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Dorado Double IPA - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

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1,964 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,964
Reviews: 550
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 223
Gots: 245 | FT: 4
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - Beautiful golden color with a slight haze to it. A wonderful carbonation flows to the top of the glass. It displays a pretty, fluffy head that dissipates into an 1/8" inch alongside splotchy lacing.

S - On the nose there is a lot of pine, grapefruit, and tropical notes. There a loads of hops with a strong malt backbone. Subtle hints of lemon zest, oak, and alcohol reside in the background.

T - Wooo! I didn't expect this to be an alcohol bomb. The hops are nice, but the booze is overpowering! Pine and malt are very dominant, but again, it's hard to get past the alcohol. It ends with a bitter and malty finish.

M - Exceptional mouthfeel with a prickly carbonated feel against the cheeks. Love the feel!

O - Very dissapponting. Extremely disjointed and nthey need to add more of something to balance out flavor and alcohol. It tastes like an very boozy Hoptimum. I hope I had a bad bottle. Still love BP! May need a Sculpin to satisfy my palate.

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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%

Photo of Oliver_Twist
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this at the Ballast Point tasting room.

Appearance – perfect crystal clear golden to amber color.

Smell – Hoppy...citrus and pine.

Taste – Citrusy and smooth. Alcohol is well hidden.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation and moderate body...not too full.

Overall – One of my favorite DIPAs. Similar to other SD brewed DIPAs but enjoying it at the Ballast Point tasting room, made it even better. Not as good as Pliny The Elder.

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is great. Lacing is moderate. Has a deep citrus aroma with mild pine and very slight caramel. Excellent aroma. Great malt to hop transition with smooth, caramel, citrus flavor. Great citrus aftertaste that is very soapy. Just a little too astringent. Very good beer. Hides alcohol content very well.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,964 ratings.