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

Photo of Hoppierheadsprevail
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cyanmonkey
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

It got me drunk.

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

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

Photo of SharkNado
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mumbled
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Rogerlb
3.76/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A big DIPA. Poured from a 12-oz bottle in a Stone Arrogant Bastard pint glass, looks cloudy (from carbonation bubbles) but generally a nice amber pour. Head dissipates quickly, lacing good.

Smell is citrusy hoppy, grapefruit maybe peach in there, a little leather. Not too overpowering. The taste is pretty hoppy from the get-go, and bitter gets in there shortly thereafter. Other reviewers said it was only in the aftertaste, but I'm getting it up front. I get a lot of burnt malt pretty quick that takes over an initial sweet lemon. Taste is almost astringent by the finish, not sure I like it but it's growing on me. Burnt rind. Ballast Point is usually a little better balanced in my experience. These west coast doubles seem to go off the rails sometimes to make a point and I am cautious of their ability to balance properly.

I had a 22-oz bomber of this before and for some reason don't remember it being this bitter and harsh. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty drinkable and fans of malty bitterness will like it. The alcohol isn't hidden well - I can tell this is a 10% (unlike other reviewers who are saying they can't tell). The heat is there in the 2nd half and lingers in the aftertaste, even more so when it warms up. Almost a bourbon woody feel.

Yeah, not for the casual IPA drinker. Feel is thick, resiny, oil; bitter throughout, astringent finish. Another reviewer DaverCS called the aftertaste "dish-soapy" and I see that. Still, how am I liking it? All in all drinkable but I'd pick up a Big Eye or Sculpin from BP first if I was having company over.

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Photo of chicagoish
3.78/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Fatty_Mccracken
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of NickandToni
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Envy can be surmised as ones belief that they can achieve better than existing. Though this may be true most of the time, this is not the case with Dorado. I have envy because I will never do better, I can only strive. Read on.

Look: Almost Arabesque in color
Smell: Earthy malt, candied grapefruit peel
Taste: This beer defines that identifying a bitter taste is not lost in America. Grapefruit, fresh and full of wonderful bitterness
Feel: Heavier than most of its competition, connoisseur worthy
Overall: Up there with the best. San Diego living up to the world's finest

Though I have had slightly better experiences with this genre, Ballast Point is at the top of this category.

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4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of unclekeith
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of myteam24
4.52/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rickrem
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gajo74
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look- copper and orange. Nice moderate sized foam head and sticky lacing that retains well.
Smell- citric hops forward nose, tropical fruits and some biscuity malt. Pleasant smell, nothing overpowering.
Taste- the hops forward flavor is certainly there. However, what I really like about this one is the sweet malt balance it provides. It is quite delicious.
Feel- medium bodied and dangerously drinkable. I can't believe it's 10% ABV.
I really like this one. It is so flavorful. Another great ipa from Ballast Point!

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Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Whatup14
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,920 ratings
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