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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,846 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,846
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 213
Gots: 201 | 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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4.41/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

My 200th Review!

Was given this bottle from CassanovaCummins fresh from Ballast Point Brewery.
Bottle dated best by 01/31/14, poured into my Deschutes tulip...

A - Pours a crystal clear rich golden orange color, with a finger of light tan color. No lacing left behind.

S - I get citrus hops and a nice caramel malt backbone.

T/M - The taste follows the nose nicely. It starts of with a nice caramel malt, and slightly warming alcohol as it goes down but still manages to be smooth. Grassy & citrus hops round of the finish, and a nice hop resin aftertaste is my favorite part of this brew. Medium/slick mouthfeel, perfect carbonation.

O - This is a great example of the style. I love the hops aftertaste that sticks around for a while. Thanks again Chris for a great 200th review. Cheers!

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of peensteen
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy peach colour, one finger of white head, moderate lacing. Smell is all out orange and tangerine initially, lots of fruity hops, grapefruit and just a hint of malt sweetness but make no mistake this is a one sided hop attack. Taste starts out with a slight sweet malt followed by lots of citrusy hops, orange and grapefruit, big dry bitterness throughout, fruity finish. light carbonation and medium body, lightly oily feel. Such an easy drinking DIPA, the bomber was finished with great ease and something I would welcome in my glass anytime.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Kendo
4.36/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from the bottle into a Duvel tulip. Body is hazy orangey-amber with a small ecru-colored head. Some lace left behind.

S: Real nice - citrus (grapefruit, orange) and tropical fruits (pineapple) jump out of the glass. As it warms I get a modest scent of caramel malt.

T: Very nice. Some caramel malt and brown sugar for backbone. It's followed by a good amount of citrus - tangerines come to mind - and, as with the nose, tropical fruit. Also just a touch of apricot (which seems to be a Ballast Point trend with their IPAs) to lighten things up a bit. Finishes with a good drying bitterness and some heat from the high ABV. If I were reviewing this in the old days I would've given this a 4.5 in taste, but with a 4.25 score now an option, I'll knock it down to there because of that heat.

M: Pretty thick in heft - call it medium-to-full, but closer to full. Slightly juicy and resiny feel.

O: Good stuff. Not the best DIPA I've ever had, but certainly worth having. I'd buy it again if the price were right.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,846 ratings.