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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

1,562 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,562
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 191
Gots: 105 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

wtfdic, Nov 09, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

richkrull, Nov 09, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

t0rin0, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

sliks96, Nov 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

nloyless, Nov 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

tbone1384, Nov 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Mister_Joshy, Nov 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Cambo04, Nov 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

mbs11, Nov 04, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

BlackTuesday, Nov 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

terence, Nov 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Nightrain87, Oct 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Motozappa, Oct 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

bheck13, Oct 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

ac419, Oct 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

GradyS1, Oct 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

dvmin98, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of harrymel
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best by 26JAN13

Pours a nice apricot ale with a central dome and rim of light tan foam. Smells of caramel, honeydew, resin, tangerines, some pineapple and honey. Nice nose. Flavor is sweet with plenty of toffee, resin, grapefruit, tangerine again and some mango. I like the flavor. Medium body on light syrup with moderate carb and an off dry finish. I like this beer. I am surprised by this beer (for no real reason)

harrymel, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

DoubleSimcoe, Oct 21, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

csmartin6, Oct 21, 2012
Photo of jlindros
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Enjoy by 7/31/13 so I'm guessing it's only a month and a half or so old.

Pours a light fizzy head covering that at least sticks around a little bit, with a line of the heavy water mark of lacing, slight hazy nectar orange color.

Nose starts with big hops, earthy citrus hops, candy as well with a light candied orange, there's an herbal grassy almost celery like aroma, juicy fruit hops, little tangerine, guava/papaya like although not much tropical fruit. bright aromatic and juicy hops, and there is a sweet malty base, with a light amber malt.

Taste is what I expected for a DIPA, a big sweet malty base, some light amber reddish malts, hint of caramel and toffee, rich mouth, etc. Then hops galore, a big bitter kick that would be overwhelming without the big malty sweet base, with a bit of a warming booze following through the base. The hops bring more citrus, a bit of orange rind, candied orange peel as well, a decent pine kick as well, and some fruit again, more tangerine and nectarine than anything. A bitter orange rind effect comes through as it starts to finish. The finish stays fairly sweet and gets a bit hotter as the booze starts to kick in a bit more, a decent bitterness balanced well by the sweetness of the finish, some lingering orange rind, fruity citrus, and a bit of pine.

Mouth is med to a bit fuller bodied, decent carb, some warming booze that gets slightly tingly on the finish.

Overall pretty good. Pretty much expected for a big DIPA from west coast, tasty, nice booze kick but drinkable, a nice malty balance that really comes into play and keeps the bitterness from exploding, and a nice hop bill that brings nice flavors and aromas but is missing that nice tropical fruit and subtleties of a great IPA or APA.

jlindros, Oct 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

InfernoBoss, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

cbnz, Oct 19, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber purchased from the brewery.

Pours hazy light amber with a compact ivory head that leaves plenty of lace patches behind. The aroma is citrusy with pinneapple and white pepper notes and a very nice biscuity sweetness. The taste is intense pineapple and grapefruite with a nice backing of piney bitterness. Tangerine and papaya notes mingle in the background. Bready malts are evident in the background. Alcohol spiceyness is also present, reminding me of the potency of the brew. The mouthfeel is full bodied and briskly carbonated. Long bitterness and alcohol heat in the finish.

A great DIPA - great balance of complex hop and malt flavors, but perhaps the ABV could be kept in check more. It veers on the distracting at times.

CAMRAhardliner, Oct 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

ReyG006, Oct 18, 2012
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,562 ratings.