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RATINGS: 826   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Sampled at Stevofest 08, courtesy of Decaturstevo. Pours a golden amber with a diminishing off white head. Aroma of citrus and toffee malts. Medium bodied and stops short of being sticky. The toffee malts take a back seat to the huge citrusy bitterness than carries through to the finish. For the hop head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 13, 2008
Bottle at stevo’s. Pours gold with off-white head. The aroma is lots of citrus fruit, some sugary malt. The flavor is grapefruit, tangerine, very sweet malt, but not overwhelmingly so. Tangy, sticky pine finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pepsican (1451) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Bottle from joey at southbay. Thanks as always. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a thin white head. Flavors of lemonade, strong hops, grapefruit, orange, other citrus, grapes, cantalope, pineapples...man, this beer is a fruit bomb. Amazing. Finishes bitter with a bit of carbonation. Very nice, need more!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (6263) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2008
My bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & GregClow -- courtesy of toncatcher. Pours a nice clear gold with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma: Oh yes, fresh hops galore! The hops were much needed tonight, there were too few at this tasting. Some sweetness and fruit along with all those hops. Flavour’s also very hoppy but also quite refreshing, nicely backed by caramel malt, lots of fruit and a long bitter finish. Alcohol’s very well hidden. Medium bodied. A freakin’ awesome DIPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JAN 3, 2008
Bottle. Orange pour with some white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma of caramel malt and some citrus hops, but not as hoppy as I thought it would be. The flavor is again caramel malt and pine / resin hops. Nice amount of bitterness, and good malt back in this brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopslovin (194) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 2, 2008
Cloudy amber/organge pour with diminishing white head. Slick of sticky lace is left behind. Huge hop aromas, pine, resin, citrus, mmmmmmmm. Big malt presence in the nose as well, notes of caramel and sweetness. Big malt and hop presence in flavor, nicely balanced between the citrus and caramel flavors. Full syrupy mouthfeel. Alcohol is well hidden and very drinkable for 9.6% ABV. Lasting bitter finish. Great Beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gorbalev (2950) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 10, 2008 Re-sampled this with Jerc, Mabel, and Jon and my numbers came out exactly the same! A great beer, thanks Jon. Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and GregClow, blankboy’s bottle. Lovely fresh hop aroma - very strong. Medium orange, small white head. Great hoppy, fruity taste - almost tropical! Citrus pineapple gives this double a welcome unique taste while still knocking your bitter socks off. Long bitter linger. A great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - DEC 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 26, 2008 22oz. bottle. Incredible nose on this one -- powerful, fresh, flowery, juicy, leafy, citric, lightly sweet and fruity with notes of pineapple, grapefruit and honey, some faintly doughy yeast touches here and there. All very enticing. Pale, cloudy amber color with a lasting, fine head. Massively hoppy flavor profile, but features a pleasantly sweet, sufficiently countering malt backbone, with big pine flavors, resins, tropical and citric fruits, leaving a lightly sticky, creamy palate and a big, full body. Very drinkable and flavorful, incredibly well-balanced. This is a very refined DIPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
franksnbeans (265) - Columbus, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
Pours a cystal clear golden orange with minimal head. Smells of big ol hops, piney and grapefruit. Taste starts with minimal malt then a burst of huge bittering hops and grapefruit. Medium in the mouth with great carbonation. ABV is non existant yet the hops arent overpowering and the malt is minimal and not heavy. A hophead’s dream but drink this one fresh as I had an older bottle once and the age did not do it well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19941) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 19, 2007
Bottled. Almost clear pale amber, creamy head. Concentrated lychee aroma. Sweet and softly malty with lovely seemless aromatic hop character. Alcohol is evident, perhaps too much so, giving it notes of peach brandy. The powerful hops add not only lychee but also extreme bitterness and soem cocoa. Excellent, but their Big Eye IPA is even better.

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