rdespain008 (1) - USA - OCT 8, 2013 does not count
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 This is only for the summer 2013 release-------& believe this batch is infected. Hair of the Dog is one of my favorite breweries. Blue Dot is a very good Double IPA. The summer 2013 release, at least in Seattle stores, should not be purchased. I believe the batch is infected. It is very dark, cloudy, little to no carbonation, and extremely off balance. Double IPA?s are typically acidic but this one tastes, looks, and smells like a spoiled grapefruit mixed with a cloudy english cask cider mixed with butter. This is my first ever pour out beer. I don?t pour out beers, I just stop drinking them and hope one of my friends decides to finish it. I don?t know what happened. This is only for the summer 2013 release-------&
badpuppy69 (143) - orange, California, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy brownish grey dirty dish water looking brew minimal head. Aroma is citrucy strawberries and some caramel. Taste is citrucy tropical strawberry and other berry notes. A bit on thr fruity side for me but it is good and easy drinking.
conway (907) - - SEP 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Hazy copper with an off white head. Aroma is dank and piney with huge tropical and citrus fruit notes. Taste has tons of pineapple, grapefruit and lemon with caramel malty finish. Full palate with just enough carb. I guess you could consider this a hop bomb, but it's one of the most pleasant hop bombs I've ever had.
BoostIPA (977) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 27, 2013
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Pours a hazy almost gray. Tons of floaties. Aromas of not good. Taste of sour, bitter malt water. Finishes with an infection. No.
gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours a golden orange color in the glass with a nice head. The aroma has a big citrus wallop like grapefruit and some pine. Taste is more citrus with lemon and grapefruit. There is a big bitter hop bite with some mild malts. Also some fresh grass. As it warmed it became even better.
evergreen0199 (1645) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog brewpub, Portland, Oregon, USA. A hazy yellow coloured pour with a thin white head on top. Hoppy, malty, tropical fruit aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, tropical fruit, citrus, slight bitterness. Decent DIPA.
BEENJAMIN (191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blue Dot pours out of the bottle a dense, murky off pale which looks quite disgusting. Aroma and taste are very vibrant and fresh while the medium bodied mouthfeel is a bit milky, really interesting. Sweet pilsner malts shine through beautifully showcasing sweet honey and fresh white bread. Citrus hops galore and a little piney bitter finish with a hint of that rye. This is sure one unfiltered, unrefined IPA but a good one at that setting it self apart in an IPA flooded market.
ryanfolty (1676) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
August 9, 2013 - on tap at the brewery. Orange pour with head and lacing. Citrus hops and malt in aroma and taste. Finish also had some piney bitterness.
kevinsenn (846) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Hair of the Dog. Cloud amber. Bright tropical fruit aroma. Taste has strawberry and bright hoppy notes mixed with the malt character of a barley wine. Thick body. Great stuff!
bigbish (479) - California, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this beer on my oregon vacation a few weeks back. I didnít write down tasting notes, just an overall score, so here it is.