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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
2,920 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:
#1,736
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,920
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
816
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 2,920 |  Reviews: 694
Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ken_P
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrfehon33
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of crob3888
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured into a snifter. Sunset orange with a thick off-white head. Lots of lacing on the glass. Beautiful clarity.

S: Citrus aroma dominated by grapefruit and a hint of sweet alcohol hiding back there.

T: Juicy like its little brother Sculpin, but less of that beers tropical fruits and more grapefruit rind, orange pith, with a hint of mint and pine. The malts come through on the tongue as a candied orange. The 10% ABV is mostly hidden, but there's a slight sweetness and warmth to the alcohol presence that makes this a nice DIPA for a brisk evening. Hop bitterness lingers on the tongue forever, but it's thankfully not a total palate wrecking experience.

F: Medium-thick body, chewy and sticky.

O: At $13.99 for a six-pack, this is a pretty great bargain for a DIPA. It may not be in my rotation as much as Sculpin or Victory at Sea, but it'll be a beer I seek out when craving a DIPA. Ballast Point simply does not disappoint.

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Photo of FightinIrish88
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisterGone
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz into a tulip. Deep orange-amber with white head that left a good set of lacing. The aroma is the star in this brew. A touch of floral with a lot of tropical and a hint of sweet maltiness. This was evident even when still a bit too cold to drink. So, my usual experience with big DIPAs is that the flavor is a bigger, more pronounced sensory experience than the aroma (more so than taste usually is to smell in the obvious sense). And so this was a slight disappointment in that the taste was pretty much in line with the aroma - nothing extra came forth. Having said that, I was a lovely taste of floral hops up front with the tropicals and malt hint across the a palate with a nice, resinous finish that was not as sticky as other DIPAs. In terms of my personal preferences, this is probably that beer that is in the best of tier 2, but another bottle may raise the rating. Kind of like a soccer team that yo-yo's between relegation-from and promotion-to tot top league. Or maybe a better analogy would be the Padres (in making a San Diego metaphor): historically a 4A team.

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Photo of wafers
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LouZ
4.57/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of if not my favorite Ballast Point beers. The perfect blend of hoppiness with a sweet, malty backbone that makes it super drinkable.

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Photo of mackeyse
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dfecteau
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-hunter
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle into a snifter glass. 10% abv

Appearance- Dull apricot orange in color. Extremely hazy/cloudy in clarity. Frothy white head.

Smell- Intense pine aroma backed by strong whiffs of grapefruit and orange. Quite aromatic.

Taste- Malt flavors up front, both sweet, caramel malts with toasted bready malt flavors as well. Then comes the fresh citric hop notes of grapefruit and pine. A touch of pineapple puts a sweet finish to the sugary undertones. Tropical in nature. The finish is bitter and lasting, yet smooth. The finish also carries along with it an added sweetness. This bitter/sweet finish also has with it traces of the taste of alcohol.

Mouthfeel- Prickly to the palate, from the carbonation and full flavor. Heavy in body.

Overall- A rich, complex, and smooth 2xipa. The malt was balanced quite nicely and the fruity aroma was much taste to take in. The alcohol could have been concealed a bit more in the finish but this does not really matter. A special release indeed by a talanted brewery. Well worth checking out.

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Photo of ChrisBanks
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCimpi
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjstacker
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of frinknasty
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craftaholic
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hambone
3.69/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty alcoholic. Pretty bitter but a good bitter. This taste more like a double imperial ipa. The malts are pretty subtle but I just can't taste the hops that much. This beer confuses me. Not that great

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

Photo of SenorHops
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Tbub18
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

A--Nice golden yellow, honey. 2 finger head
S--Grapefruit, dank, some toffee/honey
T--Solid amount of hops, as expected hit you immediately. Bitterness lingers, not getting the tropical fruit taste like others. Malt finish is sweet, caramel.
M--My favorite part of this beer. Nice and smooth, medium body with a medium carbonation.
O--I wanted to like this one more. Just didn't have the hop forwardness I was looking for. Its pretty well balanced, I could definitely see why people enjoy this beer. I lean towards the tropical flavors and while I could smell them I just didn't taste them enough.

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Photo of Heinutiken
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MadCat
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Nice orangey yellow color with a fluffy white head that leaves good lacing

Smell: Grapefruit, orange, lime, and tropical fruits in the nose

Taste: Sharp hop bitterness, nice grapefruit, orange, and lime flavors, with a little shortbread in the background, bitter dry finish

Mouthfeel: Smooth medium body, good carbonation

Overall: An excellent DIPA, if you love Big Eye and Sculpin you'll love this. Ballast Point makes some fantastic brews.

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

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | 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 2,920 ratings
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