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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

1,468 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,468
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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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-17-2013 18:30:55 | More by jplopez21
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

bomber into snifter. enjoy by 08/09/13.

A: body is more of a light copper, a little different than most DIPA which are a bit paler. head is frothy, slightly off-white. retention is average. spotted retention.

S: floral. definitely a sweet orange peel, but also some bitter orange peel. a good bit of sticky grapefruit. malty caramel aroma comes in as the drink continues.

T: starts sweet and hoppy. similar to the nose there is a solid orange juice flavor to go along with the heavy orange peel nose. a soft vanilla flavor sneaks its way in there. maybe more malt derived. finish has boatloads of cereal. lingers into the finish more than any hop bitterness.

M: carb is spot on, natural and fizzy but not overbearing. medium/full body.

D: pretty solid DIPA here. drinkability is good as the bitterness has been kept in check and there is balance between grist and hops. nothing earth-shattering here, but certainly worth checking out for all you hop heads out there.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 03:49:37 | More by Jimmys
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sofisdad

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-17-2013 00:57:32 | More by sofisdad
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nrs207

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-17-2013 00:49:01 | More by nrs207
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OMsweetOM

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-17-2013 00:43:29 | More by OMsweetOM
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ThirdEyePA

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-16-2013 19:43:09 | More by ThirdEyePA
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-16-2013 17:52:05 | More by xdefeatsy
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jwk7324

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-16-2013 05:42:48 | More by jwk7324
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tuka

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-16-2013 05:36:46 | More by tuka
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chanokokoro

Illinois

4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an unbranded short stemmed tulip/snifter

Pours golden amber with a one and half finger fluffy white head; great retention with fairly evident splotchy lacing. Balanced citrus aroma. Mandarin orange, lemon peel, and lime on the nose. Pineapple, mango, tangerine, lime, hints of sweet caramel malt. Finishes dry with lime and lime peel bitterness. Full bodied slick, smooth with moderate carbonation. A very balanced and enjoyable DIPA. There is plenty here to satisfy any hophead, yet the drinkability of this brew will be appreciated by a wider variety of beer drinkers.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 03:29:41 | More by chanokokoro
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber into tulip.

A - Orange-amber with a small bubbly white head.

S - Lots of tropical fruit, fresh grapefruit, mango, caramel, and a hint of pine. Overall aroma strength is light, but pleasant.

T - Fresh juicy tropical fruit and piney hops dominate throughout. Delicious. A mild earthy hop bitterness hits immediately and slowly tapers off. A slightly sweet caramel malt backbone keeps things in check. Grainy, bready malts and citrus hops linger on the tongue. Alcohol is hard to detect here.

M - Smooth, creamy, slick. Medium-full bodied, crisp, mildly carbonated. Slight warming alcohol.

O - A double IPA done right. I'm amazed at how well the alcohol is masked, it drinks way too easy for a ten percent beer. A real treat for any hop head.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:29:30 | More by mooseo
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-16-2013 01:18:26 | More by calcnerd
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sleuthdog

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into Ballast Point tulip
Poperglassware courtesy beachstrengh49
Enjoy by 8/18/13

Pour: Hazy light orange with a two finger bone white head that dissipated quickly. Left sticky soap like lacing. When held to the light this turns a nice light citrus like color. Lacing is huge, all over the glass with each sip and sticking.

Smell: Big on the citrus and tropical fruits end and getting tangerine orange, pineapple, grapefruit. Just very juicy tropical and citrus. There is a touch of pine/dank hops and a caramel sweetness. Actually the nose is mild for a DIPA and no alcohol detected.

Taste: The mouth is greeted by a fairly nice wallop of bitterness leading to grapefruit, and then the resinous hops take hold. It is much more pine and resin hop in the taste than the nose let on. It has a sweetness to it like a caramel maltiness but overall the pine and sticky resin hops dominate all the way through to the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full with a lot of creamy and sticky feel going on. Light to medium carbonation and mild alcohol detected.

Overall: Was excited at the nose because I much prefer the tropical/citrus IPA's to the piney/resinous ones but actually much enjoyment to be had by this beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 00:40:35 | More by sleuthdog
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brauseboof

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

05-15-2013 22:49:59 | More by brauseboof
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-15-2013 18:39:57 | More by mendvicdog
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DRBiser

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-15-2013 15:43:33 | More by DRBiser
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notchucknorris

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

05-15-2013 04:31:12 | More by notchucknorris
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gr0g

New Jersey

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

Pale amber, high clarity save for a bit of haze. Good head retention and lacing. Pungently hoppy aroma -- strong pine and grapefruit notes, with some ripe pineapple thrown in for good measure. The aroma also strongly suggests of ripe, dried tropical fruit.

Sweet, malt-forward flavor profile, but still plenty of hop character. Sugary sweetness is apparent and becomes more noticeable as the beer comes up to temperature. Hop flavors and bitterness are formidable but don't quite overpower the malt sugars as they should in an IPA. A resiny note actually compliments the sweetness pretty well.

While a very good DIPA, the scales are tipped a bit too far towards the sweet end. Dorado is good, but Sculpin is a much better, much more balanced IPA.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 04:02:58 | More by gr0g
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Zbeetleman

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-15-2013 03:40:49 | More by Zbeetleman
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.6%

05-14-2013 20:35:53 | More by Kubrickx
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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

05-14-2013 20:28:06 | More by AngusOg
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KAMOO

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

05-14-2013 18:36:13 | More by KAMOO
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Absolut

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-14-2013 14:38:46 | More by Absolut
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Mikecap

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-14-2013 14:14:13 | More by Mikecap
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jealmanzar

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

05-14-2013 13:53:50 | More by jealmanzar
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.