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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

1,472 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,472
Reviews: 480
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 175
Gots: 84 | 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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GuitarIPA

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-26-2013 20:13:08 | More by GuitarIPA
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BRD14

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-26-2013 16:49:22 | More by BRD14
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Skramer

New York

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

05-26-2013 02:14:27 | More by Skramer
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-25-2013 21:19:42 | More by Slatetank
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twizzbeatz

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-24-2013 16:12:56 | More by twizzbeatz
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argock

Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass tumbler. Enjoy by 081513 on label. Purchased at Knightly Spirits (Orlando, FL).

A: Deep copper with prodigious 2-finger off-white rocky head with good retention and some craggy lacing.

S: Great resiny hops aroma with pine, grapefruit, pineapple, and floral notes backed by a solid light caramel , bready malt contribution. No yeast character to speak of. No big hot alcohols in the aroma either.

T: Good flavor, if a little bit much like the "other guys" that make great DIPAs. By no means am I complaining but there isn't a lot to distinguish this beer from a lot of other really good DIPAs. Big blast of resiny hops followed by lemon, grapefruit, pineapple, honeysuckle, pine and some floral notes. THe maltiness is hefty in stature by smooth and unassuming in flavor with only good malty background flavor and only a light caramel note. Bitterness is medium to medium-high. Smooth and not a problem to finish a bomber on your own. Alcohol presence is there but by no means off-putting and no hot alcohol flavors at all. Very good DIPA all the way around, just not all that distinctive.

M: Solid medium body, medium dry but a little too carbonated for me.

O: Dorado is a really good DIPA, but there are a lot of really good DIPAs readily available out there. I think this offering, while very good, needs a signature vlavor or aroma. Not a gimmick, but something that helps to set it apart from other high-quality DIPAs. Well worth taking a look at for sure.

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 03:03:41 | More by argock
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Fahz

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-24-2013 01:54:19 | More by Fahz
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Michael_20P

California

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-23-2013 23:09:46 | More by Michael_20P
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stanowsf

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-23-2013 19:43:50 | More by stanowsf
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JG-90

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz poured into glass gives a moderate white/tiny bit beige creamy head. Beer is a clear, bright orange with a bit of copper. Has heavy lacing. Smells of juicy citrus hops, floral, and sweet malts.

Taste is dominated by sweet caramel malts and floral hops. Taste starts with floral hops, then caramel and toffee malts, then mango, lemon, and orange hops. Has a malty, floral,slightly boozy finish that is a touch resinous. Not as hop forward as what is ideal for me, but still a great flavor. Has a medium body with low carbonation. A very good beer, not exactly my preference for a DIPA (A little too malty and sweet/floral).

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 17:46:17 | More by JG-90
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Goulash

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-23-2013 05:42:14 | More by Goulash
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himynameisping

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-23-2013 05:27:44 | More by himynameisping
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Qwest_35

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-22-2013 22:45:02 | More by Qwest_35
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CreightonSM

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-22-2013 02:43:48 | More by CreightonSM
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mtomlins

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a La Fin du Monde Tulip Glass

A: A light copper color; orange really, and clear as a bell. Dorado pours to a chalky white head settling down to a thick white collar leaving a nice amount of lacing.

S: Dorado has a big hop bouquet of all those great Pacific Northwest hops; it is spicey and floral with a bit of fruit in there.

T: The beer has a nice sweet caramel malt base and huge/robust bittering hops; it has a sweet middle giving way to a long, very dry finish. There are lots of light, heady hoppy notes, but I feel it is almost too dry at the end especially when drinking the entire bottle, but I recognize that this is a personal preference. Having said that, it is a very drinkable beer, especially considering its 10% ABV.

M: It is very round And smooth with a big presence that finishes very clean.

O: A very good DIPA. Dorado starts with a wonderful spicy, floral nose and has a huge hop presence with a decent about of malt to balance things out. The bittering hops are a bit out of balance for me and while the beer finishes clean and dry, there is too much unbalance bitterness in the middle. I am splitting hairs here though and am comparing Dorado against other stellar high gravity IPAs.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 19:35:04 | More by mtomlins
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jakecattleco

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-21-2013 19:18:27 | More by jakecattleco
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mpedara429

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours out a clear burnished amber color. Two fingers of straw colored head with very good retention and sticky lacing.

S: Boozy tropical fruit. I'm catching a lot of orange mixed with mango. A hint of biscuit and pine.

T: Buttery biscuit and tropical fruit up front. The back end is more of a bitter pine, lemon, floral, and herbal mix. Overall, a nice balance of sweet and bitter. A bit of a boozy burn but I kind of like it in this case because it enhances the herbal hoppiness.

M: Medium and creamy body with a softer than usual carbonation.

O: Awesome complexity on this one. The nose hits you with one thing and the taste gets you with another. Very refreshing for a DIPA because of the exceptional balance.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 23:52:13 | More by mpedara429
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 Oz bottle poured into a tulip
Enjoy by 08/09/13 (3 months early)

A- A semi hazy orange glowing beer with a one finger off white head.

S- Citrus, peach, mango, a little grapefruit and plum as well. Kinda sweet and floral smelling.

T- A nice bitterness at first. A very sharp citrusy hop profile takes over this beer. A lot of mango and peach. Some darker fruit flavors in the hop profile as well. A bit of peppery spicyness believe it or not and a sticky feel. The malt backbone to this beer is Semisweet. A very well balanced IPA.

M- A very nice feel to this brew. Bitter, thick and sticky. Cant tatse the alcohol at all but the beer is slightly warming.

O- A solid DIPA, I would hope for a little better considering this is the brewey that makes Sculpin. But a good DIPA regardless.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2013 23:08:54 | More by TwelveOunces
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-20-2013 18:53:02 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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henryhampton

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-19-2013 11:09:37 | More by henryhampton
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mychalg9

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-19-2013 04:05:01 | More by mychalg9
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-19-2013 03:41:39 | More by mkennedy119
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mscudder

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-19-2013 02:06:10 | More by mscudder
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-18-2013 22:11:20 | More by buzzy
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Mersh

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-18-2013 14:16:11 | More by Mersh
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,472 ratings.