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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,959 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,959
Reviews: 548
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 223
Gots: 241 | 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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Photo of Keananmichael5
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of McStagger
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Big brawny, hazy orange. Finger and a half off white head. Fairly rocky, creamy loooking head. Mix of small and large bubbles. Retention is minimal, leaving a sticky foam coap. Lacing is moderate. Carbonation is minimal. Tons of tiny little particulants in this one. Can't tell if it's all the hops dropping out of solution of bottle conditioned yeasties. Looks decent.

S: Big aromatic notes. Lots of seeded tropical fruit. Pineapple, some mango spiciness. Malts are equally expressed, with big honey graham and bready sweetness. Some alcohol. Smells like quite a large IPA.

T: Tastes the part, too. First thing noticed is that this one drinks fairly warm. It's hard to tell where the tropical spiciness ends and the alcohol begins, but there is a warm sensation going down. Big juicy hop sweetness jumps out of the gate. This is predominately pineapple juice. Splashes of other fruitiness in there as well. Takes a bitter edge, with grapefruit peel and some pine flexing through. However, the malt counters this and gives a hint of breadiness before being taken over by those soapy tropical flavors. Gotterdammerung and Fathom IPL had similar flavor profiles.

M: As said, this one does drink a bit warm. Carbonation is pretty subtle here. Maybe slightly slick, but only ever so slightly. Not nearly as slick as the high abv IPA's can be.

O: Good IPA. The spiciness threw me off a bit and I feel the alcohol could be more hidden, but the flavors are intense without being overly bitter.

Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of amvrana
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of WunderLlama
4.04/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into glass

Translucent golden orange with no visible carbonation. Thick, billowy white two finger foam cap. Good lacings

Aroma of tropical fruits, citrus and pine.

Smooth on the first sip, bitterness on the back of the tongue. Feel of alcohol, taste of the hops across the tongue. Slight bitter aftertaste but very smooth. No rush of carbonation and has a good balance on the tongue

Another great Ballast Point beer. Grab it if it's within range. Sculpin remains my favorite from this great brewery.

Photo of Drake415
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of markgugs
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Ewhite2121
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Burt
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of mpenning13
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of JackieTH
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Tawny golden beer topped by a creamy white foam that recedes gradually leaving sheets of lace. Not a big nose, but I'm getting earthy bread, faint lemons, marmelade. Taste pine and resin, honeydew melon, papaya, oranges, lemons. Moderate bitterness with ample malt makes for one of the rarer hop forward yet juicy, wet, refreshing type of balanced brews. Delicious. Firm carbonation, medium body, creamy mouthfeel. A very well crafted, delicious beer. Mild bitter, clean finish. Shocking easy to quaff being 10% ABV. Will buy again.

Photo of randylangford
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of JohnK17
4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Had on draft at Slaters 50/50 in tulip on 4/2/14

A-Pours a deep, clear copper, with small head. Decent lacing

S-Strong hop aroma, with some breadiness and citrus.

T-Flavor is slightly bitter, full pine hops, with a surprising sweetness and some distinct floral, citrus notes, strong grapefruit. Liked it a lot

M-mouthfeel is well balance and great carbonation

O-Overall another great beer by Ballast Point.

Photo of EdTheEdge
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rickcrip76
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Furley80
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,959 ratings.