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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

1,855 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,855
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 213
Gots: 206 | 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

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

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

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

The beer pours a decent white and creamy head that dissipates quickly. The beer itself is a clear medium amber.

The beer smell has a nice hoppy note with a bit of a tropical theme to it. The beer smell also has a strong sweet almost bubble gum note to counteract the hop smell. The hop note consists of a strong grapefruit smell with a little bit of pine. The malt smell is sweet and prevents the hops from becoming too dominate.

The beer taste is fairly simple, yet complex. The taste starts off with a bitter grapefruit taste and a sweet malt taste. The beer taste changes to a more citrus and pine resin flavor with less of a malt sweetness. Generally, the taste is fairly hop strong and forward with a malt backbone to keep it from becoming too hoppy but no enough to make it balanced. Occasionally, the taste also has a mango (or at least a tropical fruit) aftertaste.

The mouthfeel is heavy bodied with biting carbonation. The texture is fairly smooth. A pretty good feel. Not too think and smooth enough to drink,

Overall, a very good DIPA and worth shanking the guy in front of you for. The hoppiness is strong enough for a DIPA and there is enough of a sweet malt backbone to keep it from being too hoppy.

Photo of benjamincarter
4.03/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

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

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

Photo of BastardFromABasket
3.87/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AshburnWineShop
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. 1 1/2 fingers and great lacing as you sip it. Smells of resin and definitely tea, green. Loads of citrus and dry hops flavors coming through on the palate. Leaves a crisp and dry mouthfeel. Green flavors (tannins?) weird. Finishes full, a bit hot!

Photo of dsnyder61
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of HoistinBrews
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
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
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
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
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TMWSIY
3.56/5  rDev -14%
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
3.23/5  rDev -22%
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
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
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

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,855 ratings.