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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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3437) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Creamy white head with lots of sticky lace over a murky orange beer. Sharp pine and orange rind nose. Nice thick mouthfeel. Lots of orange peel and grapefruit juice with a caramel sweetness under it all. Well balanced IIPA.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 I didn’t expect this. I mean, I expected something good from Ballast Point but this just blew my mind. What a great friggin DIPA. My God! An aroma that’s just insane. Coconut, papaya, passion fruit, grapefruit, mango and pines. It’s like you took a trip to some tropical island and got all the best it has to offer in one sniff. Appearance is amber/orange in color with a nice eggshell white head. Mouthfeel is silky smooth..no harshness, no overcarbonation...for me...perfect. Flavor is more of this same with the aroma. Tons of tropical fruit, bitter citrus hops, sweet caramel malts....in a word...perfect. No noticeable alcohol levels, just a smooth, intense highly delightful beer to consume. Thankfully, I have another bottle!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1446) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
22oz, man is it delicious, not too sticky or syrupy, just fantastic, easy drinking lots of hops, not really on the edge of how hoppy a beer can be but rather spot on for what i want for a double IPA... so glad i got the chance to try it

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StefanSD (2118) - Lakeside, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 4, 2008 650 ml bottle. Pours a translucent deep orange-gold, with an off white head that had medium duration. Plenty of lacing observed. Aroma is all citrus, lemon, grapefruit, oranges and limes. Flavor is dominated by biter hops, this is a hops bomb, but its not nearly as biter as it could be. In addition to the biter the flavor has plenty of grapefruit and some biter walnuts. Mouthfeel is full and satisfying with a silky feel and plenty of carbonation. Finish showcases more lingering hops, not a clean crisp finish. Overall this is a beer for people who like to push the envelope on hops, now re-rating this beer for the third time and each time I like it more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1417) - Bedford, Texas, USA - SEP 8, 2007
Beer pours dark golden with a smallish egg white head. Very hoppy in the nose with significant citrus aromas; also a bit of burnt sugar. Flavor is bitter with lots of juicy hoppiness, a bit sweet in the finish which, for me distracts from the overall hop head experience. A good Double, but not great for this rater.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2007
Man, what a nice IPA. Wonderfully bright orange color...hazy and great frothy white head. Some wonderful hop flavors on the nose, but very integrated. Same with the flavor...much hops, but overall well integrated. Full bodied, and a bit slick at times, but nice bitters and floral notes. Great DIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 4, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2011 Wow, can I drink this forever? It may not be uber-complex but this is just about as good a DIPA, possibly even as tasty a beer, as you could hope for. Sure there’s some malt, and this one’s got body, but this is about fruity hops, pure and simple. Big in the aroma, and huge in the flavor. Full bodied, citrus and melon everywhere, just awesome.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeviathanIPA (30) - chula vista, California, USA - SEP 3, 2007
had it on tap at a pizza place. the head has a tanish white color that dissipates with in a minute, the body is a golden amber color, has a hoppy aroma.. not much of an aroma all together, oily texture (not as thick of a texture as other IPAs) has a decently strong alcohol taste, has a hoppy taste to it with a hint of citrus and caramel, a sweat bitter taste altogether. this beer is decent nothing to amazing but it taste’s great with pizza.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 2, 2007
thanks to IrishBoy for this beer. Body is amber, with very thin white head. Aroma is a piney, soapy, hoppiness, with floral notes and light citrus. Taste is a little soapy with a nice floral hoppy content, light fruit, and caramel.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: November 30, 2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewery
Appearance: clear amber, wispy white head, touch of lace
Flavor: big sweet piney aroma and flavor, nice long bitter finish, nice sweet and hoppy double IPA but misses my mark

Date: December 01, 2006
Mode: cask
Source: strong ale fest
not much difference, a bit more drinkable

Date: April 28, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: tasting
Aroma: sweet pine hop aroma
Body: sticky sweet body
Flavor: lots of sweetness in the flavor with long bitterness

Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Rating: 3.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **+/4


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