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RATINGS: 1055   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - SEP 21, 2009
Another nice DIPA I enjoy. Balanced and on the tropical side. Some nice citrus zest and faint pine. Some quality malts and nice body, creamy mouthfeel with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alobar (3222) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2009
On tap at Blue Dog. Lots of hops, citrus, pine on the nose with a cloudy amber color and a tall whiter soapy head. Flavor of citrus, pine and grapefruit. Well-balanced and smooth. Wonderful beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wavers1 (915) - Notown, California, USA - SEP 17, 2009
another slam dunk for ballast pointís hop forward, front and center beers! this one is really nice in comparison to the big eye and sculpin, a bit more bitter. very nice and well rounded of course, good price point, very sessionable ~10% beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ben4321 (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2010 Location: Cask at Rattle íNí Hum, 9/13/09
Part of the Gotham Cask Festival

Aroma: Big, hoppy nose, lots of earthy hops, some grass, citrus (orange, pineapple), resin
Appearance: Nice amber color in the glass, pretty small head from the cask at least
Flavor: Lots of hoppy bitterness, a bit if a bready malt backbone for balance
Palate: Medium body with a bit of creamy mouthfeel
Overall Impression: From the cask at least, this beer is quite tasty. It doesnít very far from the standard San Diego DIPA formula, but that it quite all right, as it is one hell of a formula. A simple, straight-forward beer for all the West Coast hop fans out there.

Location: On tap at the Brewery, Linda Vista Location, 1/7/10

Overall Impression: Really nice beer on draft as well. Iím going to leave the rating where it is, but I think I like this one the best of the Ballast Point IPAs.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Rota, SPAIN - SEP 14, 2009
Bottle generously shared by psprings -- thanks, neighbor! Pours a candied shade of apricot from the bomber with a crisp off-white head. Smells of melted dreamsicle against a backdrop of hops. So sweet and attractive I expected bees to start swarming around the glass. Tastes much like it smells with added notes of chewy caramel and malt. A really memorable DIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2151) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2009
The Dorado DIPA is completely top-notch. It isnít quite as good as DFHís 90 Mintue or the Hop Stoopid, but it is delicious in its own right. The beer pours a beautiful and clear golden color with a big and generous white head. The head leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass. The nose is full of hops, grass, citrus, grapefruit, slight yeast and earth. The body is smooth and totally drinkable. I downed a 12oz glass in a matter of minutes, only to follow it up with another. The flavors are well-rounded and balanced, with a crisp hoppiness balanced with an earthy and semi-bready malty character. The finish is quite dry and spicy. This is a great example of the double IPA style.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 11, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 22 oz bottle via lagunitasfan, thanks! Pours a hazy amber with an average off white head. Nose is grapefruity and floral hops. Taste is toffee, honey, grapefruit, pine, apricot. Body is medium/full, carbonation is medium. abv hidden very well, this is dangerously chuggable! This is tasty and a very nice flavorful/hoppy Double IPA. World class!!!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
puggy211 (712) - cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
This was a cloudy pour with a big hoppy aroma and a nice kick to it,it was a very enjoyable IIPA and had hints of citrus and was a bit chewy and resiny and piney a real strong effort.CHEERS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2009
big thanks goes out to bhensonb for sending this my way along with about 17 other brews. poured a hazy light gold with a white head and decent lace. aroma of strong citrus, orange, some florals, pine, and some buttery notes. flavor was very interesting and semi complex. flavors were pine, grass, a decent malt backbone, and some alcohol. body was medium with medium carbonation and some slickness to it. amazing smooth for 9.6%. yet another great beer thanks to bhensonb.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
popery (1742) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 5, 2009
This beer pours clear and bright. Itís a light to middling shade for a DIPA with good lacing. The nose is strongly hoppy with a West coast DIPA profile, lots of citrus, some pine and a bit floral. The flavor is actually smoother than expected. I was thinking that this beer would have a strong hop bite, and the hops are definitely there, but the malt is strong, too. The beer does tend to get a tad boozy with malt sweetness, but the tangerine rind hops pull it back from the brink. The feel is smooth with a bit of alcohol, as previously mentioned. If not for the boozy note, it would be an extremely drinkable DIPA. Anyway, Dorado is another strong effort from Ballast Point.

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