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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

1,534 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,534
Reviews: 484
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 185
Gots: 100 | 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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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.4%

07-19-2014 06:36:51 | More by oglmcdgl
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.14/5  rDev 0%

"A huge, hoppy brew that will test your sea legs. Our Dorado Double IPA immediately hooks you with massive hops that never stop. Mash hopping, kettle opting and dry hopping makes this beer a serious hop lover's prize catch. It's an amazingly drinkable, award-winning beer that's as beautifully balanced as it is big." Brewed in the style of an American Double IPA. Released annually in 22 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 57º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a khaki white head of a creamy foam texture over an apricot amber body with fine sediment in tow and moderate haziness. Retention is very good, lacing is light and patchy. 4.5

(Smell) A hoppy nose of zesty citrus ream, tropical fruit and tart grapefruit. Bitterness is perceivably moderate. The malt body is a simple pale malt with a hint of biscuit and light toasted caramel syrup for a subtle body. Aroma is clean and moderately potent. The hops have a touch less lively presence than I had expected. 4

(Taste) The hop character and malt body are nearly in line with one another in this beer. Juicy orange and tangerine with a creeping grapefruit note, a little fresher and more flavorful than the aroma anticipated. Bitterness is strong yet in line with the sweetness of the body, they are well balanced at the conclusion of each sip. The malt body is a slick toasted caramel grain with a slightly boozy edge. The finish is mildly grainy with a resinous hop squeeze and a puff of alcohol. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, resinous, drying. Carbonation generates a fuzzy frothiness for a softly crisp mouthfeel. Body is medium+ for the style, medium/heavy overall. Balance is equally bitter to sweet. Alcohol presence is moderate, and aside from some perks of booze, off characters are minimal. 4

(Overall) A well balanced and flavorful Double IPA with a lot of west coast bright hop character and a bold bitterness to match. My biggest complaint was a slight booziness that stole away the drinkability slightly. Dorado has been around for a while as one of the earlier pioneers of the increasingly popular Double IPA style, and at the reasonable price point, it's a justified purchase. 4

Ballast Point Brewing Company's
Dorado Double IPA
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07-19-2014 01:19:47 | More by Jadjunk
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California

4/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.4%

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California

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Illinois

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North Carolina

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,534 ratings.