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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
2,922 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 DrewBeechum on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,780
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
820
Trade:
6
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Photo of DinoBlueShoes
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MMarkMelly
4.79/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This Has A Great Citrus Component W/ Underlying Hops

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

Photo of mkmarth
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of biboergosum
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, another awesome party favour courtesy of venerable BA IronDjinn.

This beer pours a glassy, medium golden amber colour, with two chubby fingers of puffy, rocky, and frothy eggshell white head, which leaves some stellar chunky and world atlas-friendly lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of grainy, doughy caramel malt, a further crackery toffee sweetness, faint dark orchard fruit notes, and less than complex, but still rather agreeable piney, citrusy, and leafy bitter hops. The taste is pretty sweet caramel/toffee malt, warm citrus flesh, indistinct black orchard fruit, a soft stoney flintiness, and rather boozy herbal, piney, and leafy hops.

The carbonation is a bit peppy in its fairly sassy fizzy and frothy alternations, the body a decent middleweight, and more or less smooth, with a mild creaminess. It finishes sweet, the tainted caramel malt still not willing to totally give it up to the still persuasive as all get out hops.

An excellent example of the style, not too hot (barely) and not too bland (by far). Worthy of challenging my somehow hop-weary palate of late, and something y'all should duly seek out, if you are blessed with the chance and/or availability.

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Photo of Moonshae_D
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesMN
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barely legible date on the label of 15 105. Still, better than no date.

Appearance: Deep golden caramel color with nice clarity. Poured a two-finger off-white head that has settled to a puffy froth leaving lacing.

Aroma: Sugary citrus and caramel. Touch of resin.

Taste: Starts with a smooth resinous bitter character paired with sweet caramel malts. Builds in bitterness resulting in a piney/resiny IBU attack in the finish. Aftertaste is semi-sweet malts, bitterness, and is quite dry. Not getting any alcohol but a slight warmth in the throat. Although the bitterness is up there, there is some semblance of balance. Bit of an off-flavor during the finish that is metallic, maybe oxidation. Quite sound otherwise.

Mouthfeel: Full in body and sticky with hops. Deceptively smooth carbonation with average drinkability for a beer of this magnitude.

Final Thoughts: Definitely enjoyable, especially as an evening sipper. The resinous hop character wasn't what I was expecting, given the citrus explosion that is Sculpin, however it was well done. Would I drink it again? If I'm ever fortunate enough to find myself at the brewery I wouldn't pass it up fresh on tap.

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

Photo of Zach136
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours fairly hazy yellow, with an off white head. Good lacing.

Aroma: Big notes of tropical passionfruit and guava, with a nice level of pine in the background.

Flavor: Medium+ pine hop bitterness and flavor up front. Solid hit of booze, most of any of the fruity hop character is lost in the shuffle.

Mouthfeel: Medium-ish bodied, boozy and astringent.

Overall: Started strong, ended a bit too assertively boozey and bitter for my tastes.

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Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reedbrew
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopHeadBeerFed
1.79/5  rDev -56.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Metallic taste despite good coloration on the pour. Hips are hidden in the high ABV no malt backbone whatsoever Very disappointed for the the price point. After a prior review of Dogfish 90 and Stone enjoy by.. this beer fails in all regards of an imperial IPA. Good buzz that's about it...

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

Photo of CHickman
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger foamy light tan head that had tons of tiny bubbles in it and faded slowly, leaving good foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down.

Smells of biscuit, orange peel, grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon zest, coriander, pepper and other light spices, yeast, metallic notes and dry grass/tea leaf. Seems like dried flowers or potpourri and the more you inhale the more it went away from the nice hop aroma; it drifted off course and lost it's luster for me, seeming just average at the end.

Tastes like it smells, but with a lot more grains and what seems like wet cardboard or paper. Flavor is a mix of orange peel, grapefruit, citrus hops, lemon zest, biscuit, toasted grains, dry fruity candy like Razzles, dry grass, coriander, pepper and other light spices like cumin, yeast, metallic or penny notes and very dry tea leaf or flowers. It seems very hoppy at first but then turns sweet and malty with a high level of bitterness. The yeast/metallic/penny flavor is almost like too much yeast in the mix and to me takes away from the juicy citrus hops.

Mouthfeel is creamy and slick, with a smooth feel across the tongue that has mild to average carbonation, a medium body and a slightly sweet, grainy aftertaste that is bitter and only has some dry floral/leafy hop aspects lingering.

Overall it was alright. After setting the bar so high with Sculpin, this seems average and like a bit of a let down. It's a good beer, nowhere near a great beer. This brew does hide the high ABV extremely well, I could not tell how strong it was so that was a nice touch.

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Photo of DenverBigRed
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Abstraction1
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mcthfg
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of saxclar123
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayden34
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattst
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,922 ratings
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