Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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92
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2,912 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 drewbage on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,912
Reviews:
692
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
811
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Dukies222001
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Easton70
2.69/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I was a little disapointed with this one having had it i the house for a couple of weeks since buying it at Trader Joes in Bellingham, WA. The idea was really appealling: a double IPA with water melon. The reality is a great looking beer but one with a funky fruity aroma and that funkiness follows through to thie taste. Perhaps a base IPA would be better for a delicate flavour like water melon.....or even a pilsner.

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Photo of neil2me
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall, I was a little disappointed with this. Great color and smell, but the taste let me down a little. Very bitter and not as hoppy as I had hoped. Maybe if I tried it fresh on tap, it might have been a little different.

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Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stadmo1
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lichtman
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CoryFitch22
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chestertonian82
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AnthonyJS
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I'd put this on par with Green Flash's West Coast IPA. This is one delicious beer. A strong, but not too bitter double IPA that is sure to please any fan of this style. It doesn't have too much in the way of fruitiness or other special flavors, yet succeeds in being an outstanding beer that I'll return to again and again.

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Photo of 22Blue
3.96/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PprBurke
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmdrpi
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle, no date

clear dark orange rust colored. white head, some lacing. well rounded hop aroma - floral, pine, citrus. taste is a little boozy. fairly bitter. enough malt flavor to balance. mouthfeel is slightly sticky.

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Photo of Space_Flight_Navigator
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zazzi82
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mikr
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Pale_Horse
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of od_sf
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Libeertarian
3.77/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

From notes taken 08/04/16:

Golden amber, darker than scotch, lighter than brandy. Mostly clear with fine haze. Fluffy, foamy lemon-white head of higher moderate retention. Heavy caramel scent, with some stonefruit (close to apricot), raisins, booze, lightest perfume. Touch of resin, rind, leaf matter, leather from head. Caramel, perfume, and apricot forward palate, throughout, accentuated by sweet but spicy alcohol and balanced with rindy, soapy bitterness from about the middle. Finishes rindy, soapy, spicy, peppery. Flavor-wise, my least favorite variant of the style. Too perfumey. Sweetness not balanced enough. Not enough citrus or mango or peppercorn. Still a quality beer. Lighter full-bodied IIPA, mellow but fine and abundant carbonation, smooth at first, tingly toward the finish. Mouth-coating. Unsurprisingly quite warm, at 10% ABV.

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Photo of Bieniek30
3.29/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.94/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of the_awesometeer
3.63/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The beer is a clear amber color with little carbonation. Had a nice fluffy head that lasted. The beer gives of a strong hop smell of citrus and pine. I get a great hop taste of pine and a hint of citrus. I also get a nice little hint of sweetness from the malts. The beer is smooth and easy to drink and then hits you with a drying after bite.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

An appearance SRM in between amber and light brown. Mild 1/3" off white head. Aroma leans more citrus grapefruit than pine.

Taste is a big, double ipa brimming with alcohol, malt and hops. Plenty earthy, not as hoppy as several other offerings from Ballast Point (sculpin, grunion). Still lots of bitterness all over this, some crystal malt. Like many double ipa offerings, I tend to prefer the lighter single ipas and pale ales aforementioned more than this one. Its good, its decently priced, still in the 6 pack format, so that definitely counts for something.

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Photo of souvenirs
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of duvel1979
3.5/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
4.11 out of 5 based on 2,912 ratings.
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