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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

1,868 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,868
Reviews: 531
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 210
Gots: 208 | 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 chippo33
2.15/5  rDev -48.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Horrible. dark, malty, cardboard. Keg not dated.

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

Photo of deereless
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vincap521
3.34/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

A: Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz. bottle with a date of 15010. Clear Amber color with a full off white head and plenty of sticky lacing.
S: Lots of hops and citrus. Really fragrant beer.
T: Full of flavor. Grapefruit and pine bitterness and just enough malt to keep it from becoming too hoppy.
M: Medium to heavy feel with a little sting. Slight stickiness in the palate.
O: This is a big flavorful beer that did not disappoint.

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

Photo of TerdulousFerguson17
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smitch
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RoamingGnome
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,868 ratings.