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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

1,507 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,507
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 181
Gots: 90 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drewbage on 06-14-2003)
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CraftAleRookie

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4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at TJ's 7th Anniversary Bash

A- cloudy bronze, fluffy 1/2 inch head that went NICELY to lace.

S- pine, pine, pine, and a bit of pine. Some grapefruit too with a sweet note.

T- solid tart hop bite (but not too sharp), with a finish of that nice hop sweetness. Almost a subtle hint of candied fruit.

M- smooth, but a bit flatter- ok for this brew, as the flavors compensate for the feel.

D- Solid- absolutely an everyday DIPA.

Serving type: on-tap

12-15-2010 16:49:42 | More by CraftAleRookie
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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.