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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,850 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,850
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 212
Gots: 203 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Bruisin Ales (Asheville, NC). 11.50. Best by 7/18/13. Served in a Sweetwater snifter. 

Pours a briliant orange tinged yellow with  a quarter finger near white head. Healthy strings of lacing left behind. 

Sweet bouquet of floral and citrus hops. Hints at grapefruit and pine. Quite nice. 

A tropical pine taste explosion- pineapple, grapefruit, orange, pine, grass, pepper spice, caramel, dough, and just a little booze nip towards the end. 

Medium bodied with a nice moderate carbonation. Slightly slick with hop oils. Long pleasant bittersweet tropical hop aftertaste. 

A smooth and delicious double IPA. A lighter feel than I typically prefer but great mix of flavors and well concealed alcohol. Despite the hefty price tag I'd certainly buy it again. Highly recommended. 

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4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

A: Golden copper with a finger of white head. Slightly sticky lacing with bubbles dancing up the side.

S: Sweet and piney lemons, grapefruit, generic citrus car air freshener.

T: Huge burst of lemons and grapefruit balanced by slightly sweet malts.

M: Medium carbonation with a pleasantly bitter finish.

O: I enjoy this more than I enjoy sculpin (which I really enjoy), so this is a win in my books. I would love to see this in six packs, but of course that will never happen.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of rawfish
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a orange gold, two fingers of white head. Plenty of rolling lacing and decent retention.

Loads of pleasant uplifting pine, grapefruit and notes of grass, lemon and pineapple. Slightly grainy and light caramel malt sweetness detected beneath.

Malt is slightly detected, caramel and wheat. Grapefruit cannon with an equal blast of pine. Fruity esters of red berries and tangerine with some peppery and bright lemon zest brightness to it. Drying is pinching as is the rearing of the alcohol. The bitterness is packaged into the bone dry finish of this beer other DIPAs, some sacrifice of flavor for alpha acids and aroma here.

Medium DIPA body with adequate carbonation. Just rolls over the palate and lifts leaving alcohol and a pinching bitterness. Alcohol is getting downright annoying by the end of it, feels more bright and lively when chilled.

Bright and bold DIPA by Ballast Point, really delivers a blast of hoppy aroma that remains bright and lively. I was hoping for a double Sculpin, instead this is more of a stock west coast ipa hop profile and an alcohol whipping to the palate.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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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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4.25/5  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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a brilliant gold with a clumpy white 2 finger head

Smells like pure hop oil....Very big citrus upfront that gives way to a nice tropical fruit scent

Taste is a pure west coast hop bomb..Much as the nose lets on a huge amount of citrus hop smack you in the face then fade to a nice pineapple like sweetness on the back end.

Mouthfeel and carbonation are exactly where you would want a double IPA... Thin feel with just enough carbonation to carry it.

Overall awesome example of a awesome west coast IIPA....if we could get this fresh year round I would stop trading for Pliny all together

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,850 ratings.