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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:
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Added by DrewBeechum on 06-14-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,778
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
820
Trade:
6
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of DustinSWB
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of Wer34truh
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a medium-large bubbly head.

Smells of piney citrus-laden hops.

This is a powerful IPA, and it hides the alcohol quite well. However, I am not necessarily a fan of what is here. The piney is overly present, with a distasteful bitter and sour aftertaste. This is better than it's watermelon bastard brother, but it's not a good beer nontheless.

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Photo of Philousa
2.77/5  rDev -32.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Clear and pale with an orange tint. A half finger dense head depeltes to a thin layer around the edge and a mound in the middle from the etching in my FW nonic. Lots of grapefruit and lemon with some piney bite in the aroma. Malt is biscuity but light, taking a seat behind the hops. Speaking of hops, they start and end the taste of this beer. Starting off tart and citrusy, moving to utterly bitter, and ending with a weedy, grainy bitterness that lasts on the back of your throat. Body is balanced with a dry aftertaste.

This one ain't kidding around with the bitterness. There is not much sweetness in the malt to balance this one out and it's bitter from start to finish. It does mellow out with time and as it warms, but there really isn't much complexity to this. Lots of great DIPA's in CA. This is not one of them, unfortunitately.

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Photo of bhoffman_5
2.88/5  rDev -30.1%

Photo of jfunkk79
2.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Pours a very clear light amber. Nice fluffy head that clings all the way down. Aroma is very nice full of pine and citrus. The smell was the best part of this beer IMHO. The taste was overpowered by a strong alcohol flavor that hangs in the back of the mouth losing a lot of the hop in the process. Was not impressed.

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Photo of jrnyc
2.9/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I love Ballast Point, Sculpin is one of my favorite beers. I had high hopes for this one, but it was a big disappointment. It was very bitter, bitter not in a good way. My friiend had some and he had same feelings as me. We drank as much as we could, but ultimately this was a drain pour.

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Photo of Trevor_Edmunds
2.91/5  rDev -29.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of WCKDVBZ
2.92/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

How can people drink this stuff?

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Photo of SamuelMiller
2.93/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Redgoatman
2.93/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Beaver13
2.94/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SDeyette
2.95/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ZebraCakez
2.97/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Well, I can't say I enjoyed this one nearly as much as many others did. Nothing terrible here, but it just fell flat for me basically across the board. My main complaint was with the mouth feel. It simply seems flat and watery, not enjoyable at all. There are much better examples of the site of the style on the shelf in my opinion.

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Photo of TommyLiam
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of COR8RFAN
3/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of frankthetank86
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of ACY73
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of jbeervt
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of s_squared4
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of MrDave
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of hawkmage
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of Jsher
3/5  rDev -27.2%

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