles into a ring.

Smell: Citrusy as hell (lemon, grapefruit, pineapple) with the slightest malty sweetness underneath.

Taste & mouthfeel: Big citrusy hop flavors from the get-go with a twang of earthy rye. Malt flavors are simple and subdued, lending a hint of sweetness but never interfering with the juicy hops. Carbonation is moderate and the body is on the light side of medium. The finish is crisp, dry and bitter.

Notes: A great and very distinctive IPA. Highly recommended but only when fresh.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub in the freeway ramp district of east Portland.

This beer appears a cloudy medium golden hue, with one finger of soapy white head, which leaves a thin bubbly wall of lace around the glass as it sinks away. It smells of caramel cream, grapefruit and orange rind, and leafy hops. The taste is bitter pine and anonymous citrus hops, and a softer bready caramel malt. The carbonation is moderate, the body medium weight, and tight, smoothness a dicey proposition. It finishes with a wave at off-dry, but we're really just talking various hop bitters, here.

A good DIPA, the booze is quite innocuous, but given the style border-straddling in the ABV department, that's minimum passing grade stuff. I liked it overall - what with the good hoppy west coast mentality stamped all over it.

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Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy peach color with a head that overflows both from the bottle and the pint glass; great retention and lacing, however, so what gets marked down for the gusher makes up for it after the pour

Smell: Citrusy and grassy, with some piney tones as well; this is the Spring 2007 bottling, so I suspect it has lost some of the grapefruit tones

Taste: Opens with a load of citrus and pine that produce a very bitter profile; after the swallow, some malty sweet flavors appear but are quickly subsumed by the spicy rye character

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: I tried this once when it was fresh and was overwhelmed by the bitterness; even though this bottle has a little age on it it is still a bit unbalanced for my palate; I can see where HOTD is going with this and they have achieved their goal; I just like a bit more balance; having now tried a third bottle with nine months of age on it, I find that I like it best of all - the beer has finally found a balancing point

Thanks, Lothore, for the chance to sample this again

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a dirty beige color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of dry and citrus hops with dry malt. Taste is drier then expected with some citrus notes. Malt profile is definitely different then most IIPA which might be due to the usage of rye. Good carbonation with full body which seems to indicated limited filtration and no apparent alcohol. While I appreciated this beer and like how it is trying to do something different (rye) for a style too often populated by clones, I thought it was a bit too dry and lacking some floral notes.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.03/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

1 pint 6 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical Guinness pint glass in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the current ratings on the site. I know I've had this brewery before; I just can't remember how I felt about what I had.

Winter 2012. 7%. Acquired at Wally's Wine in Westwood, California.

Served refrigerator cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. The sediment was allowed to remain in the bottle until the final pour, as per the label's instructions.

A: Pours a half finger head of standard white colour, slight cream, nice thickness, and Decent retention for the ABV. Colour is a nontransparent orange-yellow. Looks more like a hefeweizen than an IPA, which is notable but not impressive. Not a unique look, but certainly an appealing one. No yeast particles are visible.

Sm: Orange fruit esters, fresh lemon peel, rye grain, caramelized malt, and hop bitterness masked by something I can't place that bothers me. It feels like an artificial masking. I hope this isn't the case in the flavour. If I had to guess the hop varietals, I'd go with citra and amarillo. A pretty strong aroma - I could smell it as I poured it even with me broken nose.

T: Orange esters and lemon peel are there alongside somewhat stale hop notes that sit unevenly on the poorly executed rye foundation. The floral/bitterness balance of the hops is awkward at best, and never feels fresh or masked. The estery tones throughout are distracting and bothersome. Ripe pineapple isn't a pleasant addition, nor is grapefruit* (which is far too dominant). Decently balanced, and built alright. Too bitter, especially on the climax. It may be one of the more experimental double IPAs I've tried, but it isn't one of the best. Not refreshing. The taste is pretty strong. Not a subtle beer, but complex enough I suppose. Not quite full-bodied.

*I despise grapefruit, but I'm respectful of balance.

No yeast comes through. Some alcohol is detectable, but it's by no means boozy. It's only 7% however, and seems to require more to mask its ABV than other beers in the style with 10-11% ABV.

The rye malt in particularly seems to be the main problem with this beer. Why they chose that grain is beyond me. It sets the beer apart from other IPAs, but makes its quality lesser.

Mf: Smooth and wet, suiting the flavours of the body generally. A touch too thick. A bit sharp, suggesting overcarbonation. Some crispness on the finish is a lovely touch. The mouthfeel by no means feels tailored specifically to the flavours. There is nothing unique here.

Dr: Drinkable but problematic. It's intriguing, but the quality just isn't there, largely because of the untamed bittering hops, poor choice of foundation (rye), and lack of subtlety. The alcohol is fairly well hidden. Fans of the style may defend it, but I'd never recommend it to friends.

Glassware: It drank alright out of me nonical Guinness pint glass, but in future I'd use a snifter or tulip.

Food Pairing: Wouldn't pair well with food in my opinion. Even though IPAs usually pair well with spicy food, this one in particular isn't refreshing or quenching enough to do so.

Aging: This seems a rather poor candidate for aging as its flavour depends largely on hops and the ABV is a mere 7%. The sediment in the bottom of the bottle is a good sign, but if you're aging double IPAs you'd better know a lot more about cellaring than what I can suggest here.

I debated between a C and a C+, but ultimately settled on a C+.

C+

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Photo of nickfl
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours with one finger of off white foam on a hazy, golden amber body. The head settles fairly quickly but leaves excellent lace.

S - grapefruit and lemons with a touch of bready malt.

T - thick, bready malt up front with a bit of citrus. More distinct grapefruit in the middle with a transition to pithy lemon and sharp bitterness to balance the thick, moderately dry malt.

M - medium thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - not bad, but honestly a little less than what I expected. The hop character is very citrus oriented and the bitterness is quite harsh. Maybe a fresher bottle would be better, but for now I'm disappointed.

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Photo of oberon
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love HOD offerings and have been looking forward to this for awhile,first off all the Mother Earth garble on the bottle is annoying but that wont cloud my judgement of this beer.I poured this into an oversized wine glass and holy smokes what a gigantic head on this puppy it took up 3/4 of the glass and nearly went over underneath all that foam was a peachy colored hazed body.Great hop profile in the nose I get leafy herballness and grapefruit quite resiny,who this a bitter DIPA very dry and resiny wow,piney and resiny to the hilt someone leafy with a hint of tea a bone dry cracker malt presence is noticed but barely.Wow this is different somewhat yeasty and like others have noted there is a hint of Belgian quality in its flavors,the dryness in my mind can become a bit much so this is one and done for me no doubt,still a damn good brew for the hophead and quite unique.

7% alc by volume per label.

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Photo of jlindros
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Francois for cracking this one.

Light fizzy head, hazy pale grapefruit color.

Nose hops, grapefruit, tropical fruit, hint of tangerine, light musty resin, hint of stone fruit like apricot, bit of sweet malt.

Taste is semi sweet, lots of tropical fruit, light musty resin, grapefruit, pineapple, apricot, tangerine, light spicy piny in the finish, slightly dry, almost creamy malt, long biter finish.

Mouth is med to slightly heavier bod, decent carb.

Overall nice, not too heavy, sweet, or bitter, nice balance, nice hops, tasty.

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Photo of mothman
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a white head that leaves splattered lace. Color is a hazed pale straw yellow.

Aroma: Huge citrus profile. Pine and grapefruit with a light malt profile. Fresh, earthy, and hoppy.

Taste: More citrus. The grapefruit shows a lot. Hop resin stickiness. Pine. A light malt profile. Mimics the nose.

Mouthfeel: Bitter. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends sticky with a hop resin feel.

Overall, a solid ipa. I really enjoy the citrus flavors. Not too malty. Good stuff all around.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Big thanks to brentk56 for this in the Secret Halloween BIF '08.

Pours a slightly murky golden orange with 1 1/2 fingers of poofy brite-white head. Thin creamy layer of retention just skims the surface, leaving some quality looking big swathes of lacing behind. The aroma is extremely floral and herbal smelling with notes of juicy citrus character and malt sweetness.

The taste is a herbal tasting hop profile up front that then works itself into a more dry and resinous feel as it moves across the palette. This is nicely balanced by citrus and caramel that impart a tangy supportive backbone that lasts well into the finish, along with a dry lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy and slick feel. There is a good bit of alcohol beef that comes out as this warms. While not too distracting, it was enough to hinder the drinkibility (which for the most part is quite good) a bit.

Despite the heat presence, I really enjoyed this. It's been a major want of mine for a while now and for the most part didn't disappoint me. Also, despite being at least 6 months old, the freshness held up extremely well. I'll definitely be on the look out for more of this.

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Photo of chinchill
3.62/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hair of the Dog 3 dot DIPA in a 22 oz bomber.
Hazy pale light amber; like an unfiltered apple cider. Good, lasting white head.
Mild for style; drinks Iike an unfiltered IPA.
Not clean. Mainly herbal hops. Some bready malts too.
O: OK but unrefined and amateurish.

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Photo of mactrail
3.18/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

This is the Fall 2014 batch poured from the 22 oz bottle. Color is a clear yellow amber. Surprisingly, the foam dissipates quite rapidly in the Chimay chalice leaving a few wisps of foam. Some carbonation bursting in the mouth, however.

The aroma is quite nice, with the mango and pine notes. The flavor is so raw. I would have believed 11% ABV, rather than the 7% claimed. Woody and raspy bitterness. Dark with bitterness.

This is certainly interesting to taste, since it's have such a long history, but there are so many better IPAs. I wouldn't call this a Double, it's more of a really hot IPA. Not very drinkable, though it may be bait to the hop obsessive.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Spring 2007 release, acquired from fartingdog and jgaston courtesy of the Birthday Club 2, so a big "Thank you" goes out to them. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep amber color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a spotty lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of floral hops, fruity citrus and some caramelized malts, but they don't seem to blend together well.

T: The taste nicely balanced with a good hops bitterness, sweet citrus fruit & caramel flavors and a hearty malt character. I probably did this beer a disservice by putting it away for as long as I did, but it was still pretty flavorful.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, nice kick, good representation of style, it's not the first 2IPA that I'd pick, but I'm hoping to try this beer again fresh to potentially change my mind.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Radiant amber-gold with a hint of Sunkist orange peel. The beer is full of miniscule flecks that could just as easily be hop dust as yeast. At least I hope so. Even though the polished ivory cap isn't as heavily creamy as it is on the best looking DIPAs, it's still an attractive crown. Fine squiggles of lace are thinner and more sudsy than I'd like, while still providing extensive glass coverage.

Once the deflation of the cap allows me to get a few good whiffs in, I can appreciate the hoppy splendor of the aroma. Pineapple, orange and white grapefruit greet my nose and impress the hell out it. The hop bill consists of Warrior, Tomahawk and Magnum. It's amazing how many brewers will talk to you and tell you what's in their beer.

Blue Dot isn't a big DIPA in terms of malt structure, but it sure is in terms of hoppy bitterness. In fact, given the absence of caramel malt (pale and rye only) and the less than viscous mouthfeel, it seems like more of a big IPA than a DIPA. That's okay, as long as it's good. And it definitely is that.

I love the spiciness of the rye malt since it gives the beer an added kick that sets it apart from most versions of the style. It doesn't taste anything like Hop Rod Rye, however, which for me is the ultimate rye malt DIPA. A little more pale malt might have turned it into a slightly bigger, slightly better beer, but there's no way to know for sure. I appreciate knowing that a Scottish yeast strain was used, even though I'm not sure how that impacts the flavor profile.

Those aggressive sounding hop varieties taste aggressive as well. Blue Dot stops short of being a tongue abuser, but then I'm only about halfway through the bomber. The fact that any number of DIPAs have it beat in terms of sheer hoppy bitterness doesn't change the fact that hopheads will find plenty to love and will find that their alpha acid itch is being scratched in a big way. White grapefruit pith has now taken the reins and is going to the whip.

Huge sheets of crusty lace haven't appeared on the pint glass, but I'm more impressed than I thought I'd be. As noted above, this isn't the fullest, most viscous DIPA in the stable. As it warms though, it firms up nicely and has clearly escaped IPA territory. With the increasingly buzzsaw hoppiness and the spiciness of the rye malt, too many bubbles would have been sensory overload. Good thing that it's gently carbonated.

My impression of Hair Of The Dog is that they brew original, occasionally offbeat, beer that doesn't always hit the mark. Blue Dot is probably about as close to conventional as they've ever ventured. It's a DIPA that has more in common with a big IPA than with an American barleywine; something that isn't the case often enough to suit me. I'm enjoying it immensely. The hop monkey that is forever on my back is becoming nicely satiated as well.

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Photo of Rifugium
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

Poured a pale, cloudy, cider brown with a small white head that retained and laced well. Lots of citrusy hops and fresh fruit in the aroma. More of the same in the taste--grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, white wine--nice sweet maltiness in the background for a sense of balance; dryness, pine needles, and slight bitterness in the finish. Medium-bodied, crisp, and very drinkable overall.

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Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have had this one on numerous occasions, but will review this one from the new batch. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 12/26/2008.

The pour was very nice. Rich dark amber with a light haze to it at first, but this settled out to reveal some very nice clarity to it. Nice tall head of three inches or more was then easily visible as it settled back down to a thin layer that stayed with it throughout the session.

Very nice notes of orange and tangerine, light pineapple and a small biscuit like malt making up the dominate part of the smell. Very fresh here with resin like hops that you could almost taste while you smelled it. The flavor was just as good. Nice biting, sharp, crisp hop taste as you took the first sip of this monster. Orange and pineapple melding with a light malt flavor gave it some touch of balance before hopping right back enough to shock you back to your senses. Easily session able, I had no issue at all with pulling this one in.

Overall this was a great IPA. Nice sharp and crisp tones and a smooth, easy drinkability. Fresh, this was one of the better beers I have had.

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Photo of womencantsail
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very cloudy/hazy golden color. Not really any foam to speak of. Initially, lots of tiny bubbles. Especially with the sediment in the bottle, I could have mistaken it for one of my homebrews.

S: Tons of grapefruit, slight malt/caramel on the finish. Very slight hints of pine as well.

T: Wow, can you say grapefruit?! There is very intense grapefruit flavor here, much moreso than the nose would indicate. A nice bitterness and slight pineyness as well.

M: Very crisp and fairly light on the tongue. The initial carbonation wears off quickly.

D: Wonderful DIPA, goes down beautifully.

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Photo of russpowell
3.69/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Spring 2007: Pours a hazed apricot with one finger of cream colored head, really hazes towards the bottom, despite best efforts to carefully decant. Average head retention & lacing

S: Huge citrus hops, cereal notes

T: Peppery notes, some honey malt, grapefruit hops & some biscuitty malt up front. Some booze on the edges, along with more pepperyness & lemony & grapefruitty hops as this warms. Finishes with some acidity, pine sap, grapefruit, & slight honey sweetness. Almost pulled a 4.0

MF: Chewy, low/low carbonation & pretty good balance, skewed a bit too hoop to me

Very drinkable, but as this warms the hop & rye assault starts to get to ya. Dial back the hops & boost the malt please. Hop heads may disagree

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Photo of mdaschaf
3.57/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Review from notes 2/5/11. Thanks to forgetfu for sending this one my way!

A: Pours a hazy light orange with a small head that dissipated quickly. Minimal lacing.

S: The hops give a citrus aroma - oranges and grapefruit.

T: The flavor falls a bit flat from the aroma. There is a little bit of citrus and some apple, but not as flavorful as I had hoped or expected.

M/D: It was a little thin with decent carbonation. Drinkability was pretty high, but this was a let down. The hops were lacking, could have passed for an IPA, but not a double.

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Photo of billab914
4.2/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fall version poured from a 22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. Pours a hazy orange color with a small white covering on top. Moderate amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma is floral with a good amount of citrus and pine from the hops. Taste is citrusy and floral with a moderate amount of bitterness. Flavor is pretty much all about the hops which was expected.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation,. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed this one. It gives you that very hoppy flavor without the over the top intense bitterness which sometimes affects drinkability for me. Another excellent west coast style DIPA

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Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,035 ratings.
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