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:
1,048
Reviews:
500
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Wants:
229
Gots:
94
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 1,048 |  Reviews: 500
Photo of Beer-Ed
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 81tillinfinity
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Hazy clarity with low carbonation. Nose is huge hints of citrus goodness. Taste is rich and almost chewy, hops are in abundance. Very nicely balanced bitterness is not assertive. Served from draft at brewery.

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Photo of IPAchris
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beervana
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of South2NW
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of daave1
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brbrocc
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abrodsky
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RobinLee
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Poured on draft at their tasting room. Pours a hazy orange hue with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. Lazy lacing abounds. Loads of tropical fruit in the nose, with some piney notes as well. The taste follows suit; pineapple forward. Lot's of rind in the finish. A very nice 2xIPA. Cheers!

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Photo of ItsYourBoyBlue
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mattymystique
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vande
4.29/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.39/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of astronautjones
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
3.06/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Served from 22oz bottle, 2014 Fall Release

A — Pours a deep coppery orange color with a tall and puffy light cream colored head.

S — Smells largely malty and rich, light peppery and bitter hop note.

T — Very malty and almost yeasty overall, very rich and sweet, minimal hop character.

M — Medium bodied, a bit heavy overall.

O — Disappointing here, good if you want a big malt bomb with some hop semblance, but I think HotD should stick to Fred/Adam.

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

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 Kplummer82
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jamesod
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LoveStout
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Deltoro
3.54/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ccnorthwest
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great IPA on tap and by the bottle.

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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 1,048 ratings.
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