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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 Diegoís 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


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2007
Duane shared a bomber of this with me, and Iím glad he did! Very good stuff and a tad underrated, IMO. Tons of citrus hops and plenty of sweetness to balance it all out. Velvety mouthfeel seals the deal. This is a gem of an IIPA.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2007
22oz Bomber Recieved in trade from the most generous of traders, errantnight. Thanks! Dorado IIPA pours a hazy glowing orange (although I did just recieve in the mail today so it hasnít had a lot of time to settle). A two finger creamy yet craggy slightly off-white head formed on the pour and stays put. Leaves excellent sticky sheet lacing. Aroma is first and foremost hops, big piney resinous hops. Thereís solid whiffs of citrus that comes through with each swirl of the glass. Unsweetened grapefruit and mango mostly. I also pick up a touch of aspirin like bitterness. There is a solid sweet caramel malt backbone keeping all those hops in check. Very nice. Flavor starts with a very big slightly sweet caramel maltiness creating a perfect backdrop for the hoppiness thatís surely to come. A great piney hoppiness overshadows the caramel and leads flawlessly into hop resins. Sweetened grapfruit shows itself on the finish and the caramel make its triumphant return. Not near as much bitterness as expected from the aroma and actually the caramel sweetness balances out the hop profile very nicely. Body is on the medium side leaning slightly towards the heavy. Just enough carbonation to create a airy mouthfeel as this beer hits the palate. If I had to pick a flaw, and this is just me being overly critical, is the body gets a little sticky in the throat as the bottle disappears. For such a big beer itís pretty easy to put away. The balance helps the drinkability quite a bit keeping both the malt and hops, and thereís a lot of them both, in check. Another great Left Coast IPA. My first sampling from Ballast Point. Surprisingly more balanced than I expected, especially aftertaking a few big whiffs. 10/11/07

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - OCT 7, 2007
Bomber courtesy of miketd. Citrus hops aroma and taste. Could stand to be a tad more bitter or a little less sweet. Nice mouthfeel. Overall a nice drinking experience.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Bottle courtesy of KingG. Spruce, herbal aroma. Nice mixture of hops and malt. Not as much hops as I like but still a solid IIPA.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2007
bomber from Saarlander, thanks Aaron. a delightful IIPA. full of citrus hops in both aroma and flavor profile. sweet without being cloying, crisp and clean without a trace of bitterness. really enjoyed this one!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harmfuldrunk (288) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2007
to start i moved from the east coast 2 weks ago! amberish watery looking beer with lasting nice frothy head, realy sweet, juice tasting sweetness meets

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
Draft @ Hamiltonís. Bright orange-amber color; white head with great retention and lacing that coats the glass. Dense, earthy and citrus hoppiness in the aroma; dense, resiny. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: dense citrus hop character with an earthy malt backbone; well-developed hoppiness but slightly astringent, with a dry, dried dark fruit character at mid-palate. Lengthy, dried fruits and wet malt finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3534) - 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 (2319) - NorCal, California, USA - SEP 14, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2007 I didnít 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 thatís just insane. Coconut, papaya, passion fruit, grapefruit, mango and pines. Itís 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 (1477) - 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


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