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Dorado Double IPA | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Dorado Double IPADorado Double IPA
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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:
#1,780
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
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Aroma is great. Mind you Sculpin is my favorite IPA. Head is beautiful, with fair retention! Laces nicely in my Sam Adams glass. Color is fairly clear copper. As it warms it really lights up! Really kicking off a nice hoppy & fruity smell! Mouthfeel is good. Taste is big at first, but soon after turns sharp and kind of alchoholish. In my opinion this is a solid beer, but not the most balanced. A good IPA, yes. A good DIPA? I've had better. I'll stick with the Sculpin a much better overall IPA.

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From 03/29/13 notes. Big thanks to Nugganooch for sending this to me; thanks Dane! 22 oz. bottle poured into my Bell's tulip. Bottle had an enjoy by 02/26/14 on it.

a - Pours a somewhat transparent bright orange color with one finger of fluffy white head and light carbonation evident. Some light lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of fruity malts, citrus hops, tropical fruits, and come caramel malts. Nice mix of fruit and hops, pretty good nose.

t - Tastes of more caramel malts, fruity malts, bready malts, and light citrus hops. Nice but much more malty than the nose and a lot less hops; a slight step down for me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Easy to drink, no alcohol presence.

o - Overall a nice beer, though the taste is definitely on the malty side from a DIPA. Definitely doesn't taste like it is almost 10% ABV. Nose is nice and has some decent hops to it, but when I'm looking for a DIPA I want it hoppier and not as malty. A good beer but can't see myself going for it often when I can get Sculpin.

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