Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

2,908 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by drewbage on 06-14-2003

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.12/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours a brilliant orange hue, topped with a large white foamy head. Big citrus aroma: lemon peel, freshly squeezed orange juice. Flavor is really big on hops, of course, and spicy. Deliciously grapefruity hop flavors, but turned up so loud, that like really hot Indian food or chili, it keeps you from consuming it too fast. Which is good because at 10% this bomber will knock me on my ass. But, that is, per se, a vote against this being a well-balanced beer. Still, it is not completely one dimensional. I'd rather drink this than Ruination, but Maharaja and 90 minute are better still.

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4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Deep, honey-colored body with a thick, frothy, sticky white head. Melon and citrus hop aromas greet the nose. Warm, malt grain flavors with an eye-widening hop bitterness. Medium body with a gently biting hop bitterness on the tongue; mostly dry finish.

A well-balanced, nicely complex double IPA. Crisp hop bitterness and bready malt flavors blend well together with the high ABV keeping in the background yet contributing somewhat to the relative dryness of the beer. Very approachable and very tasty...

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

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2.94/5  rDev -28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Just picked it up, but Bottled on Oct 25... Could explain why the nose was faint-def expected more hop aroma! The hop bitterness literally explodes and then dances on the tongue! Taste is hoppy, but somewhat muddled. Again, expected more of the San Diego grapefruit, but a month out, so it may have faded too. Some warm alcohol on the nose and in the flavor, but def a well-hidden 10%!
Would love to try this fresh, based on the high ratings an ecstatic reviews.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,908 ratings.
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