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RATINGS: 806   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Blue Dot pours out of the bottle a dense, murky off pale which looks quite disgusting. Aroma and taste are very vibrant and fresh while the medium bodied mouthfeel is a bit milky, really interesting. Sweet pilsner malts shine through beautifully showcasing sweet honey and fresh white bread. Citrus hops galore and a little piney bitter finish with a hint of that rye. This is sure one unfiltered, unrefined IPA but a good one at that setting it self apart in an IPA flooded market.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTheRick (487) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Nous ne sommes qu’un petit point bleu dans cet univers majestueux, mais il n’y a rien de minime avec cette Blue Dot, une DIPA concoctée par la brasserie Hair of the Dog Brewing, originaire de Portland en Oregon. Un mince film de mousse se sauve promptement d’une robe brunâtre à l’aspect marécageux qui laisse deviner une forte présence lupuline et de seigle. Le bouquet est parfaitement à point et combine la facette épicée du seigle et les cannonades résineuses des cultivars de houblons utilisés. L’amertume attaque le palais de plein fouet, mais s’esquive rapidement pour laisser la chance aux céréales d’étaler toutes leurs saveurs qui sont majoritairement épicées, mais également légèrement sucrées. Ce côté sucré coupe l’amertume un tantinet, les houblons en profitant donc pour prouver leur existence en dégageant des notes citronnées et gazonnées assez intenses. La texture collante et la carbonatation sont en excellente juxtaposition, et créent ainsi une bière si facile à boire.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (182) - Oregon, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Poured from a 22. The beer looked like something from the American Pie movie. Aroma was a bit barnyard. Taste is a pretty decent standard IPA offering. Somewhat sweet with a barnyard flavor. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
liquidhedonism (220) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - JAN 8, 2015
22 oz bottle. Aroma: malty, citrusy, and piney, with hints of grass, caramel, and barnyard. Taste/Palate: over-carbonated; starts slightly sweet, and finishes with a long bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
furthur (277) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - JAN 7, 2015
Tap sampler at brewery. Cloudy cider colored body, some head, great lace. Aroma cider and lychee and spruce hops. Taste is fruity and sprucy, lychee and orange, resin, sweet apple, with a hops bitter finish. Body is smooth, carbonation good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1124) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
Nice overall, well balanced but not memorable. Smells of citrus, tropical fruit, hops and honey. Taste starts with peaches, followed by honey and a not too bitter aftertaste. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisSc (290) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
22oz bottle into wine glass. Park Rapids, MN. Appearance is cloudy orange/yellow with massive head and lots of lacing. Sediment on the bottom. Bottle foamed when opening. Aroma is nice, strong grapefruit, orange. Taste is bitter. Palate is medium, very carbonated, clean finish. Overall the beer is really nice. Aroma is top notch. Carbonation is a little much though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (2069) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle at Toronado SD. Pours a slightly hazy yellow with no head. Aroma is tangerines and pine. Flavor follows. Alcohol is noticeable. Flavor falls flat. Finishes very dry and clean. Nice beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (776) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Cloudy golden brown in color. It had sediment (big chunks) floating around in it. It has a beautiful of sweet flowers. A big hop flavor and lasting taste which stays. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danyel (1128) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Tap at Hair of the Dog. Pours hazy orange/ brown with white head. Aroma is very citrusy, lots of grapefruit, pine, very hop forward. Taste is bitter, a bit thin for a double IPA, medium carbonation. Overall, okay.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (615) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2014 On tap, poured into a stemmed tulip sampler. Tropical sweet citrus notes of banana, pineapple, and orange strike the nose with some light floral hints. It’s a murky, dull yellow brown color with a sudsy white head and a white medium thin ring with a dusty surface. It leaves behind a light speckled lacing. The taste is a nicely balanced, medium sweet and bitter. The beer has a slick, waxy texture with a medium full body and an above average, fizzy carbonation. The palate starts juicy and sweet with a grainy middle, then a bitter, peel finish with some spice and resin. It’s crisp and dry with a fairly strong citrus peel aftertaste.

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