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RATINGS: 848   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - 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 (5074) - 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 (3693) - 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 (5644) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, 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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sham (1844) - 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.

   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.

   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.

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