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RATINGS: 797   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   EST. CALORIES: 288   ABV: 9.6%
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On a quest to make delicious beers, our brewers have continually sought creative new ways to accentuate the delightfully aromatic and flavorful qualities of hops. Hopheads rejoice! Dorado Double IPA takes hops to a new level. Mash Hopping, First Wort Hopping, Kettle Hopping, and Dry Hopping create an award winning beer that embodies San Diego’s reputation for making world class IPAs. Our bottle Robust Series gives all beer lovers an opportunity to try our most rare beers, previously available only on draft at select tap houses. Enjoy! Get the Point! World Beer Cup 2006 Bronze Award Winner


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
avena319 (9) - USA - JUN 1, 2014 does not count
Bomber purchased at the Little Italy tasting room. Nice light amber color with a light floral hop aroma. Excellent mouth feel, not overly malty. Excellent hoppy brew without being overly bitter with no alcohol undertaste. An excellent double IPA and I would have again.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WVHouseofBeer (815) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Ballast Point is ON POINT with this one. Like most of their hop oriented brews, the Dorado is one to enjoy. The complexity from the varieties of hops creates a smorgasbord of piney, grassy, and citrus flavors and is supported by a strong backbone of toasted malts. A darkish brown color creates a telltale tan head and nice palate that comes from the near perfect balance. Great brew.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (923) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Nice representation of the style. Nice pine and citrus aroma. Not overpowering though. Orange brown color with some haze to it. Full crisp palate with some weight. Hops are up front and lingering. Bitterness fills the mouth but is balanced by caramel from the malts. Not overly sweet though. Good stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerd16 (194) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2014
Pours copper with small one-finger creamy head. Powerful resiny, piney nose. Some peach, grapefruit and caramel malt offer a rounded and inviting aroma. Fairly sweet introduction combining sweet caramel malt, citrus and tropical fruit. Pine takes over and resinous flavors spike the palate. Nicely balanced and full-flavored. Great beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
J_man (699) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
I just pulled this out and it said enjoy by 1/26/13 which is over a year ago, so I’m guessing this isn’t exactly what this should taste like. It’s very good, but I’m going to defer to a fresher bottle and rerate someday. Happy Craft Beer Week everyone!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redtechnj (205) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Aroma-sweet piney hops,caramel malts, grapefruit. Appearance- Crystal clear dark amber, big fluffy off white head. Long lasting with very good lacing. Flavor- sweet piney hops, grapefruit, grassy, nice bitter finish. Very nice IPA. Very drinkable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BVery (6283) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Tap. Hazy orange pour with a white spotty head. Aroma is citrus, lemon, a hint of pine, and perfume. Smooth fuller body. Nice hop flavor but not overly bitter. ABV well hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
Keg at South Beach Bar & Grille, South Beach, SD 19/04/14. Almost clear golden with a moderate off white swirl. Nose is bitter tropicals, caramel, citric tang, straw, light pine, bitter orange. Taste comprises caramel malt, grapefruit, orange pith, light booze, spice. Medium + body, fine carbonationa, semi drying close with semi aggressive hop bitterness. Middle of the road DIPA, lacks hoppy punch for me.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Handypaul (213) - - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear amber with a lasting white head that leaves some lacing. Aroma of caramel and grass. Medium body, medium to heavy bitter and medium sweet taste. Oily to sticky texture, average carbonation and a brief sweet but long bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nicke80 (189) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - MAY 3, 2014
65 cl bottle from systembolaget bs. Pours golden with nice head. Fruity aroma with a sharp hoppy taste. a bit to strong as the alcohol punches through. Nice beer though.


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