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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,867 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,867
Reviews: 530
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 210
Gots: 208 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I used to live down the street from the Ballast Point home brewer store. I would appreciate the amazing beer I could get in a growler there. I was happy to see their beers distributed to New Jersey.

I poured the Dorado into a stemmed chalice glass. There wasn't as much foam as I would have expected. The coloring and haziness were as I would expect from a DIPA.

It shouldn't be a shock that an IPA out of San Diego will have a very good nose, or a great flavor to it. There is a lot of citrus here. You get the expected bitterness on the end, but it is worth it for the hop bomb presence.

This is a really good DIPA. Much props to Ballast Point.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Slightly hazed dark goldish brown. Head is almost non-existent and leaves the tiniest bright-white collar. Spotty foam on the top. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Floral, citrus, some nice pine needle. Malts are mildly sweet with some bready, biscuit dough, and caramel notes. Some light pale malts in the back. Some cooked malts. Citrus zest (mainly grapefruit), some fleshy fruit notes (orange here), and a nice floral backing.

Taste: Floral and slightly herbal. Vague spiciness in the back. Malts are lightly sweet pushing biscuit, touches of crackers and undercooked biscuits. Some pine needles and pithy bitterness. Earthy, but in that slightly dirty way that comes across as less than appealing. Orange marmalade. Not particularly sweet, but it's fruity. Some esters. Bigger malt body than expected. Grapefruit extravaganza.

Mouthfeel: Moderately light carbonation on a medium body. Some lingering pithy dryness.

Overall: Double disappointment.

Pithy grapefruit and that's the end of the story. Not the beast that is Sculpin. Maltier than it's half-brother and that makes even less sense. Maybe hyper fresh this is something else, but there was something missing overall.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 12/9/12

Appearance: Hazy, golden orange - pours with a foamy, off-white head, fades to some spotty lacing

Smell: Hello, citrus - tons of grapefruit and orange rind - very floral, lightly fleshy - some oily citrus - some pale malts underneath serve as a base - lightly sweet

Taste: Nicely hoppy and tropical - loads of orange and grapefruit - citrus rind with some flesh - touch of lemon and citrus rind - some pale and lightly toasted malts - ultimately, kind of tastes like a pink grapefruit sprinkled with sugar, complete with some grapefruit flesh and some grapefruit seeds

Mouthfeel: Medium body, nicely carbonated, smooth

Overall: Would you like some beer with your grapefruit?

This is nicely hoppy, and the sheer quantity of grapefruit in this is nothing short of astounding. Honestly, this reminds me of eating a grapefruit with a spoon (with some sugar sprinkled on top). I'll have to have this again sometime, perhaps when it is in a can...

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DOR 32 ENJOY BY 01/26/13

Clear golden orange. The head is more of a slim, milky ring, but leaves attractive, drippy patches of lacing on the glass. Thick, pulpy, juicy citrus aromas with a sting of alcohol...kind of one dimensional, but nice. Heavy, bright hoppiness hits the tongue with a little booze as well. Bitter citrus, pine needle greenness, pale malt, and a slight honey-like sweetness. A pretty straightforward blast of happy hops. There's an almost creaminess to the body and a lingering bitterness. Not anything amazing, but certainly worth a glass.

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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