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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

1,977 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,977
Reviews: 554
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 224
Gots: 252 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Photo of fullerisalive
3.41/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thegerm87
2.45/5  rDev -40.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Likely past it's prime and may have to revisit. All sweet caramel, bready, spicy malt with faded citrus (grapefruit, orange) and bitter, soapy hops. Slightly grassy, and a bit of a plastic smell to it. Like a typically overhopped west coast ipa or poorly executed American barleywine.

Photo of justinrphillips
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jshusc
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hippieflip
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of John_Beeryman
4.56/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A HUGE, powerful mouth-punch of a DIPA. Very intense, but tasty.

Photo of BSUNyikos31
4.19/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of NotDarkEnough
4.16/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Casterbridge
3.64/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Risenhower
3.8/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of teromous
3.59/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle: there is no clear freshness date on the bottle...there is something that says 15028...so maybe that's 2015 28th day of the year? Jan 28th? So it's less than 30 days old.

Appearance: Bright copper color with a white head. Brilliant transparency...truly a lovely looking beer.

Aroma: A catty hop aroma with a light hint of alcohol.

Taste: A strong woody cedar-like flavor with some pine resin. There is a rustic bread crust flavor around the edge. I don't pick up any alcohol flavor which is great for a 10% beer.

Mouthfeel: Robust bitterness that really lingers on the back of the tongue.

Overall: A very good Double IPA focusing mostly on woody pine flavor. It's worth drinking again but it wasn't anything special.

Photo of josh32219
4.37/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ish1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.94/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of mobrado
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mJJJJJJJ
4.82/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of runlikeakenyan
3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,977 ratings.