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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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2,043 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,043
Reviews: 565
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 234
Gots: 286 | 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

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Beer added by: drewbage on 06-14-2003

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Ratings: 2,043 | Reviews: 565
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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

orange and clear, head and lace ok, nothing special to look at.

Aroma has some funk on top of plenty of fruity hops, a little pine and some resin. The flavor has far more powerful hop taste, with searingly resinous hoppiness as the dominant form, with touches of funk and less fruit than expected from the aroma. There might be just enough malt to claim it's there but this isn't one of those "balanced" DIPAs (if there is such a thing).

Body is medium with pretty good carbonation and a bitter, resinous finish.

Overall Ballast Point's hoppy beers all seem to have a particular thread in common, but that's not a bad thing since they're all delicious.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into tulip glass, poured a light clear golden colour with good retention and lacing.

S- rich dank grapefruit, pine needles, some juicy sweetness as well.

T- a big dipa profile, get lots of intense hops that are quite bracing and crisp, a grapefruit and floral profile. Some pear and lots of florals then gets a lot more peppery and spicy toward the finish.

M- big and quite satisfying, spicy and quite bitter, good carbonation and balance. Alcohol is present for sure but really balanced. Quite a hoppy and resiny feel, dries out the finish which lingers and has strong spicy notes.

Completely delicious, a full on hoppy dipa also quite strong at 10%, it is full bodied and spicy but not alcoholic. Lots of citrus and floral with black pepper. Super hoppy and satisfying and also quite complex and interesting. Well worth trying.

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A - Cloudy, translucent orange with some amber highlights. One finger head dissipates into a thin creamy lace.

S - Upfront hops, citrus, and brown sugar.

T - In line with the nose. Big, almost barleywine-ish, intense hops and malts competing result in an end of swig mouth watering. Heat on the finish. Bitterness. Taste? Yes.

M - Mouthfeel is heavy, things get sticky, even with the dry finish

O - Settle in for a punch in the palate.

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Color- hazy dark gold.

Aroma- sweet with a sharp citrus zest.

Taste- A strong double IPA. Starts sweet and zesty with fully hops throughout, finishing unusually dry for such a strong sweet start.

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
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