Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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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:
2,908
Reviews:
691
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
810
For Trade:
6
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,908 |  Reviews: 691
Photo of djchrismac
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of swanfungus
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanK252
4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours deep golden orange amber with a frothy off light tan head that settles to a solid layer and leaves a thick wall of lacing behind.

S: Tropical fruit, mango and hints of pineapple, citrus, orange, light grapefruit, and a little lemon lime, backed with big caramel malt sweetness.

T: Citrus, tangerine, lemon lime, a little grapefruit pith, pine, tropical and fruity, passion fruit, mango, peach, light melon, backed with a boatload of malt sweetness and some alcohol.

M: Medium to full body, moderate carbonation, and a little warmth.

O: The moment you take a sip you can tell it's strong with some boozy notes here and there and a little warmth, but before you know it the wave of hops and sweet malt have got you distracted. This is a true DIPA.

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

Photo of Kaui1498
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of do_ob
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle into a snifter. Very clear copper in color - one of those beers you could read a newspaper through. Initially had about 1 finger of white, bubbly foam, which dissolved down into a dense lacing after a couple minutes. Great carbonation. Smells like a big, boozy hop bomb - very sweet, almost cloyingly-so. Notes of ripe tropical fruit, malt, and alcohol dominate the aroma. Medium weight, and creamy in texture with only a little sharpness due to the alcohol. The taste follows the smell for the most part. Sweet booziness, tropical fruit, and lots of hoppy bitterness. Thankfully this one wasn't quite as sweet as the aroma would lead you to believe, but it's up there.

Overall, not bad, but overly-boozy IIPAs are always a let down for me. I love piney, hoppy beers just as much as I love tropical fruit. What I don't love, however, is a beer dominated by it's alcohol profile. A better balance would make this potentially great beer just that.

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Photo of ihazabucket7
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Very hop forward aroma with grapefruit, citrus, tangerine, mango hints. Hop bomb taste with malts and citrus. Overall a great DIPA. Cheers!

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

Photo of OGShotzy
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mrob22278
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lefty_P_Hand
3.43/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drummerdwzp
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GOBLIN
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One gorgeous dipa, this one really glows. Scents of peach, mango, tropical fruits and a touch of fruity pebbles cereal. Taste mellows out and doesn't quite match up to the aromas. Still tasty, very drinkable for 10% and delicious. Alcohol comes through a bit more as it warms in the glass. Decent feel and finishes dry.

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

Photo of acurtis
3.34/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stumac
3.81/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drpimento
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Decent appearance but I think the hops were a bit oxidized. Very good body and the beer is quite drinkable. Don't notice the alcohol.

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

Photo of z_taylor
3.41/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of speakdf0
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of gobuccos
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmiller718
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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