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:
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Added by drewbage on 06-14-2003

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a: hazy golden burnt orange with some nice caramel notes. large 3 finger frothy white head that seems to be sticking around pretty nicely, and keeping good lacing

s: blast of hops. dank mango, pineapple, grapefruit, strawberry, caramel malts, and fresh bread. finishes with real nice juicy tropical fruits

t: so much dank fruit up front. mango & that almost astringent pineapple dominate the front of the tongue. those just clear a path for the bitter grapefruits - i'm picking the bitterness up as dominant. fades to some smooth caramel malts and a hint of strawberry

m: its on the heavier side of medium, and i'm surprised that the carbonation level isn't higher - given the head produced and how well it sticks around.

o: the tropical fruits in here are nice, but this is pretty bitter. for me the bitterness seems to wash away all those flavors and take center stage. its still pretty good though, and has a real nice mouthfeel. its big though

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bomber into a tulip

A - Orange, brown-ish. Slightly hazy, but can still see my finger on the other side of the glass. Nice 1-inch head that has some staying power. On the first power, the head faded pretty quickly, but for the second pour out of the bomber, the head remains thick and creamy for over a minute. Even as I drink it, there is a solid covering of white foam over the surface that remains for most of the pour. Lacing and head residue adds a nice touch.

S - I smell pine and citrus. The citrus could be grapefruit, but I'm not positive. Clearly well hopped, but the aroma powerful enough to grab your attention right away.

T - Suprisingly, the citrus doesn't hit me right away. The malt definitely gives this beer a backbone - the beginning of the sip is smooth and then the hop bitterness kicks in. Now I can tell that the citrus I smelled before is and was grapefruit. Can't distinguish much in the way of other flavors. The sweetness from the malt comes back and smooths out the hop bitterness at the end of the sip.

M - Has a medium feel; the malt adds a richness that bodes well for this beer. Thins out slightly throughout the course of the sip, but still retains the medium feel. Carbonation is good, not too much at the beginning, but feels slightly prickly by the end, reinforced by the hop bitterness.

D - Definitely drinkable, but wouldn't want to have more than 2 of these bombers. The 10% ABV doesn't exactly make it sessionable, but it's not as filling as you would expect with an ABV that high. A solid DIPA

O - Definitely enjoyed the beer, but I've also definitely had better. I would buy it again for sure. I think it would benefit from more aroma and less hop bitterness. More dry-hopping and fewer bittering hops would be great.

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