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Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.12/5
Exceptional
2,921 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 DrewBeechum on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,766
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,921
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
817
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,921 |  Reviews: 694
Photo of ONUMello
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a growler into a tulip
A: Pours a deep, bold orange color with a one-finger head that lingers
S: Strong aromatics with a malt backbone, earthy, a nice blend of pine and citrus
T: Bold but balanced with flavors that match the nose. Also a bit floral. Great
M: Medium to full bodied, balanced and a long finish
O: I really enjoyed this, especially the earthy note throughout. Based on some of the comments below if you can, find it fresh & on tap

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Photo of DAS30
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mbertrand2
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of HopSavant
4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kark
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AndyCowles75
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Gmartin75
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZebraCakez
2.97/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well, I can't say I enjoyed this one nearly as much as many others did. Nothing terrible here, but it just fell flat for me basically across the board. My main complaint was with the mouth feel. It simply seems flat and watery, not enjoyable at all. There are much better examples of the site of the style on the shelf in my opinion.

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Photo of hoppytobehere
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DGSchmitt
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hoagzzz
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Love the ominous murky pour. Tastes like double big eye. Pretty good.. But the 10 percent probably not necessary

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Photo of Notacraftdrinker
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johneutah
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beer_Stalin
4.77/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

While beer hunting in Lake Placid I found this interesting looking high octane IPA. I started it as a follow up to a Brasseur du Monde 90 minute L'Interdite and it announced it's arrival with a flourish. At 650 ml. it carried over to my salad and was a great compliment. This is no session beverage but one to savour over many courses it seems. Next, I reached for some cheese, slice of cheddar, then a wedge of garlic and herb goat cheese. I'm finishing the last 2 oz. with purple grapes and a molasses cookie.
Dorado is right up there with Heady Topper as an IPA comparable (and I indulged in one yesterday), but I can report with confidence that it is a beverage that you can count on from aperetif to dessert! Outstanding!

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Photo of justjonas
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FogDishHead
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tvghost
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Petegrieco
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Santosizer
3.47/5  rDev -15.8%
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 +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dreichus
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Matty123
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,921 ratings
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