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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

1,842 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,842
Reviews: 527
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 214
Gots: 200 | 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:
Beer added by: drewbage on 06-14-2003

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of psumjl269
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of the best double IPAs I've ever had.

Photo of Sazz9
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avisong
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of liamt07
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

one of the most interesting big ipas i can remember ever drinking. i wish i knew what hops were in this, because it has such a weird (and amazing) taste and mouthfeel, something totally foreign to my palate really. the beer looks like any other in its class, clear bright golden with a tall white head that leaves ring lacing as it drinks. the smell and taste have one of the more curious hop profiles out there. its fruity sure, but its neither oily or sweet, almost drying and sharp, but it isnt piney either. its almost tea-like, intense and bitter but also super flavorful. really hard to describe, but i get everything from lime to green tea to coriander seed to melon and meadow grass. its none of those things and all of them, like no other. its super bitter and strong, but the alcohol is well hidden, a dangerous bomber to tackle. something so strange with the hops though, its all in the middle. it rises up mid-palate, and dies back quickly, but that sensation and flavor in the middle is so cool and different. i would love to know what hops they use to create that. maybe better than sculpin in some ways, one of the best on the shelf india pales that exists.

Photo of millelacsmark
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TMWSIY
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

A bot of a boozy afterbreath. Almost like ferett piss. But they mask the ABV pretty well overall.

Photo of IpaBeerDrinkers
3.2/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Came off as overly boozy. Wasnt a huge fan of hop profile, tasted unorganic

Photo of jimbob25
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of TripelMark
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jufu07
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brians52
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CJNAPS
4.9/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Loved this beer the sweet hoppy taste was perfect.

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

Photo of Jonnyd12345
3.33/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Celtics76
4.85/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PEIhop
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gonzo000
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The smell of this beer blew me away. So hoppy and sweet. Golden orange/yellow on the pour. Lacing on glass. Head dissipates, spotty on surface. Taste yields alcohol, too prevalent. Aftertaste leaves mouth very dry. Very good beer - the outstanding smell pushes this to a 4 score, but is not outstanding overall.

Photo of deonreds
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.89/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Smidge
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,842 ratings.