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

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

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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Winter 2011 vintage. Reviewed 5/16/11.

Straw yellow leaning towards light gold. Murky (chill haze?). Dirty white head that bubbles out quickly.

Orange, honeysuckle and other floral aromas. Juicy grapefruit. Lots of caramel malts. Tends to the sweet side, with mango sweetness as well, but you do get a good dose of pine on deep sniffs.

Juicy citrus gives way to rye spices. Dry and papery. Some tropical fruit flavors. Big dose of pine hop bitterness. Very down played malt profile, more bready than anything. The bitter finish mellows as it warms, giving a more leafy flavor.

The rye adds some nice flavors to a good IPA base. It's right up there with Hop Rod Rye.

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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 1,047 ratings.
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