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RATINGS: 833   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 21, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2006 22 OZ Bottle via Liquid Solutions. Pours a hazy yellowish gold color. Large dense white head. Very mild plesant fruity aroma with notes of strawberry, peach and grapefruit with some fresh bread, pine, and alcohol in the background. I hope is tastes like it smells. Wow, this is unique.Sort of like an Imperial German Hefeweizen if there were such a thing. This is not like any Imperial IPA i have tasted..it is good though and somehow it works as i cannot stop drinking it, and the alcohol is completely hidden, but is only 7%? Pretty low for an Double IPA...... Medium bodied. My only gripe is it is over-carbonated, but that is my gripe with a lot of stuff these day, so no biggie.... Now i have never had an ENGLISH style Imperial IPA, but I imagine that this is what a good one would taste like being so hoppy but not bitter in the least. Great refreshing summer beer. Gotta get more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2006
Bottle: Shared by nolankowal: Hazy orange color with a small off white head. Aroma, citrus and spicy hops, some yeast, grapefruit. Flavor, spicy, citrus, lasting bitterness, and enough malt to keep some measure of balance.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerguy101 (5340) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 17, 2006
This imperial IPA pours a light orange gold color from a 22oz bottle. Large sized white foamy head. Aroma is floral and grapefruity hops with some pine and malt. A medium bodied 2xIPA. Malts are fruity and sweet, but overpowered by the hop assault. Grapefruity, floral, and piney hop flavors abound. With all those hop flavors it only moderately bitter. Yet the bitterness has some staying power. Very well balanced, very drinkable Imperial India Pale Ale. Hides the 11% alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2006
Pours a light hazy orangey body with faint head that laces as I drink away. Aroma is beautifully big with huge hops of citrus, flowers, pine, banana and clove. Flavour is fresh and malty with doughy flavour before slowly moving to the grapefruity hop finish. Nice oily texture with a nice balance of hops and malts. Nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 13, 2006
bottle from joel. aroma is grapefruit, floral hops. medium body. the flavor is excellent. perfect blend of floral hops and malt to balance out the slightly higher alcohol and the extra maltiness. this is stellar. mini-imperial IPA?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3608) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2006
22 oz bottle. Not quite clear, milky tea with a slim white head. Lacing. The nose says Belgian. A tripel spiciness with honeysuckle. Perfumey bitterness continue the floral notes. Pine needles dry quickly leaving grapefruit pith. Well crafted "classic" style but left me wanting a bit more for a double.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2006
KP’s Fest. Pours a cloudy murky yellowish gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is resiny citrus hops, cascades, centennial citrus and light pine. Thick and sweet malt profile, lots of bready pale malts and some light crystal balanced with a nice strong hoppy finish. Good bitterness. Overall seemed a bit yeasty and dirty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3123) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 8, 2006
Bottle pours a quite light and hazy orange, amber. At first glance loks like a hefe. Nice foamy white head wioth persistant sticky lacing. Aroma is a strange, yeasty banana and clove smell. After looking and smelling, I’m still thinking this is a German Hef. Flavor has some of the same notes, but a stong bitter hop character. Very odd. PLenty bitter, I would not have guessed as high as 1o0 IBU but it is there. Moderately carbonated and a long sharp bitter trailer. A bavarian IPA ? Thanks to Buckeyeboy for bringing this back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (4070) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OhioDad (2492) - 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.

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