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RATINGS: 789   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2006
A hop lover’s dream! Pours a cloudy apricot in color with a nice white head. Citric nose all the way. Incredibly juicy orange flavor - like a hop explosion. Rich and creamy mouthfeel with some aspirin at the finish (the only negative). Very tasty. Thanks Jamie!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Cloudy golden with a thick tan head. Good retention not much lace. Good nose with graitfruit, citrus, mango, caramel and orange. i was lacking the pine though. Taste was more like a Pale Ale for me. It came up short for me as far as the hops were concerned. Mouthfeel was chewy and overly sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DYCSoccer17 (3285) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 13, 2006
On tap at Horse Brass in Portland, OR. 10oz sample. Tons of grapefruity hoppiness present in the nose initially. A little citrus orange as well as some sweet notes. Very aromatic. Murky, hazy, muddy orangey/rusty body with a creamy off-white head. Pretty darn ugly. Sweet, hempy flavors to start with mild bitterness. Some chewiness and sweet malts in the middle. Finishes with some grapefruit and dry bitter notes. Good, decent balance, just ugly as hell.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Another great beer from Hair of the Dog. At Heavyweight Open House. Very strikingly heavy and full-bodied/flavored/aromaed, etc...Hoppy, yes, sweet too, citrus notes and, also chewy, caramel butteriness (is that a word?). Anyway, I enjoyed this beer very much, and hope to have it again in the future. The only thing is that for a double ipa, the alcohol content is pretty low considering some of them are upward of 11%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2006
Bottle thanks to Beastiefan2k. Murky dark golden color with a small white head. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, some caramel malts and a touch of peach/apricot. Nicely balanced flavor that had a good deal of malt sweetness before ending with a great grapefruity, bitter finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
notalush (4763) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2006
Thanks to beastiefan2k for bringing this to the heavyweight open house - actually quite a low alcohol brew to come from these guys, and very heavy considering it - most IIPAs can only hope to reach this kind of balance - there isn’t much to add, the grapefruit/citrus character and chewy, caramel malt flavor expected of this style is all there in perfect preportion - you can’t really state in language the superior quality of a brew like this - just trust me...it kicks ass.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (5253) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 3, 2006
Poured a hazy golden color with a small,. white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, citrus fruits, toffee malts, and some floral hops. Taste of pine, some caramel malt, citrus fruit, grapefruit, grassy hops, toffee, and a medium bitter, citrus finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
urbnhautebourg (997) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2006
On draft, this was much more subdued than I would have expected. Its appearance was hazy, and somehow, hazy was the overall impression I formed of its flavor. A murky, muddled mix of PNW hops and light malt. Good, but it failed to present a distinct flavor which I could hang on to.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
On tap at Horse Brass. I found out later at a brewery tour that this beer now accounts for almost half of HotD’s production. Thick cloudy looking dark yellow like yeast mud. Thin head and lacing. Gentle hop aroma hypnotizes the brain. Alcohol is well hidden. Thick and flavourful in the mouth. You can almost chew the hops. Delicious. Strong but restrained.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3114) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2006
Thanks to Goldtwins for sharing this! Pours a clear orange that holds up an average sized sticky white head. Citrus dominates the aroma with a good malt back up in the distance. Lots of malt, but the hop bitterness over rides it in this brew. Stays nicely bitter all the way through to a good dry finish.


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