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Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA

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RATINGS: 822   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Blue Dot is named after our planet: we are only a pale blue dot in this universe. A Double India Pale Ale made with Organic Pilsner, Rye malt and a combination of intense northwest hop varieties.
O.G. 1074, 80 IBUs.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lachrymalisis (429) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
not mind-blowing, but a nice soft aroma and flavor of fairly juicy floral and citrus-forward American hops.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7956) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
65 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles.
Pours hazy yellow color with a small head. Nice crisp hops on the nose, sweet tropical fruits and some grapefruits. Grapefruits, lemon and hops on the flavor, orange and some caramel notes. Very good.
4515

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lusikka (7492) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
650 ml bottle. Enjoyed at Los Angeles, CA. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of juicy pineapple, floral notes and some biscuit. Flavour of juicy floral bitterness, orange pith, biscuit and mild herbal notes. Medium bodied. Very juicy.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonmac (698) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2015
Tap at the brewery with commonshawn, rosskyle, and wildcard. Beautiful tulip glass pour. One of the most attractive looking beers I?ve seen in awhile. Frothy white head. Lacing is impressive. Aroma is West Coast hops in full effect. Citrus is there too. Taste hits you initially with hops but gives way to a blast of syrupy sweetness that is welcomed. Bitterness is at the finish but it doesn?t overwhelm. Very excellent representation of a double IPA.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PrattBrat (30) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a frothy white head. Strong hoppy aroma with some citrus and malts. Tastes of hops with just enough malt backing it up. A long bitter finish. Full body.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (456) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2015
Poured from a bottle with Galbo. Pours a hazy yellow color, aroma of citrus. Very smooth taste with a balance of hops. Poured the remainder of the bottle about 30 minutes later, and the pour was more cloudy and thick. The taste changed to a more malty taste instead of floral and hoppy. The early taste was very good, probably a 4.0+, but the later was a 3.5- some bitter or toasted nuts along with some spice (the rye). A world-class IPA. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2015
Draught at the Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR. Slightly cloudy orangey golden colour with a small white head. Mild sweet and darkish hoppy aroma. The flavour is fruity hops, mild bitterness and sweet maltiness. Not a super strong but extremely well balanced. Smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (313) - USA - APR 7, 2015
Iíve had some experience now with this brewer, and I want more. I expect to enjoy the heck out of this, so I make sure that the proper glassware is present and clean, crack the bottle and find a breath of grapefruit, pine and light apricot coming immediately from the open neck. These are traditional aromas from an IPA, and since the ABV is right on the edge between IPA and DIPA, Iím not expecting too much heady stickiness...just a bit of bitter and a slight malt balance. I am not disappointed as I pull the first sip; I find a bit of a jaw cracker bite, an almost lightweight body, and a hard, dry edge that runs the course of my gums and tongue. The apricot liquid in the glass is hazy, and is barely covered in a thin, almost disappointing head. I actually had to work at pouring a bit harder than normal so that I could even see what color the foam should be, had it occurred with a natural pour. Hell, itís barely rising with an aggressive pour. I kind of enjoyed that bit of abuse, though, a little sadism never hurt anyone, so Iím not complaining too much. The foam is augmented with a deft, twirl of the fluid in the glass, although itís heavy and wet, and not willing to stick. The finish is actually fairly short for as bitter as the brew is, and I am enjoying the rye malt addition quite nicely, but the carbonation is a bit on the flat side for me. I certainly donít expect buzzy, but it does fall flatter than I enjoy. Not a bad brew, but not my favorite Imperial IPA. Iím going back to the brewer, but not this brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (244) - Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2015
From the bottle the pour is cloudy and blond and a thick white head, the aroma is floral slightly sweet and it smells gently hoped with a little citrus, the taste is citrus and hops and a little sweet, the finish is slightly bitter and malty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (8627) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/24/15] Draught at Hair of the Dog in Portland. Muddy brownish orange. Aroma of citric and slightly piney hops. Flavor has mild sweetness, citric and piney hops, a bit ďgreenĒ, and a bitterish finish. Medium-bodied. Nice.


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