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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
92
outstanding

1,537 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,537
Reviews: 485
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 185
Gots: 101 | 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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Goulash

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Ontario (Canada)

4.14/5  rDev 0%

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.

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +11.1%

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.

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

Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev -1.9%

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.

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

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-18-2013 14:16:11 | More by Mersh
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csparace

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

05-18-2013 01:15:45 | More by csparace
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-18-2013 01:03:17 | More by BUNZILLA
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kew

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-18-2013 00:14:54 | More by kew
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cdwil

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

05-17-2013 23:58:49 | More by cdwil
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jplopez21

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%

05-16-2013 19:43:09 | More by ThirdEyePA
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,537 ratings.