Navigator Doppelbock | Ballast Point Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Ballast Point Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Doppelbock

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by beernut7 on 08-26-2002

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Ratings: 94 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of EdwardK77
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Irrationalist
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mann0101
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Alpha309
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not enough bocks of all shapes and sizes out there, so this is a welcomed treat. its as much an english barleywine to me as a german dopplebock though, with a ton of caramely even candy sweetness coming from the grain, and a pretty low key yeast strain. copper in color, light hazy, short lazy of white head. smells like apples and breakfast cake and toffee and slight alcohol. almost smells like it has a little vanilla oakiness to it, but i dont believe this has seen wood. the flavor is a lot like the nose, complex malt layers folding together, becoming quite sweet in the finish, but masking the strength well, and building a real long finish. this is sort of the other side of malt driven beer, and although i cant drink a ton of it, i really like it, and i definitely think it takes the style to a place it doesnt often get to go. not as dry in feel as i usually like, and the lower carbonation again makes it seem more like a barleywine, but this is a very cool style fusion, nice in mid february.

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Photo of Natureboy
3.13/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured out of the tap with a nice tan head that dissipates completely within a minute. Dark brown in color. SRM 36. First sip hits you with brandy and alcohol vapor. Notes of dark candi sugar give way to a finish bittered by alcohol. No hop aroma. Really syrupy nose. Way too sweet in a sugary way and not a malty way. Not a good example of a dopplebock. A total dessert beer.

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Photo of kamikazeokami
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of The_Jerk
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of the_encinitan
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Photo of mc4z
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of FitnessForBeer
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

Navigator Doppelbock from Ballast Point Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.8 out of 5 with 94 ratings
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