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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:
#1,777
Reviews:
694
Ratings:
2,922
pDev:
9.71%
Bros Score:
4.2
 
 
Wants:
299
Gots:
820
Trade:
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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.03/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

860th Review on BA
Draft to Taster

@Bruery Provisions

App- A medium orange with a very clear appearance. A fading color down to light yellow. A good one finger head with a good dose of cling as well.

Smell- A very deep smell with a good blend of malts and citrus. A bit thick on the nose with a whispy booze note as well.

Taste- A good deal of thick citrus more orange/grapefruit with a good bit of booze behind it. A nice balance of citrus to malt without be too unbalanced.

Mouth- A medium bodied DIPA with a matched carbonation level. A good bit of spicy citrus.

Drink- A very tasty beer. I'm glad I finally was able to get this. Big, thick, deep citrus.

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

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I used to live down the street from the Ballast Point home brewer store. I would appreciate the amazing beer I could get in a growler there. I was happy to see their beers distributed to New Jersey.

I poured the Dorado into a stemmed chalice glass. There wasn't as much foam as I would have expected. The coloring and haziness were as I would expect from a DIPA.

It shouldn't be a shock that an IPA out of San Diego will have a very good nose, or a great flavor to it. There is a lot of citrus here. You get the expected bitterness on the end, but it is worth it for the hop bomb presence.

This is a really good DIPA. Much props to Ballast Point.

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Less than two months old this DIPA has a prominent malt back. Makes sense being 10%. The hops are bitter resin, lupilin laden, oily, lightly dank, with grapefruit rind and tangerine. Malt has a bit of honey sweetness, caramel and grain. This is a really big beer and though it's not my favorite hop profile I still can appreciate it.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on draft at Slaters 50/50 in tulip on 4/2/14

A-Pours a deep, clear copper, with small head. Decent lacing

S-Strong hop aroma, with some breadiness and citrus.

T-Flavor is slightly bitter, full pine hops, with a surprising sweetness and some distinct floral, citrus notes, strong grapefruit. Liked it a lot

M-mouthfeel is well balance and great carbonation

O-Overall another great beer by Ballast Point.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Amber hued with plenty of haziness, to the point that not much light gets through. There's a fingernail of beige resting on top. Moderate lacing. I definitely get a hop aroma but it is subdued. I'm wondering about how fresh this bottle is, though. The taste is fairly piny in the hops realm, but again it seems subdued for the fact it is a double IPA and for the strength. The mouth is a bit chewy and sticky.

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4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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