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RATINGS: 1120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamah (214) - California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
This is where the money is at! On top of the piney, citrus aromas a little bit of licorice was coming through. The hoppiness is extreme but well balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus (3544) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 29, 2013
bottle-purchased at friar tuck in Springfield, IL. april 2013 vintage unknown Pours lite clear orange hue with a small soapy white head and sparse lacing, nose of wet fruits, lite alcohol, mostly aged mangos, papayas, and lite citrus-smells more like an aged barleywine than anything. I dont know what the age of this brew is but its not the most punchy IIPA i have ever had, flavors of fussel alcohol, pine, grapefruit, and more alcohol heat. wow, i really dont think this is fresh. However, what is here even though its hot, is much better than most aged IIPA’s. its not as woody as most hwoever, the alcohol heat is pretty wicked. Its a well constructed beer wish i had it fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mmmbeer (1378) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 27, 2013
22 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a transparent thin orange-yellow color, 3.5 mm white head formed but did lace just a little. Aroma of hops- but it seems heavily muted, and malt. Hits the mouth with a wide body, malt was lightly mixed with caramel, that small hop nose whoops your ass and slams down the door in the middle, finish is heavily acidic. God I miss Cali IPA’s!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2606) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2013
Bottle. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate to heavy pine and orange peel for the hops, light soap for the yeast with hints of honey and dried apricot. Head is small, frothy, white with good lacing and good legs, and is mostly lasting. Color is sparkling clear but has a few crumbs on the last pour, light amber/orange. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then the long finish is lightly sweet and acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily with a soft to lively carbonation and is moderately astringent and alcoholic in the finish. Grapefruity aroma and bold bitterness from this top-notch DIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tmoreau (3516) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2013
Sampled at a recent Wirtz Beverage/Illinois seminar, and poured to stemware by the staff from bombers displaying a clear, deep golden color, with creamy, soft white head foam, and nice cling to the ribbons & spots of lacing. The nose was expressive mid-fruit, citrus, with a touch of pine. The flavor was big malt with some sweet accompaniment, pronounced and very lingering hop bitterness, and big alcohol. A bold DIPA.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2789) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - APR 19, 2013
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains perfume, pine, oranges, and lemons. The flavor is bitter but has a solid malt presence as well. There is some bitterness with oranges and lemons in the flavor. There is a slight tropical fruit thing going on at the end. Overall a good IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - APR 14, 2013
I sorta hate to disagree with the 99% rating but this was a bit of a slog. Vet Stone-like in its muddle of multiple hops that wear down the palate and the stomach. Even the nitro dispense didn’t lighten this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rob6239 (678) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
On tap takeover at Cole’s in Buffalo. Pours deep amber gold and has a great hoppy aroma. Taste is mildly bitter and strong.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidmartinek (4447) - austin, Texas, USA - APR 10, 2013
Rich, deep copper color with a white ring head. Resiny hop aroma. Medium-thick but smooth texture. Lighter body with a full but tame floral, hoppy taste. Square finish.... hides the alcohol incredibly well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drowland (7803) - Georgia, USA - APR 9, 2013
4/9/13. 22oz bottle. Hazy orange pour with a small orange white head that lasts in half forever and laces well. Bold dank bitter hop aroma, almost sour, cat pee, citrus, earthy, and just about everything on the hop gamut. Rich flavor, loads of citrus, grapefruit, dank, pine, and much more. Intense and tasty.


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