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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

1,606 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,606
Reviews: 491
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 192
Gots: 113 | 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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3/5  rDev -27.5%

mhaugo, Aug 20, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

s_squared4, Jul 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

MrDave, Jul 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

hawkmage, Dec 31, 2011
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3/5  rDev -27.5%

Jsher, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of mdaschaf
3.1/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Review from notes.

A: Pours a hazy golden/copper color with a nice white head on top, pretty good retention, eventually reducing to a nice cap on top. Thin lacing all around.

S: Some citrus fruits, mostly grapefruit and some orange zest. There is a little bit of caramel and grainy malt as well. Not overly aromatic though.

T: Similarly muted, there is a bit of citrus fruits, similar to the aroma, but overall it was a bit boring. Not overly fruity or piney like most west coast IPAs are. A little bit of an off putting flavor as well that I can't quite put my finger on.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A little bit of the alcohol comes through.

O: Had high hopes due to Sculpin, but just wasn't really a fan of this one.

mdaschaf, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of champ103
3.1/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at the Blind Pig Brewery in Champaign IL.

A: Pours an almost clear golden/yellow color. A two finger white head forms with good retention. Sticky lace is left behind.
S: Pine, grapefruit, and resiny syrupy. Light floral and grassy aroma. Not a lot of balance, but the hop aroma has some nuance which is enjoyable.
T: All the nuance that was in the nose is gone here. Just bitter grapefruit and resiny pine flavors. No balance at all.
M/D: A medium body that has a crisp and dry feeling. Though a little to syrupy and resiny. To much alcohol and bitterness to make this an easy drinker.

Overall, just a standard DIPA. Lots of bitterness and nothing else. Hop heads will love it. If you are looking for something else, keep on looking.

champ103, Dec 24, 2010
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.1/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to angrybabboon for sharing the bottle.

Appearance: Slightly hazed dark goldish brown. Head is almost non-existent and leaves the tiniest bright-white collar. Spotty foam on the top. Minimal carbonation.

Smell: Floral, citrus, some nice pine needle. Malts are mildly sweet with some bready, biscuit dough, and caramel notes. Some light pale malts in the back. Some cooked malts. Citrus zest (mainly grapefruit), some fleshy fruit notes (orange here), and a nice floral backing.

Taste: Floral and slightly herbal. Vague spiciness in the back. Malts are lightly sweet pushing biscuit, touches of crackers and undercooked biscuits. Some pine needles and pithy bitterness. Earthy, but in that slightly dirty way that comes across as less than appealing. Orange marmalade. Not particularly sweet, but it's fruity. Some esters. Bigger malt body than expected. Grapefruit extravaganza.

Mouthfeel: Moderately light carbonation on a medium body. Some lingering pithy dryness.

Overall: Double disappointment.

Pithy grapefruit and that's the end of the story. Not the beast that is Sculpin. Maltier than it's half-brother and that makes even less sense. Maybe hyper fresh this is something else, but there was something missing overall.

Goblinmunkey7, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of bark
3.11/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

The colour is gold (10 EBC), the liquid is clear. The three finger head sinks down to a thick lid leaving lots of lacing.

The smell is bitter, dry and hoppy. Some harsh green flavours, hints of alcohol. Sweet ripe fruits, honey and some cream cookies.

The taste is very bitter. Caramel/candy sweetness with some exotic fruits, not much of citric fruits. Sweet notes of puff pastry and bitter herbs. Medium body. The aftertaste is chemical and somewhat harsh with dried fruits and high alcohols. Lots of hops and sweet malt in the finish.

The carbonation is medium strong, the large bubbles are sharp. The liquid is semi-thick.

A bitter DIPA that with some chemical off-flavours and harsh hops. I have had better.

bark, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.14/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

Damn flashbacks to crappy late-90s/early-00s animated films... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear sunset brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises pine needle, light menthol, mild sweet biscuit, and light spicy greens. The taste mirrors this mixture exactly. The body is a light-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, this is an average DIPA at best, one that is actually balanced (a plus), but one that just doesn't distinguish itself in any real way.

TMoney2591, May 30, 2013
Photo of neonbrown82
3.15/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is a good DIPA and all, but there's something a bit odd about it. Too grassy, perhaps. Rough cohumulone and a syrupy mouthfeel don't help either. A perfect example of a good idea gone too far.

The beer pours to a peachy, golden amber color, quite clear. Nice carbonation and head. Lacing could be much better, but retention is good.

The smell is very grassy. Smells like Chinook and some cascade-like strain with an intense grapefruit pith. The malt profile doesn't shine through in the least, aside from a straight sweetness.

The flavors don't mesh. Intensely sweet,syrupy caramel malt with an equally rough cohumulone bitterness. I would say it's well-balanced, but it seems to lack balance altogether. Has a bit of a medicinal flavor to it, along with a strong fusel alcohol taste. Not very pleasent. WTF is the deal with brewers who think they can make a good IPA by simply throwing a shit-ton of malt and hops together? I hope it's only a fad.

Just as a note... I still think it is an alright DIPA, but it would be much better with a little bit of cohesion. Thanks to dogfooddog for the bottle.

neonbrown82, Nov 16, 2006
Photo of ryan1788a5
3.16/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

22oz bottle poured into a New Belgium globe.

A: Clear red-orange. Bone white head originally stands about an inch high, but dies quickly. Minimal lacing, just a thin, whispy ring.

S: A burst of tropical hop flavors atop a biscuity malt base with hints of caramel. Honeydew melon, kiwi, tangerine, passion fruit, peach, pineapple juice. Subtle hints of broken pine needles. Tame tropical esters in the background. A very good nose, just a bit understated.

T: Playful tropical notes of tangerine, pineapple, peach, and honeydew melon flit about on the tongue for a brief moment. Resin and hemp seed provide more of a bitter bite than the nose implied. The bitterness builds and becomes quite sharp and acute. Oily and peppery. Intensely bitter ruby red grapefruit. The biscuity malt base is all but snuffed out. Alcohol strays and becomes a bit hot and solventy. Gripping oily bitterness never releases its choke hold on the palate, even into the finish.

M: Medium bodied with a creamy firmness. Low carbonation. Alcohol lends warmth in the swallow.

O: Dorado rubs my taste buds the wrong way. It's mainly the alcohol. This is coming in far too hot for my liking.

ryan1788a5, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of GuzzLah
3.16/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - pours a clear gold with a hint of orange. Ephemeral white head. No lace. A few bubbles.

S - weak intensity for the style. Grapefruit, floral, pine and soft malt. Unimpressive. The bottle is only 1 month old.

T - grapefruit rind pine bomb with a fairly dry malt note. Boozy, but not harsh.

M - medium body with low-medium carbonation. Moderate-heavy grapefruit/pine bitterness with a long sustain. Not pleasant, but tolerable.

O - one of the most bitter DIPAs I've had in recent memory. Weak aroma. Uninteresting flavor. Not my thing. I enjoyed Sculpin quite a bit more. Won't drink this one again.

GuzzLah, Mar 24, 2013
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3.18/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle best by: 6.26.12. Opened on 7.15.12.

A - Pours a cloudy light orange with a one inch cream-colored head, foamy.

S - Citrusy-lemons and oranges.

T - Lemons, pine, some oranges as well.

D - Good carbonation and a medium body.

O - A big IPA, but it's either past it's prime or just not that great.

HuskyinPDX, Jul 16, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

MarkItZero, Mar 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Sergeh, Jun 11, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Treb0R, Dec 13, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Bluescooter, Jul 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

masterofsparks, Aug 31, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

mwbrady12, Jul 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

AngusOg, May 14, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

MonkeyBread, May 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

jds8411, Jun 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

Arrowhuntr, Mar 21, 2014
Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,606 ratings.