Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA
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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by DrewBeechum on 06-14-2003

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Photo of Act25
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Try 24. I wish in cans.

Great brewer, up there with their best _ Sculpin.

A: Pours a clear amber with a two finger head; great retention and lace.

S: More balanced that Sculpin. Together bounty of floral and grapefruit hops balanced by the sweet malt base .

T: Great see saw of up front intense hops - floral, pith, citrus, pine - with sweet malt, a pleasant battle that finishes wonderfully. Hides alcohol well. Delicious.

F: Medium body with moderate, prickly, carbonation.

Awesome. Try 24.

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Photo of mikeburd1128
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Phigg1102
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ucsbmullet
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of JISurfer
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of blitheringidiot
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Label: Limited release 9.1% ABV.

Pours a hazy ruddy orange amber hue topped with a craggy crater eggshell cap that settles with a drippy lace.

Candy nose of Tang, cherry lolipop, fresh leafy pine hop scents. Bright pine wood sawdust and Spree candy pops out.

First swigs: Orange juice! Fresh squeezed orange juice. This is Tang breakfast drink! Some piney resinous flavors that create the most cornucopia fruity 2IPA that comes to mind. This is a pineapple, banana, red apple, full fruity flavored 2IPA. Brilliant dusty pine and oak hops.

Feel is full bodied piney resiny and sizzling on the tongue. Thick full bodied aspects cover up the 9.1% ABV completely.

Last swigs: Orange juice & Spree candy 2IPA. One of my favorite 2IPAs that I've had all year.

Beer is good. Happy bright 2IPA beering.

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Photo of GrindFatherBob
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of bashiba
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This beer had a huge foamy off white head with a crystal clear dark amber color, nice retention and great lacing all the way to the bottom of the first glass. Good carbonation trickling throughout.

Has a big citrusy and fresh hop smell with a slightly sweet bready malt goodness.

The flavor is outstanding, a big blast of citrusy fresh green hops, slightly bitter with a big lemony zest. The Sweet malts with a bit of alcohol slowly catch up to the hop onslaught balancing it out suprisingly well, had a very nice sweet bready body.

The mouthfeel is creamy and very full leaving a big oily coating on your tongue that leaves you tasting this for hours.

An outstanding Double IPA, Ballast point continues to impress.

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Photo of stephensinner
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OregonGrown7
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of woodchip
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Paccamacca
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of bump8628
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Mikeluzzjr
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.48/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of CrellMoset
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very glad to have gotten this one in a recent trade w/ mikedashg - many thanks!! 22 oz. bottle, poured into a 40 cl cervoise (in stages, of course).

Appearance: Pours a brilliant orange amber, absolutely radiant in its clarity, full of streams of lackadaisical, average-sized effervescence, creeping upwards towards a foamy mass of head which seems to have better retention with itself (though still only about average, I'd say) than it does stick with respect to the sides of the glass. That is, it congeals into sort of a blob, creeping inwards towards itself (where it remains formidable) instead of the traditional collapse-in-the-middle-but-stay-stuck-to-the-walls sort of thing. That's not to say the lacing on the sides of the glass isn't nice - it is, with erratic though plentiful, foamy clouds littering the cervoise's walls.

Aroma: Ethereal and fruity, though also pleasantly spicy. The spiciness is only partly due to alcohol, which becomes detectable (though not prominent) as this one warms. The other downside is the slight vegetal aspect of this one, which isn't too bad, but then again, isn't too good. The spiciness is really actually pretty prominent, lending notes similar to cinnamon or allspice. Pine, light fruits, citrus, and a few tropical notes round it out.

Taste: A varied and balanced mouth, and much heavier than the nose. The malt on this one definitely comes through, a relatively heavily roasted though still honey-sweet, caramel-esque backbone, not quite saccharine but very doughy and prominent. Hop bitterness is the next most prominent note, unfortunate or otherwise, slightly coarse in places, though its roughness melds well with a heavy pine-esque note and a handful of slightly bitter, minty, and leafy hop notes. The hop profile on the whole is similar to a spicier, heavier Sculpin - that is, relatively fruity, with overtones of mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and orange. Just, you know, heavier, and leafier, probably due to the dry hopping. It's a solid flavor profile, enjoyable, relatively balanced, though maybe a little too balanced - it'd be nice if the bitterness were a little less course, and the piney flavors (which always seem to dominate all other hop flavors whenever they're present in a beer) a little more subdued.

Mouthfeel: Pretty gosh darn thick, which keeps it from a high score, but it's still amazingly nice. Thick, pillowy, luscious even, with a smooth, subtly carbonated sort of feel that works well with the flavor profile and helps somewhat to cut what I described about as a perhaps overly harsh bitterness.

Drinkability: Hmmmm. A solid beer, and an enjoyable DIPA. As I've perhaps indicated before, I'm pretty tough on DIPAs, because they're my favorite style - I thus hold them to a higher standard. This one's definitely very good, but there were enough things slightly "off" about it that I think I'm gonna rate it a little below average. Some slight tweaking and this could be a world class brew, however.

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Photo of randylangford
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of inlimbo77
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, enjoy by 6/22/13
Victory tulip

A: Pours out a really hazy, orange color. Typical to the style. Half finger of slightly off white head. Appears to be nicely carbonated. Head reduces to a ring around the edges quickly. Alcohol feet are there.

S: I get really resinous astrigency. lots of tropical fruits: mango, papaya, mellon, etc. There is also some sweet malt character playing behind it all.

T: Right on the tip of the tongue you get that hop bitterness. It's that dank resinous hop note that you smelled. Fruity hop flavors. Maybe some of that papaya that I smelled. Mid palate the malta sweep in to mildly balance this out a touch. It's still hop forward for sure. Very drinkable for a 10%, it's hidden nicely. Close isn't as dry as others, but it is long and hangs with you a while.

M: It's a nice solid medium bodied DIPA. Not overly bitter.

O: A- here. Good DIPA. Like it a lot.

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Photo of hockeypuck
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robebo44
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swanfungus
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,923 ratings
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