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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,606 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,606
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 192
Gots: 113 | 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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Photo of cfrances33
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip.

Pour: Hazy, but not cloudy, orange with two fingers very sticky egg shell head. Leaves very nice lacing.

Smell: Holy grapefruit/pinecone bomb. Literally double the firepower in the nose as Sculpin.

Taste: Flavor profile follows the nose with grapefruit up front that turns resinous and piney. Very bitter. Weed flare into the nose. Not double Sculpin in this aspect, but certainly more potent. Little bit of caramel and breadyness, and certainly a hefty malt bill is included here, but this is a West Coast hop bomb to the max. In a lot of ways, this reminds me of a double Two-Hearted Ale.

Mouthfeel: Bitter. Very bitter. This beer lets you know you're drinking a DIPA. Medium bodied and sufficient carbonation.

Overall: Was hesitant about the price tag in PA, but went for it and I'm glad I did. I might honestly call this my favorite offering from Ballast yet, and I love Sculpin. Not for the introductory DIPA drinker because this will knock you down with its potency. A better (IMO) version of Devil Dancer. Seek out if you dare!

cfrances33, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of Arbitrator
3.43/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass, best by 6/25/13.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden-orange color capped with three fingers of off-white head. It billows to fill the tulip, then recedes into a thin collar around the edges of the beer.

S: Standard West Coast DIPA notes: citrus (grapefruit, orange) with a touch of pine, some malt sweetness.

T: Citrus and pine up front, but there is substantial residual bitterness and a spicy accent to it. A small heat in the finish with the spice gives me the impression of onions, and I'm suddenly afraid this was brewed with Summit.

M: Medium-bodied with appropriate carbonation. Medium+ bitterness; this isn't a total tongue-bruiser, but it makes you stand up and take notice. Light booziness that is accentuated by what appears to be some sort of spicy hop (Summit?).

O: Getting bored of Ballast Point beers at $9. They don't stand out enough to justify the price now that so many others have stepped up their own offerings. This would have been more exciting and justifiable at the price point 3 years ago.

Arbitrator, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle best by: 6.26.12. Opened on 7.15.12.

A - Pours a cloudy light orange with a one inch cream-colored head, foamy.

S - Citrusy-lemons and oranges.

T - Lemons, pine, some oranges as well.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - A big IPA, but it's either past it's prime or just not that great.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of rodlavers
4.43/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber into a perfect pint glass.

A. Golden/orange/yellow coloring. Crisp, if that an be discerned from appearance. I got a thin, off-white head, with not much cling involved.

S. Citrus rind hops, smells very fresh and sweet. Light floral scents as well.

T. Follows nose, with a bit of pine sweetness.

M. Crisp and fresh, with a bit of bite. Yum.

O. This is a great DIPA. There are others I prefer, but this is very good.

rodlavers, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of yankeefan287
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

yankeefan287, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of Omer4176
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Omer4176, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of jburchett
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

jburchett, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of Souleman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Souleman, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of MickeyHops
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

MickeyHops, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of ChulaVistaBarista
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ChulaVistaBarista, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of JeffTheJuice
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

JeffTheJuice, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of OTB
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally snagged a few bombers at my local WF. Pours a beautiful sunset orange with a nice inch thick white cap that leaves nice curtains of lace as I drink down. The nose is very fresh hops and citrus fruits, red grapefruit pulp to be exact. The Flavors follow through on the palate, gobs of juicy citrus flavors from the obvious red grapefruits to orange peel and lemons, definitely a citrus lovers DIPA. The finish is very nice, leaving tell tale notes of bitter citrus and resiny pine from the massive hopping. Overall a very well made DIPA that I will drink gladly again.

OTB, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by Darrell. Thanks man.

The beer is mildly hazy and appears a sunset orange color. Half inch of white head. The aroma offers citrus, hops, alcohol. Tropical fruits dominate the flavor with alcohol presence notable throughout. While I would consider this a hop forward beer, the malt body definitely plays a major role. Medium bodied with appropriate carbonation. Lingering notes of alcohol, tropical fruit. Overall, pretty good. It would be better if the alcohol was hidden more gracefully.

Huhzubendah, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Big hop burn with a lot of spicy flavors. A lighter amber than some DIPAs. Attractive sudsy appearance in the Leffe chalice. Quite aromatic with pine and citrus.

Rather hot; the whole mouth heats up with the hop acidity. More like the heat of candied ginger, and that hint of sugar makes me think of candied grapefruit peel-- hot on the lips with a distinct malty sweetness. Not quite medicinal, but thoroughly bitter. What saves it is a really intriguing fruity richness, like some kind of atomic marmalade. Every kind of citrus peel flashes before your eyes.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at Liticker's in Ocean Beach.

mactrail, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of phishphorce
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

phishphorce, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Popp24
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Popp24, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of tbeq00
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

tbeq00, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of Rollzroyce21
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Rollzroyce21, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of let8it8grow
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

let8it8grow, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of BoRaeCho
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BoRaeCho, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of WillCarrera
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle that I picked up at the brewery last week, best before date of 6/15/13, poured into a tulip glass.

A- Pours a hazy golden color, thin off-white head recedes to a ring, leaves some good lacing.

S- Pretty nice juicy citrus aroma, loads of grapefruit and orange, also pine and a decent amount of malty sweetness.

T- Very solid but not unrestrained bitterness, big wallop of grapefruit and orange, pine, balanced by a sweet honey, bready malt. Nice amount of booze towards the finish.

M- Medium to full body, smooth feel with low carbonation, dry finish.

O- A really awesome DIPA, the hops are big and bold but are really well balanced by equally delicious malt, it's pretty damn drinkable for 10% ABV, this is a great beer that I'm glad they bottled again, I'd like to see this around more regularly.

WillCarrera, Jul 03, 2012
Photo of HStoilkov
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

HStoilkov, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of gregmoscetti
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

gregmoscetti, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of dianimal
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

dianimal, Jun 19, 2012
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,606 ratings.