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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 24, 2006
22 oz. bottle, from Liquid Solutions. Pours hazy golden-amber color with a creamy white head and lots of little floaties. Aroma is pungent and hoppy, juicy citrus with orange, lemon and grapefruit especially prominent along with spruce and not-quite ripe summer fruits. Flavor is hoppy, hoppy most noticibly grapefruit rind, pine needles, and pepper with toasty and toffee malt well in the background. Full body and smooth, gentle carbonation. Hops galore!

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - DEC 12, 2006
Bottled. Golden and orange coloured - a bit murkey - small head. A bit sharp and slightly sour. Notes of citric and yeasts. Too high carbonated and kinda dry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (11005) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle... Cloudy straw-colored ale with a huge, fizzy, white head. Terrific, wispy retention. Breadsy, fruity, spicy nose. The aroma is reminiscent of a saison or Belgian blond, not an IIPA. No hint of hops, just light banana, coriander and dough. The hops really HIT AND STICK with that first sip, though. Bitter as Hell. Grapefruit rind, bitter tannins and a pinch of salt. Lengthy, tongue-numbingly bitter, dry finish. Cheers to jimbowood for shipping the bottle!

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skinnyviking (9325) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 10, 2006
Bottle. High white and lasting head. Hazy golden body. Sweet and fruity hops aroma. Powerful hops flavor and just a hint of the alcohol.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (14890) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 9, 2006
Aroma of pine with underlying citrus, and I think yeast. Hazy apricot amber color. Decent white head. Starts with a Belgian yeast aspect! Then its on to hop and some malt. Id say its a Belgian approach to an IPA. Develops some fruit along the edges of the tongue. After a few sips it seems like theres orange in here. This one is complex to me.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tjthresh (1871) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2006
22 ounce bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Dark golden with a huge billowing white head. The aroma is pine needles, lemony dish soap, powdered sugar. The flavor passes everything and goes straight to a rough bitter finish. Medium body with quite a bit of carbonation. Not all that imperial.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
westcoastbias (12) - panama city, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2006
transparent amber with an out of this world white head. Nose was very citrusy with a whif of grain. This made my taste buds stand on end, lots of carbonation (bomber) with huge amounts of hops. Wierd calling this an Imperial or double, seems like a hef with buckets of hops but they make it and I only drink it so.............interesting beer not a winner though

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (36473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - DEC 3, 2006
An unclear orange beer with a dying white head. The aroma is very powerful with notes of pineapple, grapefruit, and wheat. The flavor is sweet with strong fruity notes - especially pineapple and grapefruit, leading to a dry bitter end. Nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 26, 2006
Bottle from cbkschubert. Thanks Craig for another great hook up! Loud fizz and good aroma, very hoppy smell. Pours a huge head that got to be like a little science experiment. Very pale/orangey look, clear with decent head and ring. Good flavor and very hoppy. Tastes somewhat similar to doggieclaws. Very smooth and very well balanced. Great brew although different than any IIPA Ive ever had. Cheers!

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2400) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 3-24-13: re-rate. brought back from Portland by my fiancee. amazing bubble gum hop aroma with pine. murky dark yellow, dishwaterish. strong hop flavor, fruity. not much head or lace. awesome DIPA. A little flat. 11-24-06: Hadnt heard of this brew before stumbling across it at Bevmo, Mtn View. Dry, citrus aroma with some sour notes and hints of Belgian yeast. Murky, light orange body with a large, frothy, small bubble white head. Belgian qualities. Fairly heavily carbonated. Sweet, not overly hoppy in a west coast sense. Different. Not a knock you over the head hop monster. Very nice. 7,5,8,5,17


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