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Hair of the Dog Blue Dot Double IPA

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RATINGS: 800   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOSSbrewer (1940) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (715) - 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

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Danyel (1051) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ARH (526) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gad905 (109) - - OCT 19, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sarlacc83 (903) - Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2014
On tap. 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (6035) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"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."

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
PacNWDad (106) - Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Serving: bottle. Bordering on cloudy amber gold pour. Ah, the smell of a west coast IPA. Plenty of orange yest, star fruit, and other tropical notes. The taste is subdued compared to the nose. There is a nice tropical bitterness with caramel malt and toast notes. Lingering finish. Solid.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Caytinator (963) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Weird-looking DIPA--ruddy brown dirty color, good lacing, opaque. Aroma is very fruity--taste has a roasty toasty afterbody, malted but differently than some (probably the rye). Tastes stronger than 7%, but I didn’t notice the grapefruit/citrus tastes, but lots of bitterness. Anyway-- very decent beer, strong persistent mouthfeel, and a lot of strength.


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