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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (1165) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap. A : Cloudy browned yellow. White head. Lacing. N: Very grassy. Pine. Grapefruit. Orange zest. Earth. Biscuit. Black peppercorn. Hop monster. T: Bitter and bready sweet - an exemplar of the style. M: Very dry, like a desert. Alcohol is hidden. Medium body. Tickling carbonation. O: Powerful DIPA. When it is on, it is on, and this batch delivers.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"bottled Fall ’08, sampled 3/09. poured like your average ipa, maybe a bit more bubbly than usual. this one is only 7%...more like a regular ipa than an imperial, but the thin body is made up for with an intense dry hoppy aroma from a generous hopping, and rye malt. nice touch, there. very dry, bitter, and intense. well balanced with the pilsner and rye malt as well. if the body was a bit fuller, this would be one of my favorites."

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Poured from 22 oz bottle into weizenbeer glass. Aroma: Tons of pine in the aroma, plus some grapefruit. Appearance: Slightly cloudy, golden hue, not much head on it. Taste: Nice piney hops, with a decent shot of sweet malt in the finish. Some citrus and spicy notes. Palate: Low carbonation, thick but not oily. Overall: Really enjoyed this one. One of my favorite double IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Serving: bottle. Bordering on cloudy amber gold pour. Ah, the smell of a west coast IPA. Plenty of orange yest, star fruit, and other tropical notes. The taste is subdued compared to the nose. There is a nice tropical bitterness with caramel malt and toast notes. Lingering finish. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (994) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Weird-looking DIPA--ruddy brown dirty color, good lacing, opaque. Aroma is very fruity--taste has a roasty toasty afterbody, malted but differently than some (probably the rye). Tastes stronger than 7%, but I didn’t notice the grapefruit/citrus tastes, but lots of bitterness. Anyway-- very decent beer, strong persistent mouthfeel, and a lot of strength.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2443) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - AUG 2, 2014
22oz bomber from Craftshack. Poured a hazy straw color with a small foamy white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, tropical fruit, and bready malt. Taste of grapefruit, pine, citrus zest, and bready malts.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2928) - BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2014
Typically American double IPA but with rye malt. Firm and stable, snow white head, colour misty orange blonde. Citrussy hop aroma, bitter honey, pine needles, peach, dried apricot, flowers. Taste at first with a soft maltiness, bit caramelly, fresh citrus and other fruit notes, complex, finishing powerfully yet very elegantly hoppy, with a long, complex bitterness. Excellent example of its style, I love this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3274) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2014
Bomber received in trade. Thank you StefanSD! Spring 2014 ”vintage”. Pours very hazy deep yellow with a rather thin frothy white head that leaves a small trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is very fruity with crackers, pink grapefruit juice, lychee, ripe gooseberries, freshly cut grass, pine needles, cape gooseberries, black currant leaves, resinous wood, lemon balm, dill, orange zest and mango. Taste is bitter and fruity with crackers, moist grass, ripe gooseberries, dew-covered black currant leaves, lychee, pine needles, grapefruit rinds, orange zest, lemon zest, resinous wood and hints of dried juniper berries and alcohol. Mouthfeel is soft, round, tiny astringent, dry, very tiny boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is bitter and fruity with crackers, moist grass, gooseberries, grapefruit rinds, cape gooseberries, lychee, pineapple, mango, resinous wood, orange zest and lemon zest. Very different from the other HotD beers I’ve tried so far but this brewery keeps on impressing and shows they know how a solid IIPA should taste too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sersdf (1018) - 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 beer’s name references. Got it at the brewery to go. Almost plays like a regular IPA but ultimately nothing too special. Didn’t explode all over me like previous HotDs (it’s been a few years since my last, perhaps their technique has changed). Still opaque from the bottle conditioning which is nice since I don’t 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 (4536) - 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.

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