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:
1,046
Reviews:
500
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
10.64%
 
 
Wants:
228
Gots:
93
For Trade:
2
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to ChrisPro for this one. Served in a snifter.

A - White foam settles to a thick collar, wisps, and minimal lace. Hazy apricot body.

S - An old school Double IPA here, with bit malt and burnt sugars balanced by a heft dose of orange and slightly soapy hops - guessing there is a lot of Cascade here. The malt character is a tad buttery in the pilsner malt vein.

T - A nice mix of malt and citrus hops, lightly burnt sugars, caramel, and medium lingering bitterness. Definitely a balanced East Coast take on things, but a pretty good one.

M - Medium-low carbonation, medium-full body, and quite dry in the finish, with some lingering hop oils and resins. Drinks like a significantly bigger beer than 7%, even though it's not exceptionally boozy.

D - I've always had a trouble tracking this down fresh, so it was a nice treat that Chris tracked this down. Would have this if I saw it on-tap, but I'm wary of the vague dating on the bottles. Definitely Alan's best hoppy brew.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in LA...apparently a rarity. Very murky clarity. A nice medium head and medium-to-light carbonation. Wonderful smell...a lot of floral hops and smells very fresh. Taste includes hints of mandarin orange. Great up-front flavor, but it finishes quickly...not a lot of bitter after-taste.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A lot smoother than what I was expecting. Very flavorful and surprisingly quenching. Heard a ton of great things about this beer and some time back missed the opportunity with our local pub who had a release party for it....due to the fact it sold out quickly. I only live 4 hours away from this brewery yet it's still a very difficult brew to get your hands on. And the wait is worth it.

Two thumbs up from this guy.

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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 1,046 ratings.
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