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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

1,532 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,532
Reviews: 483
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 185
Gots: 99 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: drewbage on 06-14-2003)
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petermethot

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-26-2013 13:11:26 | More by petermethot
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Gregafree

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-25-2013 23:11:43 | More by Gregafree
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kirchy

New York

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-25-2013 03:38:37 | More by kirchy
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bigred89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-24-2013 00:44:53 | More by bigred89
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mxchap

California

4.18/5  rDev +1%

Appearance: Amber and transparent. Creamy head with dense lacing. A beaut.
Aroma: Pine big time. Orange and finishes with tropical fruit. Peach and mango stand out. Also grape, and only a hint of fusel.
Taste: Caramel and oak as far as malt flavors go. Bitterness is strong. Peach and mango taste stand out, and also some herbal flavor.
Feel: Resiny, fairly carbonated. Bit creamy.
Overall: This is better than Sculpin (better feel, maybe not quite as good flavor/aroma, but a better balanced beer). Worth a try.

06-23-2013 23:44:01 | More by mxchap
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draheim

Washington

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%

On tap into a mason jar @ Chuck's, Seattle. Pours a coppery orange /w a 1-finger white head.

Aroma is pungent and resinous. Lots of sticky tropical fruit and pine.

Taste is a blast of flavor. Peach, mango, dried apricots and pine. Tons of pale and caramel malt provide a more than adequate backbone, balanced by a huge helping of bitter hops. If anything, there's too much flavor. But it's almost mathematically balanced to never go either too malty or hoppy. Some boozy heat too. A little overwhelming.

Mouthfeel is sticky, chewy, heavy. Good carbonation but this clearly is a big, high-gravity beer.

Overall, Dorado is a big bold beer. I ordered it because it was the first time I'd seen it (since BP started distributing in Washington a couple weeks ago), but you might need to be in the mood for such a monster of a DIPA. Generally I like my beers lighter and more refreshing. For what it is, though, it's good and well executed.

06-23-2013 21:36:40 | More by draheim
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-23-2013 18:08:07 | More by Tucquan
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shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-23-2013 08:02:52 | More by shelby415
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clay23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-22-2013 20:26:32 | More by clay23
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jaybags

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-22-2013 18:03:25 | More by jaybags
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Adamostella

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-22-2013 05:53:05 | More by Adamostella
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slatetupelo

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-22-2013 03:13:25 | More by slatetupelo
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-21-2013 23:41:50 | More by nmann08
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msinger1002

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-21-2013 22:02:11 | More by msinger1002
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mrskunk

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-21-2013 20:24:52 | More by mrskunk
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Rheaume17

Vermont

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-21-2013 14:48:09 | More by Rheaume17
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Hellmeh

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-20-2013 03:17:25 | More by Hellmeh
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RollBounce

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

06-20-2013 02:10:32 | More by RollBounce
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KenC

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-20-2013 00:33:56 | More by KenC
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darksunshaman

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

06-19-2013 07:14:19 | More by darksunshaman
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Rosanne

California

2/5  rDev -51.7%

06-19-2013 03:29:27 | More by Rosanne
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BorisFromRussia

New York

3.91/5  rDev -5.6%

Appearance - crispy golden body with a nice thick head and great lacing. a tad bit unfiltered almost.

smell- standard IIPA ; well excecuted clear cut fragrance with hits of pine

taste - a little on the sweet side with some malty tones, a little bit of a bite, maybe a little short onthe hops for my taste

feel - great light crisp body. just what you want from a heavy hitting ipa like this; carbonation on the creamier side

very solid IIPA, would drink again, and at 9.99 worth at LEAST 1 try. would recommend/try again

06-19-2013 01:06:00 | More by BorisFromRussia
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.4%

06-18-2013 23:25:03 | More by billab914
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Hendry

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Thanks to my dinner guest and tasting bud, Dorado arrived in a 22 oz bomber with a rather confident enjoy by date of 2/11/14.

Transparent apricot color with a soapy one finger head that exits quickly, no real "cap" to speak of once it reduces, respectable lacing.

Aroma evenly balanced with piney hops and sweetish malts.Impossible not to compare the nose to BPBC Sculpin IPA, which has a much more hop forward grapefruit infusion, yet keeping in mind this is a bigger,beefier IIPA overall.

Taste is a carbon copy of the nose: ultra fine balancing act of hop boldness and malt sweetness but with an extra kick of booze that starts to warm in the chest. Despite the large malt bill to tame the aggressive hop bitterness, it never degenerates into that dreaded malt bomb category, yet never gives the impression that it is hop forward either. Malt sweetness washes over the palate followed by a solid piney/resinous bitterness that reminds you that the
hops are very much present and accounted for.

Mouthfeel is medium, quite drinkable,nicely carbonated,slightly hot on the delivery as it warms particularly.

Balance is the watchword here: aggressive hopping and big malts to balance the scales make this an impressive and "big" beer. Perhaps the maltiest of IIPAs that I found flavorful and drinkable, Dorado is a solid effort from Ballast Point. Although a pricey number at $10, it is worth a try at least once to experience such a well balanced Southern Cali IIPA.

06-18-2013 04:07:39 | More by Hendry
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

06-18-2013 01:23:29 | More by thinwhiteduke
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,532 ratings.