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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,846 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,846
Reviews: 528
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 212
Gots: 203 | 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:
Beer added by: drewbage on 06-14-2003

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of snaotheus
3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Bottle code is DOR 44 ENJOY By 09/16/2013, so apparently I ought to pay a little more attention to the dates when I buy at Total Wine. But, I've already learned that I'm not very sensitive to the deterioration of hoppy beers over time.

Pours cloudy golden with a respectable pale head, long retention, lots of active carbonation. Smell is mild, grassy, bitter; fine, but not flashy.

Taste is strongly bitter, lots of pine, a little hint of honeysuckle.

Mouthfeel is dry, thick but not sticky. Overall, this is pretty good, but I'm not overwhelmed.

Photo of apf
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of mstrcrwly
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of tschiess
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of berlinabb
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of MichaelAllenVT
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of ChuckS
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of longisland1983
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of StevenLaValley
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

Photo of jwg782
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DPJ3322
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I poured this into a snifter since that is my favorite glass for IPAs, I know it isn't quite right but oh well.

Appearance - It is golden/amber, really beautiful hue typical Imperial look to it. I gave it a pretty aggressive pour that led to a head that lingered for a bit. Eventually it went away though.

Smell - I kind of get a fruity/sugary smell initially but maltiness really takes over pretty fast. I like the bready smell though.

Taste - The balance is pretty much perfect, the malty sweetness versus the hop bitter, it is nice. The immediate aftertaste is a little pungent for me though, only really detract able I can say about it.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth, that's all I can say.

Overall - It's not Pliny the Elder which I really like but it is in the same ballpark. That being said I am more partial to American Barleywines than Imperial IPAs so that kind of influences my opinion.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,846 ratings.