Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA
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4.12/5
Exceptional
2,922 Ratings
Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States
ballastpoint.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by DrewBeechum on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,777
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
820
Trade:
6
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Photo of Muss42
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DSelb
5/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BucBasil
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A:Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a clear orange with a yellowish-tan head that sticks in bug clumps.

S: More balanced than I expected. Bready malt behind a fruity hop veneer - citrus rinds being the dominant note. Honey sweetness is there also. Nice aroma.

T: A bit more hoppy than the aroma lets on but not in an overpowering way. Still some malt, but the hops note is less citrus and more piney/resiny. An OK amount of balance, even for a double IPA that probably isn't really aiming for it.

F: A bit sticky.

Overall: This is a surprisingly drinkable double IPA. I'm not usually a fan of these but this has some balance and is actually more than just a hop bomb.

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Photo of briandaube
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 evanwoertz
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dada100
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shortbox81
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of tone77
3.46/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of tropical fruits, some pine. Taste is bitter, pine, light citrus, did I mention bitter? Feels medium/full bodied in the mouth and overall is decent, but for me it was to little flavor and to much bitterness.

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Photo of Burgy
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours orangeish gold. Thick, short, white head that fades after a little while.

Smells citrus, caramel malt, pine and light tropical.

Tastes Caramel malt, grapefruit, citrus peel. Followed by pine and touch herbal. Finish is dry with pine ave citrus Linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of daem3384
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDoHo
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnotherDisease
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kevclarkhd
4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Amazing beer. Especially for 10%

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Photo of Happyyb
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NEhophead
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a nice looking bronzed amber color with a slight transparency about it. Soft carbonation rises in the center to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipates in a soft gentle manner. Clingy soft foamy white lacing rings around in a messy contour. The smell starts off with some sweet onion, light grassy to sweet and bitter pine. Light caramel malts display a nice background as it warms. The taste takes the sweet onion and grassiness to combine and be a nice display of bittersweet hops blending with a sly caramel backbone. A dry bittersweet aftertaste of sweet onion runs into the same sort of finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body. It had a slightly sessionable smooth feel to it. Bitterness is there, but isn’t overly bearing. Overall, for a DIPA, that mouthfeel/palate just feels different than a lot of other DIPA’s I’ve had, not sure if its the dorado hops, but this was quite enjoyable to drink.

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Photo of Stoutmaster9
3.31/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

On the golden side of Ochre Yellow, thin head, vanishing quick. Nice lacing.

Smells of malty, sour-citrus.

Taste follows the nose.
There is more than a fair amount of citrus, malt & hops which linger feeble, in the burning booze tempest's shadow.

The gulp burn is throat piercing.
I would suggest having this after a few pints, just to get ready, though only on a full belly, off the road.

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Photo of andrewh995
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly orange and golden color with a very small white head. Smells of hops and some sweetness. Tastes of lots of hops, mild bitterness, some sweet citrus, and a touch of alcohol. Medium and somewhat syrupy body. Over all it's a good DIPA, just a little one dimensional.

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Photo of cuy50
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ladle69
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a beautiful hazy gold with a thick, creamy white head that lasts for a considerable amount of time.

S: Aromas of tart citrus, caramel, biscuits, crackers, herbs, and lemongrass fill the nose.

T: In the mouth, the ale is immediately bold and bitter, offering tons of pine, spruce, lemongrass, lime, bitter orange, and grapefruit notes balanced by impressions of caramel, crackers, biscuits, apricot, pineapple, and mango. The finish is long and puckering. I noted a mixture of pine, tropical fruit, and caramel on the palate after the swallow.

M: Medium-in-body, yet somehow thicker in feel than it actually is. The ale starts off slick, but grows progressively stickier from the entry to the swallow. Carbonation is active without being overly firm. Alcohol presence is noticeable (one would expect that of a 10% ale), but not all that dominating. More drinkable than anticipated. If someone were to just give me this beer and tell me nothing about it, I would not guess that it had an abv of 10%.

O: This is a very nice DIPA. I really have few serious complaints about this beer. Definitely worth a try.

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,922 ratings
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