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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,047
Reviews:
500
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
94
For Trade:
2
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4/5  rDev -1%

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

22oz bottle that says "Summer 2011" on it. Special thanks to eclipse54 for snagging this one for me. Poured into a Deschutes snifter. Special points for the beautiful painted bottle.

A: This is possibly the most orange DIPA I have ever seen. Its like an Orangina! Minus points for lack of any head other than a faint bright white ring around the edges. Even a swirl only conjures up a little. Some lacing.

S: I'm getting lots of fruity hops on the nose: peach and mango and citrus. But I also get some malts as well. Smells inviting. Might be leaning towards freshness issues.

T: Initially I get blasted with a ton of citrus on the tip of the tongue. Maybe some orange rind? In the middle of the mouth I might be tasting a little of that rye malt. Not showing up in color profile though. I do get some breadiness in the sip, but it works pretty well actually.

M: Medium bodied. Good hop mouth coating.

O: B. Not a bad beer just not the best I have ever had. Appearance is different. The lack of head is strange. The flavor is off. Glad I got to try it, it's my first Hair of the Dog brew.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

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.

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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4/5  rDev -1%

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3.1/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

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4/5  rDev -1%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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

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

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Blue Dot Double India Pale Ale from Hair of the Dog Brewing Company / Brewery and Tasting Room
4.04 out of 5 based on 1,047 ratings.
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