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RATINGS: 848   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 80   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
westcoastbias (12) - panama city, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2006
transparent amber with an out of this world white head. Nose was very citrusy with a whif of grain. This made my taste buds stand on end, lots of carbonation (bomber) with huge amounts of hops. Wierd calling this an Imperial or double, seems like a hef with buckets of hops but they make it and I only drink it so.............interesting beer not a winner though

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (33993) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
An unclear orange beer with a dying white head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and wheat. The flavor is sweet with strong fruity notes - especially pineapple and grapefruit, leading to a dry bitter end. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert. Thanks Craig for another great hook up! Loud fizz and good aroma, very hoppy smell. Pours a huge head that got to be like a little science experiment. Very pale/orangey look, clear with decent head and ring. Good flavor and very hoppy. Tastes somewhat similar to doggieclaws. Very smooth and very well balanced. Great brew although different than any IIPA Iíve ever had. Cheers!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2387) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 3-24-13: re-rate. brought back from Portland by my fiancee. amazing bubble gum hop aroma with pine. murky dark yellow, dishwaterish. strong hop flavor, fruity. not much head or lace. awesome DIPA. A little flat. 11-24-06: Hadnít heard of this brew before stumbling across it at Bevmo, Mtn View. Dry, citrus aroma with some sour notes and hints of Belgian yeast. Murky, light orange body with a large, frothy, small bubble white head. Belgian qualities. Fairly heavily carbonated. Sweet, not overly hoppy in a west coast sense. Different. Not a knock you over the head hop monster. Very nice. 7,5,8,5,17

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7134) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a huge mostly-lasting rocky white head. Lovely, huge hoppy aroma -- thereís some malt there but itís mostly about the citrus hops. Flavour: Oh boy, thatís delicious! A wonderful hop medley with just enough malt backing it up and a long and very bitter finish. Nice medium to full body. Simply fantastic, I loved it!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bartzilla (608) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bomber with Naven. Looks almost like a hefe with the cloudiness. Smells like itís going to be pretty good but sorta bottomed out on taste. I think Iíve made homebrew that tasted similar to this. Thatís not exactly bad, but I think I was expecting just a bit more from something flagged as an Imperial. Iíd probably drink it and maybe even buy it again if there were a subtle price tag attached, but I wouldnít go out of my way for it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2006
bomber courtesy of Stles and shared with illini08. poured a cloudy golden yellow with a big white head. plenty of citrus in the nose and throughout the flavor profile. somewhat different than what Iíve become accustomed to for an IIPA, but still very enjoyable. thanks for the bottle Chris.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2006
The aroma was floral and hoppy.Poured light with a white head.Had a good hoppiness with a bitter hop finish.Pretty solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Shared this bottle with Duane. This seemed more like an IPA to me, not so much an IIPA, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Poured a hazy light golden color with a big white head. Citrusy hop aroma wasnít too strong, but it was still very inviting. Spicy and citrusy flavor with plenty of hop bitterness. Not an IIPA to me, but this was still a tasty beer and I liked it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
22 oz bomber via Jimbowood. I think I would just like to incorporate the last rating (Stoutlover72) as my own. Found this beer to be boring, bland, and kinda gross. We all kind of thought it tasted like a mediocore homebrew. Kind of dry, medicinal, and astringent. I thought it needed more sweetnes. An otherwise good brewery.


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