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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

2,057 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 235
Gots: 288 | FT: 5
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:
Beer added by: drewbage on 06-14-2003

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Ratings: 2,057 | Reviews: 569
Photo of jbredbeard
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is definitely not for the timid. Aroma is of decaying fruit which is not entirely unpleasant. You would think with the ABV(10.0) alcohol would prevail in the nose and flavor, but no, it does not show up til later. Very hoppy grapefruit right up front fades to a very strong sticky, bitter finish. Oh yeah, here comes the alcohol from out of nowhere that actually ads a whole other layer that is totally unexpected. Reminds me of gin. Powerful stuff!

Photo of trdtercel92
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tedho21
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Black_Pearl
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of buckuwo
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of milwaukee512
4.72/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chefhatt
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very tasty, good hop bitter flavor, a tasty dipa

Photo of Yeroc
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElJacobian
3.98/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was a little disappointed by this, mainly because I love the Sculpin so much. I found it a little boozy and bitter- the fruity aftertaste didn't have a strong enough punch. It's still a solid beer, but just didn't quite live up to the Sculpin or Big Eye in my opinion.

Photo of jribeiro025
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nabs350
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass:

I really wanted to like this beer, because I loved Sculpin and GF Sculpin and thought this might be a juicier, more resinous version of the aforementioned. At 10%, this one is heavy, but the alcohol wasn't really detectable, which was nice. Appeared much like Sculpin; a copper-orange, totally translucent brew with a nice thick head. Smelled pretty nice, but not as dank and fruity as either of the other IPAs. The taste was what really threw me off. I got bitterness, bitterness, and a lingering bitter finish. I can appreciate a nice dry bitter finish, but this was bitter and just bitter all the way through. I'll skip and go for something a little more balanced next time.

Photo of cgrunin
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GatorCoop
3.93/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dynobolt
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yes! Another great BP BEER!!!!

Photo of Csylvia14
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of anaids
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikevanatta
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tom10101
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheFightfan1
3.32/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of seanchai
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnpalisi
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great malt hop balance xx

Photo of chefdave37
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,057 ratings.