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RATINGS: 805   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (2895) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2006 22oz Bottle Pours out a Yellow haze like a HEF Topped with a white head. There is a odd Belg Aroma. The Over all odd but good. I later had it On Tap at Hair of the Dog Brewing Company. It was even better on tap.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2493) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2006
22oz bottle at Columbus tasting 2.0 shared by nolankowal! - Thanks - Pours amber with a big offwhite head that stays well and laces in sheets. Sharp hoppy aromas of grapefruit and pine. Flavor is grapefruit, rye, and some yeast in the finish. Airy and light with medium body. Very bitter finish. Not too bad.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fly (1419) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - SEP 6, 2006
sampled back to back with Freak Out. Both highly commended, recommended and left me needing to be mended (after the rest of the beers that night). So, who was Dot? IS she old and with blue hair? Will Alan ever make an Alan? Will I ver make a comment worthy of a true rating? This was bitter. I made "bitter face" my friends laughed so hard they spit beer at me then kicked me in the face and took my money. Are you happy now? thanks Charles, thanks a whole fukkin lot

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldRaspy (292) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2006
Finally found notes from Immy’s tasting. Mad props out to Immy on a hugh success. Poured a deep golden color with an off-white head. Aroma of floral and piney hops and a bit of sweet malt. flavor was a sweet citrus with a bit of spiciness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2006
Dark gold with a frothy head. Huge bubbles and tan. Sweet malts with a little grapefruit are the first aromas. Floral with fruity esters and caramel in the flavors. Thick and sweet. Syrupy and cloying. Finishes out fruity.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jpm30 (1587) - East Central, Georgia, USA - AUG 27, 2006
From a 22 oz. blue capped brown bomber with a blurb along the left side of the bottle, sampled at a cooler cellar temperature in a goblet. Poured a cloudy, dull golden hued orange with a foamy white head that settled into a thin lacing, minimal amount of sticking. A nice DIPA aromas, grapefruit, oranges, whiffs of pine and honey, and a spicy rye malt. Good, even carbonation and a crisp, hop textured and slightly slick, smooth medium bodied mouthfeel. Delicious tasting, grapefruit mixed with orange zestiness, a light lemon and only hints of pine at first, a soft hop bitterness, not a taste bud killer, all balanced by spicy rye breadiness, a nice rye malt backbone with touches of honey sweetness, the alcohol is well masked and only emerges slightly towards the end, and a dryish pine and rye bready finish, good DIPA drinkability, very quaffable. Has a rye malts backbone instead of the usual caramel, so it has that tasty Hair of the Dog kink, unique and well worth trying.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - AUG 26, 2006
Bottle.<!-- br --> Pours a hazy orangey gold with a long lasting, white head floating on top. Nose is hops, floral and piney. Bitterness lasts throughout this brew, with some grapefruit zest, too much so in my opinion. This was pretty much a spineless beer, with the malt backdrop of 2IPA MIA. Thought this was going to be better than it was. Thanks to wohlf for the bottle.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 25, 2006
Pours like an unflitered hefe: cloudy yellow-orange with a big white head that hangs out for a while. Aroma is sweeter than expected, with the expected citrus hops underlayed with hints of apple and other fruits. Also some sourness and the classic "belgian" aroma. In the mouth, it’s a little soapy. The flavor is quite bitter and doesn’t live up to the complexity of the aroma. Big alcohol warming, which is surprising at 7%. After my palate adjusted to the bitterness, though, I started to appreciate this one more. While still overwhelmingly bitter (and leaving my mouth feeling a little numb), I started to like this one more and more. I think that if you’re a big fan of bitter, you’ll love this one. If you’re not (like me), you might be a little disappointed by the flavor, especially given the nose, but give it a chance to grow on you.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 25, 2006
22oz bottle (thanks to greenhorn1) poured a cloudy pale/gold color with a nice white head. Aromas of citrus hops and some pepper notes from what seams to be belgian yeast. Taste was a bit strange for a double IPA, with a good bitterness and an overpowering belgian yeast character. Overall another interesting release from HOTD.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1791) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2006
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 On tap at The Collins Pub in downtown Seattle. Pours a hazy golden color with quite a foamy white head. The aroma has a fairly citrusy and hoppy nose to it with some spices thrown in the mix. The flavor brings out somewhat of the same of the nose: sweet, bitter, and citrusy hops with some spices thrown in the mix. Not too much malt going on with this considering its a DIPA. Fairly bitter end on this guy. I really love the Blue Dot, but mainly only when its fairly fresh, so don


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