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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

1,976 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,976
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 225
Gots: 251 | 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

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of ThirstyHrothgar
3.33/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kinda thin for a DIPA. Blondish orange and lighter in color than other examples from this category. Hoppy, citrusy, but no heft. Not too bitter, a little sweet. Left me wondering if the server had poured the wrong selection. After being reassured, I tried to evaluate it fairly, but I couldn't help but feel a little cheated.

Photo of mikem0487
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

220z bottle poured into ale glass. Enjoy by 01/31/14

A-Nicely filtered orange/amber colored body. Minuscule white head that settles and leaves a ring around the perimeter of the glass.

S-Nice pronounced hop bouquet. Citrus and hop resins dominate the nose. Melon, grapefruit, apple peal and star fruit.

T-Malts are apparent in the taste but the hops take center stage again. Balanced throughout the palate and finishing bitter. Tangelo and melon are the big citrus notes I am picking up with the caramel malts shining through in the background.

M-Very nice carbonation with a medium to thin body and sweet finish. Like my ipa's to be slightly more fuller in body.

O-Very good imperial Ipa. Very enjoyable and delivers. Highly drinkable and the 9.6% abv is masked brilliantly. For me personally it does not bring anything new to the imperial ipa genre of beer but is done very well.

Photo of jayfowens1
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of dcbeers
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DangerDawg
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Kenai4
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of BeerLover99
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of browniewithnuts
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of RaulMondesi
3.55/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It looked aite, it smelled aite, it came wrapped up in a pretty bottle... but like Raulsky's prom date, what a let down! I mean, it smelled like Britney Spears 2001, but tasted like Britney 2013. Deceiving, deceiving, deceiving! Don't get Raul wrong; if Britney gave Raul a lil something something today, he wouldn't complain - but it still wouldn't be like the "Hit Me Baby One More Time" edition.

Photo of Devinph
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of powpig2002
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

We've got Ballast Point here in Tampa for the better part of three years, but this is the first time I've seen Dorado around. As an aside - I don't usually talk about best by dates, but this is batch 39, dated Enjoy By 8/18/13. A review from late last month is from batch 35, Enjoy By 2/15/14. So they've significantly dropped the enjoy by date on this one.

Anyway, Dorado pours a slightly hazy orange with a large head. The aroma has a huge caramel malt that lurks beneath sticky, fruity hops. The taste immediately assaults with a big hop and caramel malt, which eventually yields to a nice, fruity hop aftertaste. Not very bitter, but still full of hop flavor. The mouthfeel is full and gently carbonated, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, Dorado is a solid DIPA. Nothing world-class like Sculpin, but it's really a tasty beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,976 ratings.