Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

BA SCORE
92
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2,902 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by drewbage on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,902
Reviews:
689
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
297
Gots:
803
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of tvghost
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Petegrieco
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of santomark
3.47/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Murky, murky, orange. Little to no head.
S: Malty up front, mild hops, but mostly malt
T: Mild orange, biscuit, pine.
M: Heavy body, Nice carbonation.
O: This is a malt bomb. I seriously do not understand what people see in Ballast Point, especially considering the craft game now. It seems outdated with their beers. Malt bomb, mild citrus notes. Refreshing yes, but nothing to brag about. C in my book

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Photo of RyanCrawford
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dreichus
4.38/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matty123
4.28/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aquasox3
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Duhast500
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a La Fin Du Monde tulip glass.

The color is a hazy orange/gold with two and half fingers of thick foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is earthy hops, some flowery aroma with hints of a rose and touches of slight pine. There is some malt aroma here that is sweet but subtle and expresses itself with just a hint of citrus fruits.

The taste is bitterness at the point of contact with a green, earthy hop flavor. There is a danky flavor that is a bit resiny and pushes of that initial flavor and lets a workable citrus flavor come in that is a touch of grapefruit with some pineapple and pear coming in to wash off the palette. Bitterness is there at the end as expected but a flash of sweetness gets out just as the bitterness builds toward the end.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with but does seem to be a bit bigger here and there. It has a nice smooth feel but there is an aggressive aftertaste that takes a brief moment to settle down. One the bitterness in the aftertaste dies down there is plenty of pleasant fruity after tones.

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Photo of KindaFondaGoozah
4.47/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of porter_collie
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tb4475
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwps214
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
2.15/5  rDev -47.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Horrible. dark, malty, cardboard. Keg not dated.

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Photo of hozersr
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deereless
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vincap521
3.34/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OCSA_1978
4.68/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SarcasticAaron
4.44/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pnelting
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass from a 12 oz. bottle with a date of 15010. Clear Amber color with a full off white head and plenty of sticky lacing.
S: Lots of hops and citrus. Really fragrant beer.
T: Full of flavor. Grapefruit and pine bitterness and just enough malt to keep it from becoming too hoppy.
M: Medium to heavy feel with a little sting. Slight stickiness in the palate.
O: This is a big flavorful beer that did not disappoint.

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Photo of JayCheG
3.59/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TerdulousFerguson17
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Smitch
3.78/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ScottP
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,902 ratings.
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