Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA
BA SCORE
4.12/5
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by DrewBeechum on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,732
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,920
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
298
Gots:
816
Trade:
6
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,920 |  Reviews: 694
Photo of Yeroc
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ElJacobian
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was a little disappointed by this, mainly because I love the Sculpin so much. I found it a little boozy and bitter- the fruity aftertaste didn't have a strong enough punch. It's still a solid beer, but just didn't quite live up to the Sculpin or Big Eye in my opinion.

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Photo of jribeiro025
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nabs350
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass:

I really wanted to like this beer, because I loved Sculpin and GF Sculpin and thought this might be a juicier, more resinous version of the aforementioned. At 10%, this one is heavy, but the alcohol wasn't really detectable, which was nice. Appeared much like Sculpin; a copper-orange, totally translucent brew with a nice thick head. Smelled pretty nice, but not as dank and fruity as either of the other IPAs. The taste was what really threw me off. I got bitterness, bitterness, and a lingering bitter finish. I can appreciate a nice dry bitter finish, but this was bitter and just bitter all the way through. I'll skip and go for something a little more balanced next time.

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

Photo of GatorCoop
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dynobolt
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yes! Another great BP BEER!!!!

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Photo of anaids
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of amstokesdb9
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mikevanatta
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tom10101
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium head that poofs. nose; citrus & grassy hops, sweet tangerine, light pine & syrup. taste; toasted grain & sweet caramel malts, big grapefruit & orange zests, pine resin, wet hops and a massive citrus pith that extends well beyond the finish. medium carbonation and medium+ mouthfeel. a big dipa that exhibits the typical "malts vs bitters" battle, and manages to come out well-balanced and, while not mind-blowing, hits all the right hop and fruit notes at 10% abv.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.32/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of johnpalisi
4.37/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great malt hop balance xx

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Photo of chefdave37
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of founddrama
3.24/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Is there something a bit heavy and... syrupy in the flavor here? Hops profile isn't what I'd expected. There's just... bitterness and more bitterness. None of the resiny aromatics that I'd expect.

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Photo of Daniellobo
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BradShook
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of condorsim
3.66/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Beaz18
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hipHOPSanonymous
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of soulcougher
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | 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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