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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1015) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Felt like I had to rate this due to my love for space and, in particular, the Sagan quote this beerís name references. Got it at the brewery to go. Almost plays like a regular IPA but ultimately nothing too special. Didnít explode all over me like previous HotDs (itís been a few years since my last, perhaps their technique has changed). Still opaque from the bottle conditioning which is nice since I donít see that as much anymore. Somewhat lemony and refreshing aroma. Solid body. A little thin on the flavor for a DIPA I was suprised to see that was the style. Your usual west coast hop flavor dominates, not too bitter though. I like a little more fruit/dimension in my DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (4025) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 24, 2014
On tap at the brewpub - Pours hazy orange with a white head. The aroma has tropical fruits, orange, toasted malt and some dankness. It has a medium rich body with light huskiness and soft carbonation. The flavor has rich caramel malt, pineapple, mango and dankness. The finish has zesty citrus. Nice IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2904) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Massive spices and fruits. Cloudy orange with white head. Thick. Tropical goodnes. I Had this on draft at hair of the dog brewery

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kathouse (1046) - Nevada, USA - JUN 20, 2014
The label says "intense northwest hop varieties", but I donít find them intense. What I do find is a very is a good DIPA with mild bitterness, nice complexity, and a spicy finish. Head is thin but the aroma doesnít die with the foam. Nice body and mouthfeel. Very good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxwelldeux (3725) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle from Special Brews. Pours a hazy golden/tan color with a very small white head on it. Nose is pleasantly hoppy, with some earthy citrus elements and just a bit of resin coming through. Taste is pleasantly bitter, and seems like it would be a great beer after an orgasm. Really nice drink.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bth122 (1290) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Murky brown color. Super fresh citrus hop aroma. Pineapple grapefruit notes. Medium bitterness. Medium body. Well done. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiong (3855) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Draught @ Hair of the Dog, Portland, OR

Pours dark orange with a smooth head. Aroma of ripe fruits, grassy hops, malts and syrup. Taste is sweet, malty and really hoppy with some ripe fruitness and grass. Finish is hoppy, sweet and malty. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (1976) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Hair of the Dog 3 dot DIPA in a 22 oz bomber. Hazy pale light amber; like unfiltered apple cider. Good, lasting white head. Mild for style; drinks Iike an unfiltered IPA. Not clean. Mainly herbal hops. Some bready malts too.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beaver (1315) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow orange with a medium white creamy head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grapefruit and dank resiny hops.

The flavor is sweet fruity malts with lots of dank resiny piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall, a solid DIPA. Right up my alley with hops and balance. Slightly too harsh and dank/catty/resiny.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrSquash (45) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Great hop aroma! Sweet because of the abv. Surprisingly easy to drink.

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