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RATINGS: 846   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh (9796) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lightbias (436) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
George999 (337) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (10950) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TylerGreenDC (732) - - MAR 1, 2015
Draft. How is a 7.0% ABV beer a DIPA? Rating as an IPA. Some floral hop aroma. Cloudy copper color. Flavors of unfiltered apple cider, cinnamon or nutmeg, resin and maybe some bitter or toasted nuts along with some spice (the rye). A world-class IPA.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beastwhite315 (28) - - MAR 1, 2015
Very grapefruit taste. Good balance between hop and malt. Better like grapefruit because it is very citrusy ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (1466) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aroma of citrus, floral and hops with a hint of pine resin. Pours a cloudy gold color with a short lasting white head. Taste of fermented fruit and hops with a dry chalky feel and mildy bitter fruit finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nasmith003 (207) - Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
citrus, hazy, golden, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, creamy, bitter, soft carbonation,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tugboat_801 (23) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Pretty great IPA, Iím getting some pretty sweet flavors, almost berry - ish Iím not sure if itís because of something I just ate. Pretty cloudy appearance. Nice bitterness. Gonna let warm up a little and think more about it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PhilJackson80 (531) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 11, 2015
22 oz bottle. Tasted on 2/11/15. Bottle from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours to a cloudy hazy orange /yellow color. The aroma has citrus, grass, earthy notes to it. The taste has a balance of strong malt & some hop bitterness. As it warmed the flavor improved greatly. Overall a good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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