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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
92
outstanding

1,542 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,542
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 186
Gots: 102 | FT: 3
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

22oz Bomber

Recieved in trade from the most generous of traders, errantnight. Thanks! Dorado IIPA pours a hazy glowing orange (although I did just recieve in the mail today so it hasn't had a lot of time to settle). A two finger creamy yet craggy slightly off-white head formed on the pour and stays put. Leaves excellent sticky sheet lacing.

Aroma is first and foremost hops, big piney resinous hops. There's solid whiffs of citrus that comes through with each swirl of the glass. Unsweetened grapefruit and mango mostly. I also pick up a touch of aspirin like bitterness. There is a solid sweet caramel malt backbone keeping all those hops in check. Very nice.

Flavor starts with a very big slightly sweet caramel maltiness creating a perfect backdrop for the hoppiness that's surely to come. A great piney hoppiness overshadows the caramel and leads flawlessly into hop resins. Sweetened grapfruit shows itself on the finish and the caramel make its triumphant return. Not near as much bitterness as expected from the aroma and actually the caramel sweetness balances out the hop profile very nicely.

Body is on the medium side leaning slightly towards the heavy. Just enough carbonation to create a airy mouthfeel as this beer hits the palate. If I had to pick a flaw, and this is just me being overly critical, is the body gets a little sticky in the throat as the bottle disappears.

For such a big beer it's pretty easy to put away. The balance helps the drinkability quite a bit keeping both the malt and hops, and there's a lot of them both, in check.

Another great Left Coast IPA. My first sampling from Ballast Point. Surprisingly more balanced than I expected, especially aftertaking a few big whiffs.

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,542 ratings.