BEENJAMIN (290) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
monk191 (1092) - California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
ChrisSc (253) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BOSSbrewer (1990) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
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BeerFunGuy (744) - California, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
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Danyel (1074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ARH (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
gad905 (168) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from HOTD, drank at home. Very hazy (almost opaque) burnt orange, thin off-white head. Super-sweet aroma of oranges and light caramel, some grapefruit, some grass. Tastes moderate sweet toffee caramel and then quite big bitterness, plenty of grapefruit citrus, some floral, some grass, some almost savoury onion notes (summit maybe?), not unpleasant. Bit of peppery dryness afterwards, quite subtle. Quite soft carbonation, just a little prickle at the start of each mouthful then dies down. Medium-full body, quite thick texture, a bit slick. Pretty good, but not quite as good as hoped, given this brewery’d reputation.
Sarlacc83 (948) - Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A : Cloudy browned yellow. White head. Lacing.
N: Very grassy. Pine. Grapefruit. Orange zest. Earth. Biscuit. Black peppercorn. Hop monster.
T: Bitter and bready sweet - an exemplar of the style.
M: Very dry, like a desert. Alcohol is hidden. Medium body. Tickling carbonation.
O: Powerful DIPA. When it is on, it is on, and this batch delivers.
slowrunner77 (6089) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"bottled Fall ’08, sampled 3/09. poured like your average ipa, maybe a bit more bubbly than usual. this one is only 7%...more like a regular ipa than an imperial, but the thin body is made up for with an intense dry hoppy aroma from a generous hopping, and rye malt. nice touch, there. very dry, bitter, and intense. well balanced with the pilsner and rye malt as well. if the body was a bit fuller, this would be one of my favorites."
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22 oz bottle into weizenbeer glass.
Aroma: Tons of pine in the aroma, plus some grapefruit.
Appearance: Slightly cloudy, golden hue, not much head on it.
Taste: Nice piney hops, with a decent shot of sweet malt in the finish. Some citrus and spicy notes.
Palate: Low carbonation, thick but not oily.
Overall: Really enjoyed this one. One of my favorite double IPAs.