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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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bjohnson

Massachusetts

4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to boolshot for the chance to try this hop bomb from the west.

Pours a hazy peachish color with a frothy one finger frizzy white head. Nice thick retention hugs the sides of the glass with a bit of foam skim on top. Fine cream colored lacing left on the glass. Nose full of pine and grapefruit hops. Thick and sticky. Biscuity and toasted grain malt profile rounds out the aromas. Alcoholic spiciness is also present and stings the sensitive parts of the nostrils a bit.

Grapefruit, melon, orange peel, and lemon rind fruit notes all give the taste buds a run for their money. Squeezed pine needs drip pine hop juice on the tongue. Orange peel and grapefruit flavors stay with you into the finish and the aftertaste. Malt profile lends itself well to this brew balancing out the malts. Biscuity, toasted grain, and sweet caramel malts are all detected. Nice long grapefruit laced dry bitterness runs into the finish. Medium to thick body on the palate.

Pretty damn drinkable considering the high abv of almost ten percent. Juicy and resiny lends to the thickness and masks the hotness this brew could potentially deliver. A very nice tasting and quite easy drinking dpa from the west coast. Glad I had the chance to try it--Cheers Jason!

Serving type: bottle

03-13-2007 01:29:56 | More by bjohnson
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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,507 ratings.