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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,562 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,562
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 191
Gots: 105 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

powpig2002, Apr 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

brewtus, Apr 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

TequilaTom, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Bnoise11, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of shand
4.15/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

We've got Ballast Point here in Tampa for the better part of three years, but this is the first time I've seen Dorado around. As an aside - I don't usually talk about best by dates, but this is batch 39, dated Enjoy By 8/18/13. A review from late last month is from batch 35, Enjoy By 2/15/14. So they've significantly dropped the enjoy by date on this one.

Anyway, Dorado pours a slightly hazy orange with a large head. The aroma has a huge caramel malt that lurks beneath sticky, fruity hops. The taste immediately assaults with a big hop and caramel malt, which eventually yields to a nice, fruity hop aftertaste. Not very bitter, but still full of hop flavor. The mouthfeel is full and gently carbonated, and the drinkability is very good. Overall, Dorado is a solid DIPA. Nothing world-class like Sculpin, but it's really a tasty beer.

shand, Apr 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ryanpj, Apr 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +20.8%

server222, Apr 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

durlta, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

Shikimon, Apr 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

pveilleux, Apr 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

fehrminator, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BWHD, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ballast Point Brewing Company - Dorado Double IPA - 1pt 6fl oz bomber

Look - Pours hazy golden with a tint of amber and a small soapy head. Amazing lacing. Minimal carbonation.

Smell - Sweet malt with a hint of bitter hops. I was not taken aback here and the aroma set off alarms that this might not be as good as I wanted it to be. Not the hoppiest from a DIPA, too subtle for my liking, I want my DIPAs to punch me in the face.

Taste - Hop blast followed by sweet malt and then citrus hops at the end. The brew redeems itself a bit here but the simplicity was a bit of a let down.

Mouthfeel - Sticky, sweet and citrus hops. Quite smooth and drinkable. Not too boozy but a little boozy.

Overall - Decent. A bit sweet and therefore starts falling out of the DIPA category. Worth a shot either way though, might be a good brew for getting someone into this style as it is smoother than most, more balanced.

JMScowcroft, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BuffaloTapHugger, Apr 14, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

slim2043, Apr 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

yokken, Apr 12, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

MDunk, Apr 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

yottachem, Apr 11, 2013
Photo of MacQ32
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours an appetizing mostly orange (slightly amber) into my Charleston Beer Exchange globe glass with a nice finger of light caramel colored head with absolutely fantastic lacing. Retention is OK, after about 3 minutes coverage is spotty at the top however a thick outer ring hangs onto the side of the glass.

S - Bitter hops mostly resinous pine but also some citrusy peel and pepper aroma. Mildly sweet from the caramel, but the hops definitely steal the show here.

T - Resinous bitterness and lots of spice transforms into a citrusy flavor. Aftertaste is dry and bitter, doesnt linger too long. No depth to the flavor imo. The alcohol astringency is not shy in this one

M - Chewy/medium body, strong wet (opposed to dry) bitterness really hits the back of the jaw.

O - Pretty decent, looks fantastic, a little too peppery/astringent. Definitely good, but not as good as the appearance and aroma led me to hope for.

MacQ32, Apr 11, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

beerman999999, Apr 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Soloveitchik, Apr 10, 2013
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Heavy-G, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

ncstateplaya, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

ObeMaltKinobee, Apr 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

KevinGordon, Apr 09, 2013
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,562 ratings.