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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,598 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,598
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 192
Gots: 112 | 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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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

10/18/2014. On draft at Chuck’s 85th as part of a 4-Ballast Point beer sampler. Golden hue, pretty clear, thick head and lots of lace on the sides. Strong hops notes, with lots of citrus - grapefruit in particular, and tropical fruits like passionfruit. Caramel and brown sugar from the malt. Strong bitter flavor, then sweetness from the malt, overall a good balance. Body is heavy and oily, a little alcohol pepperiness, not highly carbonated. Overall another great beer from a great brewery.

PacNWDad, Sunday at 09:50 PM
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Deep golden body, off-white head and great lacing. Floral aromas. A hefty malt base with hoppy pine flavors and bitter clean dry finish.

Paincane, Thursday at 02:05 AM
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

baybum, Wednesday at 06:12 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ooftu, Oct 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

brpendergast85, Oct 14, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.4%

therealsikes, Oct 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

murphius1118, Oct 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Aroma is great. Mind you Sculpin is my favorite IPA. Head is beautiful, with fair retention! Laces nicely in my Sam Adams glass. Color is fairly clear copper. As it warms it really lights up! Really kicking off a nice hoppy & fruity smell! Mouthfeel is good. Taste is big at first, but soon after turns sharp and kind of alchoholish. In my opinion this is a solid beer, but not the most balanced. A good IPA, yes. A good DIPA? I've had better. I'll stick with the Sculpin a much better overall IPA.

RedTarmac, Oct 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

oriolesfan4, Oct 12, 2014
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heystevec, Oct 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

JKV96, Oct 10, 2014
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KGalindo, Oct 09, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Got the bomber online for $16.00.. Wow.. I've had the Big Eye, but this one was bigger. Had another IPA from Japan before trying this one and it set itself apart. The aroma was deep and wholesome, hops and malts balanced but the hops were what was making me go back for another whiff. Finally the taste was not what I expected with a 10% ABV. This was smooth. Too smooth, dangerously. Sip, sip. Mouthfeel was just what I wanted. Carbonation without carbonation, slid right on in. Taste was just great, great, great. No need food, I'm drinking everything I need right here. In the end I took care of it and it took care if me. I regret the IPA's I warmed up with. This is a powerful, tasty brew. I want more!

patpat, Oct 06, 2014
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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,598 ratings.