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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
2,921 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:
#1,767
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,921
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
817
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 2,921 |  Reviews: 694
Photo of Austin32
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Might have had a bottle slightly past its prime, smell and look were great but taste was quite bitter and not in a crisp hoppy way. I will try it again and revise this if necessary.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Carlalwin
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tridge85
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breadwinner
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AndrewMichael
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter, great bitterness, a bit boozy, but great as expected as a West Coast double.

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

Photo of Redrock
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hoppy, floral and a bit boozy. It's delicious but No Sculpin.

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Photo of Yancey82
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had at Pittsburgh Winter BeerFest.

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Photo of Mdfabio18
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of InkedinRi
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Good double ipa. But not the best I've had. Very boozy

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Photo of Wrigfen
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of HopintheSouth
4.49/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kerry4porters
4.71/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Appearance: Hazy gold, huge head.

Smell: Citrus, berries--reminds me of strawberries?

Taste: Solid malt body, then sweet fruitiness. Citrus mixed with pineapple, a little bit of booziness underneath.

Overall: I'm really impressed with this DIPA from Ballast Point. Hits all the marks--some sweetness, good hop flavor, some booziness. Glad to have another A plus DIPA option to choose from!

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Photo of boudeysbigbrew
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ian_B
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rajendra82
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Classic DIPA amber color, clear body, and one finger thick head greeted me upon pouring. The aroma was a lot more subdued than expected. It took a really deep whiff to get a sense of the hop presence in the beer, and even then it felt a faint. I could detect grapefruit, orange peel, a some apricot. The taste was much bolder than the smell. There was a lot of grapefruit pith, lime, bitter orange, and other citrus flavors, as well as some pine resin. The malt was secondary, but noticeable. The body of the beer was dense, sticky, and filling. The alcohol was very well hidden, and without reading the label, it would never have been guessed to be a double digit ABV beer. This was a very enjoyable take on a strong DIPA without being almost a barleywine. Delicious to the last sip.

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Photo of JMUduke
4.69/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of John213
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fullerisalive
3.41/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of thegerm87
2.45/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Likely past it's prime and may have to revisit. All sweet caramel, bready, spicy malt with faded citrus (grapefruit, orange) and bitter, soapy hops. Slightly grassy, and a bit of a plastic smell to it. Like a typically overhopped west coast ipa or poorly executed American barleywine.

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Dorado Double IPA from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.12 out of 5 with 2,921 ratings
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