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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
93
outstanding

1,497 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,497
Reviews: 482
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 178
Gots: 88 | FT: 2
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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schoolboy

Ohio

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I've had some good Ballast Points before, but this is a truly great one.

This one has a very pretty color with great clarity and a nice little head. The aroma is the best part - perfectly balanced without being a real challenge to the nose.

The taste is also well balanced (but still American, over the top). Loads of hops and malts but not syrupy. It is slightly harsh, probably a water characteristic.

The aftertaste is all hops, but nice. Not nasty. There is no boozy taste at all. This was a nice one to try in a growler from Saveon in Mentor.

Serving type: growler

06-13-2013 23:41:15 | More by schoolboy
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WorldOfBeerCraft

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-13-2013 23:05:03 | More by WorldOfBeerCraft
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brn9000

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-13-2013 17:01:04 | More by brn9000
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bigbluebeerguy

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-13-2013 01:11:20 | More by bigbluebeerguy
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utopiajane

New York

3.94/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a deep lemon yellow with an amber tint and a slight haze. A big head of soft creamy foam that dwindled like it had all day to a thick cap and collar. Sticky, beautiful lacing. Excellent retention. Looks so good. Nose is not as strong as you would expect to look at this beer but it smells great. Citrus, lemon, tangerine, lime, you can smell the hop resin, tropical, grassy and some good strong pale malt with a lot of caramel and sugar. Taste is awesome. It’s dry, crisp, refreshing, malt is deep and rich a little sugary, the hops are resiny and bitter with all the fruits washing over the palate. There was no alcohol on the nose but it is on the palate and it mingles well. Gentle carbonation and a good mouthfeel. This is a fantastic DIPA that comes right up to Stone for bitterness but stops before it becomes arrogant. Smooth and very well done.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2013 12:12:39 | More by utopiajane
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irish01980

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-11-2013 21:45:41 | More by irish01980
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Sergeh

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

06-10-2013 23:49:22 | More by Sergeh
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tarheels4life23

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-10-2013 16:14:38 | More by tarheels4life23
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-08-2013 23:35:54 | More by Massbmx
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Pando

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-08-2013 02:18:46 | More by Pando
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savagepm

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-07-2013 22:56:52 | More by savagepm
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sachie23

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-06-2013 16:02:00 | More by sachie23
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jds8411

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

06-06-2013 06:50:29 | More by jds8411
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hnandez

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-05-2013 21:04:13 | More by hnandez
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ToddHolder

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-05-2013 18:58:19 | More by ToddHolder
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoy By 08/09/13

A: Pours a copper color with slightly less than a fingers worth of head that levels out at a very thin cap

S: Nice and hoppy, with citrus and pine mostly coming through. Get a nice level of malts as well, which provides a sweet aroma. Light alcohol as well

T: Starts off with a blast of pine and citrus hops, although the pine is mostly in the driver's seat. The hops are quickly met with a solid caramel malt backbone and some alcohol. Finishes with a lingering bitterness and more pine

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A very nice, well-balanced DIPA. Neither the hops or malts overwhelm, and the alcohol doesn't overpower either, which is nice for a nearly 10% beer. A nice little sipper because of the 10%, but it is enjoyable throughout multiple temperature ranges. A bit pricey at $10.99 for a bomber, but nice to have every once in a while

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 01:20:53 | More by BEERMILER12
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BostonHops

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-04-2013 21:06:01 | More by BostonHops
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whiterapid

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-04-2013 04:19:38 | More by whiterapid
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Ford

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-04-2013 03:41:47 | More by Ford
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Greywulfken

New York

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: into a tulip, medium cold body of beer with an ivory head a few fingers thick, some lace

S: bitter hops suggestive of grapefruit rind and pith, sweet malty background aromas

T: great hop action, citric and bitter at the same time, juicy, chewy malts underscore the strong hops

M: full on the tongue, zesty ftrom carbonation and hops, bitter grapefruit bitter finish

O: a really well-done DIPA - on par with a lot of the better DIPAs. Must-try for D/IPA fans and beer advocates in general. If you like BP's Sculpin IPA, you will surely appreciate this.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 23:56:55 | More by Greywulfken
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somelikehops

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-03-2013 16:36:53 | More by somelikehops
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calcutron

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-03-2013 02:53:28 | More by calcutron
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dllman25

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

06-02-2013 22:09:11 | More by dllman25
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

06-02-2013 16:08:33 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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BKotch

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

06-02-2013 04:21:55 | More by BKotch
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,497 ratings.