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RATINGS: 891   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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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3.1
tribrewer (6) - California, USA - JAN 29, 2007 does not count
Not bad, a very hazy IPA with a good amount of bitter flavor at the finish. A nice beer to start the afternoon with.

3.8
Emil (6064) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 29, 2007
Bottle. A hazy yellow beer with a big off-white head. The aroma is of caramel malt and dry grass, pine and grape. The taste is also Caramel malt, grass, pine and citrus in a medium body with a very long bitter dry finish.

2.8
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2007
Bottle sent to me from kenb: Thanks. So, I open the bottle and it sounds like there is a ton of carbonation in this one. The pour is a hazy yellow with a huge amount of head. The smell is pretty strong. I note a strong smell of pine covering up a very strong scent of citrus. The taste is pretty interesting. I taste citrus and pine in here as well. It seems like there is some banana in there as well, almost like it got a little confused about being an IPA or a belgian, but then it figured it out and decided to be pretty dry and hoppy. Leaves an odd taste in my mouth. Not my favorite IPA ever.

3.4
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2007
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Unclear straw yellow - big white head. Aroma: High hoppy, citrus, grape, pine, soap, light flowery. Taste: Citrus, cactus, grape, pineapple, light straw, pine, violent hoppy, not much malty sweetness. Dry and very bitter finish.

3.7
henrikb (1264) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 21, 2007
Dark golden body, huge big bubbled white head; Very hoppy pleasant nose, it smells very nice but is a bit to simple; Huge big bubbled carbonation, perfect texture and fill with quite a bit of dry bitterness; Quite long very bitter dry finish, pleasant texture, hoppy aromas, but lacks complexity. Great ordinary beer, perfectly made, but lacks complexity and depth in all aspects to really be something. Very well made, but not very exiting.

4.3
Raphu83 (7) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2007 does not count
Full hops, great dark color and filling body, from my novice opinion this is a great beer that I will keep returning to

3.8
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
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
Styles (2016) - 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
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.


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