Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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2,908 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:
2,908
Reviews:
691
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
9.73%
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
809
For Trade:
6
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Photo of CHickman
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
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 +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Abstraction1
4.82/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wajohnst
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of saxclar123
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antg8989
4.41/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hayden34
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mattst
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.66/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.19/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopMarine
3.58/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nbdreher
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of p_dogg
4.74/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gopens44
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atone315
4.37/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of BeerGreg
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopmeplease
4.9/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Maybe my favorite double IPA of all.

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4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of gabe89
4.17/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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