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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JAN 16, 2007
Courtesy SoLan via Degarth, grrr. Cloudy copper pour, tall white head. Rocky carbonation develops, fat and cavernous bubbles, awesome retention. Aroma is bold, citirc hops remind of peaches, grapefruit, melon, some orange rinds. A little rye indicated, lemon zest not far behind. Aroma is light and crisp, but very forward, billowing in waves over the crest of the glass. Rye in the flavor is dry and spicy. A rich palate, quite full bodied for a double IPA. Creamy and pleasant but not as drinkable as other HOTD beers sampled.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Courtesy Degarth. Hazy gold/yellow. Small, frothy, white head settles to a thin layer. Nose of floral and lightly spicy and resinous hops, subtle grain. Similar flavor with a lot more spiciness, drying yeast. Medium body, well balanced. Very nice, very drinkable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2007
Numerous bottles from 11026. Dark golden orange. Hazy, with minimal off-white head made of tiny bubble carbonation. Decent spotty lacing. Nice zesty bite up front, combination of orange and grapefruit. Huge caramel background. Flavor all hop zest up front, orange, pine and less grapefruit than aroma indicates. Some light malty sweetness through the middle to help balance, fades back to hop bitterness in the finish. Huge hop belches. Residuel hop flavor lasts quite awhile. Could use some more malt IMO. Still a nice brew regardless.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 15, 2007
Cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. Hoppy citric aroma with a pineapple fruityness. Hoppy bitter flavor with a citric fruity note. Dry and quite bitter finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MMMBEERLS (18) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2007
Bottle conditioning means better beer in my book. This one pours a bit hazy with a deep golden color and a thick 3/4 inch head. The nose is resplendant with big grapefruit hints probably lots of Chinook hops? Flavor is extremely complex with a big body backed up with a crisp almost dry hoppy finish. This beer can stand up to almost anything. I certainly enjoy the palate of this and will drink many as I grow older.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2007
(Bottle 65 cl) Slightly hazy, pale amber with a tall and lively head. Fresh, lightly grapefruitish nose. Medium body with an excessive carbonation. Lightly sweet malt, distinct notes of citrus and a solid bitterness. Not your typical Double IPA. 080107

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10693) - FAROE ISLANDS - JAN 12, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden colour, bubbly average head. Very hoppy and fruity aroma, bit sourness, some sweetness. Flavour is a bit sweet, very hoppy, yeasty and with a touch spicy. Dry and sour finish, bit sweetness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2009 Finally I get to try a DIPA from one of my favorite breweries. Pours a cloudy golden yellow hue with a light- frothy white head. aromas of pine, citrus, floral, and some grassy grapefruit. Mouth feel medium bodied. Flavors almost belgian-esque. While hoppy and flavors similar to the aroma, it has a slight funk not unlike some Belgian golden and an effervescence that follows the trend as well. A lingering finish and only gets longer as it warms. A refreshing take on style in which flavors rarely stray from the norm 8/5/7/4/15 3.8 Rerate--1/14/2008---wow..... I may have been a little disappointed that the alcohol was a little light for a double IPA, but this years batch is awesome. This is the quintessential IPA that both coasts should strive for. The appearance is a lot better than I remember it with a nice frothy head and nice golden amber hue. The same with the flavor and the palate. The balance between hop bitterness and malt sweetness is in perfect balance.... mmmm.....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2007
Found the aroma of pine trees stood out along with some citrus. Cloudy copper colored body with big head on pour from 22 oz. bomber. Left some lacing also. Real good dose of citrus hops only on the finish left more of a dry citrus aftertaste. Refreshing breer thanks Craig.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (11692) - Sborg, DENMARK - JAN 9, 2007
Bottled. Light golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Pines, herbs and flowers in the nose. Very dense and intense, almost too much. Flavour is aggresively herbal. Is piney and citric. Seems a bit off balance. Could use a bit sweetness to counter the intense hoppyness. Medium to full bodied. Very dry. Citric very bitter end. This is a very special brew, that takes some time to come over. Good though IMO.


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