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RATINGS: 888   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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4.3
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, 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.

3.6
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 14, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2007 Pous a golden orange color with a huge white head. Nice aroma of sweet malt, citrus, orange, caramel, and even some spice. Flavor is a bit odd for an IIPA. Tastes of citrus, bitterness, spice, orange, and a small amount of caramel. Much spicer than most IIPAs. Meduim mouthfeel.

3.6
SDalkoholic (2408) - Linda Vista, California, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Creates a monsterous sized head thats a huge pillow of foam. Super hazy and nearly opaque double IPA that also has plenty of sediment and specs of dust floating around. The aroma gives off a spiced yeast with a decent serving hop but overall a medium amount of olfaction. The drink is strong in its delivery with plenty of spice and bitterness but also some strange flavors of deordant or body wash soap. Other worthy flavors come out such as coriander, all spice, and lemon shavings. Very perculiar imperial double IPA.

3.7
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 7, 2006
Cloudy orange body with a small white head. Fruitiness level is above average for that type of beer. The pineapple and tangerine flavours mix well with the floral hops. Not very sweet. Very hoppy with medium bitterness. Alcohol presence felt a bit more than 7%. Plenty of creamy non-caramelized malt. A very nice beer. A testament to the incredible West-Coast beer scene is the fact that this Blue Dot is just another green dot on the West-Cost Hoppy-Beer radar.

3.9
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy orange body with a huge long-lasting off-white head (large bubbles on the outer edges of the head with a dense interior head; quite unique). Aroma of citrus, breadiness, and light pine. Flavor of piney hops and spicy orange peel with a bitter finish.

3.8
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2006
mirky golden/yellow color with a mediumly laced head, sweet strawberry nose, grapefruit, pretty hoppy with the dull hop burn in the finish, but not overly done, well balanced but still offering a complex flavor arrangement

4.1
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2006
Hazy orange. Great-looking fluffy head. Fresh-smelling nose (oranges and yeast). Lively carbonation; rather refreshing. Tasty caramel and crystal malt sweetness. Super spicy, with elements of sweet grass, spruce tips, citrus and pepper. Nice level of bitterness to boot. Great beer.

3.8
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Bottle. One of the most interesting IIPA’s I’ve tried. Appearance is like that of an unfiltered hefeweizen- pale cloudy straw colored. Huge, hoppy aroma w/ that metallic/acidic nose that you get from some of the HOTD brews. HUGE head. Flavor is complex. A little watered-down. Don’t know if I like the interpretaton of the style, but it’s definitely interesting and worth a try.

3.8
STEPHENDR (478) - California, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Medium gold color hazy – frothy thick off white head –nose is pine hopps , citrus ( orange peel ) , and starch -taste of bitter chalk , sweet hopps , tobacco , earthy , and yeasty – creamy , dry , light body – aftertaste is earthy , cobwebs , and bitter hopps

3.8
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - NOV 4, 2006
(22 oz. bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=2 target=blank>OhioDad, thanks Scott!) Sweet and piney...Pours rather hazy light yellowish-amber. Gets downright cloudy by end of bottle. About one finger of soft white head that mostly stays around. Aroma of pine and grapefruit, maybe a little vanilla, kind of sweet and sour. Mouthfeel kind of soft, smooth. Nice heavy lacing. Flavor is the pine along with malt sweetness and a hint of sour, a bit of grapefruit. Some bitterness overlays which lingers into the aftertaste. Gave me a pretty fair buzz for only a 7% beer.


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