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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,971 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,971
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 223
Gots: 246 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.22/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bright, clearly, with a slight orange hue and a thin white cap. You can tell this is goign to have some heat based on the lack of a creamy head.

Wonderful aromas, passion fruit, grape fruit, orange, and slight sweet sugary goodness. This is one of the more tropical and sharp aromas I've seen. I expect a dry beer.

I'm not sure I'm tasting. It isn't nearly as tropical has the note, there' sa unique element giving this beer a certain bitter twist that's pretty good.

Dry but a bit more heat than should be here.

Ballast Point has made some great IPAs and this is certainly up there. A unique taste and a very citrus forward west coast like IPA. I'm pleased but could use a bit less alcohol.

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3.58/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep, solid gold body. Great, fine white head with nice retention and lace.

S - Citrus, pine nuts, Marry Jane, touch of booze. Relatively light.

T - Huge, resiny pine hop character. Booze, grapefruit, biscuit. Nice lingering bitter finish.

M - Medium-light body. Nice carbonation.

O - Pine heavy, which is a nice change of pace from the classic citrus-forward west coast DIPA. Nice drinkability.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice gold with a rising head and sticky lacing. Smells floral and fruity. Some bitter hops come through . The taste is like the smell on steroids, very floral, almost perfumey. As the beer warms the floral notes become more pronounced. Feels rich and smooth and has a lingering hoppy finish. Nice IPA hat I hope they make a lot of.

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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%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 03/29/13 notes. Big thanks to Nugganooch for sending this to me; thanks Dane! 22 oz. bottle poured into my Bell's tulip. Bottle had an enjoy by 02/26/14 on it.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and light carbonation evident. Some light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, tropical fruits, and come caramel malts. Nice mix of fruit and hops, pretty good nose.

t - Tastes of more caramel malts, fruity malts, bready malts, and light citrus hops. Nice but much more malty than the nose and a lot less hops; a slight step down for me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink, no alcohol presence.

o - Overall a nice beer, though the taste is definitely on the malty side from a DIPA. Definitely doesn't taste like it is almost 10% ABV. Nose is nice and has some decent hops to it, but when I'm looking for a DIPA I want it hoppier and not as malty. A good beer but can't see myself going for it often when I can get Sculpin.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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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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4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Straight pour from a pry-off 22oz / 1pt 6oz / 650ml bottle to an oversized wineglass (in the form of my Hill Farmstead stempiece); freshness date of February 15, 2014 printed in white ink near the bottom of the label (“DOR 35 ENJOY BY 02/15/14”). These are supposed to have one-year freshness periods, which would imply that this was bottled about six weeks ago. A little older than I’d like, but it’s been refrigerated the whole time as far as I’m aware, so let’s see.

Appearance (4.0): Pours one finger of light khaki foam that doesn’t show a ton of retention, dying down at a slightly faster than moderate rate; it caps a glowing orange-amber body with just a chill haze, but it sure is pretty. So far, pretty great lacing: nothing solid, but thick collars and legs on the far side of the glass, and scattered suds on the near side.

Smell (4.25): This has that nice combination of juicy citrus and dank weirdness that I (perhaps mistakenly?) associate with Simcoe—very resinous, and citrusy, but slightly weedy with that skunky cannibinoid odor. Lots of pineapple and tangerine, sweet, juicy citrus. Malt is pale, but sweet in that way that blurs the line with the citrus, like vanilla cake.

Taste (4.25): A healthy dose of bitterness leads the way, with a quick flash of lime and grapefruit zest before that very resinous, dank flavor and bitterness really dominates the palate; it melds with a lightly toasted, bready malt character with richer caramel undertones. Not a heavy malt presence, but much heftier than a lot of these West Coast DIPAs—but still very balanced, which is the key for me. It finishes out a strong, but not overly astringent mix of citrus peel and white grapefruit juice—the purely bitter kind, not the sweet kind you get with red grapefruit. There’s some alcohol showing its face, but that dank, resinous brand of hop character typically blurs the boundaries between hops and ABV, and this beer is no exception. Well-done, fellas.

Mouthfeel (4.25): The carbonation is fine but gives an active tingle all around and foams modestly but fully on the way down, which feels in line for the body—which is fuller than medium-weight and somewhat oily, which is nice for the style and size of the beer. Finishes nicely dry, not parchingly so but solid.

Overall (4.25): This is a really, really solid, kinda classic, American Double IPA. To me, this is what I think of when I think of the style—dank, citrusy, a healthy dose of bitterness but with good hop flavor, a solid but not heavy malt backbone, and a great feel and appearance. A lot of DIPAs have been doing all flavor and aroma with no bitterness lately, but this feels more like a classic example that does all three solidly, if none of them exceptionally. Very well-rounded, very well-put together.

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2/5  rDev -51.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoy by 2/11/14

Pours a orange body(sick clarity) with a nice two finger white head. Looking good for an IPA.

Lots of hoppy goodness going on in the aroma. Sweet orange, grapefruit, pine, floral, and lime. There is a touch of malt peeking through with bread and caramel.

Big ol’ bitter grapefruit juice flavor. Lime, pine, caramel sweetness, and some alcohol that hides fairly well but takes its toll towards the end of the bomber.

The mouthfeel seems bigger than most big IPA’s. Drinks smooth with a medium-low amount of carbonation. This big beer is a surprisingly easy drinker.

There are good aromas and flavors but it just doesn't pop like such a huge beer should. It is still pretty awesome.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,971 ratings.