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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
93
outstanding

1,491 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,491
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 177
Gots: 86 | FT: 2
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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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nomomentwasted

Oregon

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on cask at O'Brien's tonight, had to go back today to try it out. Two nights in a row is fun, but three tomorrow will make it even better!

Appearance: Cask-pump left this beer with a very airy and two-finger white head that lasted pretty long; as with the traditionally slightly warmer nature of casks, it did a pretty good job at retention. Golden-orange hue, as a good IPA should look.

Smell: Hoppy, but not as much as I'd expected from such a big DIPA. Floral bouquet but also some pineapple and grapefruit. Definitely not Sculpin on those fronts, but still present. The almost caramelly malts creep in on cask too. Interesting, but not too aromatic either.

Taste: Bittering hops are definitely there, and the hoppiness is too, but it's all just a bit more scaled back, with the malt character coming through. Similar to the Ruination from Stone on cask, with similar bitterness and yet less hoppiness than its standard counterpart. A little piny, but mainly citrus bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and bitter. I felt coated on the tongue with resinous hops that were just slightly fizzy, and it finishes smooth, not dry. Very impressed here.

Drinkability: It drinks its ABV, which I thought was 9.1, not 9.6, but it's almost splitting hairs at that point. Proud to be the first to review on cask, and I'd imagine tomorrow reviewing this beer out of the bottle I've had in the fridge to see how they compare.

Serving type: cask

08-14-2009 04:43:07 | More by nomomentwasted
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portia99

Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth goblet.

A - Pours a beautiful, crystal clear, pale gold with hints of orange. Thick, 2 finger white head forms and hangs around for a couple of minutes, slowly fading to a nice, mostly even layer on the surface and a thick collar around the edge of the glass. Sticky lacing left as the beer disappears from my glass. A steady stream of bubbles rises from the bottom of the glass.

S - Huge pine and grapefruity citrus with a touch of alcohol. No real malt profile here. Hops are the star here and don't disappoint. Smell is reminiscent of fresh PtE.

T - Taste follows the aroma. Tremendous pine flavor here up front and fresh grapefruit on and after the swallow. Very crisp and dry. This is what a double IPA should be...again, this really reminds me of fresh PtE.

M - Mouthfeel is medium bodied, crisp carbonation and very dry. Excellent.

D - At 9.1%, this is pretty tough to session. However, it tastes so good and has such a nice, smooth feel, going thru a bomber by myself is a real pleasure.

Not being able to get fresh PtE in Mass. this is a pretty good substitute for me (not that this is really available either - just got lucky on this one). Wish I could get this one more easily. Still not quite up to Pliny, but very, very close for me. Great beer!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2009 01:25:45 | More by portia99
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whoneeds8

Texas

3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass a clear orange with a one finger white head that really didn't last long. Minimal lacing. The scent isn't very strong for this style. But what is there is a fresh floral scent. The hop taste isn't very strong either. But the balance with a rather strong sweet malt back end of the palatte. It also leaves a nice sweet layer on the lips. Thanks to Andrew K for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

08-13-2009 01:00:34 | More by whoneeds8
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a growler to a tulip glass. Had a yellowish-orange color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, long-lasting head and very good lacing.

S: A big citrusy, hoppy aroma.

T: This beer has a big, big flavor. Lots of citrus - pineapple, orange, pretty much all of them - as well as a giant floral hops presence. Very complex and tasty.

M: A highly carbonated beer with a dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: Drinkable, but pretty heavy. Not for novices.

Serving type: growler

08-11-2009 12:38:16 | More by avalon07
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jpro

South Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was pretty excited to try this one, based on my past experience with Sculpin IPA (which is awesome!) -

A: Pours a nice golden orange with a big, fluffy, snow-white head that leaves a good bit of sticky lace.

S: Whoa... its a citrus hop party - pineapple, grapefruit, orange peel, mango, peach. The aroma is absolutely delicious!

T: Hops are big-time - some pretty heavy pine comes through with some grapefruit peel; not much sweetness from the malts, yet not overpoweringly bitter; alcohol kind of peeks through from time to time with a little hotness.

M: Not as heavy/resinous/oily as some other DIPA's; medium-bodied with a pretty crisp carbo zing.

D: One of the more drinkable DIPA's I've had, but still pretty heavy duty stuff. The occasional alcohol hotness doesn't really help. It'd be tough to handle much more than a bomber before the ol' palate gets numbed. Yet overall, enjoyable!

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 20:20:38 | More by jpro
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pwoods

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Joey for the bottle. His favorite dipa, so here goes :)

22oz. Brown bomber poured into a triple karmeliet tulip.

A: Pours a fiery orange peel, glowing. Big head on the pour with good retention and plenty of chunky, sticky lacing.

S: Fantastic aroma. Loads of citrus up from with a very clear grapefruit juiciness. Sticky oils and plenty of pine and mint mix nicely. Some good sweetness from the malts bu the show is all hops.

T/M: Bitterness is at a respectable level but not quite as big as I thought I would be based on the nose. Lots of citrus and acidity. Sweet sticky malts that try to balance. HUGE alcohol presence, raw and nearly stinging. I can't say I don't like it but it definitely gets in the way of the overall drink. Body is about medium with good carbonation and a sticky feel.

D: ABV is reasonable for the style but the big alcohol flavor and feel takes a bitmoff the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2009 01:29:12 | More by pwoods
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Lerxst

Florida

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This was highly recommended by a friend out west who was kind enough to send some my way.

A-Pours beautiful golden hue with a nice two finger white head that left some great lacing.

S-Hops, hops, hops! Citrus and pinewith no malt backbone. Smells great.

T-Citrus and piney hops bombard the palate with Just a hint of malt sweetness. A true west coast representation of the style. Pleasingly bitter.

M-Medium body, Crisp, refreshing and dry with a nice bitter finish. Very nice.

D-I could drink this all day long. This is an outstanding, delicious beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 23:34:46 | More by Lerxst
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atremains

Massachusetts

4.55/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up today for a nice sunday afternoon refresher. Great clear golden color, big 2 finger foamy white head that sticks and leaves a ton of lacing behind. Smell is straight up hop destruction. Grapefruit, peach, lemon, mango; all the delicious fruits you could ask for in the nose. Nice malty start dethroned by a king-size hop blast. Pine hops and grapefruit bitterness and some citrus zest. The mouthfeel is creamy and sticky: delicious. This is an excellent IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-09-2009 21:52:36 | More by atremains
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womencantsail

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A clear pale gold/yellow color with a nice fluffy head and amazing lacing.

S: Very piney, slight citrus presence, and essentially zero malt.

T: A lot more citrus on the tongue, grapefruit and lemon peel. A nice piney finish and a bitterness that sticks around and leaves you wanting more.

M: Slick mouthfeel, medium bodied.

D: An amazingly drinkable DIPA. Great offering by Ballast Point.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 09:37:28 | More by womencantsail
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jbhuxley

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Pours crystal clear and gold in color, with one finger of almost white head, which upon sitting, leaves behind a thick coat of lacing.

Great hop smell. Not covered up by a ton of sweet malt. Grapefruit is abundant in the smell. A bit of peach is present too.

Great bitterness. Again, grapefruit is the most dominant flavor. Some of the peach comes through in the taste, as well as some pine and floral character. There is not a whole lot of malt to compete with the hops, but the balance of hops is so perfect. I've been drinking a lot of the sweeter, more syrupy DIPAs lately (which I love), but this is so refreshing and pure. Nothing to mask those hops. I'm loving it. I can often pick up the taste and smell of grapefruit in some IPAs. I'm not sure what Ballast Point is doing, but the Sculpin IPA and the Dorado DIPA, have more defined grapefruit character than any other brews I've tried.

Good mouthfeel. Not thick or syrupy like many DIPAs, but not watery at all either. The carbonation is adequate but not overdone by any means.

As far as drinkability goes, it's a good thing I just have this bomber to sit on, because if I was drinking this by the pint on draft, I'd need to call a cab. I would never guess the abv to be as high as it is.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 04:01:07 | More by jbhuxley
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden orange body with a slight white head. There's a copious amount of lacing left behind.

I can tell this is going to be a hop beast by the scent. The citrus hops can't be ignored and are a nice fruit basket of pineapple, mango, and grapefruit. There's a nice pine bite. No malts that I can tell.

Yep, it's what I expected. This beer is all hops and I love it. It's the same citrus and pine in the scent and also has a nice floral perfume aftertaste. Oh yeah, it's bitter.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean. Perfect carbonation and dryness to the finish.

Very drinkable. The abv is undetectable and it's one tastey brew.

Top notch DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-08-2009 03:11:09 | More by Vonerichs
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aewinte1

Arizona

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Yellowish copper with large fluffy 2" head. Very transparent, no detectable haze.
S- Smells very strongly of citrus and pine hops. No detectable malt sweetness from the nose.
T- Whoa. Hop bomb coming through. No detectable malt sweetness on my palate. Balance is not exactly the name of the game, but the blend of hops is truly delicious. I don't know enough about hops to pick out each kind, but there are definitely some strong pine and citrus flavors coming through. Hard to write a good review because of the complexity of the hop profile. Just going to have to sit down and try one for yourself, but you won't be disappointed. Very little chance of detecting the alcohol through the hops. Finishes extremely crisp , but not overly bitter.
M- Oily from the hops, but good carbonation makes this one have a very smooth and balanced mouthfeel.
D- Drinkability is pretty good for a beer of this ABV. The Hops really hide the alcohol nicely. Only reason the drinkability isn't higher is because the hops will bombard your palate and more than a couple of these would probably not be recommended if you want to continue to enjoy your beers and actually taste them.
Overall, not very balanced, but a true treat for the hop heads. I'm not necessarily a hop head, but this beer is hard not to like. If you like DIPA, this one is a must have along with summer yulesmith.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 14:44:24 | More by aewinte1
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally getting a chance to try this one. Pours into my glass a brilliant golden orange with great clarity and an inch of creamy white bubbling head on top of the brew. Good active carbonation. I can already smell the hops. Big explosion of pine and citrus oily hop resins wafting up from the glass. Sweet undertone with a kiss of cotton candy and caramel. Tropical fruit and earthy herbal accents.

First sip brings smooth sweet malts upfront that get bowled over by a wall of juicy hop goodness. Deep citrus and pine resins dance with an earthy, spicy undertone. Tropical tones and a bit of a medicinal touch. Bitter smack on the way down but there is enough malt to keep it all in line. Tasty DIPA.

Mouthfeel is smooth, creamy and full. Goes down easily with spot on carbonation. This is one easy drinking double IPA. Overall, I found this to be a tasty west coast hop bomb. Not earth shattering for me but damn good and one I would definitely drink again sometime!

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2009 02:31:45 | More by orbitalr0x
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DoubleJ

California

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Glad to come across Dorado Double. 22 ounce bottle and listed at 9.1 ABV, on to the beer:

I can already smell the hops as I pour the beer into my chalice. Very heady, pale orange peach appearance. A lot of hops in the aroma....well duh! Fruity hops. Some bready malts play along. Into the mouth, it is big and hoppy, but not really bitter. Tropical bittersweet fruits and pinneapple are the flavors here, the maltiness is thinner than expected for a beer of this size....you don't really taste the malts. Smooth on the palate, but "thin".

It's a good DIPA, though it doesn't really stand out by San Diego standards. Glad to try it though.

Serving type: bottle

08-06-2009 05:22:04 | More by DoubleJ
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callmescraps

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap, thought it was great. Was stoked to find a bottle.

Appearance - Very light copper color. Pretty clear. A big soap bubble head that hangs around for awhile. It's lacing nicely.

Smell - Immediate upon opening the bottle. Lots of apricot and citrus. Some definite pineapple. Some mango as well. Hiding behind it is some caramel malt. Also, some sticky pine. Very nice.

Taste - Big fucking hops. Lots of that apricot mango, but the bitter pine really comes through as well. It's got some sweet malt behind it all, but it's pretty well covered. Just enough to balance the bitter hops.

Mouthfeel - Very nice. It's big, but not sticky.

Drinkability - Pretty solid. The high abv is hidden almost totally. But that sweet sort of lingers. I could have another, but that'd be it.

This beer is often over shadowed by Sculpin, but it's an excellent brew in its' own right. It doesn't have the same nose, but does have a better mouthfeel. This is damn good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2009 04:15:42 | More by callmescraps
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Docer

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

AlexD my bro! (Trade) Don't see much of the likes up here in Portland.

- Ever so slightly cloudy Hefe-like lemon copper appearance... minimal to no head... lacing is there.. and ready..

- Seriously a light to very little scent.. some zest, citrus.. caramel... bit balanced.. good hidden strength... as if there is a blanket of caramel suppressing the alcohol and hopscentrix..

- Super smooth caramel... I mean... there is no way this puppy is 9%... they masked this badboy sowell with flavor and balance... a new liking for Ballast for sure.... bitterness is married to the malt... I mean married. Honey gold hop, lots of pine and floral... with a nice touch of honey. Bready yeast present slightly.

- Bit resin-like... slight oil... chewy yes.. but overall super good for a robust IIPA... really? Robust? I bet I'll feel it soon enough....

- Over-drinkable.. seriously... this tastes like a typical IPA... a really good one.... but hides the fact that it is a double for sure... the best sneaker/hidden/don't hold your breath IIPA I have had.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2009 02:24:24 | More by Docer
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yemenmocha

Arizona

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I love Ballast Point, but this one was a slight letdown. Appearance is great - bright orange color, no haze, off-white head, and laces well. Nose is great with mixed citrus, but a focus towards grapefruit. Palate offers a whollop of both hops and malt, some biscuity caramel flavors in there, but mostly edgy sharp hop bite. Finish is sharp too with a subtle lingering sweetness.

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2009 04:47:34 | More by yemenmocha
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GRG1313

California

3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light amber color with a white head and looks nice and inviting.

Very light nose, almost nothing, even as it warms up. Nose finally had a very light pineapple, sage/basil spice to it, perhaps some light apple character.

Medium mouthfeel and medium body with some decent creamy character to it.

Simple grapefruit flavors and finish. The beer's entire character is pleasant, nice, and shows good hops but is simple and one dimensional. Would like more hops; would like more of everything.

This beer is certainly drinkable and pleasant; just nothing special. Has a medium/long pine resin finish. This is a good beer but a bit simple all around. Did not meet expectations of a "Robust Series - Limited Release." Candidly, perhaps this is just not the producer for me. I've found Ballast Point brews "acceptable" but I've never been really impressed. Just my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 19:27:43 | More by GRG1313
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rudylaw

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours orange and cloudy with a huge head!

This isn't exceptionally hoppy for a DIPA. I get citrus and some apple notes in the nose.

Lots of citrus, peach and a touch of floral hops to boot. This tastes delicious. But, I'm not getting the hop explosion I was expecting. Almost too sweet.

I loved this beer but have a hard time classifying it as a DIPA. Either way, Ballast Point never disappoints.

Serving type: bottle

07-26-2009 03:14:12 | More by rudylaw
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paco1029384756

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to OlieIPA for the bottle.

Pours a cloudy golden orange color with one finger of sticky white head.

Scent of caramel, sugars, dank hops, and a hint of alcohol.

Taste of bitter, dank, soapy hops, caramel, earth, and a bit of alcohol. A very balanced Double IPA, but I would like a stronger hop profile.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with fairly strong carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2009 00:22:00 | More by paco1029384756
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Ryan011235

Ohio

4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter 6/21/09

A - Deep amber color. Poured a 1/2 in. head that dissipates quickly. A bit of lace lingers, but not much.

S - Respectable hop character in the nose with a noticeable malt presence.

T - Piney, earthy hop flavor with a pleasant bitterness, which lingers slightly. A biscuity malt backbone takes a slightly more than supportive role, so to speak. This bottle being less-than-fresh, I'm not sure but what the hops & malt haven't washed together. Malts become more prevalent as the beer warms.

M - A bit of alcohol heat, with what I consider to be an interesting blend of slick & gritty mouthfeel.

D - I found this to be quite an enjoyable beer. Since the bottle was older (at least 6-8 months) I think the age put a damper on the hoppier qualities of the beer. Nonetheless, I still got a kick out of it. I would definitely like to try a fresh bottle sometime.

Notes : This is my 1st beer review, so it isn't the most comprehensive or well-informed. But that's why I'm here - to learn. I've been drinking craft beer fairly regularly for the past three years, but only recently decided to try my hand at reviews. I had this bottle sitting around for a special occasion & figured it would be as good a bottle as any with which to start.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 22:15:56 | More by Ryan011235
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dismal

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a bomber to a pint glass, pours a light orange/orange color and produces a pretty big white head. The head seems to want to stick around for quite some time. Leaves good lacing down the glass. The smell right away is hoppy and mainly grapefruity. Very sweet smell. There is a hint of pine but it's not to strong for me. Taste is rather sweet. A little bit of pine hops in the aftertaste but like the smell it isn't very strong and doesn't stick out much. Grapefruit is there as well. Mainly it's sweet taste that dominate this one, but still is pretty hoppy. For higher ABV it's not noticeable, and drinks rather easily which is how I like DIPAs. Going into this one I was kind of expecting a big brother to Sculpin but this one is entirely on it's own and shouldn't be compared to it as both are good in there own rights. Really good beer overall, I'm gonna pick it up again if possible.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2009 05:09:39 | More by dismal
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VaTechHopHead


4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Medium orange/light brown, cloudy with a thin white head and average lacing

S - Very faint but mostly sweet, not as hoppy as I would have thought. Hints of apple and lemon in the hops but not as fragrant as most DIPAs

T - Makes up for the lack of aroma, lots of hops obvioulsy with flavors of peach, apple, grapefruit, and honey. Finishes a little more earthy but not hardly bitter. Slight alcohol burn/flavor in aftertaste as well.

M/D - Medium to light body, not as much carbonation as the average DIPA but not nearly as dry a mouth-feel either. Very drinkable.

A great DIPA that isn't as harsh as your stereotypical super hopped up beers. Great sweet flavors mixed in with the typical hop bite.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 19:44:30 | More by VaTechHopHead
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treyrab

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JoshCool for whipping this monster of a Double IPA out tonight on this cool summer evening. Ballast Point has not let me down yet, so I had high hopes for this one.

A: Cap pops with a slight hiss. Pours into the pint glass like a thick, sticky liquid yielding a very small white head that does not stick around for the festivities. Hazy, orange copper with minimal floaties.

S: Bitter grapefruit, bitter grass notes and bitter pine. Nice combo here of citrus and pine. If these two attributes were to sock it out in this beer though, the citrus would win. Just nice citrus notes overall followed by bitter pine.

T: Nice, just what I was looking for. Nice bitter grapefruit, mango and orange followed by grassy notes, pine bitterness, some residual sweetness, most likely due to the thickness and high residual sugars left over.

M/D: Thick. Very thick, yet surprisingly drinkable.

Overall, this is a great Double IPA. Another Southern California beer that makes me want to take a jetplane out west and live under a brewery. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 01:09:56 | More by treyrab
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CoolJosh

Pennsylvania

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Srandycarter in my recent BIF Haul. Thanks again Randy!

This beer pours a hazy pumpkin orange with almost no head from pour and spotty white lacing along the glass. The body is exactly what I expect, I wish there was a head, for the smell has deteriorated since pour.

This smells similar to the Sculpin, except the hops are more of full throttle blast. Straight citrus and pine. Tons of bitter grapefruit and lemon completely over shadow the malt back to this beer. Incredibly fresh mango in addition to some light peach creates a fruit-basket smell.

The taste is mirrors the smell perfectly, and adds some bitter orange. Very acidic and drying, and the malts add some substance to the body. Tastes like a bowl full of bitter citrus fruit. Some lemongrass shows as well. If the Abv wasn't so high, I could drink this every night.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 01:02:27 | More by CoolJosh
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,491 ratings.