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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

1,855 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,855
Reviews: 529
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 213
Gots: 206 | 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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Photo of tappangordo
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lewzer99
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L: pours gold with finger and a half finger of off white head
S: strong pine, orange, grapefruit, and tropical fruits
T: pine, orange, malt sweetness, mango, and lingering mango bitterness
M: fairly crisp, but not exactly light
O: tasty, very unique with a lot of tropical fruit. It's not as much my style, but still easy to appreciate the level of craftsmanship

Photo of Go4aBrew
4.07/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Yummy
Don't drink if ur afraid of BIG flavor

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

Yeah, this is a very good effort.

Pretty decent balance despite the 10% ABV. Pretty full-bodied, not as dry finish as you might expect. Could use more citrus and less malt.

Would gladly drink any day.

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbudnik
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.77/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WallstreetB
4.6/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muddyh2oblues
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of glf60
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of JohnSnowNW
4.05/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Quafftastic
4.11/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EdwardK77
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BobJude
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JednoPivoProsim
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 FL.OZ. bottle into a pint glass. Bottled on day 346 (December 12) of 2014.

Look: Pours a light amber/orange with a thick white head. Crystal clear with a lot of carbonation.

Smell: This is a malty beast with an orangey hoppy side dish. You can smell every bit of the 10% ABV. Sweet caramel malts dominate.

Taste: A robust, beefy Double IPA. The sweet caramel malt dominates the palate. There is just enough bitterness to keep this from being messy. Tangerine and orange rind. Nice, smooth pine flavored bitter aftertaste coats the tongue.

Feel: This one is thick, with a full mouthfeel. Sharp and astringent.

Overall: A decent DIPA. I hadn't heard a lot about it, but with all of the hype around Sculpin (deserved) and Grapefruit Sculpin (still TBD), I wanted to give it a go.

Photo of MikeAndrews
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bolivian22
4.68/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jera1350
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brawndo89
4.57/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shy5
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of -Rick
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,855 ratings.