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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

1,721 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,721
Reviews: 500
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 203
Gots: 148 | 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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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, enjoy by 6/22/13
Victory tulip

A: Pours out a really hazy, orange color. Typical to the style. Half finger of slightly off white head. Appears to be nicely carbonated. Head reduces to a ring around the edges quickly. Alcohol feet are there.

S: I get really resinous astrigency. lots of tropical fruits: mango, papaya, mellon, etc. There is also some sweet malt character playing behind it all.

T: Right on the tip of the tongue you get that hop bitterness. It's that dank resinous hop note that you smelled. Fruity hop flavors. Maybe some of that papaya that I smelled. Mid palate the malta sweep in to mildly balance this out a touch. It's still hop forward for sure. Very drinkable for a 10%, it's hidden nicely. Close isn't as dry as others, but it is long and hangs with you a while.

M: It's a nice solid medium bodied DIPA. Not overly bitter.

O: A- here. Good DIPA. Like it a lot.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of oberon
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on July 18th.Poured into an imperial nonic a clear medium to full golden with a great looking sticky two finger white head atop.Tropical fruit and grassy hop aromas dominate,mild alcohol sweetness as well.Minty-leafy and overripe fruit-like hop flavors with a big shot of sweet alcohol on the palate,the hops win out barely over the brash alcohol in the finish.As I drink more a real sharp grapefruit rind flavor comes into play.This is big and brash but the hops win out over the sweet alcohol wich can't be said for to many of the style,a great DIPA.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jtierney89
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow. Off scents and sight, I'm already creaming over this beer. Fluffy white head stands tall above the brim of the glass atop a gorgeous and crystal clear newly refinished copper color. Pungent nose of tropical fruit and skunky hop resin! Papaya, pineapple, and sticky pine! Subtle notes of apricot and tangerine. Head just sticks to the glass. Super active beer with lots of visible carbonation.

Pure heaven. So much tropical fruit and not a touch of detectable alcohol.Same fruit flavors that are on the nose pass over the tongue. Sweet sticky honey and caramel like flavors only compliment the hops in the most amazing ways possible. Clean bitterness makes the beer not overly sweet. Lingering caramel covered tropical fruit in the mouth. The sweetness is offset by the bitterness so perfectly leaving nothing but delicious and balanced flavors in the mouth. The beer even has a slightly tannic quality. So incredibly balanced and smooth. Dangerously smooth! Why isn't this available in NJ year round and in 6 pack or 4 pack form!? I would pay 20 dollars a 6 for this! Pure brewing perfection.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of dtmets84
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

poured into my hill farnstead tulip. Big thanks to airfoli. After having knee deep simtra last night (also thanks to airfoli) I dive in. The smell is eh, nothing to write home about but the taste is awesome. Much less hop bomb and malty versus the knee deep. I find this very sessionabl even at 10%

Drink by date is 7/12/13

Does ballast point have no care to when people drink these?

Will defintely seek this out again.

Photo of brotherloco
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber. Enjoy by 06/15/13. 10% ABV. Served in a tulip.

Pours a hazy orange-gold with less than half a finger of light tan foam. Settles to a thin ring. A bit or two of lacing.

Aroma of strong citrusy and floral hops. Orange and lemon citrus dominate with a touch of onion. Backed up by sweet caramel malt. Some champagne brightness. A touch of booze.

Flavor reveals similar notes with orange citrus hops and light-caramel malt dominating. Very nicely balanced. A touch of the onion emerges in the finish, but it's not as strong as the nose. Some alcohol emerges in the finish and dries things up, but it's quite well buried given the ABV. Long lingering bitterness in the aftertaste.

A little above medium bodied with a bit below medium carbonation. Quite drinkable.

Overall a well crafted, nicely balanced, *big* DIPA.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of justintcoons
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy golden orange with a short head that dissipates quickly. Moderate carbonation.

N: Navel orange, pineapple, papaya, lemon, sugary caramel and bready malts.

T: Apricot, pineapple, papaya, navel orange and hints of peach upfront. Mid-palate brings in balances the hops with sugary caramel and bready malts. Grapefruit juice, orange juice and perhaps some strawberry-banana intermingle. Finishes with pine sap and orange & lemon zests.

M: Medium bodied, juicy, crisp and dry.

O: This is a big, juicy citrus and tropical bomb nicely balanced with bready malts and sugary caramel. Moderately bitter but nothing too astringent. Very easy drinking. The 10% abv is expertly hidden. This just made the list as one of my top DIPAs. A must try!

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of xmorgan
4.8/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I really enjoyed this beer. It was all that and may I have another. Dive into, swim aournd and sip this big hoppy wonder.

A: it had a hazy golden color and a whie head, decnt lacing on the Pint Glass I poured her into.

S. Citrus and a nectarine .

T: Big citrus, dry finish, good balance of alcohol, maltose and hops. Well done on this part.

M: I felt the body was a little low, but I like artifacts hitting my taste buds, I thought some bigger body would help

O: HMMM i want another!

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,721 ratings.