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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,963 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,963
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 223
Gots: 244 | FT: 4
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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Amber and transparent. Creamy head with dense lacing. A beaut.
Aroma: Pine big time. Orange and finishes with tropical fruit. Peach and mango stand out. Also grape, and only a hint of fusel.
Taste: Caramel and oak as far as malt flavors go. Bitterness is strong. Peach and mango taste stand out, and also some herbal flavor.
Feel: Resiny, fairly carbonated. Bit creamy.
Overall: This is better than Sculpin (better feel, maybe not quite as good flavor/aroma, but a better balanced beer). Worth a try.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap into a mason jar @ Chuck's, Seattle. Pours a coppery orange /w a 1-finger white head.

Aroma is pungent and resinous. Lots of sticky tropical fruit and pine.

Taste is a blast of flavor. Peach, mango, dried apricots and pine. Tons of pale and caramel malt provide a more than adequate backbone, balanced by a huge helping of bitter hops. If anything, there's too much flavor. But it's almost mathematically balanced to never go either too malty or hoppy. Some boozy heat too. A little overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is sticky, chewy, heavy. Good carbonation but this clearly is a big, high-gravity beer.

Overall, Dorado is a big bold beer. I ordered it because it was the first time I'd seen it (since BP started distributing in Washington a couple weeks ago), but you might need to be in the mood for such a monster of a DIPA. Generally I like my beers lighter and more refreshing. For what it is, though, it's good and well executed.

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,963 ratings.