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RATINGS: 866   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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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 (2394) - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (7425) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 24, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow-gold with a huge mostly-lasting rocky white head. Lovely, huge hoppy aroma -- theres some malt there but its mostly about the citrus hops. Flavour: Oh boy, thats delicious! A wonderful hop medley with just enough malt backing it up and a long and very bitter finish. Nice medium to full body. Simply fantastic, I loved it!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bartzilla (622) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 22, 2006
Bomber with Naven. Looks almost like a hefe with the cloudiness. Smells like its going to be pretty good but sorta bottomed out on taste. I think Ive made homebrew that tasted similar to this. Thats not exactly bad, but I think I was expecting just a bit more from something flagged as an Imperial. Id probably drink it and maybe even buy it again if there were a subtle price tag attached, but I wouldnt go out of my way for it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2006
bomber courtesy of Stles and shared with illini08. poured a cloudy golden yellow with a big white head. plenty of citrus in the nose and throughout the flavor profile. somewhat different than what Ive become accustomed to for an IIPA, but still very enjoyable. thanks for the bottle Chris.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2006
The aroma was floral and hoppy.Poured light with a white head.Had a good hoppiness with a bitter hop finish.Pretty solid IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2006
Shared this bottle with Duane. This seemed more like an IPA to me, not so much an IIPA, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. Poured a hazy light golden color with a big white head. Citrusy hop aroma wasnt too strong, but it was still very inviting. Spicy and citrusy flavor with plenty of hop bitterness. Not an IIPA to me, but this was still a tasty beer and I liked it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - NOV 19, 2006
22 oz bomber via Jimbowood. I think I would just like to incorporate the last rating (Stoutlover72) as my own. Found this beer to be boring, bland, and kinda gross. We all kind of thought it tasted like a mediocore homebrew. Kind of dry, medicinal, and astringent. I thought it needed more sweetnes. An otherwise good brewery.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
To me, a double IPA should be all about the hops. Hops, hops and more hops. Balance? To hell with the balance. While this beer is decent, it was a disappointment since Ive really thought highly of all the other HotD products. The nose has a decent citrus and floral aroma, but nothing to make you pick you face out of the glass and go HEY! The taste is piney but very subdued as is the citrus hops. The beer hides the alcohol very well, do the drinkability of this beer is very high. Overall, I didnt find much to get excited about.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7729) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Bomer. Pours an ever so slightly hazy copper with a towering, fluffy, bubbly white head--gorgeous. Big crisp notes of grapefruit and pine (welcome to the Northwest, right?). High side of medium body, with active, tingly carb (no carb is visible, but the tingle certainly is there). Sharply bitter, resiny palate, but with a clean, herbalish finish that lingers a bit. Not much missing from this one. Glad to call it #400.


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