Beer # 88 Hair of the Dog Blue Dot

 

Hair of the Dog Blue Dot

Name: Blue Dot

Style: Imperial IPA

Brewery: Hair of the Dog Brewing Company website

Country: USA

Region:  Portland, Oregon

ABV: 7.0% Abv

How served: 22oz capped bomber poured into a Samuel Adams perfect pint glass.       

My Overall Opinion: Amazing. 

I paired this beer with: Grilled and smoked turkey breast.

Tasted on:  Wednesday March 17th, 2010. 

Note: This bottle is a winter 2010 release.  WOW!! Blue dot drinks like Pliny the Elder.  Until today Pliny the Elder was my favorite DIPA (Imperial IPA), mostly because of its lower ABV of 8%abv, its great nose and its amazing flavor.  Well at 7.00% Blue Dot is more drinkable with as good of a nose and maybe even a bit more flavor.  Just to be sure, I pulled out what was my 2nd favorite DIPA, Hop Slam, and drank it immediately after.  Well as much of a Hop Slam fan I am, I thought Blue Dot was better!!! It is a different beer, at different abv’s, but IMHO Blue Dot is just the beer to have it you want a DIPA and then another.  GET SOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  But as with any hoppy beer,  freshness might be an issue.

My new favorite DIPA is Blue Dot??

Remember I just had within the last few days: Hop Slam; Pure Hoppiness; Exponential Hoppiness; Nugget Nectar & IMHO Blue Dot is better!!

On the Label:  Blue Dot is named after our planet:  we are only a pale blue dot in this universe.  Made with Organic Pilsner malt, Rye malt and s combination of intense hop varieties.  Pour slowly to allow the sediment to remain in the bottle.  Make every day Earth Day.  Do something nice for your mother.

Hair of the Dog Brewing Company is dedicated to providing the beer lover with new and unusual beer styles.  To learn more about the Dog Brewing Company and our beers styles, please visit us at http://www.hairof the dog.com

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