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RATINGS: 860   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle. Unfiltered light copper color with a white frothy head. Oranges, sawdust, flowers and sweet malt aromas. Very bitter taste with a subdued hop aroma. Honey-like sweet notes. Grapefruit, oranges, straw and ginger. Lingering, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
Another idiosyncratic HOTD offering. Cloudy rather pale gold offering covered by a lasting white foam. Heterogeneous blend of belgianesque fruity esters and hop derivated fruitiness makes for a complex aromatic garden. Strong backing malts appear rather crisp, biscuity like pale tea cookies and naturally pairing with the doughy yeast. Grassy developments do offer a contrast to the otherwise exotic fruitiness. Comfortable, smooth, expansive carbonation is engaging while the body stays medium-full despite an advanced attenuation level. Certainly not the most focused example, but fully original and pleasantly tweaked. It’s stunning how this is full of surprises, yet doesn’t surprise us just by knowing who’s behind the bar.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle from Liquidsolutions.biz,Thanks Matt. Pours a funky golden color with a massive head.MASSIVE. Really heavily carbonated which I do not like. It had a mild hop nose but nothing like you might be expecting. All I can tell you is that this is just like DeRanke XX. It is really,really,really bitter,so much so that I could only taste,well,bitterness. The hops were present but...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Damn...haven’t rated this yet. Drank some more with MrRomero....good stuff, but like he said...this doesn’t fall within the usual Double IPA realm. Great hazy dull yellow pour...funky hop nose...mild malts plus a ton of hefe-yeastiness. Nice turn on the style, but not my favorite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 25, 2006
UPDATED: APR 23, 2012 Any first impressions?
-A veil of foam shields the hazy, honeyed gold.
-Confident pineapple esters coagulate into a unique fruity honey which lets itself be penetrated by some agile piney hops.
-Sandy hoppiness lays a dry foundation on the tongue for the haystacks to sit; fruity cereal is abundant.
-The soft yet expansive effervescence is typical of Hair of the Dog, particularly when paired with their usual creamy maltiness.

What if you dig deeper?
-The herbal, peppery hop bitterness, apart from being flavorful, is certainly intriguing.
-Biscuity maltiness is a great companion to the idiosyncratic hop selection.
-I probably wouldn’t have called an Imperial IPA, but if you know and like the vivid, bright personality of Alan Sprints’ gambrinal creations, you will be seduced once again by this one.

Bottles and on tap at Siboire, in Sherbrooke.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (10000) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Big thanks to Brock_Landers for this one. Pours turbid urangy dark straw with 2-finger off-white head. Complex aroma of funky grassy malt, hopcitrus, fruit, and earthiness. The palate is complex and dense, lively, and lovely, providing flavors of funky Bretty earthy malt, sticky piney hops, citrus, apricotty fruit, and a heafty dose of spiciness. Is it unique and perhaps off-kilter stylistically? Hell yes. Is it delicious and a beer you’d kick your mother to the curb for? Again, hell yes!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - SEP 24, 2006
22 oz bottle courtesy of Brock_Landers: John also had this beer on the way to the FSU-Rice game. Poured yellow-orange with a large white head. The aroma to me reminded me of a Hefeweizen. It even looks hefeweizenish. The hops are present but also noticed notes of banana. Maybe from the yeast? Not what I would classify as a double IPA. Moderate hopping and not real malty. Still a nice beer with a different twist to it from the everyday IIPA’s.

   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 (5359) - 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.

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