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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Pour is opaque golden orange with a dense big sticky tan head...smell is orange, sweet and hints of pine...taste is sweet and malty up front with a nice bittersweet finish...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shag (2879) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2006
A golden appearance with a moderate head. A citrus and perfume aroma. The flavor contains some lemons, honey, and orange peel. Not as bitter as I would expect but a good effort nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Pours to a lightly cloudy light copper color w/ a huge fluffy white head & some nice lacing. Well blended aroma nice carmel malt & a good amount of sweet grapefruits. Palate is well coated. Flavor is a nice fruity hop strawberries & tropical fruits some citrus as well w/ a good amount of carmel. a pretty sweet iipa, very nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Gold hazy body. Off-white frothy head. Dry yeasty orange and lemon juice (thanks Blake...). Light malt character in flavor (and aroma I suppose). Flavor is predominently citrus hops with a strong lemony character towards the finish. Fizzy body (too fizzy). Good beer, hops seem one-dimensional in a direction that I am not a fan of (bright lemon citrus)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2006
Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a very hazy golden body with a creamy/foamy white head. The aroma is sweet lemons and fresh orange slices/juice with a light pickled ginger. The flavor is wheaty and bready. Tart lemons and light orange oil. Some sort of herbs and honey. Light ginger. Very unique. Very surpised when I had a sip of this. Sweet, carbonated, creamy mouthfeel. IIPA meets Hefeweizen?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2006
RBSG 2006 - DC Grand Tasting Lineup HAzy orange, nice head and lacing. Nose of citrusy and chewy hops. Lightly musky with a lack of floral notes. The flavor is nice, sweet candy, chewy hop oil and a nice cherry/coconut taste in the tail. Finishes creamy, sweet, good. Could use some more work in the nose.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - OCT 1, 2006
Bottle. Unfiltered light copper color with a white frothy head. Oranges, sawdust, flowers and sweet malt aromas. Very bitter taste with a subdued hop aroma. Honey-like sweet notes. Grapefruit, oranges, straw and ginger. Lingering, bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
Another idiosyncratic HOTD offering. Cloudy rather pale gold offering covered by a lasting white foam. Heterogeneous blend of belgianesque fruity esters and hop derivated fruitiness makes for a complex aromatic garden. Strong backing malts appear rather crisp, biscuity like pale tea cookies and naturally pairing with the doughy yeast. Grassy developments do offer a contrast to the otherwise exotic fruitiness. Comfortable, smooth, expansive carbonation is engaging while the body stays medium-full despite an advanced attenuation level. Certainly not the most focused example, but fully original and pleasantly tweaked. Its stunning how this is full of surprises, yet doesnt surprise us just by knowing whos behind the bar.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Bottle from Liquidsolutions.biz,Thanks Matt. Pours a funky golden color with a massive head.MASSIVE. Really heavily carbonated which I do not like. It had a mild hop nose but nothing like you might be expecting. All I can tell you is that this is just like DeRanke XX. It is really,really,really bitter,so much so that I could only taste,well,bitterness. The hops were present but...

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2006
Damn...havent rated this yet. Drank some more with MrRomero....good stuff, but like he said...this doesnt fall within the usual Double IPA realm. Great hazy dull yellow pour...funky hop nose...mild malts plus a ton of hefe-yeastiness. Nice turn on the style, but not my favorite.


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