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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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2,057 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,057
Reviews: 569
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 235
Gots: 288 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: drewbage on 06-14-2003

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Ratings: 2,057 | Reviews: 569
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice golden orange color that is transparent, a nice finger of off white head at the top and some good sticky lacing to accompany this nice looking beer.

S : The nose on this one is very sweet, grapefruit, pineapple, oranges some honey and biscuit notes as well.

T:From start to finish this brew tastes great, lots of fruit up front pineapple, mango, lemon, and finishes off with some nice grapefruit and biscuit malts.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A smooth and dry finish.

D: A great tasting beer, lots of freshness. I enjoyed this brew very much, smooth and easy to drink.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Nice deep orange/light amber, with frothy white head, loads of lacing. Nice.

Beautiful citrus aromas, along with sweet malts and piney hops. Very lovely citrus smell going on, the kind I love in IPAs and Double/Imperial IPAs. Excellent.

A lot of the nose follows through onto the tongue, with a medium body, not too heavy, not too light but just right. Lovely citrus coming through, as well as the malt and hops, of course. The hops are not as intense as one would think for a DIPA, but serve as a perfect balancing act between the citrus and malt sweetness.

A solid West Coast DIPA, not the best or even close, but I would have this again.

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright orange when backlighted has a slow steady rise of medium carbonation bubbles. The head is frumpy like oatmeal, with a eggshell tint to it. Size was a finger, retention was good, while the lacing provided a spongey film lacing of generous coverage. Good start.

S: Citrus, pale grains, not much here strength wise. One good thing is the ease up of speciality grains, an aspect i feel overplayed, especially for a style that is intended to be pale. Still comes up short for me.

T: Spicy bite of flowery dry grapefruit hops, some brief flashes of grain sweetness sneaks in early as well a spicy character. Strong level of bitterness, enought to satisify by double standard. Some dry lemons and just a hint of dry lime mixes with a woodys pine finish. Complexity is moderate, just a wallop of ibus is all that is needed carrying much of the weight here.

M: Frothy creamy, medium body, dry and bitter grapefruit.

O: Overall strongly hopped though limited complexity wise. A weak nose is the only fall off here. Nice spicy bite, good try.

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A, A nice hazy copper color. Some foamy white heat. A bit of lacing.'

S. A mild hoppy scent.

T. A beautiful taste. It has a celery rye taste, there's some grass undertones. There's a mild hop taste and some dark fruitiness.

M. A nice mild rye taste.

O. This is a beautiful citrusy ipa. Extremely flavorful. So unique

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A-Pours a mostly clear dull amber/orange. Head is white and frothy. Head is smaller. It leaves a bunch of lacing however. Passes the checklist for a DIPA.

S-Loaded with candied-citrus fruit aromas. Candied oranges and apricots. A solid dosage of pine. Plenty of caramel malt backing. This specific hop aroma and flavor has never been my favorite. I prefer the ripe tropicals of their Sculpin over this.

T-This beer is very balanced with a strange medicinal or herbal hop finish. Almost a eucalyptus finish via the hops. Menthol-esque hop flavor. Candied fruit hops for days. Malt is robust. Caramel and liqueur-dipped bread.

M-Full bodied. Booze is noticeable. Bitterness and dryness are intense. Creamy from the malts and resinous from the hops. Sip by sip, not gulp by gulp.

O/D-Not what I was expecting, and it is by no means in the same category as Sculpin, but it's definitely pretty unique. 'Menthol hops' have been added to my reviewing acumen after tasting this beer. Not my style of DIPA; too malty and I don't love the hop profile. I respect the brew for what it is. It isn't my style, but I can see why it is so highly regarded. Still, I am so happy to have tried Dorado.

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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