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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

1,601 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,601
Reviews: 490
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 192
Gots: 112 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best before 8/18/2013. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing lings on the glass. Aromas of lemon zest, orange zest, tangerine, orange rind, grapefruit, pineapple, floral, pine, grass, honey, biscuit, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright hop notes with moderate malt balance; and good strength. Taste of lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, orange rind, pine, floral, grass, honey, biscuit, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pineapple, floral, pine, honey, biscuit, grass, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of bright hop notes with moderate bready malt balance; and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick, sticky, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden for 10%, with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent DIPA. All around nice balance and complexity of hop flavors with a moderate bready malt balance; and very smooth to sip on for 10%. A very enjoyable offering.

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The hops seem to get stomped out by the alcohol taste in this double ipa. It's not bad but just not very balanced. If you like big beers, this is for you. It almost tastes oak aged. It would be great if the hops cut through more yet the alcohol taste is dominant.

monts, Jul 13, 2013
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.