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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
92
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1,963 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,963
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 223
Gots: 244 | FT: 4
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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5/5  rDev +20.8%

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2.9/5  rDev -30%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I love Ballast Point, Sculpin is one of my favorite beers. I had high hopes for this one, but it was a big disappointment. It was very bitter, bitter not in a good way. My friiend had some and he had same feelings as me. We drank as much as we could, but ultimately this was a drain pour.

Photo of vtfan77
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Very nice copper orange color with just the right amount of head (enough to look nice but not so much that the beer turned lukewarm while I waited for it to go down). A nice sticky lace remains along the sides of the glass as the beer diminishes.

S- Big time tropical fruit aromas come out with mango and pineapple and grapefruit and... um... maybe, like, guava or something? I don't know, I always have trouble with this part. It just smells like a really good IPA. Oh, and there's just a hint of caramel in the background to show that this isn't 100% hops.

T- The caramel definitely comes through a little more in the taste and the tropical fruit gives way to pine sap. A buttery richness backs the hops up and a touch of sweetness balances things out just enough to keep the bitterness from dominating. It's still quite bitter, but far from overwhelming and actually quite pleasant. The lingering bitterness on the aftertaste takes me back to the first time I had Stone's Ruination and thought it was the best IPA on the planet.

M- Fantastic; on the full side of medium, with just enough carbonation to keep it from getting syrupy.

I was really stoked to see this on a recent trip to NC and it did not disappoint. It had been a while since I'd had a great IPA and the style was starting to slide down my list of favorites. This was just what I needed to restore my faith in the hop. Easily one of the best beers I've had in a while, and the best IPA I've had in probably a year or more. Highly recommended.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.47/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

$10.50 bomber from Abe's.

A very hazy orange body, topped by four fingers of dense white micro-bubbles. Nice drippy lace.

Intense aggressive assertive aroma of citrus fruits, heavy with orange, mango, and apricot.

Big sweet beginning, a caramel foundation which is quickly covered by huge heapings of juicy citrus. Orange, mango, apricot is everywhere. Sense of bigness, but alcohol is hidden.

Solid medium mouthfeel, which is pushed in all directions.

A terrific DIPA.

Photo of beer2day
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear orange with gold tones. Lofty 1.5 finger head, rather pillowy. Decent retention and nice back sheets of lace.

Nose is a bit milder than expected, but nice. Grapefruit comes out more than anything else, but good malt balance here.

Biscuit malt, grapefruit, orange zest, and a faint suggestion of the abv round out the flavor. Very strong, aggressive, and well done.

Feel is very thick and heavy. Rich cream and lots of hop resin.

Overall, not a hop bomb but a well balanced dipa.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Appearance: pours a clear orange color with a 1/2" head that falls to a spotty surface foam.

Smell: caramel, citrus, pine, and a hint of alcohol is detectable. Hop bitterness is quite noticeable.

Taste: caramel, pear, orange, pine, grapefruit, and a hearty floral bitterness. Alcohol is warming and noticeable in the taste.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp from start to finish. A bit of a syrupy tones arrives after swallowing.

Overall: this beer fresh is extremely enjoyable but it is slow drinking. This will make any hophead happy.

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this at our last brewing session.

A - dark orange with a thin white head that has decent retention

S - bread, citrus, fruity

T - citrusy, bready, a hint of lemon, grapefruit, pine, alcohol

M - warm, medium to full bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a decent, balanced beer with solid flavor. The alcohol is well masked and the hop character complements the bready malt character. This was a great share from Jim.

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4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear golden-orange color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is full of grapefruit, pineapple, orange, and citrus hope with a bit of pine and some caramel and biscuit malts.

T - Starts off with grapefruit, pineapple, mango, orange, and citrus hops with some bitterness and some caramel malts. Through the middle, some pine hops and more bitterness comes through with some biscuit malts. The finish is a mix of grapefruit, pineapple, citrus, and pine hops with some bitterness, sweet caramel hops, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and bitter finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice overall balance with a good hop profile and bitterness throughout.

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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%

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3.88/5  rDev -6.3%
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%

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,963 ratings.