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Navigator Dopplebock - Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Navigator Dopplebock
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BA SCORE
86
very good

59 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 59
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beernut7 on 08-26-2002)
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the_encinitan

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

07-11-2014 00:44:36 | More by the_encinitan
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

06-28-2014 03:19:35 | More by mc4z
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wrightst

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-08-2014 02:47:41 | More by wrightst
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-16-2014 06:05:42 | More by zestar
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FitnessForBeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-13-2014 00:30:04 | More by FitnessForBeer
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trytoketchup

Arizona

3/5  rDev -21.9%

12-07-2013 01:46:11 | More by trytoketchup
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

11-22-2013 02:24:39 | More by XmnwildX12
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Berto66

Colorado

4/5  rDev +4.2%

11-19-2013 05:13:50 | More by Berto66
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Kcman91

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

10-25-2013 19:38:15 | More by Kcman91
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SShelly

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-19-2013 00:58:41 | More by SShelly
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

08-09-2013 23:13:37 | More by WVbeergeek
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CDCNAM

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -21.9%

08-07-2013 17:29:58 | More by CDCNAM
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jbaakko

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

07-18-2013 14:30:55 | More by jbaakko
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Altenor

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

06-28-2013 04:58:12 | More by Altenor
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GrindFatherBob

New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

06-15-2013 09:20:49 | More by GrindFatherBob
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

05-21-2013 18:30:31 | More by brez8791
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Bnoise11

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

05-12-2013 02:00:47 | More by Bnoise11
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange-red with a foamy bone colored head that fades to nothing. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is of malt, honey, and dark fruits. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

Serving type: on-tap

04-08-2013 05:14:57 | More by UCLABrewN84
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crob3888

California

4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

04-05-2013 03:37:10 | More by crob3888
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

03-26-2013 12:39:37 | More by fox227
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a snifter, glowing a reddish cola coloring. It held a half finger tall head of tan bubbles, showing weak retention, but leaving spots of lacing. No haze or sediment was noted, and carbonation appeared to be medium. The aroma gives big syrupy sweetness, with caramel and pale malts, sugary vanilla bean, plum, strawberry, light adjuncty grain, and date puree. To balance are more bittered notes of medicinal phenols, fusel booze, and light citric hops with fresh leafy oiliness. Our first impression is that the flavoring is, at first, bitter, but quickly glosses over with malty dextrins and fat notes of fruit. The flavoring opened with cereal grain, vanilla sweetness, fresh fruity esters, and cooked brown sugars that were quickly overpowered by bitterness via booze and phenolic clove. These latter components enhanced to the peak, where strawberry sugars, sweet ethanolic bite, and more fruity esters pushed passed and effectively cut that initial bitterness. The finish showed more spicy booze, banana esters, strawberry sugars, pale malts to wash, and brush of lightly buttery diacetyls. The aftertaste breathed of browned bananas, plastic phenols, caramel and pale malts, plum syrups, warming booziness, and the spice of black pepper and cinnamon. The body was medium, and the carbonation was medium, but did feel flat at times. There was decent slurp, smack, cream, and froth, with a wet coating left around the mouth. This eventually gave light astringent dryness, tracing down the hard palate and down the throat. The abv was fine, and the beer drank decently.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this beer was its aroma. This gave nice fruity syrups that sat well against the decently dark malty background. Where we lost points was through the translation to flavoring. The expected sweetness was certainly there, but there was not enough of a deep and roasty grain bill to match. This afforded a lack of substance through the end of the sip. Ultimately this is okay for the style, but would do well with a bit more roast or smoke to the malts to give it that seriousness it needs.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2013 21:44:21 | More by TheBrewo
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chefduff2

New York

2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

03-12-2013 14:21:50 | More by chefduff2
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ste5venla

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

02-21-2013 08:29:35 | More by ste5venla
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tbeq00

California

4/5  rDev +4.2%

01-18-2013 02:57:10 | More by tbeq00
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

01-09-2013 17:08:23 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Navigator Dopplebock from Ballast Point Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.