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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
outstanding

2,049 Ratings
THE BROS
94
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Ratings: 2,049
Reviews: 567
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 234
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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: drewbage on 06-14-2003

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Ratings: 2,049 | Reviews: 567
Photo of Mike-Harms
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dorado is Sculpin's big brother at 10%.

Photo of REY_CORTEZ
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregorydavidphillips
4.91/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of NeedHops
4.53/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of robbmotiwalla
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnofUpton
3.65/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nhoelzen
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbeerdino21
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of msscott1973
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SawDog505
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of YeahRightt
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look- Copper with a quickly dissipating head. Pretty standard, but appetizing.

Smell- Piney hops up front sweet malts with a gingerbread-esque alcohol mixture in the background. Actual reminded me of bourbon a in a very very faint sense.

Taste- Hops hit right away with a tinge of sweetness cascading with the carbonation. Very piney in a pleasant way, but leaves a pretty dry finish that is partially forgotten by the thicker mouthfeel. Very good 2x IPA, but a bit too hoppy in my taste (and i have no issue with hops). The hop finish is skating dangerously close to palette-wrecking levels while maintaining a tolerable level. The booze is well disguised.

Feel- Pretty chewy, reminiscent of Hopslam in mouthfeel.

Overall- Picked up a single 12 Oz bottle when I found some Grapefruit Sculpin at a local bottle shop and had heard some good things about it. Glad I got to try it and glad that I decided to with food. I love double IPAs, but this one skated too close to all the things that can ruin the style for me (mouth drying hops, hop finish, a bit too piney, etc.). Recommend it, easily above average.

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

Photo of nhirsch04
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of broadway848
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Really good DIPA. 10% abv hidden well. Ballast Point rarely disappoints.

Photo of Vogey77
3.86/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prefer Sculpin to this, fairly dissapointed.

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

Photo of RWACKO
4.58/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Drel
3.26/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Had an off smell after pouring. I can only describe it as funky. Very boozy tasting with an initial sweetness that wasn't expected. I can see the appeal but it wasn't for me

Photo of Zraly
3.49/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nicholaspark
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tgatort
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BellsFan
4.42/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 2,049 ratings.