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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,569 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,569
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 191
Gots: 106 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

msinger1002, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

mrskunk, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Rheaume17, Jun 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Hellmeh, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

KenC, Jun 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

darksunshaman, Jun 19, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51.7%

Rosanne, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of BorisFromRussia
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

BorisFromRussia, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

billab914, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Hendry
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Hendry, Jun 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

thinwhiteduke, Jun 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

TimHitchings, Jun 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Bustersuess, Jun 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Nunya, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

kbrown, Jun 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

jaxon53, Jun 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

GrindFatherBob, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

brentblack1, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Jslay013, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

SadMachine, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Buck6196, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of schoolboy
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

schoolboy, Jun 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

WorldOfBeerCraft, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

brn9000, Jun 13, 2013
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,569 ratings.